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Encarta 2005 Premium Suite DVD

by Microsoft Software
Windows Me / 98 / XP
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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  • New Encarta Children's Encyclopedia, specially designed for children of 12 years and younger
  • New Encarta Search Bar helps you find the information you need now
  • Comprehensive Homework Tools include dictionary and thesaurus, Literature Guides, Homework Starters, and more
  • Update Encarta* keeps the reference materials in Encarta Premium Suite both timely and accurate
  • New MSN Encarta Premium online* is available free until October 31, 2005
  • Note:* Requires an Internet connection.
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Me / 98 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 100 g
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  • ASIN: B0002WV7SK
  • Release Date: 3 Sep 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,422 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Microsoft Encarta Premium Suite 2005 is the complete information resource that makes learning feel more like discovering. Searches quickly lead you through a world of up-to-date inf ormation, highly organised articles, and rich, engaging multimedia content. High-quality features such as Project Starters and Literature Guides help make Encarta the perfect research and writing tool.


  • New! Children’s Encyclopedia with articles, animations, and games to excite learners aged 12 and younger.
  • New! Encarta Search Bar on the taskbar provides an instant direct connection to the Encarta dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia content—no matter what program you are using.
  • New - Access to MSN Encarta Premium online.
  • Video content from the Discovery Channel – A collection of 32 highquality videos on DVD.
  • Visual Browser – A dynamic way to explore relationships between articles and multimedia content.
  • Study Center—Put all the necessary tools to complete homework assignments right at the student’s fingertips.
  • Project Starters—Provide the student with resources to plan ahead and complete work on time.
  • Literature Guides—Gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classic works of literature with guides that explain themes, characters, and settings.
  • Invaluable Tools—Find just the right word with the Encarta World English Dictionary and Thesaurus and with Bilingual Dictionaries that provide quick and easy translations from English to French, Italian, German,and Spanish.

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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully presented 24 Jan 2005
    This user interface is better in Encarta than Britannica, although the latter may be slightly more scholarly. The world map is a joy to behold and worth the asking price alone. I would certainly recommend this Encyclopaedia to anyone with a thirst for knowledge. I haven't tested out the Children's section yet on my kid, so I couldn't comment on that part, but the sections for adults are second to none.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 13 Jan 2005
    I originally bought this for my son, but once I got started using it I didn't want to give it up. There is so much to see and do, I especially enjoy the tours section which enables you to take a virtual tour of the Acropolis and Colosseum plus many more.
    I highly recommend this to everyone whatever your age.
    Thumbs Up Microsoft.
    And Amazon for the price of only 25
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    65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT! 18 Sep 2004
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    I just bought the encarta from amazon a few days ago, i usually buy the encarta every 3 years, i have tried most encyclopedias and have the britannica, but i do prefer the encarta because of its good updates, which once you register you get updates right away, which is cleverly integrated into the articles themselves.
    many of the articles are not as big as britannica but they are well updated and informative, as i have the uk edition it has many articles with british content and interests which you dont get with britannica.
    There has been a few things added since my last one, 2002 more photos and illustrations 25,600+ and has its own chart maker which is good, and bilingual dictionaries and thesaurus, and a childrens encyclopedia, which even for adults is good fun because of the many educational games and quizzes that are on it,
    the kids will love it, something that is lacking in britannica, i really cant fault the encarta on anything well put together with over 67,000 articles great and simple search engine which is the best one i have used just tap the subject or name of a person or subject and it will find it instantly.
    I will sum up now, encarta premium suite dvd is the most interesting and entertaining encyclopedia, which is what learning should be about, with loads of extras virtual flights 2D and 3D tours where you can walk about as you would do in a game.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Every year this just gets better! 21 July 2005
    As a student, a majority of my homework is done on the computer and of that quite a lot is about research. Obviously the internet is useful but I find this very frustrating as Google searching for the information could bring up anything, from primary school stuff with lots of pictures filled up with stuff you already know or big university stuff, thousands of words long, half of them ones you don't understand!
    I have been using encarta for the last 5 years, mainly for homework, but also for finding out stuff for my own interest. Every year there is about twice as much information, more pictures, videos, and I won't even mention all the interactive stuff there is to do, I will leave you to find out for yourself. All I can say is, for entertainment or work, this is essential. I promise when you get this you will agree with me
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