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Encyclopaedia Britannica 2006 CD-ROM – 19 Aug 2005


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Product Features

  • Over 82,000 Encyclopaedia Britannica Articles including 9,000 from Year in Review 1993 2004
  • Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus
  • Timeline and Atlas including World Data Statistics
  • More than 18,000 Photos, Maps, Videos, Sound Clips, and Animation
  • Web links to 166,000 trusted web sites and Online Magazines Approved by Britannica Editors
  • Britannica BrainStormer Make connections between ideas, subjects, and people
  • NEW! Homework Helpdesk Access to tools needed to improve performance in school
  • FREE Content Updates for a YEAR
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible
  • 82,355 articles/45,825,695 words
  • 16,422 photos, illustrations, tables, and special comps
  • 1,608 maps
  • 142 video clips
  • 73 sound clips
  • 47 animations and Shockwave
  • 287 World Data Profiles
  • 366 Daily Content
  • 165,808 Web links
  • 555,000 Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus entries
  • 4,125 indexed EB timeline entries
  • Thousands of magazine articles and videos online


Product details

  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK) Ltd; Deluxe ed edition (19 Aug 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 1593392559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593392550
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 897,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Sam Vaknin on 12 Sep 2005
The Encyclopedia Britannica 2006 (established in 1768) is a completely revamped product. Its interface is intuitive and uncluttered. It is far more fun to use. For instance, it now offers a date-based daily selection of relevant articles. The search box is persistent - no need to click on the toolbar's "search" button every time you want to find something in this vast storehouse.
The new Britannica's display is tab-based, avoiding the erstwhile confusing proliferation of new windows with every move. Most importantly, articles appear in full - not in sections. This major improvement facilitates finding relevant keywords in and the printing of entire texts. These are only a few of dozens of user-friendly alterations and enhancements. The 2006 edition is a breakthrough. The Britannica seemed to have finally got it entirely right.
The Britannica provides considerably more text than any other extant encyclopedia, print or digital. But its has noticeably enhanced it non-textual content over the years (the 1994-7 editions had nothing or very little but words, words, and more words).
The Britannica fully supports serious research. It is a sober assemblage of first-rate essays, up to date bibliographies, and relevant multimedia. It is a desktop university library: thorough, well-researched, comprehensive, trustworthy.
The Britannica's 80-100,000 articles (depending on the version) are long and thorough, supported by impressive bibliographies, and written by the best scholars in their respective fields. The company's Editorial Board of Advisors reads like the who's who of the global intellectual and scientific community.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Sep 2005
The new 2006 Deluxe CD is a great improvement on last years version. The interface is so much easier to use and faster. As an adult student Britannica is the only choice - not only do you get over 80,000 articles to search through, nothing matches the authority of Britannica. In comparison to Encarta, Britannica wins hands down. The articles are supported with thousands of mutlimedia clips and images to make articles more interesting and lively.
If you are looking for serious encyclopedic content then this is the product for you.
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