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Encyclopedia Britannica Deluxe 2001

by Acclaim
Platform : Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 2000
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Now you can own the Encyclopedia Britannica on CD ROM
  • 83,000 Articles, 7000 Photos, 1500 maps
  • Examine the effects of people events and discoveries on world cultures
  • Discover the real power of Brittanica through it's natural language search feature
  • Create your own customised charts, graphs and tables.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2000
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00004Z1RC
  • Release Date: 29 Sept. 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,500 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Amazon.co.uk Review

The numbers are impressive. 83,000 articles, more than 7,000 illustrations, 1,500 maps, and an hour of video and audio on your PC--ready to be searched whenever you need to lay your hands on a fact, figure or some general information--is what you get with the Encyclopedia Britannica Deluxe 2001. The two-CD-Rom set contains all the text of the most recent printed version of Britannica, plus articles added year on year to bring it up to date. Over the past year, 5,500 new articles have been added.

If you have enough hard drive space you can install the whole encyclopaedia, which means no disk swapping. Other install options require you to use either one or both of the programme CDs when searching Britannica. There are various ways to access all this information. Search by key word, or ask questions in plain English. This works better at some times than at others. If you ask a simple query, or require a fairly general answer (e.g. "what is a rainbow?") then you are likely to get the answer near the top of the list of articles retrieved. More complex or ambiguous questions, or those which require a specific answer ( e.g. "how many miles is it to Pluto?") are usually answered, but you have to search through a number of retrieved articles to find the right answer. Extra features include Timelines, which provide access to key events in history across 14 subjects including medicine, music, technology, literature, art and women. Topic Tours scrutinise particular subjects, ranging from cathedrals and the chair to glass and goddesses. If you are a student you may particularly like the Research Assistant which allows you to gather information from around Britannica in one place ready for use in essays and reports.

Britannica differs from other CD-ROM encyclopaedias in the depth and breadth of its articles. Articles are full and can be quite academic, and the encyclopaedia's rich history means there are articles by some of the great historical figures, such as Harry Houdini and Sigmund Freud. There are links into Britannica Online for access to top web sites and up to the minute information, and great facilities for browsers and searchers. Encyclopaedia Britannica 2001 Deluxe is simply a top-notch reference tool. --Sandra Vogel

Manufacturer's Description

The Encyclopaedia Britannica 2001 Deluxe Edition is a comprehensive CD-ROM version of the popular encyclopaedia, and actually includes the entire text of the 32-volume paper edition. You'll find extensive features, including timelines, a Research Assistant and an Analyst. Discover the power of Britannica through the natural-language search feature, "Ask Britannica". Just type in a word, question or phrase and Britannica can find the information. Examine the effects of people, events and discoveries on world cultures from the dawn of civiliSation to the present. Select from 14 different categories such as technology, exploration, music, medicine and sports. Enjoy unique in-depth multimedia presentations that capture moments in history and the wonders of the physical world. Links to related articles in the encyclopaedia enrich the learning experience. A feature called "Compass" provides an interactive view of the world. Visit all 191 nations and 29 dependent states and go from a global to a local view, from geography to personality, and even further with thousands of Internet links. Use the Analyst to create your own customised charts, graphs and tables that allow statistical comparisons between nations and regions on topics such as land use, trade, communication and more. This deluxe edition includes over 83,000 articles, 7,000 photos and illustrations, 1,500 maps, 1 hour of videos and audio, and much more. It is easy to install with one click of the mouse.

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