Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD (plus two Britannica Learning Library Books)
- Over 100,000 articles from three encyclopaedias: the 32-volume Britannica, the Britannica Student and Elementary Encyclopedias
- The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate and Student Dictionaries and Thesauruses
- World Atlas and Timelines
- 18,000 photographs, videos, audio clips and animations
- Research Organiser to help you format reports and manage research
- Free online content updates for one year
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- Platform: Windows, No Operating System, Mac
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Three distinct levels-Elementary- Student and Adult - make this comprehensive encyclopedia unsurpassed by any other reference product - all on one DVD-Rom. Each level contains its own age-appropriate Britannica encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus, world atlas and timelines. Thousands of photgraphs, videos, audio clips and virtual tours bring the information to life, making learning fun.
Top Customer Reviews
Nothing beats the Britannica brand for accuracy and the wealth of information.
Britannica 2005 Ultimate Reference Suite offers one of the best if not the best encyclopedia contents on the market. The same DVD works also for both Mac and Windows. Suite refers to the standard Britannica being bundled with the student and the children's edition - great for families.
To put it bluntly, the software sucks. Even on a fast computer it runs like a heavy duty graphics application. Searching the encyclopedia takes ages, moving windows and other simple interface tasks are sluggish. The interfacec takes away too much screen from the articles. Besides the application is not stable - I had a crash in the timeline feature the very first time I used Britannica 2005 and it continues to crash every once in a while.
Get it for the contents if you don't mind a lousy application. After all you will spend most of your time reading, with the app sitting silently in the background.
And dear Britannica programmers, it's sad to see a great dictionary presented by such a bad piece of software. Get your act together.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Searching is incredibly slow. It would be faster to run down to your local library and look it up in the print edition. I run it on a 2. Read morePublished on 13 Aug. 2005