Back in Stock
Best of the Best
MIDI & Sound
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica
2 CD set
Suitable for All Ages
9 from boot Magazine
Begin the Journey of a Lifetime
Discover the power of Britannica CD 99, one of the world's most authoritative sources of knowledge. This premium edition features more articles, more information, and enhanced performance. Just ask a question in everyday language or browse a list of titles to find the answers you need, then access your articles. It's that simple and easy to use. With thousands of images and immersive interactive multimedia, your family's road to discovery will be as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.
New for '99:
We've Made It Easy To Attain Great Knowledge
Search by asking questions
Search by a list of titles
Streamline your title search with filters
Get the big picture
Discover A World Like You've Never Imagined
Travel with Compass to the top of Italy's Mt. Etna or visit the jungles of Cambodia. Then take a closer look at these two diverse countries with Analyst, a powerful comparative tool. Use them independently or combine them to make the most of a comprehensive geographic atlas with statistical portraits of over 191 nations. Compass and Analyst help bring a complex world into focus in fascinating and unexpected ways.
Navigate around the globe
Continent Maps present facts about populations, precipitation, vegetation, and land use. For example, find out how many people live in rain forests or desert regions. Related articles are displayed with each map.
Country Maps explore cities, rivers, or other geographic sites. Click on hot links to explore the Amazon River or stroll the streets of Buenos Aires. Link to Analyst for statistics and data comparisons of your choice.
Compare and analyze countries
Illuminate - Educate
Spotlight a subject
Explore the history of mankind
Learning springs to life with multimedia
Help inspire young minds
A Wealth of Knowledge at Your Fingertips
73,000 articles - Discover over 3,000 articles not in the print set.
8,500+ photos and illustrations - Add a special dimension to your research with this stunning collection of images.
1,200 maps - Travel "hot-spotted" and animated maps clear around the globe for geographic and political fact-filled tours.
Animations and video - Immerse yourself in interactive features that bring to life such subjects as science, art, and history.
Over 30,000 related Internet links - Enhance your understanding when you access information from Related Internet Links. Links are reviewed and approved by our editorial staff and can be updated monthly.
1.4 million hyperlinks - Expand your base of knowledge with extensive links to additional articles and multimedia.
Dynamic charts and tables - Create a virtually infinite number of charts, tables, and reports comparing world data
Index searches - Simplify and refine your search of more than 400,000 entries, with over 10,000 links to images and tables
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition - Get the right spelling and the definitive definition with this invaluable reference.
24 hour technical support - Receive dependable, around-the-clock assistance.
Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0: 75 MHz Pentium processor or higher recommended, 16MB RAM (32MB recommended), 80MB free hard disk space, 4x or faster CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor/display card 800x600, 256 colors minimum (16-bit color recommended), sound card and speakers (Windows compatible), mouse (Windows compatible), printer recommended, Internet access option requires modem.
boot magazine, April 1998
"Encyclopedia Britannica's CD 98 reference has the answer to any question - and an in-depth one at that. Going through 72,000 articles (over 44 million words) by hand could take a while; luckily, this modern adaptation of the 32-volume print edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica gives you the tools to find what you want.
"You can search the contents of the disc via natural language (e.g. 'Who invented the television?') or craft a more detailed search with Boolean search terms. However, the natural-language search engine proved powerful and generally returned relevant entries on the first attempt.
"An additional online component connects you to the full-text version of the encyclopedia on the web, allowing you to search new entries that haven't made it to the print or CD editions yet, along with an index of web links..."
"You just can't get a more authoritative and useful encyclopedia anywhere else."
©1998 CD-ROM Access.
All rights for original work reserved.