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The Ultimate Study Aid
For over 80 years, the World book Encyclopedia has enjoyed an international reputation of providing students, teachers, and families with authoritative information provided by more than 3,700 scholars.
The classroom research project ensures continuous testing of World Book content in more than 500 classrooms worldwide. Thus, all the elements of a given topic - the text, graphics, animations, maps, and videos - are chosen according to the grade level of the student most likely to access the topic.
Full-text of the print World Book Encyclopedia and much more
Information geared to specific curriculum and reading levels based on classroom research
"One stop" researching - 2 CD-ROMs and online extras can be your single source
Immediate access to online content for Internet users
Interactive simulations to quickly understand complex concepts
Sticky note and outline features help organize research efforts
Highlighter for marking points of interest and printing partial articles
A time frame search by year, decade, century or millennium
3-D animations and virtual reality - 360 degree panoramic views bring subjects to life
225,000-word dictionary and a fully featured atlas
Over 145 videos and other multimedia elements
16,000 pictures (including thumbnails)
Editorial review ensures articles' authenticity
With Online Extras, Your Access to Knowledge is Virtually Limitless
Articles linked to thousands of Web sites that meet World Book standards of excellence.
Free 12-month use of hot links to World Book's exclusive online resources including:
"Electric Library" - access to hundreds of full-text newspapers and magazines, international newswires, over 2,000 works of art and literature, and tens of thousands of photographs.
Requirements: Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 or higher, 486SX/25MHz (or higher) IBM or 100% compatible PC, 8 MB RAM (16MB recommended), 10 MB free hard disk space, SVGA, 256 colors or higher (800 x 600 recommended), 16 bit sound card, CD-ROM drive (double speed or faster), mouse.
Tested OK on Windows XP. Do not install Quicktime.
Requirements for Online Access: 8 MB additional free hard disk space, modem, Internet connection.
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