|Stable release||Encarta Premium 2009 / August, 2008|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
Encarta is a digital multimedia encyclopedia by Microsoft. There is a more complete version called Encarta Premium made in 2008. It has more than 62,000 articles  and many photographs and illustrations. There is also music clips, videos, maps and timelines with some activity games. It also includes an atlas, and homework tools. It is available on the internet if you pay a yearly fee, or to buy on DVD-ROM, or CD-ROMs. Many articles can also be read online free of charge, a service which is paid for by advertisements.