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Microsoft Encarta
Developer(s) Microsoft
Stable release Encarta Premium 2009 / August, 2008
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Virtual encyclopedia
License Proprietary
Website http://encarta.msn.com/

Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia by Microsoft. There was a more complete version called Encarta Premium made in 2008. It had more than 62,000 articles [1] and many photographs and illustrations. There was also music clips, videos, maps and timelines with some activity games. It also included an atlas, and homework tools. It was available on the internet if you pay a yearly fee, or to buy on DVD-ROM, or CD-ROMs. Many articles could also be read online free of charge, a service which is paid for by advertisements.[2]

Microsoft made similar encyclopedias under the Encarta trademark in several different European languages and in Japanese.

References[change | change source]

  1. Encarta 2009 Information
  2. For the free service, one should use the URL http://search.msn.com/encarta/results.aspx (MSN Search Encarta) rather than http://encarta.msn.com (MSN Encarta : Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, and Homework)