Vol. 7, No. 2 March/April 2000
The Year 2000 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, School Edition
by Agnes Dunn
Presents a very favorable review of The Year 2000 Grolier Multimedia
Encyclopedia, School Edition ($180) from Grolier Interactive, Inc.
of Danbury, CT (800). States that it is designed for upper
elementary school to adult users and is a comprehensive source of
information for homes, classrooms, and libraries. Requires a minimum
of a 486 DX/33MHz computer for Windows, Windows 95/98 with MS-DOS
5.0, and 10MB hard disk space; and for Macintosh, a 25MHz LC 475,
68LC040 CPU, and System 7.5; both require 10MB RAM, a 256-color
monitor, and 2X CD-ROM drive. Says that it offers 37,000 articles,
1,200 maps, 7,000 pictures, 150 videos, a 250,000-word dictionary,
and more than 14 hours of sound. Finds that when compared to other
multimedia encyclopedias, this consistently meets the needs of
students the best. Rated five on a scale of one to five.
Contains one screen display and a scorecard.
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