||Comptons Encyclopedia 99 Dlx W95 Book |
COMPTONS LEARNING games Compton's 99 Encyclopedia Deluxe incorporates research tools, audiovisual aids, and a slide-show maker along with articles on many subjects. The main screen gives access to every part of the program via a "find" icon that allows keyword or alphabetical searches for articles and pictures or movie and sound clips. Each article has an outline that makes browsing for specific information easier.
All articles have subject links to other related themes or topics and some contain links to videos, pictures, or short paragraphs of text that appear in a separate viewer. Embedded links to word definitions are contained within each article via the included dictionary and a Thesaurus section is available as well.
The timeline feature is adjustable by years, decades, or thousands of years, and is accessible while viewing an article or as a separate browsing tool. Significant events in history, science, and politics are included. The presentation maker helps you integrate audio, video, text, and picture clips into a slide show. In the Planetarium, you can view a star map and match it to the stars visible from your location, with hundreds of stars and planets identifiable with a mouse click.
The Atlas, featuring a zoom option, includes a map of the planet and contains articles with links to cities, states, and other noteworthy topics. The Report Starter integrates topic selection and research along with note taking, writing, and revisions. Note cards can be stored electronically and the program automatically links to any word-processing program already resident on your computer. Information can be imported from other programs such as Microsoft Word or exported to programs like Microsoft Power Point.
The Recent Events and "On This Date" features help the user brush up on historical knowledge, past and present. Yearly updates are available for download from the Internet and the program lets you store favorite ...
||Middle School Learning Advantage W98 |
COMPTONS LEARNING games Hit the books on your computer with this program that teaches students aged 10-13 the fundamentals of math, science, reading, geography, and writing. Middle School Learning Advantage teaches sound study skills and provides a full reference shelf including Compton's 99 Encyclopedia, American Heritage Talking ...