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Encarta

Microsoft's digital encyclopedia. Launched in 1993 on CD-ROM, Encarta was initially based on the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia and later augmented with the inclusion of Collier's and New Merit Scholar's Encyclopedias. With approximately 60,000 articles, compared to Wikipedia's nearly three million, Encarta was discontinued in 2009.
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Almost 6,700 weekly newspapers circulated in the United States in 2004 with a total circulation, both paid and free, of about 21 million," according to MSN Encarta.
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Though they're more concise, other excellent online encyclopedias include MSN Encarta (http://www.
Powered by Design Science MathPlayer(TM) technology, Math Help in MSN Encarta Premium gives students step-by-step guidance with problems in commonly used textbooks as part of the Homework Center feature.
The Homework Center in MSN Encarta Premium builds on these resources to help adults and children to overcome day-to-day challenges in math, English, and projects of all types.
MSN is thrilled to introduce MSN Encarta Premium, including the powerful learning tools we've assembled in the Homework Center to help families overcome daily learning frustrations," said Lisa Gurry, group product manager for MSN.
MSN Encarta Premium also will be available as a feature in the upcoming MSN Premium offering, beginning Jan.
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