Encarta

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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.
com, Your Dictionary, One Look, and Acronymfinder; and a reference multi-search of five main reference sites: Brittanica, Bartleby, InfoPlease, Find Articles, and MSN Encarta.
Though they're more concise, other excellent online encyclopedias include MSN Encarta (http://www.