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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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In an investigation of science topics for primary school students Unsworth 1999b compared sections in conventional trade books with presentations of the same topics on the CD-ROMs Encarta 95 (Microsoft 1994), The Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science (Dorling Kindersley 1994) and The Way Things Work (Macaulay 1994).
Microsoft, 1994, Encarta 95, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington.