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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. That's low, I suspect.
Hence, HBCUs can serve as multi-regional think tanks for designing and implementing strategies for the economic and technology uplift for Africa's nations and other Black countries (MSN Encarta: 2005).
While Dictionary.com (http:// dictionary.reference.com) is visited more frequently than Wikipedia, the latter is ahead of About.com, Answers.com, MSN Encarta, Merriam-Webster Online (www.m-w.com) and Free2Professional Translation (www.freetranslation.com).
The MSN Encarta website offers detailed information about landforms, resources, people, culture, economy, government, and history.
Once it is installed, you have instant access to the Queryster selection of search engines; a multi-news search of six news search engines; an image search of six image sites; a dictionary look-up of five leading dictionary sites: Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.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. Serious power searchers will want to add Queryster and its powerful toolbar to their searching tool kit.
Though they're more concise, other excellent online encyclopedias include MSN Encarta (http://www.encarta.msn.com) and Encyclopedia.com.