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Grolier Launches School Edition of 2000 Multimedia Encyclopedia

Magazine article Information Today

Grolier Launches School Edition of 2000 Multimedia Encyclopedia

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Grolier Interactive, Inc. has announced the release of a school edition of its acclaimed 2000 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, complemented by an all-new Teacher's Guide.

The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia School Edition CD-ROM contains over 37,000 authoritative, timely articles with 6,000 new and revised entries. There are over 500 articles updated monthly online. Highlights of the product include a 250,000-word dictionary, 1,200 maps, 14 hours of sound, 7,000 images, and more than 150 videos. New features this year include the curriculum-based Research Starters to help students with their research assignments, and a Millennium Feature that traces and elucidates 1,000 years of the most important developments of world history. The title also includes the proprietary Grolier Internet Index, which provides more than 26,000 article-to-Internet links that are selected for appropriateness and informational integrity.

The 125-page Teacher's Guide is designed to maximize students' learning potential as they explore a world of information across the curriculum. Comprehensive and easy to use, this new guide will show students the 2000 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia's greatest strengths by enabling them to see graphically how various fields of knowledge are interrelated, according to the company. …

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