Britannica 2006 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD (Win/Mac)
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The Encyclopædia Britannica® 2006 Ultimate Reference Suite is like having a complete reference library right at your fingertips making the finding of information easy for every member of the family. It's the knowledge you need from the source you trust. No slow Internet connections and no questionable Internet results.
A host of Interface enhancements include a tabbed interface, similarly seen in web browsers such as FireFox. Content opens in a new tab, which allows multiple documents of any content type to be open at once, however still allows for an uncluttered workspace.
Homework Helpdesk: This collection of useful homework resources can be accessed from all three libraries and contains:
Dictionary & Thesaurus
Nations Of the World: An alphabetical list of countries that link to their corresponding World Data Profiles.
Video Subject Browse: A collection of select Britannica videos organised by subject.
Games & Activities
"How To" Documents: A series of instructional documents on topics such as writing a book review and preparing an oral presentation
Daily Britannica Content: Each of the Britannica library home pages now contains different content displayed each day based on the computer's system clock. Usually the content has some relevance to the current date and can be explored further by following links to articles. Daily content includes - This Day in History, Important People and Animal of the Day.
Redesign of Article Display
Instead of breaking articles into sections, we now display the full article in one single document.
Full articles can be printed and you can do a "find" on the whole article instead of just one section at a time.
The Table Of Contents is now more user friendly. It has been moved to the upper right section of the page and can be expanded and contracted. Now, since the whole article is displayed, the TOC is used to navigate to different areas on the page instead of opening up the sections in new windows.
Citations have been added to the bottom of every article.
Newly designed home pages, which offer a more engaging design. The main home page offers a quick look at the breadth of content available and allows the user to choose which library they would like to begin exploring. The addition of the daily content to the library home pages make these more than just a portal to the rest of the application.
The application now uses a tabbed interface, similarly seen in various web browsers such as FireFox, Opera, and Safari. Content opens in a new tab, which allows multiple documents of any content type to be open at once, but still allows for an uncluttered workspace. Users can then use the new Back and Forward buttons to navigate through previously viewed articles from
We now offer BrainStormer Search. It is possible to go directly to a node in the BrainStormer by clicking the BrainStormer button in any EB article or by selecting the "Search In BrainStormer" item in the context menu from any EB search result.
Many improvements have been made to BrainStormer this year. The editorial content has been completely overhauled and is now properly displayed. It is now integrated into the application and will open in it's own tab instead of opening on top of the Britannica application.
World Atlas Redesigned: Several design improvements have been made to the World Atlas to allow for easier navigation and improved performance. The Nations of the World Profile PDFs have been replaced with integrated, easier to read World Data Profile pages that no longer require Adobe Acrobat to open.
Bookmarking: Users can now bookmark any page in the application for later use. This can be done through the Bookmark menu or via the Bookmark button that appears on every article page.
Save Function: Virtually any page in the application can be saved as an html document. Files are saved to a dedicated Britannica folder and when viewed externally are exact copies of what is viewed from within the Britannica application. The HTML documents can then be viewed in any web browser or imported into word processing programs. Images can also be saved individually.
Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2006 features include all this.
Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia
Britannica Year in Review articles (1993-2004)
World Data Profiles
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus
Merriam-Webster Student Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Student Thesaurus
Encyclopædia Britannica Atlas
Britannica Student Atlas
Britannica Elementary Atlas
Encyclopædia Britannica Timeline
Britannica Student Timeline
Britannica Elementary Timeline
Daily Content This Day In History , Important People , and Animal of the Day
Online Content including magazine articles, Web sites, and video clips
Online learning activities and interactive games for students Online Content updates for one year (through July 2005)
Free access to GeoAnalyzer Online
90 Day Free Trial to Britannica Online Premium Service
Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2006 content covers all this too.