digital multimedia encyclopedia
Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia by Microsoft. There was a more complete version called Encarta Premium made in 2008. It had more than 62,000 articles  and many photographs and illustrations. There was also music clips, videos, maps and timelines with some activity games. It also included an atlas, and homework tools. It was available on the internet if you pay a yearly fee, or to buy on DVD-ROM, or CD-ROMs. Many articles could also be read online free of charge, a service which is paid for by advertisements.
Encarta Premium 2009 / August 2008
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
|License||Proprietary commercial software|
|Website||Formerly encarta.msn.com at the Wayback Machine (archived October 31, 2009)|
Microsoft made similar encyclopedias under the Encarta trademark in several different European languages and in Japanese.
- ↑ Encarta 2009 Information
- ↑ For the free service, one should use the URL http://search.msn.com/encarta/results.aspx Archived 2005-08-11 at the Wayback Machine (MSN Search Encarta) rather than http://encarta.msn.com Archived 2009-10-31 at the Wayback Machine (MSN Encarta : Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, and Homework)