The ultimate source for never-ending information Product Information Start a virtual children's library with the six authoritative reference works included in this product. Grow the library with additional books available through built-in Internet links. Incorporate the text of every new book into a database, allowing users to search across the entire collection or a selection of books. Organize the library into virtual bookshelves categorized by subjects of interest. The Oxford American Children's Encyclopedia is a reference work designed to meet the interests and needs of American schoolchildren. The nine-volume set offers a solid foundation of knowledge in social studies, history, geography, language arts, science, math, sports, and the arts, including literature, music, painting, dance, and entertainment. Kids can learn about all kinds of wildlife with the Simon & Schuster Animal Encyclopedia, which is packed full of useful information and fascinating photos. This reference work is one of the most authoritative and beautiful animal reference books available. The World Book Guide to the World and Its Cultures paints a complete picture of different places, providing an overview of their history, geography, economy, people, culture, and current political situation. Each country's section includes a fact box that provides key information about the government, economy, and people. Facts include life expectancy, employment, statistics, and a breakdown of the population by education levels. The timeline feature includes a history section that lists significant events in the country's past. This set also includes the World Book Dictionary for Kids, with more than 11,000 entries, the World Almanac for Kids, which is full of fascinating and fun facts, and the World Book Atlas for Kids, which takes children on a voyage of discovery around the world. Product Features Versatile and powerful search engine More than 16,000 entries Over 2,000 photos and illustrations Over 200 audio files 38 full motion/full screen video clips Organize, highlight and store facts and information for easy retrieval Windows Requirements Windows 95, 98, XP Pentium processor 32 MB of RAM 100 MB free Hard Disk space 800 x 600 monitor resolution 16 bit high-color 12X CD-ROM drive (recommended) or DVD-ROM drive Sound Card Software pictured here is represented by the packaging for easier viewing. You will receive actual software on CD.