Information Access Company works with Microsoft to create Encarta Online Library; Leading developer of periodical reference products and electronic databases to bring vast information sources to Encarta users.BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 1996--Information Access Company (IAC (1) (InterApplication Communications) The interprocess communications capability in the Macintosh starting with System 7.0. Many IAC events take place behind the scenes. ), one of the world's leading developers and integrators of periodical periodical, a publication that is issued regularly. It is distinguished from the newspaper in format in that its pages are smaller and are usually bound, and it is published at weekly, monthly, quarterly, or other intervals, rather than daily. reference products and electronic databases, today announced a relationship with Microsoft Corporation (company) Microsoft Corporation - The biggest supplier of operating systems and other software for IBM PC compatibles. Software products include MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, Microsoft Access, LAN Manager, MS Client, SQL Server, Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC), MS Mail, to make available the Microsoft Encarta Online Library (http://www.encarta.cognito.com), an integrated online research tool which enables users to expand their research to include almost one million additional articles and images.
The Encarta Online Library -- available October 1, 1996 -- is integrated with Encarta 97 Encyclopedia encyclopedia, compendium of knowledge, either general (attempting to cover all fields) or specialized (aiming to be comprehensive in a particular field). Encyclopedias and Other Reference Books
and accessible directly from the Encarta Web site on the Internet. This service is a resource containing two additional encyclopedias This article contains a list of encyclopedias, including projects to create new works. Because the number of works that can be considered encyclopedias is very large, this list does not attempt to be comprehensive. , 18 reference books, and over 800 periodicals selected from IAC's 7,000 title database.
"Information Access Company, with its strong history of success in compiling com·pile
tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
1. To gather into a single book.
2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources: , organizing, indexing, and abstracting thousands of journals, now offers consumers the same benefits that library and business customers have valued for years," said Wayne Lilley, vice president and general manager. "Information Access Company's vast databases of continually updated information combined with its sophisticated search engine are a perfect extension of Encarta capabilities."
"Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia users expect superior research capabilities, and the Encarta Online Library is an outstanding service for customers in search of further resources on the Internet," said Ann Fenner, managing editor, Encarta 97 Encyclopedia at Microsoft. "Information Access Company has extended our database significantly and adds new dimensions with both current and archival information."
The Encarta Online Library is available on a free trial basis allowing access to 25 articles or ten days of use, dependent on which occurs first. Encarta users can also sign up for $6.95 per month or six months for $34.75 (nearly 15% off the monthly fee).
Encarta 97 Encyclopedia
The world's best selling encyclopedia, Encarta 97, makes computer technology work as never before. Microsoft's award-winning encyclopedia combines the comprehensive content of over 30,000 articles with engaging multimedia and leading-edge online technology. Whether doing research or just browsing users can be confident that searches will take them to current, relevant information, selected to meet the highest editorial standards.
This year, Microsoft is introducing a new Encarta 97 Encyclopedia Deluxe de·luxe also de luxe
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adv. Edition. This two-CD product lets users experience almost twice as much multimedia as the single-CD version. Topics spring to life using new interactive features that highlight over 14,000 photos and illustrations, 150 videos and 2,300 audio clips. The Deluxe Edition also includes free monthly online updates to its Yearbook and Web Links (access charges may apply).
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Information Access Company
Information Access Company is a leading provider of information to corporate, public, and academic libraries and online services. The Company indexes approximately 7,000 periodicals for dozens of databases and publishes a directory of more than 200,000 public and private companies. Information Access Company offers several business and personal research databases and also operates AutoSite (http://www.autosite.com), an award-winning automotive buyer's guide on the Web, and Cognito! Student Research (http://www.cognito.com), an online research service. The Company was founded in 1976 and acquired by The Thomson Corporation in 1994. -0-
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