Language Pack Includes Dictionary
The Language Pack, from Merriam-Webster's Electronic Editions, includes the full text of both Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition and the Harbrace College Handbook, Twelfth Edition Revised. It features an expandable "bookshelf" menu that allows users to switch between the two books or add new books, plus advanced search tools, including wildcard characters, Boolean operators and proximity searching. The Harbrace College Handbook, Twelfth Edition Revised provides a complete guide to writing well, including chapters on grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling and diction, effective sentences, writing research and compositional form. Merriam-Webster also offers the Collegiate Dictionary Deluxe Edition on CD-ROM that includes the Collegiate Thesaurus, and Word Crazy, a multimedia vocabulary-builder that features four different word games and a tournament mode. Merriam-Webster, Springfield, MA, (413) 734-3134. WM
This article originally appeared in the 05/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.