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Laureate Learning Systems, publisher of special education software, is offering a free Mac/Win CD-ROM demo with interactive demonstrations of its award-winning software line. Laureate offers over 80 programs in language development, cognitive processing and reading. The free CD highlights Laureateís Linguistic Hierarchy, outlining seven stages of language development, along with language characteristics, training goals and software suggestions for each stage. (800) 562-6801  

EBSCO Publishing now offers Business Week, Consumer Reports and American Banker as part of the Business Source Elite database. With these additions, the database now contains searchable full text for over 658 titles including Forbes, Fortune, The Economist and more than 40 regional publications, and offers abstracts and indexing for over 1,100 business journals including The Wall Street Journal. (800) 653-2726  

AR BookGuide, from Advantage Learning Systems, is a book reference and library collection development add-on for the Accelerated Reader program. It helps librarians retrieve information on books including author, title, reading level, grade level, topic and description; books are also searchable by ISBN and Library of Congress numbers. This hybrid Win/Mac CD-ROM can also import records from an LAS, and create customized reading lists. (800) 338-4204  

Scantronís ParSCORE for Windows grade book and reporting software is now available for LAN installation. ParSCORE for Windows LAN interfaces with an optical mark reader (OMR) to provide automated test scoring over the network, and lets educators generate a variety of reports. (800) 722-6876, ext. 2650.  

The Essentials ë98 High School Bundle, from A.D.A.M. Software, includes A.D.A.M. The Inside Story and The Interactive Physiology - Cardiovascular Module. For Mac or Windows, this bundle also offers a Teacherís Guide with activities and reproducible worksheets - all for around $130. (800) 755-2326  

Mindscapeís mPOWER authoring software, covered extensively in T.H.E. Journal (May ë97, p. 52), is now available for Windows. The softwareís unique push-button interface makes it easy for everybody, from 4th graders to time-challenged instructors, to create high-quality multimedia presentations and projects. (800) 231-3088  

With ResumeMaker Deluxe - College Edition, from Individual Software, graduates post resumes to JOBTRAK and other leading resume banks on the Internet, with a single mouse click. JOBTRAK, the largest job bank for college graduates on the Internet, receives over 25,000 visitors daily, and has been used by over 300,000 employers to post job listings. (800) 822-3522 

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.