Find Internet Terms, Zip Codes And More with Bookshelf 98

Easily Add Quotations and Web References
Microsoft Bookshelf 98
Grades: All
Platform: Windows 95/NT, Macintosh

Find Internet Terms, Zip Codes And More with Bookshelf 98

Microsoft's Bookshelf 98, while being updated and refined, remains one of the best tools available for students and teachers alike. The software's QuickShelf information retrieval tool has been completely redesigned, featuring an icon in the system tray that provides instant access to Bookshelf 98 without leaving an application. Another revised feature is the product's Web search capability. The new Premier Web Search automatically searches through 400,000 Web sites editorially selected by Bookshelf and Infoseek, and provides even more Web searching options.

Responding to requests from users, Microsoft has also included QuickFootnote, a feature that automatically creates a footnote and adds the supporting citation to a user's document in Microsoft Word or Works. And, parental control is now available, letting parents and teachers block access to articles and words in Bookshelf they consider inappropriate for young children.

Bookshelf 98 includes these references: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd. Edition; Microsoft Bookshelf Internet Directory 98; Encarta 98 Desk Encyclopedia; Encarta 98 Desk World Atlas; The Original Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997; The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations; The People's Chronology; The National Five-Digit Zip Code and Postal Office Directory; and the new Microsoft Bookshelf Computer and Internet Dictionary. A free Teacher's Activity Guide is available at Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA, (800) 426-9400.

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This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.