Facts On File CD Provides 17 Years of News

Facts On File World News CD-ROM
Grades: All
Platform: Windows 3.1/95

Facts On File News Services has recently announced its impressive reference product, Facts On File World News CD-ROM. This Windows-compatible CD features a 17-year, full-text SGML database and special supplementary materials combined with natural language searching, relevance-ranked search results, hyperlinked tables of contents, intuitive menu access, key topics overviews and more.

With more than 250,000 hyperlinks interconnecting 70,000 full-text articles, 100 biographies, 300 maps, 200 news photographs, 180 country profiles and 400 primary source documents, news researchers should be able to find most anything they need. The disc also includes select content from Facts On File News Services' student-oriented subscription services, Issues and Controversies On File and Today's Science On File.

Utilizing Netscape's Web browser as its interface, World News CD-ROM is quite easy to learn and use. Anybody who can browse the Web should be able to take full advantage of this software's powerful search and reference capabilities. All materials can be printed or downloaded for non-commercial educational use. And quarterly installments keep the program up-to-date and your institution's investment secure. Call (800) 363-7976 for a free demonstration disk. Facts On File News Services, New York, NY, (212) 290-8090, www.facts.com/fofcd.htm.

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This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.