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Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2015 DVD




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When you need the facts, turn to the 2015 Ultimate DVD for accurate information written by authorities in virtually every field, from Nobel laureates and historians to professors and sports professionals. The 2015 Ultimate DVD contains three age-appropriate encyclopedias. The Elementary for young children, the Student for teens, and the renowned Encyclopædia Britannica for senior students and adults,  that provide trusted answers. Additional reading tools, including dictionaries, multimedia, and atlases, make the Ultimate DVD your very own personal library. The 2015 Ultimate DVD is packed with learning tools, including two dictionaries and thesauruses, the Spanish-English Translation dictionary, rich multimedia, interactive article and media tours, homework tools, a complete atlas, updated timelines, online magazines, and more. It has the knowledge you need from the world's most trusted source.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Access the world's most trusted and authoritative information, featuring over 100,000 articles.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia Find information easily in almost 16,000 entries that are tailored to school subjects.

Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia Instil a look-it-up habit that will stay with students throughout their education and in life.

Britannica Book of the Year Explore notable events in over 12,000 articles covering science, politics, sports, and more from 1994 - 2014.

Homework Helpdesk A collection of useful homework resources including a video subject browse, online learning games and activities, online subject spotlights, and how-to documents on topics such as writing a book review.

Learning Games and Activities Hundreds of fun and interactive games and activities to help students with subjects like Maths, Science, and Social Studies.

Two Complete Dictionaries and Thesauri from Merriam-Webster® Together, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® and Student Dictionaries and Thesauri provide access to 405,000 definitions, synonyms and antonyms.

Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Translation Dictionary Translate an English word to Spanish and a Spanish word to English with the click of the mouse.

World Atlas Take a tour of the world through more than 2,700 maps linked to articles about countries, economies, cultures, and national statistics.

Timelines Watch history unfold with timelines that show the people, events, and discoveries of the past.

Britannica Classics Read articles from Britannica's most famous contributors-from Sigmund Freud to Harry Houdini, Marie Curie to Orville Wright.

Explore Easily browse through Videos, Britannica Classics, Classical Music, and more.

Britannica Biographies: Heroes & Villains Over 600 biographies covering the world's heroes and villains throughout time.

Virtual Notecards Take and save notes from your articles on a virtual notecard. Notes are printable, which makes your research easier, more productive, and portable.

Britannica Workspace Save articles, images, video, and more in one convenient location to help keep your research organized.

Rich Multimedia View vivid illustrations with 35,000 images, video, and audio that bring fascinating topics to life.

Additional Videos, Web Links, and Magazines Online Link to over 166,000 sites you can trust-selected by Britannica editors-plus links to thousands of videos and magazines for a wealth of additional information.

System Requirements


  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 8.1 
  • Pentium III® or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB RAM minum (1GB recommended)
  • 1.87 GB free hard-drive space (4.75 GB for Full installation)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024x768 resolution, 16-bit colour
  • Internet access recommended


  • Mac® OS 10.7 to 10.9
  • PowerPC G5 or Intel Core processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 1.93 GB free hard-drive space (5.05 GB for Full installation)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024x768 resolution, millions of colours
  • Internet access recommended

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