Andrew Steele

Encarta Versions

This page lists the differences between the different editions of Encarta for versions between 1997 and 2002.

Please note this list only lists English editions.

Encarta 97

Features Standard Deluxe
Articles 30,000 30,000
Elsewhere 300,000 300,000
Dictionary words 65,000 65,000
Interactive features and game Yes Yes
Copy, paste and print features Yes Yes
Multimedia collages Yes
360 panoramic views Yes
Online library Yes Yes
World Wide Web links 1,500+ 4,000+
Yearbook and web link updates Subscription available Available at no charge
Videos and animations 100 150
Photos and illustrations 8,000+ 14,000+
Sound clips 1,800 1,800

Encarta 98

Features Standard Deluxe
Articles 30,000 30,000
Photos and illustrations 7,000+ 12,000+
Video clips and animations 100+ 140+
Music and audio clips 3,500+ 4,000+
World Wide Web links 5,000+ 5,000+
Free monthly Yearbook and Web Link updates Yes Yes
Dictionary Yes Yes
Topic trails 100 125
Panoramic, 360-degree views 10 35
Research Organiser Yes
Multimedia collages Yes
Article sidebars Yes
Virtual tours Yes
InterActivities Yes

Encarta 99

Features Standard Deluxe Reference Suite
Articles 30,000+ 32,000+ 55,000+
Photos and illustrations 7,000+ 13,250+ 20,000+
Videos and animation clips 100+ 145+ 280+
Sound clips and pronunciations 3,500 4,000 27,000
World Wide Web links 5,000+ 8,500+ 19,500+
Article sidebars Yes Yes
Free monthly updates Yes Yes Yes
InterActivities Yes Yes Yes
Encarta Resource Centre with Research Organiser Yes Yes
Virtual tours Yes Yes
3D maps Yes
Dictionary English English English, French/English, German/English
Thesaurus 250,000+ synonyms
Book of quotes 18,000+ quotes

Encarta 2000

Features Standard Deluxe Reference Suite
Articles 32,000+ 40,000+ 42,000+
Archive articles 10,000
Sidebar articles 950 2,000+ 2,450+
Words 14+ million 18+ million 40+ million
Videos and animations 120+ 145 170+
Sound clips 1,800+ 2,300+ 2,500+
World Wide Web links 9,000 13,500+ 19,000+
Photos and illustrations Yes Yes Yes
Virtual tours Yes Yes Yes
Curriculum guide Yes
Dynamic timeline Yes

Encarta 2001

Features Standard Deluxe Reference Suite
Number of CDs 1
3 6
Articles and entries 30,000+ 37,000+ 480,000+
Sidebars 1,900 1,900
Words 13 million 20 million 27 million
Photos and illustrations 10,000+ 21,500+ 27,700+
Videos & animations 110+ 170+ 200+
Sound clips & pronunciations 2,000+ 2,500+ 80,700+
Web centre Yes Yes Yes
Virtual tours Yes Yes
Researcher Yes Yes
Dynamic timeline Yes Yes
Study centre and curriculum guide Yes Yes
Text to speech and natural language search Yes Yes
Encarta Online Deluxe Yes Yes
Interactive World Atlas Yes
World English Dictionary Yes
Thesaurus, Book of quotations, Harrap's German and French bilingual dictionaries Yes

Encarta 2002

Features Standard Deluxe Reference Library
Number of CDs 1 3 5 CDs or 1 DVD
Number of words 13 million 21 million 26 million
Photos, illustrations and 360 views 8,250+ 18,500+ 23,000+
Videos and animations 100+ 200+ 225+
Sound and music clips 2,000+ 2,650+ 3,000+
Charts and tables 500+ 1,000+ 1,100+
Live radio and weather Yes Yes Yes
Web links Yes Yes Yes
Hard drive install Yes Yes Yes
Article updates Yes Yes Yes
Game Yes Yes
The Times archive Yes Yes
Encarta Researcher Yes Yes
Sidebars 1,350+ 1,350+
Dynamic timeline Yes Yes
2D and 3D virtual tours Yes Yes
Study resources Yes Yes
Curriculum guide Yes Yes
Dictionary Yes Yes
Thesaurus Yes
World Atlas Yes
Worldwide Statistics Yes
Virtual Flights DVD only
Full Screen Videos DVD only