Received for review

8th March 1996 at 00:00


This world reference source produced on CD-ROM includes statistical information on all countries, biographies of political leaders, cultural figures and sports personalities and profiles of political parties, businesses, government agencies and other organisations. There are more than 1,000 pictures of people, events, natural scenery and architectural landmarks. The annual subscription for three updated discs a year is Pounds 240 or Pounds 325 for a network. ABC-CLIO Ltd, Old Clarendon Ironworks, 35a Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6AT.Tel: 01865 311350.

Fact File 1996.

The circulation of selected Sunday papers; the destination of first degree graduates in Great Britain in l992; causes of death in the UK in 1993. These are some of the subjects of the graphs and tables in this information file. It is photocopiable within the purchasing institution. Pounds 37.50 for one copy or Pounds 29.95 for a subscription which means that annual updates will be sent. Carel, 4 Hewson Street, Carlisle CA2 5AU. Tel: 01228 38928.

Hutchinson Multimedia Encyclopaedia 1996.

Claimed to be the only truly British-compiled encyclopedia on CD-Rom and the only one to cover core national curriculum requirements, this CD-Rom contains sound extracts, quotations, video clips and an interactive world atlas. There is also a quiz with over 8,000 multiple choice questions. For PCs only. Pounds 49.99. From major book shops and computer stores.

Finding Out - Using Reference Material on CD-Rom.

Funded by the DFEE and developed by the National Council for Educational Technology, this pack aims to help primary schoolchildren use any encyclopedia on CD-Rom more effectively. It includes 48 photocopiable worksheets covering national curriculum topics; three charts for Acorn, Apple and PC machines matching specific CD-Rom discs with national curriculum topics and a set of teacher's notes. Pounds 9.95. NCET, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ. Tel: 01203 411418.

Well Mapped World.

This computer program contains almost 300 maps of every country as well as statistical and geographical data on over 5,000 places. An optional add-on module called History and Exploration is available, which gives a wide range of historical maps including the routes of over 50 European explorers. Available for IBM and Macintosh, the program requires Windows 3.1 or later and 11. 5MB of disc space (the module needs an additional 1MB). Single user Pounds 39; Pounds 19 for the module. Site licenses available. Software Production Associates, PO Box 59, Tewkesbury GL20 6AB. Tel: 01684 833700.

SupaStat for Windows.

Supastat, a data analysis program for schools and colleges, now comes in this more powerful, easy to use version. It is available in two forms: a School's Suite, for use up to and including A-level statistics, and a Full Suite for professional use. For IBM (Windows 3.1 or later) computers. The School's Suite costs Pounds 36 (single user); Pounds 90 (network16 users). A secondary site licence costs Pounds 135. Software Production Associates, PO Box 59 Tewkesbury GL20 6AB.Tel: 01684 833700.

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