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Compton's by Britannica is traditionally geared toward home users rather than libraries. The 2008 edition contains thousands of updates and hundreds of new photographs and maps, which set it apart from previous annual editions that saw few revisions. Each volume begins with a topical index; examples of topics include the arts, physical science, living things, and the curiously named "potpourri," a sophisticated (and somewhat meaningless) word addressing the younger ages in the target audience of ten to 17 years. Volume 1 instructs users to "always begin with the fact index," which is Volume 26. A sort of mini-encyclopedia, the fact index contains alphabetically arranged entries. Most are around 50 words in length and refer to entries in the encyclopedia proper; longer entries are available for such as Alanis Morissette, that didn't receive an encyclopedia entry. In addition to the topical index, each volume includes an "Exploring" section, which consists of a list of questions and the page number of their answers (e.g., "Where does iced tea come from? Page 46"). An impressive number of color photographs and illustrations will appeal to the student audience, but the larger images seem pixilated; some reveal the incredibly dated material in an entry. For example, in the entry for tennis, the editors have chosen to include photos of Seventies and Eighties tennis stars Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, and Björn Borg-closer inspection reveals that neither Serena Williams nor Venus Williams is mentioned anywhere in the set.