The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry on CD-ROM 3.0: For Windows and Macintosh operating systems

Overview

For nearly a century, Granger's® has been the resource librarians and researchers trust — "the best available general index to poetry" (Booklist). The CD-ROM, first introduced in 1991 and revised in 1995, expanded the number of ways to search the vast database to 6 and added full-text poems and excerpts. Now, it has now been expanded and updated even more, ensuring that its coverage stays up-to-the-minute and the software for accessing it remains state-of-the-art.

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Overview

For nearly a century, Granger's® has been the resource librarians and researchers trust — "the best available general index to poetry" (Booklist). The CD-ROM, first introduced in 1991 and revised in 1995, expanded the number of ways to search the vast database to 6 and added full-text poems and excerpts. Now, it has now been expanded and updated even more, ensuring that its coverage stays up-to-the-minute and the software for accessing it remains state-of-the-art.

Features new to this release include:

•indexing of 250,000 poems — 50,000 more than the previous release — in 1000 anthologies and 290 volumes of collected and selected works;

•full-text searchability for 10,000 poems that appear in their entirety;

•searches by category: African-American, Asian-American, women's, children's poetry, etc.

•commentaries and bibliographies of the most-anthologized poems;

•biographies and bibliographies of hundreds of leading poets;

•a glossary offering immediate on-screen definitions.

System Requirements

Windows: 486/66 PC or higher (Pentium recommended), with an SVGA 256-color monitor; Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later, 2x CD-ROM drive (4x recommended), 12 MB RAM. Hard disk with 30 MB free.

Macintosh 68030 or later (Power PC recommended) with a 256 color monitor; MacOS System 7.1 or later, 2x CD-ROM drive (4x recommended), 12 MB of open real and virtual memory. Hard disk with 30 MB free.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231116152
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/1999
  • Edition description: CD-ROM

Meet the Author

William Harmon is professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. One of his published volumes of poetry, Mutatis Mutandis, received the coveted William Carlos Williams Award. He is the editor of several poetry anthologies, including The Oxford Book of American Light Verse, and is co-editor, with C. Hugh Holman, of the fifth edition of A Handbook to Literature.

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