Microsoft Encarta is a digital multimedia reference source published by Microsoft. Created in 1993 and discontinued in 2009, it has since been re-activated in 2014. It is available on the World Wide Web for free at
encarta.msn.com, with optional donations. It houses an encyclopedia, dictionary/thesaurus, almanac, atlas, travel guide, and a quote collection.
It is available in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic.
- Users can suggest changes to existing articles and propose new articles.
- Portals – collections of articles that pertain to a particular interest (i.e. computing, 1990s, Microsoft, etc.)
- Important dates and statistical information dating back to the 1800s
- Only verified quotes will be published to the author's page