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Grolier Online

Product Highlights

Grolier Publishing is a leading publisher of reference, educational and children's books. They provide the tools needed to enlighten children to the pleasure of learning and prepare them for the road ahead. Their imprints include Children's Press, Franklin Watts and Grolier Educational.

Below are the Grolier products offered by Minitex:

Encyclopedia Americana

Vastly enhanced new edition of Encyclopedia Americana Online. Geared to the sophisticated research needs of more advanced students. Features include:

  • 40,000 in-depth encyclopedia articles
  • American journal (20,000 current and historical events)
  • Dictionary and thesaurus

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Online

A freshly developed general reference database rich in multimedia content suited to users from the upper elementary grades through adults. Features include:

  • 37,000 quick reference articles
  • Interactive atlas
  • 11 detailed timelines
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Brain Jam (News background, quizzes, Today in History, etc.)

The New Book of Knowledge

Aimed at young researchers, students in grades 3 through 8. Features include:

  • 9,000 easy reference encyclopedia articles (Facts at a glance, photos, maps, Projects and Experiments, etc.)
  • NBK News™ with NewScoops (current events, fast facts, wild wonders, history mystery, holiday crafts and games, etc.)
  • Dictionary and thesaurus

Nueva enciclopedia Cumbre en linea

A unique database that no other encyclopedia publisher can offer, and the only Spanish-language encyclopedia built from the ground up with a Latin American perspective. Features include:

  • 15,000 articles, all in Spanish (maps, flags, photos, facts, article links, etc.)
  • Spanish/English and English/Spanish dictionary

The New Book of Popular Science

400+ articles on science, technology and medical topics are highly interactive and continually updated. Features include:

  • NewsBytes (Top News stories every week, archives, etc.)
  • SciClopedia
  • SciFiles (Fact Finder, scientific and mathematical conversions and formulas, etc.)
  • SkyWatch
  • SciZone (math brain, photo bizarre, mind benders, etc.)
  • Ask Pop Sci (submit questions, explore others' Q & A, etc.)

Lands and Peoples Online

A multifaceted Internet site built around Grolier's six-volume encyclopedia of countries, cultures and geography. Features include:

  • Global News Desk
  • Focus: North America (articles on every U.S. state and Canadian Province)
  • Encyclopedia (articles on every continent and country worldwide)
  • Interactive atlas and electronic almanac
  • Passport to Fun (games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.)


For a free trial, go to the Grolier website and request a password.

Minitex Pricing

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License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

Licenses are available on the Grolier website. Please fill out the appropriate one and submit it when placing an order.

How to Order or Renew

Please fill out the license agreement and fax it to Minitex at 612-625-3569.

Technical Support

For technical support, please call Grolier customer service at 888-326-6546, #2, #2. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM


Please call Andrea Medina at 888-326-6546, #1, #3791 and she will set up your school to receive stats.

Contact Information

Minitex Contact

Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Phone: 612-624-4002
Fax: 612-625-3569

Vendor Contact

Andrea Medina
Toll Free: 888-326-6546, #1, #3791


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