TH!NKMAP is offering Nebraska libraries trial access to their product, Visual Thesaurus through May 17, 2008.
Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way.
Visual Thesaurus is delivered via the Internet. There is nothing to download or install, simply access the web site. Visual Thesaurus will be available to all students and staff when purchased and access is available from any Internet connection, at the library, school or at home. It can be used with a white board or by an individual at their desk. Visual Thesaurus pronounces words, translates into 5 languages and searches across your other databases, making it a valuable reference tool. Lesson plans are also included for grades K2-12.
Contact Susan Knisely for the trial URL that was sent out on the TRIAL mailing list on April 21st if you would like to view the resource.