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Our library now subscribes to the World Book Web, ranked as the number one reference site for schools and libraries by the Complete K-12 Report in 2006, 2006, and 2008. With a suite of digital products designed to meet the needs of every child, World Book Online offers everything from early learning to advanced research with a lot more in between. Our World Book subscription allows us to give your family access to this valuable reference source at your home computers at all times. We hope your children will use the World Book Web often to help with homework, special projects, and at-home learning.

The World Book Web includes:


World Book Kids

Kids is the premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

Key Features:
A brand-new interface, featuring image-driven navigation kids will love!
Customizable background with 200 stunning images to select from.
Image, video, and map browse allows kids to visually explore and learn.
Nearly 100 activities deliver a myriad of fun challenges, from cracking codes to making musical instruments.
Includes World of Animals, a fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals

World Book Students
It's easy to see why Student is our most popular and most widely used research website. Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school. Designed for their age level and ability, we've also incorporated the award-winning content you know and trust in The World Book Encyclopedia along with the additional engaging features you expect in an interactive online learning environment.

Special features like Behind the Headlines puts the day's top stories in context for children with straightforward language and links to related articles. The extensive Biography Center houses more than 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Kids can even search by time period, nationality, gender, and more to narrow their selections. Don't forget about our built-in Dictionary and easy-to navigate Atlas. It's easy to get lost for hours exploring numerous maps from countries and cultures across the world.

Key Features:
40,000 encyclopedia articles and similar resources featuring clear, high-interest content.
Lexile® measures on Student's most popular articles.
My research enables users to compile content in individualized accounts.
How To Do Research features helps users develop critical information literacy skills.
Correlated to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.

World Book Discover
Discover offers compelling resources specifically developed for kids reading below grade level due to language or learning difficulties. The rich collection includes reference articles, text-to speech capabilities, research tools, and interactive videos.

Key Features:
World Book Explains videos feature experts answering intriguing questions.
How to Do Research feature contains invaluable resources for both students and educators.
Visual Dictionary—in English, Spanish, and French—makes content more accessible to all readers through labeled images.
Citation Builder creates flawless citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats.
Translates articles into 31 languages and reads them aloud in English.
Life Skills 101 offers practical tips on important topics, such as applying for jobs, arranging housing, and health care issues.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
As the optimal beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool, the site offers all the best elements of Kids—thousands of easy-to read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities—designed to build key language and research skills.

Key Features:
Highly visual articles written at a basic Spanish reading level.
Colorful photos, illustrations, and videos.
Mundo de Animales (World of Animals), a fun tool for kids to learn about their favorite animals.
Integrated with Kids so users can toggle back and forth between Spanish and English.
Appealing Spanish Visual Dictionary helps readers build vocabulary.