World Book is an online encyclopedia that is a valuable tool for students and teachers alike. Use this guide as an introduction to the many different resources World Book offers. Then explore World Book on your own and discover even more!
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, 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 the built-in Dictionary and easy-to navigate Atlas.
Advanced is a powerful multimedia reference tool, perfect for high-school students, that integrates reference articles, eBooks, and primary source databases in a single search. It also includes access to up-to-the-minute news publications from all over the world.
World Book Digital Libraries provide an online, interactive complement to World Book's most popular print reference sets. Each World Book Digital Library offers a comprehensive examination of its subject, including text, images, videos and animations.
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.
Teacher Resources: Database Use in the Classroom
Click here for a library guide designed to help educators identify the Alvin Sherman Library's databases offering lesson plans, curriculum guides, special topic summaries, or other teaching aids. Created by the database providers, these teaching aides help teachers incorporate database content into curriculum or lesson plans.