Friday, September 17, 2021

World Book Online for Students


World Book Encyclopedia was designed to meet the curriculum needs of students in elementary through high school. It was first published in 1917 and revised annually starting in 1925. The title was later shortened to World Book. The information contained in the books filled 22 volumes. By 1995, World Book had become available on two (2) CD-ROM versions and by 1999 it was available online. 

    Welcome to World Book Online provided by CMRLS Digital Resources. To access World Book go to the CMRLS website at Click on the Digital Library link above the banner, next click on the Virtual Reference collection, then scroll down to the World Book Online link. Be sure to have your library card handy, you will be directed to enter the barcode number on the back of your card. 

Once you have logged in you will see a "Your Resources" page with six different tabs:

  • Kids - Grade K+ Image driven content for curious kids to explore
  • Discover - Grades 5+ Foundational content presented for differentiation
  • Student - Grades 5+ Foundational research tool for curriculum reinforcement
  • Advanced - Grades 9+ Expanded topics and world resources for advanced understanding
  • Timelines - Grades 5+ A highly visual representation of history
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgose - Grades 5+ Spanish-lanuage resources for kids
Each tab offers something different for the student based on your school level. 
  • The Kid's tab has brightly colored tabs which include pictures & videos, games, puzzles, science projects, etc...
  • The Discover tabs offer a search tab, reference tools, life skills, etc...
  • The Student tab offers a search tab, quick links, current events, biography center, etc...
  • The Advanced tab offers a search tab, featured article, in the headlines, etc...
  • The Timelines tab offers a featured timeline, world book timelines, My timelines, Create a timeline
  • The Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgose is just like the others but for those students in a Spanish-speaking household.

 Some highlights about World Book Online are the fun activities on the Kids tab such as the craft room, crack the code, doodle & design, and many more. My research under the Student tabs is also a get tool. It allows you to save articles related to your research for future use. Cite builder shows you how to cite the article you are using in either MLA, APA, or Harvard formats. There is a tab you can click on the listen to the article while you read along. There are even tabs for Educators.

    There are so many great advantages to having World Book online. Next time you are working on your research paper or a lesson for class, don't google it, World Book it!!