Wednesday, January 4, 2012

World Book Online

There are many fantastic online resources that you can access with your library card through the library’s website One of the most trusted information resources available is World Book Online, which is fun and easy to use for all ages.
World Book Online is a perfect place to start your research. Whether you’re doing research for a project, want to look up a map, or just want to browse through historical photos and interesting articles, World Book Online is a truly useful tool.   

To access any of these sources, all you need is your SPL Library card number - no spaces!

World Book InfoFinder
The premier online reference source--containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. With state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed websites, and more.

This powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. Includes a dictionary, atlas, Citation Builder, and local and country research guides, help you compile the data and information you need to complete assignments and background research. There are even computer and web tutorials!

Encyclopedie Decouverte - World Book in French
Provides access to thousands of encyclopedia articles, dictionary entries, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and maps as part of the World Book Web. This source is written for younger readers that are native French speakers and older students and adults for whom French is a second language. 

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - World Book in Spanish
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.

and for the kids...

World Book Online for Kids 

This encyclopedia has been designed for young students. It is simple to use, has easy to read articles, lots of sound, images, and even videos. This source will really help with those homework assignments! 

World Book Science Power
Lots to learn on this site! Learn about living things, ecosystems, the earth, weather, matter, energy and much more. There are even various science experiments you can try. 

World Book Social Studies Power
Use this site to tour the world's continents, and study the people, culture, history of various parts of the world. There are maps, pictures, and quizzes to keep you entertained. Geared for students in grades 2-6. 

1 comment:

  1. My child is in Grade 10, and I found Science Power very helpful for explaining electricity and also cell theory in a simple manner. This is super helpful when just getting started.