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World Book Online - “So Much More than an Encyclopedia”

World Book Encyclopedia is one of the few general encyclopedias still being printed in a hardcover edition.

  • 100 years in publication, 8 original books has grown to 22 volumes filled with authoritative information,
  • World Book continues to be written and updated with student learning in mind, elementary up to high school.
  • 2017 Edition – on DSCL shelves as a reference resource for those wanting to Read, Discover & Learn!
  • Article on your research topic – a good “first read” when starting a report, offers an overview and leads you to key words and details you may need for your research.
  • Over 1,000 new or updated articles in this 100th anniversary edition

World Book Online - “So Much More than an Encyclopedia”

  • 2018 edition is available through the www.dscl.org website.
  • Free digital resource available to DSCL card holders, your card number is your key!
  • Access a world of information at the library or at home
  • Complete World Book Encyclopedia digitized, all 22 volumes, and more
  • Additional resources: film, sound, 3-D panoramic views help to enhance the articles
  • WB Digital aligns users with their appropriate learning level for their best experience.
    • Early World of Learning – Stories, classic tales, video clips, music, interactive learning games, print & do activities and more can be found for the preschool or beginning reader groups.
    • Kids, Student and Advanced World Book Online – These three access points provide progressively more complex articles. Special features appropriate for lower elementary, intermediate grades and high school include current events, games, links, today in history, research help and even citation builders, plus more.
    • Timelines – Captivate even a reluctant reader with this unique display of events in history, science, sports, technology and beyond. You can even create your own timeline of events.
    • Discover – A special collection of resources for varying ability levels and ages; from basic information and research aides to helpful hints on getting your own apartment. Check out this helpful life skills’ treasure trove.
    • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Written in Spanish and integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content for ESL students or for those wanting Spanish resources. Links to several Spanish language periodicals is just one of the special features.