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Concise reports detailing the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Each report typically includes a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection. World Edition articles are aimed at high school users. Kids and States Editions are aimed at grade school users.
Collection of ten databases for students. These include biography collections (Sports Champions, Shapers of Society, etc.), Defining Moments in American History, special topic collections (World Mythology, Countries and Cultures of the World, etc.), and a general purpose encyclopedia.
Facts on File Science Online
Explore this database by subject area (biology, chemistry, earth science, weather and climate, etc.) or type of resource (printable diagrams, science experiments and activities, biographies, videos and animations, etc). Regularly updated news articles are also available.
Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors.
Kids Search
Search this database by topic or keyword, and then sort your results by source type--magazines, newspapers, reference books, photos, etc. For elementary and middle school students.
KnowItNow 24×7
Use our online reference service to chat with a librarian, 24/7.
LearningExpress Library
Prepare for academic or professional exams with online practice tests and tutorials. The tests provide instant scoring, complete explanations of right and wrong answers, and an individualized analysis of results. Tutorials on topics such as computer skills, workplace skills improvement, and occupation practice tests are included in the "Learning Centers" .
MAS Ultra—School Edition
Full-text articles from over 500 popular general interest and current events publications. Also includes access to pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For high school students.
Middle Search Plus
Full-text articles from over 150 popular magazines. Also includes access to biographies, historical essays, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For middle school and junior high school students.
NoveList K-8 Plus
This database offers lots of ways for young readers to find great fiction titles, with thousands of book reviews, and features that allow you to search by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. The "Teacher Resources" tab has lots of useful material for teachers and media specialists.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.
Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. This resource also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Primary Search
Full-text articles from more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research. Also includes access to American Heritage Children’s Dictionary and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.
Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards
Dinosaur-themed search interface for students (K-8), containing magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and dictionary.
Student Research Center
A resource designed to suit the research needs of secondary school students. Search the database by publication type (magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, primary source documents, film & video, etc.), or by topic (arts & media, current issues, history, social studies, etc.); access an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore top searches of the day.
World Book Early World of Learning
Narrated stories, interactive games, educational videos, leveled reading practice, and a visual interactive encyclopedia for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades.
World Book Online Reference Center
Access an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
Worldbook Kids
Search for articles, pictures, maps, and definitions. Hands-on actitivies, puzzles, and exercises for elementary school students and teachers are also available.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos / Worldbook Spanish
Este recurso en Español para estudiantes de la escuela elemental incluye artículos, mapas, banderas, tablas y casillas de hechos, y enlaces a páginas de Internet en Español. / This Spanish language resource for elementary school students includes articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes, and links to Spanish language websites.