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October 2012

World Book Online - A Trusted Resource

October 15, 2012 | Joanne | Comments (0)

10-15-2012 8-34-25 AM

World Book Online is a reliable electronic database. It has something for everyone. The library makes available World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Online Info Finder and World Book Online for Kids. A French (Encyclopedie Decouverte) and Spanish (Enciclopedie Estudiantil Hallazgos) version is also available for children.

  • World Book Online Info Finder is good for middle and high school students and up. Images, videos and primary sources are available on topics in addition to encyclopedia articles. Check out this source for science project ideas. There is a How to Do Research section. If you are looking to write about a famous person go to the Biography Center.


  • World Book Online Reference Center is appropriate for the general researcher. It includes  basic computer and web tutorials, a Timelines section and quick links to Canadian and Ontario government websites.


  • World Book Online for Kids is easy-to-use and suitable for children in kindergarten to grade four. It includes lots of pictures, interactive games, activities and science project ideas.


  • World Book Online and many other research databases can be found through the library's A to Z List of Databases. You will have to sign in with a library card and PIN if you are using the databases at home.


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