Wednesday, January 2, 2008

World Book on the Web

Bedford Public Library now has an online subscription to World Book. The World Book Online Reference Center is the premier online reference source-containing every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. Anyone with a library card can access this treasure trove of information from anywhere with Internet access.

• Atlas – over 750 world maps
• Back in Time - approximately 14,000 historic articles from past World Book Year Books
• Dictionary – over 250,000 entries
• E-books - thousands of full-text English-language electronic books (e-books) in the areas of fiction and non-fiction
• Educator’s Tools – resources for educators including topic enrichment resources, classroom activities, links to lesson plans, and professional development links
• Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – an intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia
• Encyclopedia Articles – over 26,000 articles suited for users from grades 4 through 12 and adults
• Explore Texas - a guide to resources that provide in-depth research on Texas for school assignments
• In the Headlines - provides current news headlines via RSS feeds from Reuters News
• Pictures and Illustrations - More than 10,000 pictures including photographs, animal illustrations, reproductions of great works of art, and much more
• Primary Sources - documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images
• Timelines - hundreds of timelines, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures
• Today in History - showcases important persons or events associated with that date
• Videos, Animations & Sounds – video and sound clips that enhance learning
• World Book Kids - designed completely for primary school kids with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, exciting activities and teacher resources

With state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites, and more we know you will find the World Book Online Reference Center to be a valuable resource!

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