buy prozac online | buy aciphex online | buy propecia online | buy seroquel online | buy diovan online | buy singulaironline

World Book Online Reference Center


World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. It is loaded with information and features that will help students and other public library patrons perform their research. The site features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. World Book Online Reference Center integrates all primary and secondary source databases plus e-books in a single search.


Online Reference Center has thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents. The e-books include full-text English-language versions in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, as well as books in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Latin, Flemish, and Portuguese. Primary sources on World Book Online Reference Center include official documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images from the time period a user is researching.


World Book Online Reference Center has a number of features developed especially for public library patrons, such as Computer and Web Tutorials, How to… guidance, Government Resources, and Interactive Earth.


The My Research feature is designed to allow public library users to personalize their World Book Online Reference Center experience with private accounts. These accounts offer users the ability to save content from both primary and secondary sources to their own research folders for later use. Private accounts are user name and password protected.


For more fun learning resources, visit the children encyclopedia section.


Learn more about World Book Online Reference Center on the World Book Web Training Site.


Product Images

Sample Pages

Product Videos

Scope and Sequence

Explore All Titles

Key Features

  • Tailored to the needs of patrons of high school age and above
  • Computer and Web Tutorials provide help for novices
  • How To...documents offer information on skills for living, including applying for jobs, budgeting, transportation, and understanding health care issues
  • Research tools, including dictionary, Citation Builder, and local and country research guides
  • Interactive maps and atlas
  • Individual accounts within the site offer users the ability to create and save content to their own research folders for later use
  • Lexile measures (selected articles)

Research Base

Sample Pages

01-onlinereference.jpg, 02-onlinereference.jpg, 03-onlinereference.jpg, 04-onlinereference.jpg

Sample Lesson

Classroom Activities

Curriculum Correlations

Product Flyers

Readability Studies


Best General Reference Source for 2009

Library Journal, April 2010


Reference 2010: Crème de la New Releases: Reference Editor Mirela Roncevic's personal picks of the 22 best new print and online releases from a plethora of publishers.

Library Journal, December 2009


“I have to exceed my usual scale here, because this is a magnum opus. The sum of these three parts is a stunning success for serving public libraries, brilliantly conceived, implemented, and delivered. WBPLE earns a resounding 11. I love it! What more can be said? It's emphatically recommended for all public libraries.”

Library Journal, October 2009


“Consistency and attention to detail are apparent in World Book Online products. World Book Online remains an excellent resource that library users will appreciate.”

Booklist, October 2009


Can high school students use the World Book Web?



How does World Book's free training help schools?



How does World Book's free training help media specialists?



Does World Book get advice from teachers and librarians when developing products?



Why do school administrators choose the World Book Web?



What do media specialists think of the World Book Web?



How the World Book Web offers differentiated content to both gifted and challenged learners?



How do schools use the World Book Web's remote access?

Price: $2.00

Get the World Book Online Reference Center for only .

Trim Heigh:
Trim Width
Interest Level:Grades 7 and up
Have a question about this or another product?
Overall Rating:
(2 votes)
Share your voice, share your story. Give your feedback, submit a comment, tell others how this or other World Book products have affected you.