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.
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