World Book Online—One Subscription for the Entire Family!

Fast Facts You Can Trust

When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. Using the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, these easy-to-navigate websites feature:

  • Seven complete databases for multiple research levels
  • A colorful, approachable look and feel with articles written at your student's level
  • A consistent cross-platform user experience across desktop, laptop, and tablets
  • Illustrations and pictures, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, eBooks, activities, educator tools, primary source documents, and more

NEW Features include:

  • Stunning photographs and detailed maps
  • A consolidated layout that makes it easier to find research tools, multimedia, and related information on a topic from one place
  • Enhanced readability, helping kids get more out of every search

A World Book Online subscription includes the following online databases:

World Book's Early World of Learning: Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. The site encompasses six interactive learning components: Read, Play, Watch, Print and Do, Know It, and Classics.

World Book Kids: Designed for students in elementary school and based on World Book's award-winning Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids is a children’s learning website that includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources for children. 

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: Integrated with World Book Kids and designed for elementary students, this learning resource features interactive components, such as a visual dictionary and World of Animals, as well as highly visual articles all written in Spanish.

World Book Discover: Designed for middle and high school students who benefit from differentiated instruction, Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive videos.

World Book Student: Designed for students in middle school, this online learning website includes articles from The World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected websites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

World Book Timelines: Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. World Book Timelines also allows users to create their own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

World Book Advanced: Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes an online encyclopedia, multimedia, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

Give your kids the best facts they can get. Give them a subscription to World Book Online!

"World Book Online is a go-to resource for accurate, reliable, easy-to-read information for your homeschooled students. With an affordable subscription price, this ad-free database is packed with information for young minds to explore. Five different learning sites have been created for multiple research levels and they contain thousands of images, illustrations, maps, videos, and other great educational resources to help your kids stay on task. You can access on the go with smartphones and tablet."

"...Rather than a one-size-fits-all product, World Book Web provides content that meets a wide variety of users within a wide variety of places during their educational years. Through unique presentation options, including World Book Discover, this encyclopedia balances quality information with daily life to provide much more than just a quick reference tool. As an online reference resource that has been a staple in most school libraries, World Book Web has blossomed into a much more interactive and vibrant component. This transformation makes World Book Web an A+ program.”

School Library Journal

“To address the foibles of students performing research only on Google, World Book has introduced How To Do Research, an online tool offering tutorials to better equip both students and educators with 21st-century information literacy skills. The student section offers a step-by-step tutorial that covers planning research; conducting research in print and online formats including the Internet and Web 2.0 sources such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, and RSS feeds; evaluating sources for such important criteria as currency, authority, and bias; compiling and organizing data including building citations; and presenting research. The educators¹ tutorials, which were developed in consultation with educators who have worked extensively on information literacy projects, cover how to teach research skills. The How To Do Research tools are available free through the World Book Student (formerly World Book Online Reference Center) and World Book Discover sections of the World Book Web suite of online reference products.”

Library Journal

Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:

So Glad I Didn't Pass This Up!

I was very interested in getting an actual set of encyclopedias, but the reality is that I know my children won't read them like I would hope. This was the *perfect* resource for what I need anyway. Clicking buttons isn't the same as holding that book, but it doesn't matter if you just spend that much $ on something to collect dust. My children love technology and this was a great investment. I really love that when you click on something it automatically offers to take you deeper in your study of a topic at the end of each article. My 8 year old has enjoyed it so far and I am excited for the year to progress.

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SMART BUY! I originally bought World Book Online to give my fifth grader, Brody, an extra hand with homework. Brody uses the World Book Kids site. He loves it and uses it to write all of his papers, play games, and find science experiments. My eldest child, Sara, saw Brody using it and decided to try it as well. Sara is in high school and is always looking for scholarly articles to cite in her research paper. Since World Book Online includes several different websites, each perfect for specific age groups, Sara finds it to be useful as well. Sara uses World Book Advanced. Both sites provide research help and aid in developing critical skills. I will definitely be renewing our FAMILY subscription and I recommend this product to every parent!