“World Book Student’s depth, relevancy and ease of use make it an outstanding resource for elementary research….The outstanding articles, interactive features, and quality graphic and audio components are precisely what elementary and middle school students need to help them focus their research and find engaging, relevant information. World Book has taken the time to make sure the articles are written at a level appropriate for the intended audience, thus students can easily comprehend the information and need not struggle to read articles written for older students or adults….Highly recommended.”
Catholic Library World
“A newly added feature are Lexile measures on selected articles, which will help librarians and teachers ensure that students are reading articles based on their reading level. Simple language, basic facts, and appropriate photographs and images make World Book Student a fine source to introduce students to the organization, presentation, and usefulness of an online encyclopedia.”
"Encyclopedias are often a starting point for a student's research, and the online encyclopedia World Book Student provides an entry-level reference source, whether searching for facts or browsing for fun. World Book Student is aimed toward an audience of upper-elementary through middle school students. World Book Student offers age-appropriate information on basic subjects of interest, including animals, insects, biographies of U.S. presidents and Canadian prime ministers, inventors, artists, and other famous people, and geographical and factual information on the states and countries around the world. Its entries are written at a level appropriate for this grade level and in a way that will capture their interest. All of the content correlates to state and provincial standards so it is ideal for classroom use and for school research projects. Special features include a timeline builder, individual research accounts, and a "How to Do Research" features that will help students develop information literacy skills. A Biography Center is provided that includes information on historical and pop culture figures of interest to this age group. Users can select biographies based on time period, gender, field of interest, or nationality. A very useful feature are Lexile measures on selected articles, which will help librarians and teachers ensure that students are reading articles based on their reading level. Simple language, basic facts, and appropriate photographs and images make World Book Student a fine source to introduce students to the organization, presentation, and usefulness of an online encyclopedia."
American Reference Books Annual
“World Book Student named one of the "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers: 2009." Gr. 6–8. The new version of World Book Online Reference Center includes all of the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus additional features designed to help students learn to do research.”
“World Book Student is easy to use and well designed for the target age group.” A good choice for school and public libraries.”
“World Book Student is the new name for the redesigned and upgraded version of the World Book Online Reference Center. The site offers all of the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, a dictionary, an atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, links to thousands of editor-selected websites, interactive features, and new and enhanced research capabilities. The online teacher resources include correlations to curriculum standards and assistance for lesson planning and designing research projects for students. Report Card Overall Rating: * * * * * Installation A; Content/Features A; Ease of Use A; Product Support A."
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