World Book Online now available

Anytime Anywhere SM postIn an effort to assist teachers, students and parents with virtual learning, the Atlantic City Free Public Library has added World Book to its premium eResources. World Book will be available — all day, every day — to library card holders who have Internet access.

World Book’s digital databases are designed for every stage of a student’s educational journey and ideal for reinforcing knowledge and instruction with trustworthy activities, relevant content, assessments, and tutoring. The library will offer three of the World Book products: Kids, Student and Timelines.

Kids: Kids is an ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects and activities. Encourage self-direction with visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuest and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for early learners. (Recommended ages: 6-10).

Student: World Book’s beloved Encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources. A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. (Recommended ages: 8-16).

Timelines: A growing collection of 650+ unique Timelines, spanning the arts, science and technology, society and culture, sports, world history and geography, and more. Create, customize, collaborate and share your timelines, which is great for visual learners to put events into context and for classroom instruction to introduce a subject. (Recommended ages: 8 and older).

World Book databases are located on the library’s premium eResources page.