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GALE eBooks

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Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

World Book Advanced

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World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and up that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.

World Book Discover

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World Book Discover offers engaging reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

World Book Kids

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World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young students. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

World Book Online

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Includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, images, audio, and video, plus access to current periodicals.

World Book Spanish Encyclopedia - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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The redesigned Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.

World Book Student

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Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. World Book Student is also optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.

World Book Timelines

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World Book Timelines is optimized for tablets and offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures.

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