There was a time when the World Book was just one plain brown set of encyclopaedias sitting on a shelf. Nowadays it has transformed into a startling array of gorgeous looking eResources. These eResources are updated daily, available 24/7, and are full of multimedia options including video, interactive maps, activities and country comparisons. You can print, email and save results and even have articles read aloud to you. In short, World Book eResources are very clever and very useful, but they have a problem – there are almost too many of them! I do get asked about the many World Book platforms that we have so here is a brief rundown:
- Academic World Book: university level information;
- World Book Activity Corner: (formerly Craft Corner) the place to go if it is raining and you have no money, but you do have kids. Learn how to make an ashtray or a sound proof scream box;
- World Book Discover: for those who are learning English as a second language, or for those adults who struggle with literacy;
- World Book Early World of Learning: let a scarecrow called Trek take you around the world and introduce you to colours, letters, numbers, shapes and reading. Aimed at pre-schoolers and early primary;
- World Book enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos: World Book in Spanish.;
- World Book InfoFinder: aimed at teens. Includes science projects, biographies and research guidance;
- World Book Inventions and Discoveries: aimed at tweens and teens to supplement World Book Kids and InfoFinder;
- World Book Kids: aimed at primary aged children up into their tweens. A gorgeous interface with games, science projects and age appropriate articles and images;
- World Book Reference Centre: for adults not necessarily in the academic arena. Includes help on life skills such as buying a car, budgeting and searching for a job;
- World Book Web (all : if all else fails then go here and it can take you to all of the above!
Confused? Just remember that World Book has developed eResources with certain ages in mind. So if you are helping your children do their homework or wanting to update your CV then World Book does have something for you.