World Book Student

Features all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research.

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Good to Know


  • 40,000 encyclopedia articles and similar resources featuring clear, high-interest content.
  • My Research lets you compile information into your account.
  • Biography Centre boasts more than 10,000 biographies of both historical and contemporary figures.
  • Built-in Dictionary and interactive maps and Atlas.
  • How To Do Research feature
  • Educator resources to connect World Book into the Curriculum by location, grade and language.
  • Easily integrates with One Drive, Google Classrom and Goole Drive


Getting Started


To get started, you will need to have the following:


Using World Book


Once you have logged on, you can use the search bar using any keywords to find your topic.  The advanced search feature will let you expand or narrow your focus when searching.

From the home page, there are quick links to My Research, Maps and Atlases, Browse By Subject, Citation Builder and Timelines. 

The Behind the Headlines section connects today’s news to information from World Book. 


Need Help?


For more help, please visit World Book’s help pages.


Privacy and Terms of Use


World Book is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the London Public Library. For more information, please read World Book’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.