World Book Online: Back to School
Published on 22nd August 2022
World Book Online is an engaging and trustworthy resource which offers an immersive learning experience to learners at every level. It provides access to over 30,000 articles, 6,000 web links, 400 interactive maps and much, much more. The articles are compiled by experts in their fields, ensuring reliable and accurate content. This online encyclopaedia uses age-appropriate vocabulary and sentence structures, as well as a variety of multimedia, to help learners at any age to gain a strong understanding of the topics they want to explore.
We offer our library members four points of access to this resource, as follows:
Early Learning is an engaging resource for pre-schoolers and children in early primary education, and was developed with the help of experts in early childhood education. It is designed to teach young learners essential skills for preschool and Kindergarten including letters, numbers, and early math concepts such as counting and classification. It’s bright, colourful, and full of fun tasks and activities. Very young readers are encouraged to explore stories, games, videos, and interactive colouring pages for educational entertainment using image-based navigation tools. There's lots of guidance for parents too with how-to videos and written tutorials.
Kids is an excellent reference resource developed especially for older primary school children. The home page is designed to help young learners find information quickly and to develop online skills. It’s easy to navigate, and features thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games, science projects and activities.
For more guidance and information, check out their how-to videos and written tutorials.
Student is a well-established and trustworthy digital resource catering to secondary school students. It includes all the articles from the print versions of the famous World Book encyclopaedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. It contains a variety of multimedia all designed to engage young people in an immersive learning experience.
For more about the features of this resource and how to get the best out of it, have a look at their how-to videos and written tutorials.
Timelines offers you the opportunity to dive into history with a unique and interactive view. It contains hundreds of timelines covering various periods throughout history and spanning the lives of historical public figures. Learners can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media. This resource features a variety of topics and subjects to span the curriculum and interests of all ages, including:
• Continents, countries, and regions
• Notable people
• Science and technology
• Sports and games
• Systems and institutions
• The Arts
• World history
For more information on Timelines, see their how-to videos and written tutorials.
To access these great resources, just login with your Dublin City library card number and select Dublin City Libraries.
In addition to World Book Online, we also have a number of other excellent digital resources to suit all age groups: from primary school to university; from early years to life-long learning. So if you’re looking for accurate and reliable resources to help with homework or with essays, projects and assignments, or if you simply want the opportunity to browse at your leisure through trustworthy sources on a wide range of topics, we have something for you.
Have a look on our website for a full list of our online resources.
Dublin City Libraries have blog posts for more information on the wide range of reference and research tools: including art and music, English dictionaries, reference dictionaries, language learning, and other encyclopaedia.
If you don’t have a library card, contact your local library and they will help you to join. More information on library membership.
If you have any queries or if you registered online and can’t access any of these resources, you can also contact us at [email protected].
Submitted by Reader/Bibliographic Services.