Explore the World with World Book: World Book Advanced

We are continuing to explore the World Book databases that are available through the St. Tammany Parish Library. Now, we will explore the database, World Book Advanced. According to World Book, "World Book Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check facts." World Book Advanced has features like the In the Headlines news feed which has current top trending news from the Washington Post News. The featured article of the day is on the homepage and is changed daily by World Book Advanced. Articles have the read-aloud feature in which voice narration can be changed from female to male and a faster or slower narration speeds. World Book Advanced has basic and advanced search features. In the advanced search, you can narrow your search by encyclopedia articles, back in time articles, and resource guides. Also, you can search by the Lexile measure. 

Research and Resources within the database have the following features:

  • Atlas
  • Behind the Headlines
  • Citation Builder
  • Compare Places
  • Dictionary
  • Educator Tools
  • Government Websites
  • Interactive Maps
  • My Research
  • Pathfinders
  • Resource Guides
  • Timelines
  • Today in History
  • World Newspapers
  • World Resources

The training and support feature provides assistance through how-to articles, free training guides, video tutorials, shortcuts, and technical support. Founded in 1915, World Book is a trusted source. World Book's first encyclopedias were published in 1917 and have been used by educators, parents, and students for their educational needs ever since. World Book provides print and online resources for educators and parents. World Book's mission on learning can be found by clicking here, opens a new window.

This online resource is available for free from the St. Tammany Parish Library website, opens a new window when you are inside the library and with your St. Tammany Parish library card when you are at home or at a remote location. Explore and enjoy the world of World Book Advanced today!