Digital Databases

Early Learning

PreK to Grade 1 // 2 to 6 years old

The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for preschool students with tools and content that reinforce early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents.


Grade 1 to Grade 6 // 6 to 11 years old

An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Encourage self-direction with our visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuests, and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for elementary-aged students.


Grade 5 to Grade 9 // 10 to 14 years old

A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. World Book’s beloved encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources.


Grade 5 to Grade 9 // 10 to 14 years old

Discover offers foundational content on a variety of topics in a format that is perfect for differentiation. Our engaging reference resources are ideal for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.


Grade 9 to Grade 12+ // 14 to 18+ years old

In a world of digital news, Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The In the Headlines live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum.


Grade 3 to Grade 12+ // 8 to 18+ years old

Dive in to history with this unique, interactive view! Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generate timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.


Grade PreK to Grade 12+ // 2 to 18+ years old

eBooks contain something for all ages and all subjects. This digital library includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that span the curriculum and reading levels.  Some books include interactive games, quizzes, and activities to enrich learning.   A subscription includes automatic updates and revision to eBooks, as well as any new titles that are added to the site.

Dramatic Learning

Grade 3 to Grade 12+ // 8 to 18+ years old

Where creativity, imagination and learning meet! Access a robust collection of popular plays with everything needed to put on a production. Educators will love the lesson plans and extended learning pieces that help students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and internalize content.

Activity Corner

Grade PreK to Grade 12+ // 2 to 18+ years old

Thousands of cost-effective, hands-on activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more can be found on Activity Corner. Search by standard to supplement the curriculum, or explore the site for fun at home! Every activity contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved to your personal computer.


The World Book Difference

For more than 100 years, World Book has promoted learning for the entire family through a range of products in which complex topics are concisely explained and vividly illustrated. An explicit goal is to help increase both reading fluency and comprehension in young readers. Encyclopedic content is updated continually and accessible 24/7 on a variety of devices. Innovative and readable, World Book will remain a trusted and useful resource at home, in the library, and in the classroom for years to come.