World Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. The resources are available anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

A trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades, World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.


Getting Started

It's easy to access World Book Online—all you need is your library card. Simply choose a resource below and get started. (Instant access to World Book Online is available at the Library and in MCCSC and RBB classrooms.)
You can also create a personal account with World Book Online. With an account you can save your search results, create timelines and pathfinders, make notes in your eBooks, and more. Create your personal World Book Online account.
  • Early World of Learning  Educational games and stories supporting development of early literacy skills. Includes stories in English and Spanish.
  • World Book Kids  The premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
  • World Book Student  The premier reference source for elementary and middle school students. Includes 40,000 encyclopedia articles and similar resources featuring clear, high-interest content.
  • World Book Advanced  Advanced is a powerful multimedia reference tool, perfect for high school students, that integrates reference articles, eBooks, and primary source databases in a single search. It also includes access to up-to-the-minute news publications from all over the world.
  • World Book Discover  Discover offers compelling resources specifically developed for students reading below grade level due to language or learning difficulties. The rich collection includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, research tools, and interactive videos.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish-language reference tool. The site offers all the best elements of World Book Kids—thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
  • World Book eBooks  Access wonderfully illustrated, engaging titles that span all curriculum areas and reading levels. Read books with a kid-friendly layout in the browser window, or on a mobile device by downloading the free World Book eBook app. Includes classic novels for older readers, too.

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  • World Book Timelines  With World Book’s interactive Timelines, you have a dynamic way to discover events spanning the arts, literature, notable people, science and technology, society and culture, sports, and world history and geography. Access images and videos to create engaging presentations, or add your own images and event descriptions to build a personal timeline.

Need Help?

  • World Book has online training and support available for all of their products.
  • Contact the Library via chat or email, or call 812-349-3050.
  • For in-person assistance, stop by any information desk at the Library.
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