In addition to all the articles there
are more than 9,500 pictures and maps, 115 videos and animations, 9,300
sounds, and more than 7,000 web sites. This site includes 60,000
cross-reference links and links to selections from more than 100
World Book Online is a resource center
with links to an atlas, an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an educators'
toolbox, and "Explore Kansas." The main
search screen allows the user to search several resources at one
time. Search for sound and pictures, as well as text. There
is also a Browse feature which allows the user to browse by title in all
databases, by title and subject in the encyclopedia articles and
research guides, and by title and by year in the "Back in Time"
Also available is the "Spanish-Language Encyclopedia"
which features an alphabetical listing of topics. The entry titles
can be viewed in either English or Spanish but articles are only
available in Spanish. "Surf the Ages" gives a unique
perspective to history. It provides simulated web sites as they
might have been if the World Wide Web had existed throughout history.
Real history with a Web twist.
Under the "Educators' Tools" tab are
links to correlations from World Book content to Kansas Curricular
Standards, lesson plans, and professional links. The professional
links page can be bookmarked for quick reference and World Book accepts
suggestions for "quality educational information sites" that are not
listed. This is a great resource for Education majors.
of World Book Online
"Behind the Headlines" - features summaries of
important current events
"Today in History" - provides information on
important events that happened on this day in history
"Explore Kansas" - interesting source for Kansas
related facts and biographies