World Book Online Reference Center, available 24/7 at your library

It’s back to school time and the Ventura County Library is kicking off the new school year by highlighting World Book Online Reference Center, available 24/7 on the library website

World Book Online Reference Center includes all of the articles from World Book Encyclopedia, plus:
• Pictures, maps, simulated historic websites, videos and animations, audio clips, and links to useful editor-approved websites.
• Links to thousands of related magazine articles.
• An interactive dictionary.
• Access to World Book Kids for younger students.
• A Spanish-language encyclopedia.
• An interactive dictionary and atlas.
• Educators’ tools that provide a range of resources for teachers, including state curricula, links to lesson plans, and professional education links.

Visit the library’s website at and click on “Databases-Research” or “Homework-Research” (they both lead to the same page). There you will find the library’s electronic resources collection arranged by subject and listed alphabetically. The link for World Book Online is listed under Encyclopedias. With a Ventura County Library card, log on and enjoy free, unlimited access to World Book Online. This valuable service is available 24/7 from any internet-enabled computer—in your library and even from your home!

To find out more about how you can access World Book Online, call or visit your local Ventura County Library.