World Book

World Book is a comprehensive reference tool tailored to the needs of college and university level students. World Book offers encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases fully integrated in a single search and a wealth of research and writing tools.

The CCLC offers the following products:
Advanced Differentiated (formerly called Academic) includes Student, Advanced, Spanish Hallazgos and Discover modules of the online World Book Encyclopedia. Discover is WB's differentiated learning site that provides text-to-speech capabilities and article translations into 30 languages for Discover, Student and Advanced.
Hispanica World Book has partnered with one of the worlds largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica online, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

Technical Contact
800-967-5325 (M-F) 6 AM-3PM

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Additional Info

Customer Training Guide
Section 508 Compliance
Usage Statistics†
Vendor Web Site

Sales Contact

Jennifer Clayton

Educational Sales Consultant

World Book, Inc.


† The offers and trials information are password protected. Actual prices are confidential between the vendor and the consortium.

For access contact James Wiser, Library Consortium Director, 916.800.2175.