Find an Island of Learning on the Internet–with World Book

The ocean is vast, dark, and at times, chaotic.  In ancient times, mariners took to the sea out of necessity- the oceans teemed with fish to eat, and new lands to explore. Frequently, the mariners would sail out, and return with a bounty of fish in their nets, or goods to trade from foreign lands. Just as often however, they would not return- their ships would be overturned by storms, or dashed against uncharted rock formations.

In the 21st century, the Internet is the new ocean. Within the vast seas of data, there is treasure to be found, but the web is vast, dark, and yes, chaotic.  Frequently, when researching a project, you will throw out your nets (using a search engine for example) only to come back with nothing, or worse, with false, or inaccurate information. How do you know the article you find in an Internet search is accurate? How do you know that it is informative? How do you know that the content of the article is age-appropriate?

Answer- most of the time, you don’t.

However, just like the mariners of old, the Internet has islands upon which you and your children can take refuge. World Book Online Encyclopedia (available at is one such island. When you log on to World Book Online Encyclopedia, you will find a bright, welcoming web site that has articles written by professionals- editors, college professors, and other professionals who are experts in their fields. The articles are written in language that young children can understand, and feature bright, colorful pictures to help engage young minds- just like the print encyclopedias your parents had on their shelves when you were growing up.

In addition to the top-notch encyclopedia content you remember, World Book Online also features 21st century technology that aims to optimize your family’s learning experience. Remember when you were in school, and it came time to do citations for a research paper? With World Book Online’s Citation Builder, doing citations for research projects has never been easier.  With World Book’s Behind the Headlines feature, your family won’t just read the news-you will learn to understand it, and with World Book’s Timeline builder, your kids can build visually-rich, fun timelines for school projects.

If you are going to go on a voyage across the information ocean called the internet, it is important to have the tools you need to navigate the seas, and it is important to find islands that will give you a safe port in case of a storm. World Book Online is the island you need, and upon that island, you will find all of the tools you need to make your family’s learning journey a safe one.


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