World Book Online
|World Book Online includes 23 subscription databases, every article in the print set as well as several thousand additional articles and the contents of every yearbook since 1922. The online version contains links to current web sites, magazine articles, primary source documents, a news section, and video and audio samples.|
Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.
Worldcrunch translates articles from journalists with top news organizations and worldwide media sources in an effort to compensate for the decline in English-language foreign coverage.
Debate with authority, be informed, win that argument once and for all.
Because the world is getting smaller
Worldcrunch offers English-translated news from leading global media outlets, and brings a global perspective on world affairs from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East.
Keep your global perspective current
It's Oktoberfest! Celebrate in German.
Mango Languages is offering an Oktoberfest German Course.
Originating in Munich, Bavaria in 1810, this German party has been going strong for a cool 181 years – and we think that’s worth celebrating. So this year, amp up your revelry with our free Oktoberfest German course.
Each year on Earth Day, millions of people throughout the world gather to clean up litter, protest threats to the environment, and to celebrate progress in reducing pollution.¹
How are you celebrating Earth Day?
¹"Earth Day." World Book Online Reference Center. World Book, 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. According to World Book Online Info Finder, the chief purpose of daylight saving time is to save energy by reducing evening use of lighting.¹
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as favoring daylight saving time in summer. 'It struck him as silly and wasteful that people should 'live much by candle-light and sleep by sunshine.'"²
What do you think about daylight savings? Does it still make sense today?
¹Petrie, J. (2014). Daylight saving time. In Public Libraries. Retrieved from World Book Online Info Finder 3-2014
² Waldstreicher, D. (2014). Franklin, Benjamin. In Public Libraries. Retrieved from World Book Online Info Finder 3-2014
This year's Women's History Month theme recognizes women's tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries.
Explore the history of generations of women whose commitment to nature and humanity have proved invaluable to society.
Gale PowerSearch on our eLibrary page is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library and World Book.
Our photo is of athlete Wilma Rudolph (LOC).