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The World Book at Your Fingertips

Did you know that KPL subscribes to over 70 databases?  Our databases provide access to information that goes well beyond the walls of the library; information about most anything is available, from engine repair to health issues and everything in between.  You can use the databases in house, but some can even be used at home if you have internet access and a library card.

One of my favorite databases is World Book Online.  You may be familiar with the print encyclopedia, but the electronic version offers a multimedia experience that print version can’t compete with: interactive maps, primary sources, videos, pathfinders, and even a timeline builder make this database worth checking out.  World Book Online has three different versions: Kids, Info Finder, and Reference Center.  The Kids version includes encyclopedia articles, science project how-to’s, maps, and educational games among many other child-friendly research tools.  World Book Info Finder is designed with middle-to-high school aged students in mind; included is a biography center, videos, world newspapers, and current events.  Reference Center is for the adult user with computer tutorials, a citation builder, government information, and many other research tools.  Take a look at it today; you might be surprised what you can find.


If you would like help navigating our databases, stop in at the reference desk or your neighborhood branch for assistance.

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http://www.kpl.gov/databases/alpha.aspx#worldbook

 

CaitlinH

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