Research and Learn
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has the tools you need for any research or informational need. The Library provides free access to newspaper and magazine articles, homework help, genealogy, job and career help, financial resources, and more. These resources help you find quality materials that you can trust.
Please note, some resources require your library card or ONE Access ID number and PIN to access resources outside the Library.
World Book E-Books
World Book eBooks is a collection of illustrated, engaging titles that supports a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.Card RequiredE-Books
World Book Encyclopedia
Dynamic and interactive online encyclopedia for young students to adults. Includes Spanish version, as well as access to e-books for homework help and research projects, grades K-12.
What do you have access to?
World Book Kids: Search or Browse for articles on anything from sharks to art & architecture to Greek mythology and more. Pictures, videos, maps, illustrations, and sounds can be found on the left side of most articles. WB Kids also includes access to science projects, dictionaries, games, and maps.
World Book Student is for elementary and middle school students. Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedias. Research tools include My Research to save your searching results, Citation Builder to cite your research, Maps and Atlas, and a Browse by Subject tool. News and current events are broken down in Current Events: Behind the Headlines. Check out the Biography Center for thousands of biographies on your favorite scientist, celebrity, and more. Featured Media highlights interesting videos that have been recently added to World Book Student.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the beginner's Spanish language reference tool. Search by keyword or browse for articles. Every article provides a bilingual feature which allows you to switch between Spanish and English content. Periodicos del Mundo Hispanico features web links to newspapers from Spanish-speaking countries around the world. The Diccionario Visual (or Visual Dictionary) helps you clarify word meanings and grasp complex visual topics in Spanish and English. Mundo de Animales (World of Animals) lets you compare animals side by side and view an extensive collection of animal facts, videos, images, and web links.
World Book e-books include highly illustrated, engaging titles that span all curriculum areas and reading levels. Read online or download titles to the e-books app.
World Book Timelines provides access to hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history or span the life of historical public figures. Tap on the featured timeline or browse the collection of World Book pre-built timelines. You can also create your own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.
World Book Early Learning is a resource for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades. Early Learning helps with reading comprehension by reading aloud buttons, instructions, subtitles, and titles when they are “moused over” or touched. Also included are games, stories, and activities.
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