World Book Advanced

In a world of digital news, World Book Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The “In the Headlines” live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum.

Key Features

With World Book Advanced, you have access to an integrated search of articles, media, primary sources, eBooks, dictionary, back in time articles, and special reports.

  • Tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and up and optimized for tablets, World Book Advanced includes a streamlined design, access to historical documents, and important news updates.

  • World Book Advanced’s powerful search engine provides optimized search results. Search refinements and relevancy weighting direct users to their content with maximum efficiency.

  • Research tools, including world resources, citation builder, dictionary, and resource guides, help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

  • Individual My World Book accounts within the site offer users the ability to create and save their own content, including research results from World Book as well as external sources and citations.


Alongside thousands of articles, media, special reports, and more, Advanced has many features designed to enhance the research process and enhance global awareness and critical thinking:

  • Advanced research tools include a dictionary, atlas, and more.
  • Teaching with Primary Source Documents includes advanced lesson plans.
  • Pathfinders of pre-generated content sets aid in research and subject matter understanding.
  • My Research offers individualized accounts, allowing users to compile content that can be accessed from home or school.
  • Thousands of fiction and nonfiction online books.
  • World Newspapers includes more than 400 periodicals from around the globe.
  • Citation Builder creates flawless citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and national standards.
  • Age-appropriate webquests provide exploratory print-and-go activities.


World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, Back in Time articles, special reports and more.


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