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Research & Online Resources   Tags: databases, homework help, online resources, research, research by topics  

The Thousand Oaks Library subscribes to a variety of highly specialized electronic databases.
All of these resources may be used in the library, and many can be accessed from home via the Internet.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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World Book Early World of Learning Available everywhere with a library card
A teaching tool for teachers or parents of preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. The Early World of Learning uses narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, interactive reference material for beginners, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.  tutorial

World Book Discover Available everywhere with a library card
Offers reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video. This resource is designed for middle to high school english learners.  tutorial

World Book Online Reference Center Available everywhere with a library card
All articles from the current 22-volume edition of the World Book Encyclopedia, including World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. tutorial

World Book InfoFinder Available everywhere with a library card
Designed to meet research needs of upper-elementary and middle school aged students. In addition to the complete World Book Encyclopedia, it also offers learning resources for educators, research tools and ideas for science projects.  tutorial

Available everywhere with a library card
Dictionary, quick facts, atlas, activities, encyclopedia articles for elementary school children.  search tips

Available everywhere with a library card
Provides in-depth analysis, full-text periodical articles, reference works, primary documents, historical maps, atlases, video and audio selections; covering over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present.


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