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Posted on: September 10, 2019

World Book Online


The Buda Public Library now offers World Book Online as a new, online, reference tool for patrons of all ages. The resource is available through our online catalog, located under the Electronic Resources tab. After you sign-in to the catalog with your library card number and password/phone number, you can click on the World Book Online link to access articles, reference tools, videos and activities for Early Learning, Kids, Student, Advanced or Activity Center.  

EARLY LEARNING (3 – 5 years old) 

World Book’s Early Learning offers several kinds of activities for preschoolers to enjoy and explore, including guided reading, videos, online games and coloring activities.  

Pre-schoolers can explore many different subjects can use the arrows to explore topics like dinosaurs, sea creatures, careers and the rainforest. If your early learner wants to do a specific activity, the top menu buttons allow you choose between Videos, Games, Stories or Activities.  

Young users can play different versions of Concentration or “True of False” trivia under the Games tab and the Stories link offers online books that your early learner can listen to and read along with. Stories provide a Lexile number for parents looking for a specific reading level.  

The Activities section has fun online coloring, paint by number games, printable puzzles and printable coloring sheets. 

WORLD BOOK KIDS (1ST – 4TH grade) 

World Book Kids offers a treasure trove of articles, videos, photographs and games for school-aged topics like geography, science, language arts.  Articles have read-aloud capability and offer text translation for ESL students. Each encyclopedia article includes suggestions for relevant media and information, such as more in-depth article entries, photographs, maps and videos that help making learning interactive and easy to navigate.  


For students conducting more in-depth research can reference World Book Student.  World Book Student offers updated encyclopedia information, relevant media and resource links and research assistance. 

Students new to the research process can get find tips on help learning how to place, conduct, compile and present information by checking out the “How to Do Research” section.  

For making citations, World Book Student provides a citation builder that lets you input all the citation information and helps generate citations, according to popular formatting styles.  World Book Student also links up to Google Classroom and has fun trivia quizzes for students wanting to test their know-how.  There is also a section for current news and headlines, a World Atlas and interactive maps and  

ADVANCED SEARCH (9TH Grade and above) 

World Book’s Advanced Search has many of the great features that are also included in the Student version: a citation builder, interactive maps and research guides. There is also information on current news events, a list of government websites, reference materials and access to newspapers from around the world. For researchers looking for up-to-date information can use the related encyclopedia and magazine suggestions in each topic search.  


A bonus feature of World Book is their Activity Corner that gives patrons’ access to activities, science experiments, craft ideas, recipes, printables, and learning exercises for all ages. The Activity Corner search tool allows you to search for activities by type of activity, age-range, the time it takes to complete a project and by the cost of materials, you can find activity suggestions no matter your expertise, free time or budget. Activities cover a wide range of subjects like quilting, recipes, wood craft, drawing, games, planting, writing and many more.  

There is Educator section that is perfect for educators wanting to find curriculum specific activities for each lesson, based on State Curriculum requirements for each age group and subject, for 3rd grade and up.  

Have questions? Want to learn more about how to get a Buda Library card? Visit the “Your Library Card” page on our website for more information. Feel free to stop by the circulation desk with your questions or you may call us during business hours at 512-295-5899. 

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