World Book Advanced Encyclopedia Guide

When accessing World Book Advanced from OFF-CAMPUS you will need to enter the Olathe East student password, located in the PASSWORD link below. If you have forgotten the password to open the link, stop by the library or email Ms. McNerney, Click here for a video tutorial of the passwords page.


Select the correct World Book version– Advanced

When you open the link for World Book you will first need to select World Book Advanced from all your World Book options.

On the search homepage enter your search term, then use the brief article summaries on the search results page to select your article (screenshot).

Search Within Article: Quickly Find Specific Terms

Open the article. Press keyboard keys “Control F” on a PC, or “Command F” on a Mac to open a new search window (see screenshot below) and enter your search term. If your term appears in the article it will highlight those locations and allow you to easily jump to those locations (see screenshot below)

When you find a useful article it is a good idea to also click the “Related” tab at the top of the page. Often the encyclopedia will suggest articles you may not have thought to search for directly (like “beekeeping” when you are researching “bees). These articles can often help you expand your research and add details to your information.

Save articles via Email

When you find a useful article EMAIL IT to yourself so you will have an electronic copy!

The tools and settings icon also gives you option to have the article read aloud (Text-to-speech), translated, or to adjust the text size.

Required MLA Citation informatting/formatting

Author’s last name, first name. “Article title.” Book Title, book publisher, day month year article was published. Full web url. Access day month year.

Sample MLA Citation

McGinnis, Terri. “Dog.” World Book Advanced, World Book, 2020, Accessed 12 May 2020.

Creating an MLA Citation

World Book Advanced makes this a very easy process. Simply scroll to the very bottom of the article and a list of citations you can copy and paste into your Works Cited will be provided (see screenshot below).

Author(s)= listed at the very bottom of the article– may be called “contributor(s)”

“Article Title” = In the grey area at the top of the page, typically just under the search bar- example

Article title example: (example “White Blood Cell”)

Have more questions or need more help? Visit Ms. McNerney in the library!

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Olathe East High School Librarian

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