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World Book Advanced Encyclopedia

The World Book Advanced Encyclopedia provides HTML full-text reference articles, ebooks, literary criticism, U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. presidential papers, special reports, research guides, timelines, maps, images, and multimedia in all academic disciplines.

Content includes

  • A vast collection of primary source documents and full-text e-books
  • More than 25,000 encyclopedia articles
  • More than 10,000 sounds and pronunciations
  • Thousands of images
  • Correlated to state or provincial content standards
  • Thousands of editor-selected Web sites
  • Thousands of periodical articles
  • Atlas and Dictionary databases


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September 13, 2010


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