Award-Winning World Book Reference Center Becomes World Book Student

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New Name, New Features, Continued Commitment to Accuracy, Currency, and Reliability

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World Book Student is at the core of World Book Web, our digital suite of integrated reference products. These new features and enhancements ensure that it remains the preeminent online reference tool among schools and libraries and ensures students and learners of all ages have access to accurate, current, and reliable online reference materials

World Book, Inc. today announced the introduction of World Book Student. A comprehensive upgrade to the award-winning World Book Reference Center, World Book Student adds dozens of new research tools, interactive features, and multimedia.

World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

New research features include a timeline builder and the ability for students to establish their own research accounts. A new biography center provides easy access to thousands of biographies of important people and allows students to select biographies by time period, field of interest and other criteria. The new World Book Student also adds hundreds of new videos and thousands of new and updated pictures and illustrations to reinforce learning and support student research projects.

"World Book Student is at the core of World Book Web, our digital suite of integrated reference products. These new features and enhancements ensure that it remains the preeminent online reference tool among schools and libraries and ensures students and learners of all ages have access to accurate, current, and reliable online reference materials," said Patti Ginnis, chief marketing officer for World Book.

Subscribing to World Book Student
World Book Student is a part of the World Book Web collection of online reference products. Current subscribers to World Book Online Reference automatically have access to the upgraded World Book Student. For new subscribers, World Book Student is available now from World Book's school and library sales force at 800-975-3250 (U.S.) or 800-837-5365 (Canada) or from World Book's dedicated school and library ordering site (http://www.worldbookonline.com/sales).

About World Book
World Book, Inc. sets the standard in publishing accurate, current, and reliable reference and learning materials for children and adults. Based in Chicago, World Book is committed to creating educational products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence in print and online. This commitment has resulted in a wide range of products including the number-one selling The World Book Encyclopedia and the World Book Web, which is the most comprehensive and authoritative online solution to meet the diverse learning needs of students and includes World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discover and World Book Kids as well as French- and Spanish-language references. World Book (http://www.worldbook.com) is a Scott Fetzer company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

EDITORS NOTE: Members of the media interested in accessing World Book Student for review should contact Mary Jung at 773-429-0940.

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Jennifer Parello, 312-819-6558
Mary Jung, 773-429-0940

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