World Book Student Offers Research Skills to Middle and High School Students

For Immediate Release
August 8, 2017


Matt Roberts, Director of Communications 
Phone: (602) 542-2228
[email protected]

It's back to school for students and research papers are as expected as bad cafeteria food.  When those research papers inevitably get assigned, the State Library has the resources to help, starting with World Book’s Research Skills for Students. These online learning modules guide students through the research process, from planning the research to evaluating sources, all the way to the presentation.

“Resources like these make researching papers and projects so much easier than when I was in school,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Having the ability to effectively gather information is a great skill to learn, especially when people are young.  Combined with the other educational materials our State Research Library makes available, students have easy access to the tools they’ll need to be successful.”

Each module of Research Skills for Students identifies learning goals for students, includes video clips from librarians, and incorporates interactive activities to help students learn and retain knowledge along the way.  And because the lesson is conducted in World Book, the students have a wealth of resources at their fingertips to explore as they learn research skills, including the same information found in The World Book Encyclopedia.

Research Skills for Students is available in World Book Student and World Book Discover. World Book Student is designed for students in middle school, and World Book Discover is designed for students in high school.  World Book also offers products for early learners, elementary school students, and college students.  You can view the entire World Book database package on the State Library's website.