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World Book Encyclopedia Available Through Tennessee Electronic Library
(Published: July 13, 2011)

World Book offers the most well-known encyclopedias ever published. Now everyone in Tennessee has a virtual set, thanks to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

Through the TEL web site, Tennesseans can access all the reference products available from World Book, including a Spanish language edition.

The online product is an expanded version of World Book’s print encyclopedias. Without the space constraints of the printed page, World Book has added more pictures, sound clips and more up-to-date information online.

Developed with education experts, World Book includes narrated stories, interactive educational games and printable activities perfect for rainy days. There are also games and activities for beginning readers in the “Early World of Learning” section.

World Book is an excellent resource for students of all ages,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “Because TEL is available to all of our state’s residents for free, I hope many students will use this resource to help make their homework projects easier when school starts this fall.”

“Just because something is on the Internet, that doesn’t mean it’s true,” said TEL Coordinator Wendy Cornelisen. “However, when people use World Book, they know they are getting information from a trusted source that is now available anytime, anywhere in Tennessee.”

Go to www.tntel.info and click on the World Book button to get started.


TEL is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, which is part of the Office of the Secretary of State.

For more information about the resources available through TEL, contact the State Library and Archives at tel.tsla@tn.gov.