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Online homework help with Just for Kids databases!
Can’t find what you are looking for in a book? Try going outside of the library walls and online, to find answers to your homework questions.

A database is an electronic collection of articles, books, facts, and pictures from encyclopedias, dictionaries, newspapers, and reference books. Many of the databases below include extra features like translation and read-aloud text.

Use them in the library or at home with your library card and get started with your homework!  And remember, we’re here to help you find just what you need.  Come to our desk or call 781-862-6288 x170.

Biography in Context
Biographies including multi-media content, current historical information, and high interest topical features for each of over 500,000 individuals.  Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, and more!

Bookflix
Interactive books build a love of reading and learning by pairing classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic.

Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids
Easy-to-search encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, atlases, timelines, and more!  Includes pictures, videos, and links to good websites.

Britannica Online School Edition
Extras include study guides, activities, interactive media, and exercises.  Developed by teachers and other curriculum specialists.

Britannica Learning Zone
Fun, classroom-tested online tools for children in Pre-kindergarten through Grade 2.  Activities teach letters, words, numbers, time, sound, geography, and more.  Play!  Discover!  Create!

Freedomflix
Bring history to life by capturing defining moments in American history!  Books in the Cornerstones of America series are brought to life as eBooks with embedded popup features including maps, timelines, virtual tours, primary source video and audio clips and more.

Infotrac Junior Edition
Perfect for upper elementary and middle school students.  Find information in mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.

Infotract Student Edition
Perfect for middle and high school students.  Contains a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits
Perfect for elementary students' research needs, Kids Infobits features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface that allows students to search for all kinds of information in elementary reference sources, magazines, and newspapers.

Mango Languages
Learn a foreign language!  Mango teaches practical, relevant content focusing on four areas of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture.  56 language courses are available as well as 17 ESL courses.

Science in Context
Find topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals, and links to quality web sites for a variety of curriculum-related science topics.

ScienceFlix
With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix will transform the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

TrueFlix
Ebook versions of the titles in the True Book series paired with videos and other interactive content.