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 ext. 84430.
Biography (Gale 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!
Interactive books build a love of reading and learning by pairing classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic.
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!
Britannica Library for Children
Easy-to-search encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, atlases, timelines, and more! Includes pictures, videos, and links to good websites.
Extras include study guides, activities, interactive media, and exercises. Developed by teachers and other curriculum specialists.
Elementary (Gale In Context) - formerly Kids InfoBits
Perfect for elementary students' research needs, Gale in Context: Elementary 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.
High School Edition (Gale OneFile)
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.
Hoopla Digital Collection
Hoopla offers a broad selection of streaming and downloadable media in your browser or through the Hoopla app for your mobile device. Borrow up to 3 items per calendar month without needing to put anything on hold.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers more than 30,000 documentaries, classic and independent films. Borrow up to 3 titles each calendar month to watch on a mobile device or streaming TV service.
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.
Middle School (Gale In Context)
Research in Context covers the most-studied topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to middle school (grades 6-8) students.
Provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos available for users to download.
Science (Gale 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.
Ebook versions of the titles in the True Book series paired with videos and other interactive content.