eLibrary is the Nevins Library’s digital collection for children, and is open 24/7.
Start your information quest by clicking on a topic, arranged in two categories: Databases and Websites. Have fun exploring this information!
To use a database, you will need to enter your 14 digit library card number (no spaces). Call 978-686-4080 ext. 26 if you need assistance. To use the list of websites on the topic, click on the link. If you have a library card from other Massachusetts public libraries, you will be able to access some of these resources, but not all.
A comprehensive reference resource with components for students of all ages. A dictionary, a thesaurus, multimedia, and primary source materials.
- Encyclopedia Britannica (Public Library Edition)
- Encyclopedia Britannica (School Edition)
- Spanish Reference Center
- Learning Zone for Preschoolers
Interactive learning for ages 4 to 7 that is fun and developmentally appropriate.
- Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits geared toward K- 5 students, provides full-text articles from magazines and reference books.
- Research in Context
Full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for junior high and middle school students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
- Scholastic GO!
Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more across various subject areas.
- Annals of American History
A year-by-year view of American thought and action using speeches, documents, memoirs, poems, and interviews.
- Massachusetts History Online
People, places, and historical events that directly relate to Massachusetts both past and present.
- World History in Context
Explore more than 4,900 years into the past. You will find hundreds of articles about people, events and topics in World History.
- U.S. History in Context
This contains information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
- America the Beautiful
Learn about the history, geography, economics, government, and culture of each state and the major territories. Look up state symbols, timelines, and find articles on famous people and places. Check out the games section and test your knowledge of state capitals and famous Americans.
- Biography in Context
Find factual information about famous people (past and present) alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
- Mango Languages
Learn how to speak a different language using a self-paced program. Choose from more than 72 different languages.
MUZZY Club offers interactive learning games and vocabulary lessons for children interested in learning any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Portuguese and Italian.
- Opposing Viewpoints
Every topic has at least two ways of thinking about it. This database offers a wide variety of resources that present viewpoints from both sides. Geared for middle school students to adults.
The entire True Book series covers subjects in social studies and uses videos, audio, images and text.
- Amazing Animals
This online database provides information on animals with color photos and games.
- Science in Context
Science related information from magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and website links.