eLibrary: Online Resources

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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.

Encyclopedia Britannica
A comprehensive reference resource with components for students of all ages. A dictionary, a thesaurus, multimedia, and primary source materials.

 

  • 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.

Websites

  • Fact Monster
    Find information about a wide variety of subjects for homework. Site includes a dictionary, thesaurus, almanac and games.
  • DK Find Out!
    This online encyclopedia is for kids ages 7 to 11. Lots of great content, pictures, sound clips and videos.
  • International Children’s Digital Library
    This focus of this collection of digital books for children is to offer a library of outstanding literature from all over the world. There are books available in almost 20 languages.

Databases

  • TrueFlix
    The entire True Book series covers subjects in social studies and uses videos, audio, images and text.
  • 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.

Websites

Databases

  • 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.

Websites

  • First Ladies
    Short biographies of our nation’s First Ladies.
  • Gallery of Achievers
    This focuses is on individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
  • Woman@NASA
    Read short biographies about women who work at NASA. Selected profiles are available in Spanish.

Databases

  • TrueFlix
    The entire True Book series covers subjects in social studies and uses videos, audio, images and text.
  • Science in Context
    Science related information from magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and website links.

Websites