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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Biography in Context
Find factual information about famous people (past and present) alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.
Learn how to speak a different language using a self-paced program. 164 languages to learn, 144 languages to learn them in. Years of learning activities within each language.