Using the internet for help with your homework is great, but remember: just because you read it online doesn’t mean it’s true. Here are some good websites to help you find the information you need.
Free online homework help:
Tutor.com provides live, one-on-one, tutoring using instant messaging. Children work with a tutor in an online classroom on a specific homework problem until it’s done. Tutoring is available to Belmont residents daily from 2pm to 10pm. The resource library, available 24/7, includes test prep materials and ways to help children with homework.
The library subscribes to many databases on a variety of subjects. Access them for free at the library, or at home with your Minuteman library card. They include:
Biography in Context for biographical information on the world’s most influental figures
Britannica for Kids encyclopedia
Britannica Learning Zone is for kids ages 4-7 to play, discover, and create through developmentally appropriate activities
InfoTrac Junior Edition: full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for middle schoolers
Kids InfoBits: full-text, curriculum-related magazine and reference content for kids in K-grade 5
Muzzy Online language learning
Search engines for images:
Although the above sites have been carefully selected by the children’s librarians, the Belmont Public Library is not responsible for the accuracy of information on the above links and cannot control what banner advertisements a site may elect to put on their webpage. Parents and caregivers are responsible for supervising their children online. Please read the Belmont Public Library Children’s Room Technology Policy.