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.
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:
Britannica Fundamentals is for kids ages 4-7 to play, discover, and create through developmentally appropriate activities
Britannica Library for Kids contains Compton’s Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children.
Britannica School Edition, a reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts
Gale in Context: Biography is for biographical information on the world’s most influential figures
Gale in Context: Middle School: full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books for middle schoolers
Gale in Context: Elementary: full-text, curriculum-related magazine and reference content for kids in K-grade 5
U.S. Government: Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
Current Events: TIME for Kids
Animals and Nature: National Geographic Kids
Search engines for images:
Looking for pictures, not articles? Try these specialty search engines:
Britannica Library for Kids: Click Images & Videos to browse
Britannica School Edition: Click your school level (Elementary or Middle) and then click Images & Videos to browse
Google Image Search
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.