The library will be closed Sunday, May 28th and Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

Homework Help

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 Tutor.com homework help service is no longer available. Our hard-working students have already used all of the online tutoring sessions the Library purchased to last the duration of the 2016-2017 year. We regret that we need to discontinue the service because of the high cost.  We hope you have enjoyed Tutor.com for the past six years and found it helpful in your studies.

Library databases:

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 influential 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

Specific subjects:

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.
Picsearch
– for a family-friendly, user friendly search
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.