Sources of information for children doing homework.

Boxborough library patrons have access to a wealth of digital resources, including digital reference resources, ebooks and audiobooks.

Britannica Library

lets you search for information in the Britannica Encyclopedia collection any time you want.  Choose the right level for your research (Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults) and store your results in your own My Britannica account. Use the Britannica to learn more about a subject, complete your homework, or work on a special project.

Choose from the grade level here:

Research in Context
Designed for students in junior high and middle school (grades 6-8), with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

InfoTrac Student
Designed for high school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits
Meets research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features developmentally appropriate visually graphic interface, subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Complete Educator's Reference
A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational priniciples, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.


Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system that makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

Bedtime Math

Math enrichment site that provides a fun math fact daily with questions at different levels.

Ben's Guide to the US Government

A site designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

National Graphic Kids

A companion site to the magazine and includes videos, games, animal facts and more.

Starfall Learn to Read

A fun online phonics approach to learning to read.

Sparky the Fire Dog

A fun site for kids to learn about fire safety, play games, do activities, watch videos and more.