For Kids

Britannica Fundamentals
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An interactive learning environment for ages 4 to 7 that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities. Includes atlas, art activities, games and learning materials, audio and video, vocabulary builders, and more.

Britannica Library
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Britannica Library contains comprehensive content for everyone from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information. Access thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. Content is updated daily with at least 1,200 new and revised articles and media per month. 

Britannica Library: Children
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Choose from a variety of content types, including articles, images, videos, dictionary, magazines, the web’s best sites, primary sources,  Ebooks, and more. Geared for elementary school age children.

Elementary: Gale in Context
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Search magazines & reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. This database is designed for students in kindergarten through grade five.

Hoopla
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Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Kanopy
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Video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.  Funded by Thayer Public Library.

Middle School: Gale in Context
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Research In Context is a cross-disciplinary search  designed for students in grades 6 to 8.  It spans literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history to support middle school assignments and coursework.

Novelist K-8 Plus
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NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Funded by The Old Colony Library Network.

OverDrive
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OverDrive provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes Kindle Books and thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, and there are no late fees.

RBdigital Magazines
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Choose from over 3,000 free downloadable magazines. Get digital access to popular magazines with your OCLN Library Card and enjoy unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. View them on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.  Funded by the Old Colony Library Network.

Research Companion
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ProQuest Research Companion is a new, intuitive, self-guided tool written by writing instructors and librarians, designed to enhance information literacy, writing, and research skills in libraries and online learning environments.