Children's librarians are happy to help you find the resources you need to get your school work done. The library catalog can lead you to lots of books, articles, and databases which may be helpful. (Tip: don't go straight to Google or Wikipedia! Books will often lead you to more accurate and reliable information more quickly than random websites.) If you need help searching the catalog, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian to show you how. We can quickly teach you the few skills needed to find what you're looking for. After that you'll be able to do it yourself and find any book in the library.
The library also offers databases just for kids that are great for homework help! A database is a collection of information that's organized so that you can easily find what you want. You can look up anything: dinosaurs, ballet, baseball, Abraham Lincoln, the Dominican Republic, Jupiter, cooking...you name a subject and a database can help you find out about it!
- Britannica Public Library Edition for Kids
- Britannica Online School Edition
- Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)
- Kids InfoBits
- World Book Early World of Learning
Did you know that as a resident of Somerville, you are eligible for Free Tutoring with a college student? Tufts University's Leonard Carmichael Society offers this service to kids in grades K-12 from the Somerville and Medford communities who need assistance in any subject area. You can fill out an online application to be matched with a tutor here.
Finally, here are a few websites that offer free homework help - there are many more, but these are some of our favorites: