MUZZY Club offers interactive learning games and vocabulary lessons for children interested in learning any of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Portuguese and Italian. It’s a fun way to learn a second language! Click here to access
This is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The Nevins Memorial Library has purchased this database for use by Methuen residents. To access this database from home click here. When prompted, input your 14-digit library card barcode (without spaces).
Additional Reference Databases –This link will bring you to the portal for many Gale Group databases provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Upper elementary- aged students may find these databases helpful for school projects: Biography in Context, Science in Context, U.S. History in Context, Info Trac K-12 Junior Edition,Kids InfoBits,Mango Language Learning, NoveList, and World History In Context. (Access)
TruFlix The entire True Book series, which covers subjects in social studies and science, is supported with a deep and diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images,and text.Great for school projects, homeschoolers and whiteboard use by teachers in the classroom.The Nevins Memorial Library has purchased this database for use by Methuen residents. When prompted, enter your 14-digit library card barcode (without spaces).(Access) To access this from home click here ( access)
Amazing Animals Database - This online database provides information on animals with color photos and games. The Nevins Memorial Library has purchased this database for use by Methuen residents. When prompted, input your 14-digit library card barcode (without spaces).click here.
America the Beautiful Database
Learn about the history, geography, economics, government, and culture of each state and the major territories. Look up state symbols, timelines, and find articles on famous people and places. Check out the games section and test your knowledge of state capitals and famous Americans. The Nevins Memorial Library has purchased this database for use by Methuen residents. When prompted, input your 14-digit library card barcode (without spaces). Click here to start.
It's My State! Second Edition ebooks- Click here to use these ebooks. This series of ebooks published by Marshall Cavendish, when complete, will feature the 50 states that comprise the United States of America. Each book provides a broad overview of the state's geography, history, states government, economy, famous people, information about state symbols, plants, animals, products, natural resources, a historical time line, and much more. Designed for students who are writing reports or just curious about their neighboring states.
Arbordale Publishing e-books - Enjoy a wide selection of science and math topics in these award winning picture books for 4 to 8 year olds. You can read a story by yourself or listen to it in English or Spanish. There are also activities and other websites that you can explore for more information about the topics presented in the books.
NoveList - Do you want some suggestions for a new book to read? Try using this fiction database provided by the Nevins Memorial Library. Click here to start.
Ask for Kids - The folks at Ask Jeeves have put together this site for children looking for homework help. You can click on one of the themed books for help in that subject area, or simply type a question into the search box.
Homework Help- The librarians at the Multnomah County Library have put together this Homework Help site where you can search by 38 different categories. They also provide a Live Homework Help section, where children can chat with an online tutor. This service is available daily from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.
The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation- Kathy Schrock has put together this online tutorial aimed at helping students evaluate web sites for accuracy. Topics covered include: Authority, Bias, Citations, Dates, Efficiency, Graphics, Jerry-built, Knowledge, Misinformation, Navigability, Pertinent, Scholastic Reviews, Uniqueness, Xtra Information, and Yahoo!
Info Trac K-12 Junior Edition - Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for junior high and middle school students covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. [Access]
InfoTrac Student Edition - Mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for grades 9 - 12 covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. [Access]
Kids InfoBits - Covering 75 full-text curriculum-related magazines and 7 reference books, InfoBits targets the research needs of K- 5 students. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface and a subject-based topic tree search. [Access]