The Boca Raton Public Library subscribes to many reliable resources to help you with school assignments. All of these resources can be used while in the library, or accessed from home with an internet connection and your BRPL card. Find out how to get or renew a BRPL card.
Biography in Context
Biography in Context contains biographical information on important people throughout history and from all over the world. Formats include articles, videos, pictures, and audio clips.
Driving-Tests.org: Contains everything you need to prepare for the Florida Driver License Exam, and in multiple languages. Included are practice tests and driver’s manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL. Accessibility features are included for vision problems and dyslexia.
Grolier Onlineis a wide-ranging collection of encyclopedias and tools for K-12 learners, including: America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, New Book of Knowledge and New Book of Popular Science.
InfoTrac Student Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition (grades 9-12) provides information designed for high school students from magazines, newspapers, and reference books (most in full-text). Includes information on current events, the arts, science, health, government, history, and sports.
Kids InfoBits (grades K-5) is designed for the beginning researcher. This database contains pictures, maps, videos and information on animals, art, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology and more.
LearningExpress Library: A collection of practice tests, study guides, tutorials and more on a wide variety of topics, including: public speaking, writing and grammar, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, popular software, job searching, workplace skills, TOEIC, U.S. citizenship, civil service exams and licensing and certification preparation. Designed for students of all ages, in English and Spanish. First time users will need to create an account.
Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus helps young readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Includes book reviews and Lexile scores. Great resource for parents and teachers.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Find articles and insights on all topical social issues and current events - the facts as well as the arguments. Great for a debate class and pros & cons essay assignments.
OverDrive for Kids
Choose from a dedicated collection of OverDrive-powered content exclusively for kids, including popular titles from bestselling authors for juveniles. Download to your computer and/or mobile device from Kids eReading Room.
OverDrive for Teens
Choose from a dedicated collection of OverDrive-powered content exclusively for teens, including popular titles from bestselling authors for young adults. Download to your computer and/or mobile device from the Teen eReading Room.
Research in Context
Research in Context (grades 6-8) provides highly visual information designed for middle school students from magazines, newspapers, and reference books (most in full-text). Includes information on current events, the arts, science, health, government, history, and sports.
TumbleBooks Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books which will engage young children and help them discover the joys of reading. This collection also includes interactive games and puzzles in English, Spanish and French, along with other language-learning tools. Mobile apps available from iTunes and Google Play.