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. If you do not have a current BRPL card, find out how to get or renew one.
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 Online is a wide-ranging collection of encyclopedias and tools for learners of all ages, including:
Encyclopedia Americana (grades 9-12): Content is international in scope, and known for its detailed coverage of American and Canadian geography and history. Americana is also strong in biography and scientific and technical subjects. Features include: 40,000 in-depth encyclopedia articles, American Journal (20,000 current and historical events), dictionary and thesaurus.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (grades 6-12): A general reference database rich in multimedia content suited to users from the upper elementary grades through adults. Features include: 37,000 quick reference articles, interactive atlas, 11 detailed timelines, dictionary, thesaurus, Brain Jam (research starters, quizzes, Today in History).
Lands and Peoples (grades 6-12): An interactive site built around Grolier's six-volume encyclopedia of countries, cultures and geography. Features include: Global News Desk, Focus: North America (articles on every U.S. state and Canadian Province), Encyclopedia (articles on every continent and country worldwide), Interactive atlas and electronic almanac, Passport to Fun (games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.).
New Book of Knowledge (grades 1-8): Features include: easy-reference encyclopedia articles (Facts at a glance, photos, maps, Projects and Experiments), NBK News™ with NewScoops (current events, fast facts, wild wonders, history mystery, holiday crafts and games, etc.), dictionary and thesaurus.
New Book of Popular Science (grades 6-12): 400+ articles on science, technology and medical topics are highly interactive and continually updated. Features include: NewsBytes (Top News stories every week, archives, etc.), SciClopedia, SciFiles (Fact Finder, scientific and mathematical conversions and formulas, etc.), SkyWatch, SciZone (math brain, photo bizarre, mind benders, etc.), Ask Pop Sci (submit questions, explore others' Q & A).
(grades 1-12): A Spanish-language encyclopedia built from the ground up with a Latin American perspective. Features include: 15,000 articles, all in Spanish (maps, flags, photos, facts, article links, etc.), Spanish/English and English/Spanish dictionary.
(grados 1-12): Una enciclopedia en Español diseñada desde el inicio con una perspectiva latinoamericana. Herramientas útiles incluyen: 15.000 artículos, todos en Español (mapas, banderas, fotos, datos, enlaces de artículo, etc.) y un Diccionario Español/Inglés - Inglés/Español.
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 & Teens
Choose from a dedicated collection of OverDrive-powered content exclusively for kids and teens, including popular titles from bestselling authors for juveniles and young adults. Download to your computer and/or mobile device from OverDrive for Kids & Teens.
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.