Children’s Databases – Newark Public Library

Children’s Databases

Information for Kids

Explore the World




English Literature



Homework Help

Social Studies and History


Reading for Fun



Get online homework help with Brainfuse! On-demand homework help is available every day 2-11pm (except holidays). Online tutors, who speak English and Spanish, guide students through questions so they learn the skills needed to complete assignments on their own.

Brainfuse also offers other services for students and families every day:

  • A library of Common Core-aligned skills lessons (Skillsurfer)
  • Practice tests on a variety of subjects, including the SAT and ACT tests
  • Writing help and analysis
  • Flashcards to help students study common subjects
  • Resources to guide students in selecting a college

And more! Explore the resource from the library or on your home computer.

Click here to access BrainFuse

  • MAS Ultra Full-text articles from magazines, pamphlets, and reference books.  
  • Masterfile Full-text articles from magazines plus biographies.  
  • Middle Search Plus For middle school students, contains full-text articles, biographies, primary source documents, and images, including maps and flags.
  • New York Times Historical (1851-2011)  Contains articles from the New York Times newspaper. Helpful for locating obituaries and biographical information on well-known people.  
  • Newspaper Source Plus Contains articles from national, international and regional newspapers.  
  • Primary Search A good source for elementary school students, provides articles from nearly 70 popular magazines.
  • Novelist K-8
    This database helps find good books for readers up to grade 8.
  • What Do I Read Next?
    Use this database to search by title, author, story line, character, or award winners to find new books to read
  • Research In Context
    Provides articles from reference books on science.
  • Science Online
    Lots of articles about different topics in science.
  • Science Reference Center
    Find information about biology, chemistry, geology, space, ecology, health, medicine, science history, physics, scientists, technology, and animals.
  • Referencia Latina
    Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo entradas de enciclopedia, imágenes, informes sobre salud; un diccionario, y más de 100 libros de referencia.