About Q-files

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Q-files is specially designed for children
Aimed at children aged between 7 and 13 years, the site contains around 1800 pages, arranged into nine major subject headings: Science, Technology, Life, Earth, Prehistory, Space, History, Geography and Culture.

Each page includes text, captions, bite-size facts (“Q-facts”), illustrations and/or photos. Many pages also contain diagrams, animations and videos. Numerous links take you directly to other pages.

You can navigate your way around the site by entering a term in the search bar, by using the drop-down menu along the top or the page menu down the side, or by clicking on an image on the home page.

The home page includes a link to a page on our new sections for younger readers (“LET’S EXPLORE”) and news items of particular interest to children (“Q-news”).


Have a go at our new quiz app, Q-wizz, available on Google Play, the App Store and also as a
web app .


To find out more about how to subscribe to Q-files, please visit our FAQs page .

Take this video tour of the Q-files site


Credit: Music by audionautix.com
Citation button for easy attribution

Read aloud and Word look-up functions

Created by a team of children’s reference book specialists

Every page verified by academic experts

KidSafe certified


Complementary interactive quiz app
available
here


LET’S EXPLORE sections for younger readers

Aligned with Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 (UK), US Common core, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge and other curriculums.

Search engine is custom-designed for children, giving a manageable selection of relevant search results