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

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