Online Homework Help Resources

Stripes magnifyingThe following online Library Research Tools and Recommended Websites are great ways for kids (and their teachers) to find reliable, accurate information!

ICON library card Open access at the Main Library and Ellettsville Branch or from outside the Library with a library card number.
ICON mcpl Tools can only be accessed from inside the library.
ICON reader Tools can be accessed from anywhere without a library card.

For additional online resources, see MCPL's Online Library Resources page.  


World Book Online  ICON library card
Find information fast, including recommended websites, magazine articles, images and maps. Choose the resource that is best suited for your age or information needs.

Kids = Encyclopedia for children in grades K-3. 
Student = Encyclopedia designed for children in grades 4-8.
Advanced = Grades 8-12 and Discover for Grades 9-12 and older.
Spanish language content is available through Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
The Timelines tool enables students to create their own timelines as well as examine a time in history.

inspire logoINSPIRE for Magazine and Newspaper Articles  ICON reader
Find newspaper, magazine and journal articles, many of them full-text. Access the Kids Search (geared to children in grades K-6) and the Student Research Center (targeted to middle and high school students) through INSPIRE.


 Recommended Websites for Common Homework Topics:

Math - Reading - Writing - Indiana - States
Countries of the World - Flags - Presidents - More






  • Indiana and Local Information compiled by the MCPL Indiana Room - 


  • Connect to World Book Online, and search for the state you are researching.

Countries of the World

  • Connect to World Book Online, and search for the country you are researching.
  • The World FactBook
    Look here for current factual information on oceans and countries from around the world. Provides a picture of the country's flag, along with information on its geography, people, government and more. 


  • Connect to World Book Online, and search for the country you are researching.