Homework Tools

BrainFuse (https://landing.brainfuse.com/?u=main.hancock.in.brainfuse.com)

  • Live Tutors help with homework, studying for an exam, understanding lessons and standardized test prep. The Writing Lab lets you get feedback on your paper and improve your writing.

Homework Hotline (www.askrose.org)

  • The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Homework Hotline provides Free math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.

General Research

Explora (Explora for Middle-High School Students)

  • Search and browse full-text articles from encyclopedias, magazines, dictionaries, image collections, and more. Designed for students in grades 6 through 12 with a focus on the Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

INSPIRE (inspire.in.gov)

  • INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources such as magazine articles, books, encyclopedias, test preparation, and much more. It can help you research current events, science, business, nursing, health, notable people, and hobbies.

CQ Researcher

  • A database of in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back 10 years. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.

English & Literature

OWL at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu)

  • Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) includes APA and MLA style guides and more.

College Prep

CollegeNow by BrainFuse (https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.hcplibrarycn.in.brainfuse.com)

  • Live online guidance counselors to help with college applications, financial aid, and admissions strategies.

The ACT (www.actstudent.org)

  • Site of the American College Testing assessment. Register for the test, prepare for your test day, and see when the next ACT testing centers are located.

FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/)

  • Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

College Board (www.collegeboard.org/)

  • SAT, AP, PSAT practice testing. College planning tools and advice. Research colleges around the country or outside of the United States.

LendEDU (https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships)

  • Guide to College Scholarships, including how to apply and tips for essays and letters of recommendation. Includes a search tool to filter opportunities based on grade level, GPA, scholarship amount and requirements.

The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com/)

  • Find college rankings, prepare for college testing, research colleges around the country and outside of the United States.

History & Social Studies

World Book Online

  • World Book Online features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, a biography center, virtual tours, and video showcases. It also provides links to current events and world newspapers.


  • Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.

Biography.com (www.biography.com)

  • Search for biographies for famous people of the past and present..

Indiana State Government (www.in.gov)

  • Indiana's government web page includes information about Indiana, business, tourism, labor, licensing, taxes, and more.

U.S.A.gov (www.usa.gov)

  • Includes government information by topic.

Math & Science

How Stuff Works- Science Channel (http://science.howstuffworks.com/)

  • This site provides explanations and information on how things work in a variety of subjects including earth science, engineering, life science, and more.

Math.com (www.math.com)

  • Includes information for several math subjects and has a Homework Help feature.

Homework Hotline (www.askrose.org)

  • The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Homework Hotline provides Free math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.

Foreign Language


  • Learn and practice languages for free with your library card.

Duolingo (www.duolingo.com)

  • A free online site that teaches languages through lessons, quizzes, and labs.