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 Tools can be accessed from inside the library or at home 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.  


Grolier Online logo Grolier Online Encyclopedia  ICON library card
Find information fast, including recommended websites, magazine articles, images and maps. Search all the resources at once, or choose the resource that best meets your needs.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
General encyclopedia for children in grades 3 and up, with focus on older elementary school-age children.
New Book of Knowledge
General encyclopedia geared to younger elementary school-age children.
Lands and Peoples
Encyclopedia of countries and cultures geared to elementary and middle school.
America the Beautiful
State-by-state history and current events geared to children in elementary and middle school.

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






  • Connect to Grolier Online, go to America the Beautiful and click on the state of Indiana.
  • Indiana and Local Information compiled by the MCPL Indiana Room - 


  • Connect to Grolier Online, go to America the Beautiful and search for the state you are researching.

Countries of the World

  • Connect to Grolier Online, go to Lands and Peoples and search for the country you are researching.


  • Connect to Grolier Online, go to Lands and Peoples and search for the country you are researching.