Education & Homework Help

Get tutoring help, find resources for test preparation including the driver’s test, student research help for different age groups, and tools for educators too.

Academic Search™ Premier

Access more than 8,500 journals for abstracts or full text articles in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

AskRose Homework Help

Homework isn’t always easy. That’s why AskRose is here to help. It’s a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana and other students in grades 6-12.

Biography in Context

Find more than 600,000 biographies with content integrated with the most in-demand resources – video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more.

Driver Tests

Free Indiana BMV practice tests for driver’s, CDL, or motorcycle licenses.

Contemporary Authors

Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Explora for Elementary Schools

A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

Explora for Middle Schools

A student interface designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

Explora for High Schools

An interface designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

Federal Student Aid

FederalStudentAid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Indiana Career Ready

This source provides the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future. Use the online tool available to explore career interest and identify potential occupations through Indiana Career Explorer. 


This resource is Indiana’s Virtual Library. It offers access to over 40 databases covering subjects like biographies, magazine and scholarly journal articles, newspapers articles (most recent 30 days), poetry, and short stories. Access this database 24/7 from wherever you have Internet access, at no cost, as long as you have your library card barcode number and PIN.


International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.

Mango Languages

Interested in learning a new language? Mango Languages walks you through conversations between two native speakers. After the conversation is over, choose to hear/read parts of it again. The Voice Comparison feature helps you with pronunciation. Access over 60 languages with this database or the app.

MAS Ultra: School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

MasterFile Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 has info about fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. It is updated weekly.

NoveList Plus

Search for information on hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.  Get author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

Primary Search®

Full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines with (Lexiles). Includes two encyclopedias, a dictionary, thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Read La Porte

READ La Porte County, Inc. is a United Way agency with a mission to increase the reading, math, English and digital literacy skills in the community through tutoring and through advocacy.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Study for career certifications like Medical Assisting or Cosmetology, TASC or GED, SAT, MCAT and many more. Build a resume and develop computer skills. Search for undergraduate and graduate school programs, find scholarship opportunities, and explore careers.

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