Homework Help

A guide to books, videos, websites and other resources that provide homework help for high school students.

Text a Librarian


You can now send questions to IndyPL librarians using the text message feature of your cell phone for answers to your reference questions!

Rose Hulman Homework Hotline


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline Provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May
  • Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

Khan Academy


Khan Academy Learn for FREE about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.

  • Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra: The first math topic. Start here if you want to learn the basics (or just want to make sure you know these topics). After this, you should be ready for algebra.
  • Algebra: Conceptual videos and worked examples from basic algebra through algebra 2
  • Chemistry: Videos on chemistry (roughly covering a first-year high school or college course).
  • Physics: Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.

Testing & Education Reference Center


Testing & Education Reference Center a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

  • Over 300 practice tests and courses (SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, CLEP, NCLEX, etc.)
  • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations

Note: More Test Prep Resources can be found at:

Learning Express Library


Learning Express Library Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks & more for: (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College, Resume Building, U.S. Citizenship & more

Note: More Test Prep Resources can be found at:

Web Sites

Online Databases

Literature Resource Center
A database designed for undergraduate and high-school students, containing full-text journal articles, critical essays, biographies, plot summaries, and links to authoritative websites. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

U.S. History in Context
Authoritative materials needed for the study of American history: selections from reference works; primary source materials; full-text magazine and journal articles; links to digitized special collections. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on social issues drawn from news articles, books, websites and primary documents, arranged to highlight the differences between contrasting viewpoints. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

Sirs Researcher
Designed for students in high school. Contains selected news stories on current events, information from reference books, graphics and pictures, and instructions for research projects. Enter through SIRS KnowledgeSource portal. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

CQ Researcher
Explores current issues in depth on topics ranging from teens to environmentalism as well as health, education, science, and technology. Every 12,000 word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers, and citizens on all sides of an issue. (Requires an IndyPL Library Card)

Library Materials

Get Organized

Get Organized
Fry, Ronald W.
371.30281 FRY 2005

Homework Helpers Algebra

Homework Helpers Algebra
Szecsei, Denise
512 SZE

Improve Your Writing

Improve Your Writing
Fry, Ronald W.
808.02 FRY 2005

How To Study

How To Study
Fry, Ronald W.
371.30281 FRY 2005

How To Study For Success

How To Study For Success
TEEN 371.30281 H8478c

Ace Any Test

Ace Any Test
Fry, Ronald W.
371.26 FRY 2005

Homework Helpers Biology

Homework Helpers Biology
Distefano, Matthew
570 D6142hb