Grades 6-8

Ask Rose Homework Hotline

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A free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12, provided by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students.

Biography Reference Center


Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

Contemporary Authors

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

History Reference Center


Offers full-text articles for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.


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Covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, and photographs.

Salem Press

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Online reference books covering numerous topics in the areas of Health, History, Literature, and Science.

What Tree Is That?


An online field guide that makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces.

AtoZ the USA


Contains country-based articles and state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Students will find unmatched coverage of the country's people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

Book Connections


Thousands of resources about children's and young adult books.

Explora for Middle School


Simple searches, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics, and topic overviews that provide students with starting points for research.

Indiana History Online

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An archive of the state's history, providing access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and more.

Mango Languages


Prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

Science in Context


Covers hundreds of today's most significant science topics, integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned content with headlines and videos, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

Overdrive for Kids

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A collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital videos selected just for kids.

Biography in Context


Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it's continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.

Britannica Library Young Adult

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An online encyclopedia that can help students with research projects and homework assignments.

Gale Virtual Reference Library


Online reference books of Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.



A collection of online academic databases that can be accessed for free by Indiana residents. Includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, historic newspapers, and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus


A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. Includes book summaries, reviews, reading guides, and read-alike suggestions.

Science in Context

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Covers biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.

Overdrive for Teens


A collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital videos selected just for teens.

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