Research and Homework Help Sources

Online Research and Homework Help Sources

These free online resources have been determined by librarians to be reliable sources of information. You do not need a library card to use these sites.


Business Resources

US Small Business Administration: Resources to assist small businesses


Consumer Reviews and Information

Better Business Bureau:  Find businesses, brands, and charities you can trust.

Cars: Buying or Selling

Government Consumer Support

Media Reviews: sites to help families make informed choices about the media they consume

Product Reviews and Information

  • Consumer Search: Product-review editors pick the best electronics, appliances, and services by comparing professional product reviews with consumer reviews

  • cNet: Professional reviews of technology products


Genealogy and Local History

Mahomet Library Archives

The Mahomet Library archive materials are available for in-library use only. The library maintains the following archive materials:

  • Sucker State newspapers from 1968 through 1974 (when the paper closed)

  • Mahomet Citizen newspapers from 1975 to 2020 (when the paper stopped)

  • A partial collection of yearbooks from Mahomet High School and Mahomet-Seymour High School

Champaign County Archives

Illinois Distributed Museum

  • The Illinois Distributed Museum provides information about innovations and inventions that resulted from University of Illinois research.


Government Information

State of Illinois Websites

U.S. Government Websites


Health and Medicine

PDR Health

  • The Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) provides trusted and authoritative drug and clinical explanations of disease states and conditions, as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.

Medline Plus and the National Library of Medicine

  • Medline Plus directs users to information to help answer health questions by bringing together authoritative information from several government agencies and health-related organizations.

  • Medline Plus is provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. The library's main website provides access to a wealth of medical information for researchers, doctors, and the general public.

Government Sites


Homework Help Sites

  • cK-12: Lessons and practice exercises for math and science

  • Crash Course: John and Hank Green's YouTube channel covering a wide range of topics

  • Discovery Education: Instructional videos and learning games for math, English, science, and social studies

  • EasyBib: Bibliography generator

  • Book searches by lexile score

  • Kahn Academy: a library of thousands of instruction videos on math, science, economics, history, and more

  • Science and Arts Gateway for Education by Cornell University: Links to learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts


Other Useful Sites

  • Domestic Violence Resources: Information on the rights of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

  • Day Care Licensing Standards: Resources related to child care in Illinois including licensing standards and contact information for child-related state agencies

  • University of Illinois ExtensionProvides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, farms, businesses and communities in Illinois