Databases – Complete List

The library provides access to select subscription resources with quality content. Databases may include full-text newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research, or facts and answers on topics ranging from business and health to reading recommendations and test preparation. Most of these databases are accessible from home using your username/library barcode and PIN; a few are only accessible from within the library.

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Academic Search Premier Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.

Agricola Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Research agricultural information dating back to 1970. Contains records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

Alt HealthWatch Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

America’s News
Find information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including the Emporia Gazette, Hays Daily News, Hutchinson News, Kansas City Star, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, St. Joseph News-Press, Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle.Display ads, classifieds, and syndicated columnists are excluded from many papers. Limited photos and graphics are included for some papers. Part of the Arthur J. Carruth Newspaper Collection

America’s Obituaries
The largest and most comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices with an easy-to-use interface. Search by name, date range, or text such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members, or other personal information. Part of the Arthur J. Carruth Newspaper Collection

American History
American history resources for the scholar, student, teacher and librarian in universities and secondary schools.

Ancestry Library Edition In-Library Use Only
Ancestry Library Edition is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available.

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts™ contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.

Art Abstracts Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Art Abstracts™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating back to 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions, which provide examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists.

Art Full Text Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations. Indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions provides examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Find auto repair information for your late model car, truck, or van.

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Biography for Beginners
Narrative histories, glossaries, timelines, and illustrations.

Biography in Context
Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender.

Book Collection: Nonfiction
Book Collection: Nonfiction is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more. Click here for a complete title list.

Business Decision
Empowers local businesses with data, reports, and maps used by the nation’s leading companies.

Business Insights: Essentials
Great resource on businesses and industry information.

Business Source Premier Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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Computer Source Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Consumer Health Complete Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Consumer Reports.org
Expert unbiased product ratings and reviews

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D&B’s Million Dollar Database
The D&B Million Dollar Database spans all industries and business, providing vital information on over 1.6 million companies with sales of one million dollars or more, or 20+ employees, or branches with 50+ employees.

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Education Abstracts Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Education Abstracts™ provides indexing and abstracts for more than 680 periodicals and yearbooks, dating as far back as 1983. Books on education published after 1995 are also indexed. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

ERIC Funded through the State Library of Kansas
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Emporia Gazette Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. Part of the Arthur J. Carruth Newspaper Collection

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Fold 3 (Footnote History and Genealogy Archives)
Provides an unprecedented collection of original historical documents and personal histories, many of which have never before been offered online. This database offers a vast, growing array of valuable and unique content consisting of over 60 million pages of historical documents, including millions of records available from a content partnership with the National Archives and other institutions.

Foundation Directory Online In-Library Use Only
The Foundation Directory Online provides information on over 78,000 U.S. foundations. In addition to all-known U.S. foundations, it features two categories of funders – direct corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. It is an excellent tool for persons searching for grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online In-Library Use Only
Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support with the only online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals! For assistance with this database find a library staff member.

Freegal
The Freegal Music Service is a download music service sold to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders.

Fuente Académica Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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General Reference Center
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center to find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images.

Genealogy Connect
Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications in searchable PDF format.

GreenFILE Funded through the State Library of Kansas
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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Health Reference Center Academic
Academic health research. Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, it integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Health Source – Consumer Edition Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

HeritageQuest Online
- Proquest
Includes family histories, genealogical serials, local histories. Resources on towns and families from all 50 states as well as Canada and the British Isles.

History Reference Center Funded through the State Library of Kansas
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Find information on arts and crafts, electronics and games, model building, needlecraft, and more.

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Kansas City Star Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Kansas Legal Services Free Legal Forms
Kansas Legal Services provides forms as a service to low income Kansans and to assist overburdened Kansas courts.

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Lawrence Journal World Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. Part of the Arthur J. Carruth Newspaper Collection

LearningExpress Library Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

Legal Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world’s most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

LegalForms
Provides a wide selection of Kansas-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included are a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

LegalTrac
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation.

Library Literature & Information Science Index Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Library Literature & Information Science Index™ provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

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Mango for Libraries Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Courses in over 40 languages (basic & complete lessons available). Creating a username and password is optional, but doing so will allow you to pick up where you left off between learning sessions.

Manhattan Mercury Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

MAS Ultra Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 390 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review and Natural History.

MedicLatina Funded through the State Library of Kansas
MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

Medline Funded through the State Library of Kansas
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center helps you make smart investment decisions. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together.

Muzzy
Muzzy is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

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New York Times (Current)
Coverage of the US newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.

New York Times – Historical Newspapers Edition
The complete run of the New York Times reproduced in cover-to-cover full-page image—from news stories and editorials to graphics and advertisements.

NewsBank
Complete full-text content of local and regional news.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Non-fiction Connection
Make nonfiction recommendations with ease and confidence with the first readers’ advisory resource dedicated to nonfiction. Search for similar titles to a book you enjoy or browse by subject. Use the combined search to simultaneously recommend fiction and nonfiction titles!

Novelist Plus
Locate authors and titles of interest. In addition, three powerful search techniques allow readers to look for books by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records.

Nursing & Allied Health Source
Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing and related publications. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions.

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Overdrive
The Library has ebooks and digital audibooks for your enjoyment. Now you can browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to your computer, transfer them to a portable device, or burn onto a CD for your reading and listening pleasure anywhere, anytime.

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Plunkett Research Online
Market research, industry statistics, trends and in-depth analysis of top companies.

Primary Search Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

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Readers Guide Retrospective
Subjects Covered: Aeronautics, African-Americans, Aging, Archeology, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biographies, Business, Children, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Gardening, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Literature, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Popular Culture, Radio, Religion, Science, Sports, Technology, Television, Travel. Readers’ Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

Reference USA Search for companies in the United States by size, geographically, and by type of business. Also find Telephone numbers for those businesses.

Regional Business News Funded through the State Library of Kansas
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Maps
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Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides digital access to most Kansas towns.

Small Business Reference Center
Search business areas, find information by business type, learn about business basics, and more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Search information about all terrain vehicles, generators, marine/boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, and more.

State Geography In-Library Use Only
Find stories focusing on national and state events. Search for reference and curriculum resources by text, state, and/or category.

Student Research Center Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Browse or search topics from current events to art to math. Includes biographies and images. See the Student Research Central (Middle – High School) or Research for Kids (Elementary) for more resources organized for youth.

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Teacher Reference Center Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Topeka Capital-Journal Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Due to archiving irregularities, the data contains some formatting inconstancies. Paid advertisements are excluded. This database is provided by the Arthur J. Carruth Newspaper Collection.

TOPICsearch Funded through the State Library of Kansas
TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Treehouse

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Treehouse is an online interactive education platform that offers classes in markup languages such as HTML and CSS, creative software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, programming languages such as PHP, ASP and more.

TumbleBooks for Kids Funded through the State Library of Kansas TumbleBooks for Kids contains a collection of animated, talking picture ebooks suited for elementary school children. Read aloud and read along ebooks for your computer or mobile device. No software or login required.

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United States Geography
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This interactive database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the complexities underlying the challenges facing the nation and individual states.

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Value Line Investment Survey
Online version of the popular print resource.

Vocational and Career Collection Funded through the State Library of Kansas
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Web News Funded through the State Library of Kansas
EBSCO’s News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.

Wichita Eagle Backfile
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

WorldCat
WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services.

World History in Context
For middle and high school students, full-text scholarly articles, primary sources, mages, maps and charts. Over 1800 primary sources and 27 reference titles.

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Zinio
Enjoy all your favorite magazines, anytime and anywhere.