Databases

Explore library databases for your next research project, to help with schoolwork, learn a new language and more.

Databases include encyclopedias; newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research; facts and answers on topics ranging from business and health; reading recommendations; and test preparation. With just a few exceptions, all databases are accessible from home using your library card.

By SubjectAlphabetical List

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Academic Research | Art & Music | Automotive | Biography | Books & Literature | Business & Investments | Consumer Information & Legal | ebooks | Education & School Resources | En Español | Genealogy | General Research | Geography | Grants | Health | History | Learn a Language | Newspapers | Technology

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Academic Research

Art & Music

  • Art Full Text
    Comprehensive resource for art information, styles and movements from periodicals, journals, art dissertations, and art reproductions.

Automotive

Biography

  • 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.

Books & Literature

  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
    Searchable full text from popular nonfiction books covering core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • Nonfiction Connection
    Search for similar titles to a book you enjoy or browse by subject.
  • Novelist Plus
    Search for works by a favorite author, readalikes and book discussion guides.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services.
  • Zinio
    Enjoy all your favorite magazines, anytime and anywhere.

Business & Investments

  • Business Decision
    Information for local businesses including data, reports, and maps.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business research information including company profiles; industry, market research, and SWOT analysis reports.
  • D&B’s Million Dollar Database
    Vital information on over 1.6 million companies with sales of one million dollars or more, or 20+ employees, or branches with 50+ employees.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Research stocks, funds, current or prospective holdings.
  • Plunkett Research Online
    Market research, industry statistics, trends and in-depth analysis of top companies.
  • Reference USA
    Business and residential information (phone, address, etc.). Search for U.S. companies by type, size, and location.
  • Regional Business News
    Coverage of regional business publications covering all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    Business basics, start-up kits, business plans, and information on business areas and small business types.
  • Value Line
    Full-page reports, analyst commentaries and Value Line’s trademark rankings of all stocks covered by the print edition.

Consumer Information & Legal

  • Consumer Reports
    Expert unbiased product ratings and reviews.
  • Legal Collection
    Information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
  • Legal Forms Library
    Search and download Kansas-specific (and multi-state) legal forms. Also includes an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.
  • LegalTrac
    Find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.

ebooks

  • BookFlix
    Listen and read storybooks, e-books, videos, games, and more for grades pre-K through 3.
  • 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.
  • TumbleBooks for Kids
    Listen, read and view animated, talking picture ebooks suited for elementary school children.

Education & School Resources

  • Education Abstracts
    Research education topics such as adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods.
  • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
    Search education literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
  • Explora
    Find articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
  • Kids Infobits
    Kids will enjoy learning new things in this content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Test preparation materials for elementary through adult level. Includes the ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, Real Estate, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more.
  • MAS Ultra
    Full text articles from popular, high school-level magazines as well as reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
  • Primary Search
    Full text articles from popular magazines for elementary school research. Includes reading level indicators (Lexiles).
  • Professional Development Collection
    Research articles and information from education journals and educational reports.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Indexing and abstracts of popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

En Español

  • Fuente Académica
    Revistas científicas de América Latina, Portugal y España. Scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
  • Informe Académico
    Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines.
  • MedicLatina
    Investigación médica y revistas de investigación de renombrados editores latinoamericanos y españoles. Medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

Genealogy

  • African-African History & Genealogy
    Explore African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through 20th centuries.
  • America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
    Comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices (1999-present) with an easy-to-use interface.
  • American Ancestors
    Online repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. It provides access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and American Ancestors magazine, databases, and more than 200,000 published genealogies, biographies, local histories, vital records, maps, and other printed materials.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Census data, genealogy records and family history resources. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use on library computers or your own computer using library Wi-Fi.)
  • Footnote History and Genealogy Archives (Fold 3)
    Collection of original historical documents and personal histories, including millions of records available from the National Archives.
  • Genealogy Connect
    Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications.
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Search the U.S. census 1790-1940, family histories, genealogical serials, and local histories. Resources on towns and families from all 50 states as well as Canada and the British Isles.

General Research

  • Britannica Library
    Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information to conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects.
  • Britannica Library for Kids
    Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information to complete school assignments or explore unique interests.
  • Enciclopedia Moderna y Britannica Escolar Online
    Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • General Reference Center
    Find articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books covering current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
  • GreenFILE
    Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment on topics such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    Covering virtually every subject area of general interest; search and access reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Search through newspaper articles as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • Readers Guide Retrospective
    Comprehensive index of the most popular general-interest magazines published in the U.S. (1890-1982), reflecting the history of 20th century America.
  • Student Research Center
    Browse and search topics from current events to art to math. Includes biographies and images.
  • TOPICsearch
    Search and view articles from international and regional newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Search and view articles from vocational, trade and industry-related periodicals.

Geography

  • United States Geography
    Discover information on the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

Grants

Health

  • Alt HealthWatch
    This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health information with content from journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos. Also includes information from medical encyclopedias and guides to prescription/ nonprescription drugs.
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Search information from medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. Designed for both nursing and health students as well as consumer health researchers.
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
    Information on topics such as medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health from consumer health magazines.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Full text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
  • MEDLINE
    Authoritative medical information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine on topics such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source
    Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

History

  • American History
    American History resources for the scholar, student, teacher, and librarian in universities and secondary schools.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
    Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
  • History Reference Center
    Articles and information from reference and nonfiction books, encyclopedias, leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps, and videos.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • Sanborn Maps
    Learn about the history, growth and development of American cities, towns and neighborhoods through digitized, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1970.
  • World History in Context
    An overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.
  • U.S. History in Context
    Complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

Learn a Language

  • Mango Languages
    Access 60 foreign language courses (basic and complete) and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Aprendizaje de idiomas, incluye ingles para hispanohablantes.
  • Muzzy
    Muzzy is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

Newspapers

  • Infotrac Custom Newspapers
    Serach over 160 U.S. and international (English-language) newspapers. Search specific sections (e.g., business, lifestyle, sports – and retrieve full-text articles arranged by section).
  • New York Times – Historical Newspapers Edition
    The complete run of the New York Times (1851-2011) reproduced in cover-to-cover full-page image, including news stories, editorials, graphics and advertisements.
  • New York Times (Current)
    Coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record (1980-current). Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents.
  • Newsbank: America’s News
    Full text articles and archives of local and regional newspapers including Topeka Capital-Journal, Lawrence Journal-World, Emporia Gazette, Hays Daily News, Hutchinson News, Kansas City Star, Manhattan Mercury, Olathe News, Salina Journal, St. Joseph News-Press and the Wichita Eagle.
  • NewsBank: Special Reports
    Browse news and information on topics of current interest. Includes content sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms.
  • The Kansas City Star Image Edition
    The electronic image edition of the Kansas City Star is an exact digital reproduction of the printed edition, with keyword searching and ability to browse the full publication. All pages, including advertising, photos and graphics are included.
  • Web News
    Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds and newswires from around the globe.

Technology

  • Computer Database
    Search leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
  • Computer Source
    Search and view articles on the latest information and current trends in technology.

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A

  • Academic Search Premier
    Scholarly, multi-disciplinary research database.
  • African-African History & Genealogy
    Explore African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through 20th centuries.
  • Agricola
    Research agricultural information dating back to 1970. Contains records from the USDA National Agricultural Library.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
  • America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
    Comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices (1999-present) with an easy-to-use interface.
  • American Ancestors
    Online repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. It provides access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and American Ancestors magazine, databases, and more than 200,000 published genealogies, biographies, local histories, vital records, maps, and other printed materials.
  • American History
    American History resources for the scholar, student, teacher, and librarian in universities and secondary schools.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Census data, genealogy records and family history resources. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use on library computers or your own computer using library Wi-Fi.)
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
    Indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core scientific and technical publications.
  • Art Full Text
    Comprehensive resource for art information, styles and movements from periodicals, journals, art dissertations, and art reproductions.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
    Find auto repair information for your late model car, truck, or van.

B

  • 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
    Searchable full text from popular nonfiction books covering core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
  • BookFlix
    Listen and read storybooks, e-books, videos, games, and more for grades pre-K through 3.
  • Britannica Library
    Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information to conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects.
  • Britannica Library for Kids
    Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information to complete school assignments or explore unique interests.
  • Business Decision
    Information for local businesses including data, reports, and maps.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business research information including company profiles; industry, market research, and SWOT analysis reports.

C

  • Computer Database
    Search leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
  • Computer Source
    Search and view articles on the latest information and current trends in technology.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health information with content from journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos. Also includes information from medical encyclopedias and guides to prescription/ nonprescription drugs.
  • Consumer Reports
    Expert unbiased product ratings and reviews.

D

  • D&B’s Million Dollar Database
    Vital information on over 1.6 million companies with sales of one million dollars or more, or 20+ employees, or branches with 50+ employees.

E

  • Education Abstracts
    Research education topics such as adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods.
  • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
    Search education literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
  • Enciclopedia Moderna y Britannica Escolar Online
    Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
    Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Search scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
  • Explora
    Find articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

F

G

  • Genealogy Connect
    Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications.
  • General Reference Center
    Find articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books covering current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
  • GreenFILE
    Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment on topics such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

H

  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Search information from medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. Designed for both nursing and health students as well as consumer health researchers.
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
    Information on topics such as medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health from consumer health magazines.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Full text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Search the U.S. census 1790-1940, family histories, genealogical serials, and local histories. Resources on towns and families from all 50 states as well as Canada and the British Isles.
  • History Reference Center
    Articles and information from reference and nonfiction books, encyclopedias, leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps, and videos.

I

  • Informe Académico
    Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines.
  • Infotrac Custom Newspapers
    Serach over 160 U.S. and international (English-language) newspapers. Search specific sections (e.g., business, lifestyle, sports – and retrieve full-text articles arranged by section).

K

  • The Kansas City Star Image Edition
    The electronic image edition of the Kansas City Star is an exact digital reproduction of the printed edition, with keyword searching and ability to browse the full publication. All pages, including advertising, photos and graphics are included.
  • Kids Infobits
    Kids will enjoy learning new things in this content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics.

L

  • LearningExpress Library
    Test preparation materials for elementary through adult level. Includes the ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, Real Estate, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more.
  • Legal Collection
    Information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
  • Legal Forms Library
    Search and download Kansas-specific (and multi-state) legal forms. Also includes an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.
  • LegalTrac
    Find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
  • Library Literature & Information Science Index
    Cover-to-cover index of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Index of core journals, books, research reports and proceedings.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

M

  • Mango Languages
    Access 60 foreign language courses (basic and complete) and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Aprendizaje de idiomas, incluye ingles para hispanohablantes.
  • MAS Ultra
    Full text articles from popular, high school-level magazines as well as reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    Covering virtually every subject area of general interest; search and access reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
  • MedicLatina
    Investigación médica y revistas de investigación de renombrados editores latinoamericanos y españoles. Medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.
  • MEDLINE
    Authoritative medical information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine on topics such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Research stocks, funds, current or prospective holdings.
  • Muzzy
    Muzzy is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

N

  • New York Times – Historical Newspapers Edition
    The complete run of the New York Times (1851-2011) reproduced in cover-to-cover full-page image, including news stories, editorials, graphics and advertisements.
  • New York Times (Current)
    Coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record (1980-current). Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents.
  • Newsbank: America’s News
    Full text articles and archives of local and regional newspapers including Topeka Capital-Journal, Lawrence Journal-World, Emporia Gazette, Hays Daily News, Hutchinson News, Kansas City Star, Manhattan Mercury, Olathe News, Salina Journal, St. Joseph News-Press and the Wichita Eagle.
  • NewsBank: Special Reports
    Browse news and information on topics of current interest. Includes content sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Search through newspaper articles as well as television and radio news transcripts.
  • Nonfiction Connection
    Search for similar titles to a book you enjoy or browse by subject.
  • Novelist Plus
    Search for works by a favorite author, readalikes and book discussion guides.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source
    Comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

O

  • 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.

P

  • Plunkett Research Online
    Market research, industry statistics, trends and in-depth analysis of top companies.
  • Primary Search
    Full text articles from popular magazines for elementary school research. Includes reading level indicators (Lexiles).
  • Professional Development Collection
    Research articles and information from education journals and educational reports.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Comprehensive resource covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

R

  • Readers Guide Retrospective
    Comprehensive index of the most popular general-interest magazines published in the U.S. (1890-1982), reflecting the history of 20th century America.
  • Reference USA
    Business and residential information (phone, address, etc.). Search for U.S. companies by type, size, and location.
  • Regional Business News
    Coverage of regional business publications covering all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
    Extensive coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

S

  • Sanborn Maps
    Learn about the history, growth and development of American cities, towns and neighborhoods through digitized, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1970.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    Business basics, start-up kits, business plans, and information on business areas and small business types.
  • Student Research Center
    Browse and search topics from current events to art to math. Includes biographies and images.

T

  • Teacher Reference Center
    Indexing and abstracts of popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.
  • TOPICsearch
    Search and view articles from international and regional newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • TumbleBooks for Kids
    Listen, read and view animated, talking picture ebooks suited for elementary school children.

U

  • U.S. History in Context
    Complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.
  • United States Geography
    Discover information on the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States.

V

  • Value Line
    Full-page reports, analyst commentaries and Value Line’s trademark rankings of all stocks covered by the print edition.
  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Search and view articles from vocational, trade and industry-related periodicals.

W

  • Web News
    Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds and newswires from around the globe.
  • World History in Context
    An overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services.

Z

  • Zinio
    Enjoy all your favorite magazines, anytime and anywhere.