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online resources organized for middle-high school students.


online resources organized for elementary students.

General Research

MasterFile Premier: Delivers articles, reference books, and an extensive image collection for every subject area, including access to Consumer Reports.

Academic Search Premier: Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.

Student Research Center: 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.

Newspaper Source Plus: Access full articles from over 850 newspapers. This database now includes transcripts of television and radio news.

Kansas Periodical Index: Find articles in 14 current and discontinued Kansas publications, 2002-2012. The index contains citations only, no full-text or links to articles.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (select a version):

En Español

Mango: Aprendizaje de idiomas, incluye ingles para hispanohablantes. Folleto en español.

Learning Express: Incluye recursos para hispanohablantes y preparación para examen de ciudadania Estados Unidos de América.

MedicLatina: Colección de revistas especializadas en la investigación médica, en español nativo.

Fuente Academica: más de 450 publicaciones académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España que cubren todas las áreas temáticas principals. La base de datos se actualiza semanalmente.

Enciclopedia Britannica: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.

Teacher/Librarian Professional Sources

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center): Online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Professional Development Collection: Education journals and reports.

LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts).


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Master Search

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About these Resources

Visit our notes on Using the Databases or Mobile Access.

Learning Modules

Mango: Courses in over 40 languages (basic and complete lessons available). Creating a user name and password is optional, but doing so will allow you to pick up where you left off between learning sessions. Learn about the mobile app here.


Learning Express: Learning Centers by subject (up to college level), computer software tutorials, and practice tests for college and occupational exams and the GED. The Job & Career Accelerator section provides help with resumes, interview skills, and exploring occupations. Registration required.


Digital Book eLending: Learn to use the statewide digital audiobooks and ebooks library on your home computer or mobile device.

Tumblebooks for Kids: Read aloud and read along ebooks. No software or login required.

EBSCO Book Collection: Non-fiction: Online access to a variety of non-fiction for all ages. Books are read within your internet browser.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Small collection of reference titles to view online or download.

NoveList: Explore authors or a specific book to discover read-a-like recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, and more.

Literary Reference Center: Browse and search full-text of literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews.

Kansas Library Catalog: Search materials held at libraries across Kansas. If you are interested in borrowing an item found in this catalog, please contact your local school or public library for Interlibrary Loan.  Mobile Device Access Link (no flash)

Talking Books Catalog: Books, magazines and other materials available to qualified patrons through the Talking Books Program.

WorldCat (OCLC): Catalog of library holdings worldwide.

Popular Topics

Auto Repair Reference Center: Access to repair, maintenance, and service information.

HeritageQuest: Genealogical resource to search federal census records (1790-1930), family and local histories, and more.

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

History Reference Center: Articles, full text of historical documents, biographies, historical photos, maps, and videos.

Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years, 1854-1865: Expansive and unique collection of historical documents that include personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.

Art Full Text: Database specializing in fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture.

Legal Collection: Journals covering current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world.

Agricola: Research agricultural information dating back to 1970. Contains records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.

GreenFile: Scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Health and Medical

Consumer Health Complete: Browsable medical database including drug information, topic fact sheets, medical dictionaries, and ebooks.

MEDLINE: Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

MedlinePlus: The National Library of Medicine's health information Web site for patients, families and other consumers.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health: Research nursing, allied health, alternative & complementary medicine topics.

SeniorHealth: A health information selected and desgined especiallly for older adults. Easy to navigate and read. From the National Instututes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

American Indian Health: An information portal to issues affecting the health and well being of American Indians.Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Business and Technology

Small Business Reference Center: Business basics, start-up kits, industry information, and access to ebooks on a variety of business and career topics.

Business Source Premier: Coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

Computer Source: Latest information and trends in technology.

Vocational & Career Collection: Created for technical schools, this collection covers trade and industry journals.

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