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How to Access Databases

Accessing Library Databases:

This presentation covers the basics of accessing general library databases for research projects in every subject and walks you through logging in to the library’s cataloging website.

Accessing Library Databases for Nursing:

This presentation covers the databases used primarily by our nursing program students. It also walks you through logging into the library’s cataloging website.


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How to Access eBooks

Check Out eBooks and Audiobooks With Your Kansas Library Card

How to Check Out E-books:

Did you know that we offer e-books? We do! Do you want to know how that works? Check out this quick presentation!

Access Academic eBooks Through the Library’s Databases

We also offer academic eBooks!

Do you want to know how that works? Check out this quick presentation!



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LibGuides

Agriculture | Allied Health | Art | Athletic Training | Biology | Building Construction Technology | Business and Accounting | Chemistry | Computer Science and Information Technology | Cosmetology | Criminal Justice/Police Science | Diesel Technology | Early Childhood Education | Education | English | Fire Science | Free Study Resources for All Subjects | Geology | History | Language | Mathematics | Music | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Recursos en Espanol | Sociology | Speech


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Agriculture

  • Ag Careers A list of careers in the field of agriculture along with education requirements and job market information.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Agriculture – Data.gov Public access government data related to agriculture.
  • AGRICOLA Public access database produced by the National Agricultural Library that includes citations for journals as well as bibliographic records for audiovisual materials, online content, etc. from around the world. Includes printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
  • AGRIS Public access database containing peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles related to agricultural science and technology.
  • Ag Data Commons Wide variety of open data related to agricultural research.
  • PubAg Full text journal articles on the agricultural sciences.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Allied Health

  • Allied Health Careers Free online resource for finding careers in Allied Health-related fields.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Informational Websites

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • BioMed Central Open access educational resources related to science and medicine.
  • Pub Med Free database provided by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Gray’s Anatomy Free access to the digital version of the classic text.
  • Medline Plus Free resource provided by the National Library of Medicine. Covers over 700 diseases and conditions.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR Open access educational resources.
  • SSRN Even more open access educational resources. 🙂
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Art

  • The Art Career Project This site lists hundreds of careers that exist in the field of art and tells you what people in that career do and the education is required.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Artcyclopedia Contains art-related news, information about periods in art history, profiles of various artists, slideshows, articles, and a search function to search by artist, museum, or artwork title.
  • Google Arts and Culture A visual, digital collection of art and culture online. Take virtual tours of theaters, museums, galleries, and more and get the chance to zoom in on some of the world’s most valued art pieces.
  • Americans for the Arts – Research Links to studies, statistics, and data related to art.
  • Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art Documents the history of visual arts in the United States.
  • MoMA Learning [From the website] “MoMA Learning aggregates a wealth of content produced by the Museum [of Modern Art] and links to exemplary content from other sites, encouraging a thematic exploration of art and offering downloadable and customizable slideshows, worksheets, and many other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study. “

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections Free, open online access to various forms of art: fine prints, musical recordings, photographs, drawings, etc.
  • Getty Research Portal Free online search platform providing access to digitized art history texts from a variety of institutions.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Athletic Training

  • Athletic Trainers – Occupational Outlook The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information on a career as an Athletic Trainer – education requirements, job growth outlook, pay, state and area data, etc.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Athletic Injury Digital Video Library A collection of videos and images related to athletic training and strength & conditioning, produced by the Department of Kinesiology/Athletic Training at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse Database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in medicine and healthcare.
  • Medline Plus Free resource provided by the National Library of Medicine. Covers over 700 diseases and conditions.
  • BioMed Central Open access educational resources related to science and medicine.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Biology

  • Careers in the Biological Sciences The American Institute of Biological Sciences breaks down what biologists do, directions in biological careers, and how to prepare for a career in biology.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • SCIRP A large open access journal publisher. Provides access to peer-reviewed journals for a variety of STEM-related academic disciplines.
  • Science.gov Access to authoritative federal science information including research and development.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Building Construction Technology

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Construction Knowledge This website provides free information on all aspects of building construction, broken down by topic, and also includes instructions for projects and advice.
  • AEC Business A construction innovation and tech blog and associated podcast.
  • Contractor Blog with news & features on up and coming technology in plumbing, heating, specialty piping, and fire protection services.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.


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Business and Accounting

  • Career Outlook: Accountants and Auditors Career outlook and information for those wanting to go into the field of accounting/auditing provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes salaries, educational requirements, pay, and area data.
  • What Can You Do With a Business Degree? Examination of career paths available to those who pursue a degree in business.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • Commerce Research Library United States Department of Commerce collection; contains open access databases.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Chemistry

  • Chemistry Careers A list of careers in chemistry, compiled by the American Chemical Society, that includes descriptions, salaries, and education requirements.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Classic Chemistry Comprehensive information on all things chemistry including history, a glossary, chemist bios.
  • Chemicool Information on a variety of chemistry topics brought to you by David D. Hsu. of MIT. The site includes a chemistry dictionary, a detailed breakdown of the Periodic Table, element melting points, boiling points and densities, calculators, property graphs, and more.
  • Molecule of the Month A fun website for chemistry enthusiasts that has been featuring a new molecule every month since January 1996.
  • The Periodic Table of the Elements by WebElements A periodic table with clickable elements providing in-depth detail on each element.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • PubChem An open chemistry database provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Spectroscopy Online Free access to full text articles on spectroscopy as well as links to related websites.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • SCIRP A large open access journal publisher. Provides access to peer-reviewed journals for a variety of STEM-related academic disciplines.
  • Science.gov Access to authoritative federal science information including research and development.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Computer and Information Technology Occupations A list, compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the types of careers available in the field of Computer Science and information on each, including job descriptions, educational requirements, field growth potential, pay, and regional statistics.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DBLP Computer Science Bibliography Open bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Cosmetology

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Modern Salon E-zine covering various aspects of the salon industry.
  • FDA: Cosmetics Cosmetics-related information from the FDA on regulations, products and ingredients, and more.
  • Cosmetologist Life A blog for cosmetology students and those new to the profession that includes industry tips and techniques.

Open Access Resources and Databases


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Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Criminal Justice Careers This site breaks down what careers are available in the field of Criminal Justice and provides information on what educational requirements exist along with statistics for each career, citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases


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Diesel Technology

  • Occupational Outlook: Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on careers in diesel technology, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Public Access Resources and Databases


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Early Childhood Education

  • Occupational Outlook: Preschool Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Preschool Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Childcare Workers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Childcare Worker, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Preschool and Child Center Directors Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Preschool or Child Center Director, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • ZERO TO THREE This multidisciplinary organization informs, educates, and supports adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.
  • Child Care Aware of America A national network of more than 700 child care resource and referral centers located in every state and most communities across the U.S. These centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child care.
  • Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center Funded by the federal Administration for Children and Families, the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) provides information and resources about school readiness, policy and regulation, and training and technical assistance.
  • Nurture Store Free activities for toddlers.
  • Teach Preschool A preschool teacher’s blog with activities and information for toddler classrooms.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • AERA Open AERA Open is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Child Care and Early Education Research Connections A collection that includes scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data, & instruments from a wide range of disciplines & sources, including multiple federal agencies.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Education

  • Occupational Outlook: Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Middle School Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Middle School Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: High School Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a High School Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Special Education Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Special Education Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Postsecondary Teachers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Postsecondary Teacher, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Best Evidence Encyclopedia Created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education, this website gives educators and researchers information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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English

  • Careers for English Majors Information regarding careers available to English majors along with concentrations, potential salaries based on levels of education, and advice on where to find work after graduation.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Easy Bib Create citations for your paper or check your paper for plagiarism mistakes and grammar errors.
  • Purdue Writing Lab Free research and citation resources for several style guides including APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.
  • Citation Machine Create citations for your paper or check your paper for plagiarism mistakes and grammar errors.
  • Grammarly Online Writing Assistant A free Google Chrome Add-On that spots grammatical errors and can detect tone, incorrect use of punctuation, and run-on sentences.
  • Virtual Writing Tutor Free online grammar check website/proofreader. Keeps track of word count, grammar, punctuation, checks paraphrasing and word choice, and even has an error correction game to work at improving skills.
  • 250+ Interesting Research Paper Topics for 2021 Need an idea for your research paper? This website has over 250 ideas under various subject such as Current Affairs, Education, Economics, and Bullying. It also includes brainstorming tips, links to related blogs, and advice on finding relevant information.
  • 400+ Creative Writing Prompts to Find Your Next (Best) Book Idea You may not be wanting to write a book, just yet, but if you have a creative writing assignment due and you don’t know what to write, this website can help! It contains prompts for over 400 stories in 9 different subject headings.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Project Gutenberg Full text access to classic and public domain literature.
  • LibreTexts: Composition Free open access textbooks related to English Composition.
  • LibreTexts: Literature Free open access textbooks related to English Literature.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Fire Science

  • Occupational Outlook: Firefighters Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Firefighter, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • U.S. Fire Administration Information on everything from the best schools for firefighters to what to do when confronted with a raging wildfire. Find the latest statistics and brush up on fire science knowledge here.
  • Firehouse The online home of Firehouse Magazine, this site features articles on training, new equipment, current events, safety issues, and more.
  • Fire Research and Management Exchange System Features a variety of topics on fire and fire management as well as information on regional resources and training materials. The site also offers regularly updated announcements, including job listings.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Free Study Resources for All Subjects

  • Linoit A digital corkboard with sticky note and photo sharing features. Great for collaborative projects.
  • Beautiful.ai A free site to make and share slideshow presentations.
  • My Simple Show Create free simple explainer videos.
  • Dropbox A free file storage space on the internet.
  • Evernote A space on the web to take, store, and share notes.
  • Google Drive Contains free spreadsheets, slideshow tools, word processing, diagramming, file storage, and other features.
  • GoConqr Create and use your own notes, quizzes, flashcards, mind maps, and sticky notes.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Geology

  • Occupational Outlook: Geoscientists Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Geoscientist, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Geology.com Geology and Earth science news, articles, photos, maps, and more.
  • U.S. Geological Survey The USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings.
  • EarthCube A collaborative project among the U.S. National Science Foundation and Earth, atmosphere, ocean, computer, information, and social scientists, and more. Provides a space for EarthCube groups, consortia, researchers, educators and other interested parties to share ideas and collaborate.
  • Science Daily Geology News Daily news related to geology.
  • Kansas Geological Survey

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • One Geology Free geoscience data, including a searchable metadata catalog containing data, services, maps, and more.
  • Geological Surveys Database Provides full-text searching of publications. Features interactive geographic searching of publications that have geographic coordinates, browsing of publications, faceted searching, and more.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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History

  • Best Careers for History Majors Lists career possibilities for those interested in pursuing a degree in history. Includes career descriptions, educational paths, and salary ranges.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Digital Public Library of America Searchable database of millions of primary source documents.
  • Digital History Uses digital technologies to enhance research. Offers annotated documents, short essays, recordings, and films covering several important moments in American history as well as a database of 1500 annotated links.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Language

  • Occupational Outlook: Interpreters and Translators Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as an Interpreter or Translator, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • Español Abierto A list of open education resources for learning Spanish.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Mathematics

  • Occupational Outlook: Mathematicians and Statisticians Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Mathematician or Statistician, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Careers for Math Majors Information regarding careers available to Math majors along with concentrations, potential salaries based on levels of education, and advice on where to find work after graduation.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Maths First Self-directed free resources in several math topics including algebra, calculus, arithmetic, and trigonometry.
  • The Math Page Free lessons in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.
  • Theorem of the Day Exactly what it says, it’s the theorem of the day! 🙂
  • MacTutor History of Mathematics Free online resource containing biographies of nearly 3000 mathematicians and over 2000 pages of essays and supporting materials.
  • Purple Math Free math lessons, instructional videos, homework guidelines, examples, and practice tests.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • zbMATH Zentralblatt MATH is the world’s most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The zbMATH Database contains about 2.9 million entries drawn from about 3500 journals and 1100 serials from 1826 to present.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Physics and Mathematics, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Music

  • Careers for Music Majors Information regarding careers available to Music majors along with concentrations, potential salaries based on levels of education, and advice on where to find work after graduation.
  • Occupational Outlook: Music Directors and Composers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Music Director or Composer, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

  • Teoria A music theory website, offering free tutorials, ear training exercises, reference materials, and articles.
  • 8 Notes Free music theory lessons.
  • LightNote A step-by-step tutorial to understand sound waves, harmony, scales, chords, and keys.
  • How to Read Sheet Music A free course in how to read sheet music.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Library of Congress Performing Arts Database A guide to the Performing Arts resources at the Library of Congress. It contains scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, etc.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Philosophy

  • Careers for Philosophy Majors Information regarding careers available to Philosophy majors along with concentrations, potential salaries based on levels of education, and advice on where to find work after graduation.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • PhilPapers A comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy that contains 2,473,043 entries categorized in 5,638 categories.
  • Guide to Philosophy on the Internet Collection of online philosophy resources.
  • The Philosopher The oldest general philosophy journal in the world.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Physics and Mathematics, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Physics

  • Occupational Outlook: Physicists and Astronomers Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Physicist or Astronomer, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Einstein Archives Online Free access to Einstein’s manuscripts, both scientific and personal, held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Cornell University’s arXiv Free distribution service and an open-access archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.
  • Astrophysics Data System Free database containing records in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and ArXiv e-prints.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Physics and Mathematics, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Psychology

  • Occupational Outlook: Psychologists Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Psychologist, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • Occupational Outlook: Psychiatrists Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Psychiatrist, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.


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Recursos en Español


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Sociology

  • Occupational Outlook: Sociologists Information, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a career as a Sociologist, including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and state and area data.
  • O*NET Online A free, searchable career database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with various occupations.

Professional Organizations

Informational Websites

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • SCIRP Scientific Research: An Academic Publisher offers access to journal articles related to Social Sciences and Humanities, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Computer Science & Communications, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering, and Business and Economics.
  • Open Stax Free digital textbooks in a variety of subjects, backed with additional learning resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Speech

Professional Organizations

Speech Examples

Speech Ideas

Public Speaking Tips

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS General open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Paper Writing Resources

Citation Help:

  • DC3 Student Achievement and Resources Center (SARC) This link will take you to a map of where the SARC is on campus and on the left hand side of the page, you can find out what tutoring services are available, what the hours of the SARC are, and what the phone number for the SARC is.
  • Easy Bib Create citations for your paper or check your paper for plagiarism mistakes and grammar errors.
  • Purdue Writing Lab Free research and citation resources for several style guides including APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.
  • Citation Machine Create citations for your paper or check your paper for plagiarism mistakes and grammar errors.

Grammar and Punctuation Help:

  • Grammarly Online Writing Assistant A free Google Chrome Add-On that spots grammatical errors and can detect tone, incorrect use of punctuation, and run-on sentences.
  • Virtual Writing Tutor Free online grammar check website/proofreader. Keeps track of word count, grammar, punctuation, checks paraphrasing and word choice, and even has an error correction game to work at improving skills.

Ideas for Your Paper:

  • 250+ Interesting Research Paper Topics for 2021 Need an idea for your research paper? This website has over 250 ideas under various subject such as Current Affairs, Education, Economics, and Bullying. It also includes brainstorming tips, links to related blogs, and advice on finding relevant information.
  • 400+ Creative Writing Prompts to Find Your Next (Best) Book Idea You may not be wanting to write a book just yet, but if you have a creative writing assignment due and you don’t know what to write, this website can help! It contains prompts for over 400 stories in 9 different subject headings.

Best Bet to Find Information for Your Research Paper

Credo Reference, Ebsco, and Gale are available through the catalog. For access information, please see How to Access Databases.

Public Access Resources and Databases

  • Project Gutenberg Full text access to classic and public domain literature.
  • LibreTexts: Composition Free open access textbooks related to English Composition.
  • LibreTexts: Literature Free open access textbooks related to English Literature.
  • DOAJ Online directory providing free access to peer-reviewed journals in a variety of academic topics.
  • OASIS Open access educational resources.
  • JSTOR General open access educational resources.
  • New Prairie Press A collection of open access scholarly journals.
  • State Library of Kansas Databases Free general subject databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.
  • Pew Research Center Research center website containing facts and research results that pertain to US politics and policy, journalism and media, internet, science and technology, religion and public life, Hispanic trends, global attitudes and trends, and US social and demographic trends.


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Interlibrary Loan Requests




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Kansas State Library eCards

What they do:

Not only does having an eCard allow you free access to the many eBooks and audio books that the Kansas State Library has to offer, but it also allows you to access their online databases from anywhere. All you have to do is get an eCard of your own and use it to sign in! This is a helpful option for students who need to work on classes, but may not be able to get to campus to access the databases on our network. You can obtain one through any library within Kansas.

So how do I get one?:

To acquire your own eCard, you can visit the front desk at the LRC and request one there (it’s quick and easy!), or you can email or call us to have one made for you. You will need to provide your first and last name, middle initial, an email, and your birthdate. A physical copy of your eCard will be made which you are welcome to pick up from the front desk. eCards expire and need to be renewed every 3 years, and we can always quickly renew them for you here, too.

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