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Kansas State Library Databases


The State Library of Kansas provides access to a variety of online databases and resources for residents of Kansas.

Click HERE for a complete list of resources or visit the pages below.

Databases can also be accessed with your Kansas Library Card through the Kansas Library Card website Contact the Abilene Public Library about signing up for a Kansas Library Card.

Explore Our Resources – a complete list of all our databases with descriptions and direct links to each:

Job/Skills Training & College Prep

Learning Express: Learning Centers by subject (up to college level), computer software tutorials, and practice tests for college and occupational exams and the GED. Includes practice tests for military, law enforcement, teaching, and nursing and many more!The Job & Career Accelerator section provides help with resumes, interview skills, and exploring occupations.  Registration required (can use …

Foreign Language

Mango Languages: 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.

Health & Medical

Consumer Health Complete: Browsable medical database including drug information, topic fact sheets, medical dictionaries, and ebooks. For more Medical Databases try: Health Reference Center Gale Health Reference eBooks ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health: Research nursing, allied health, alternative & complementary medicine topics. Nursing Education in Video Nursing and Mental Health in Video Psychology and Behavioral …

Genealogy & History

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History Reference Center: Articles, full text of historical documents, biographies, historical photos, maps, and videos. _____________________________________________________________________________ Fold 3: Discover your family’s military past …

Auto Repair

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

Business, Technology, & Legal

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 and Career Collection _____________________________________________________________________________ Learning …

Books & Literature

NoveList: Explore authors or a specific book to discover read-a-like recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, and more. _____________________________________________________________________________ Bloom’s Literature _____________________________________________________________________________ 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 …

General Research, Periodicals, Journals

Encyclopedia Britannica Online (select a version): Public Library Edition Academic Library Edition _____________________________________________________________________________ The World Almanac _____________________________________________________________________________ Explora Multi-Search _____________________________________________________________________________ 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. _____________________________________________________________________________ Facts on File: Issues and Controversies: …

Agriculture & Environment

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.