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Resources A-Z

Via the State Library of Kansas, we provide access to thousands of articles from a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. These resources are available via our public computers or remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address. We are happy to help you use these resources. Just stop by the Reference Desk or contact them by phone at 785-843-1178, by email, or start a chat session.



  • Gale Genealogy Connect – features a wide range of comprehensive, fully searchable references and is powered by authoritative information from
  • Heritage Quest – Genealogical resource to search federal census records (1790-1930), family and local histories, and more.
  • Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years, 1854-1865 – provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Kansas history, including state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more.
  • 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.
  • Lawrence Journal-World Archives (via – Full-text articles from the LJW, 1989 to current. Few photographs or graphics. Use the search bar or calendar to find specific dates and articles.
  • Lawrence Journal-World Archives (via Google) – Scanned images of Lawrence Journal-World printed newspapers, 1911 to 2008. Some issues not available.
  • LearningExpress Library - Practice tests and exercises for everything from the GED to TOEFL to the U.S. Citizenship Test.
  • Literary Reference Center – Browse and search full-text of literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews.
  • Lynda - Learn software from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and so much more!
    Quality video courses taught by industry experts.


  • Mango Languages – An online language-learning system that includes Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
  • MasterFile Premier – Delivers articles, reference books, and an extensive image collection for every subject area.
  • MEDLINE – Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Medline Plus – The National Library of Medicine’s user-friendly health database created for consumers. It includes information about health topics, medicine, and supplements, as well as a collection of videos and health tools.
  • Newspaper Source Plus – Access full articles from over 850 newspapers. This database now includes transcripts of television and radio news.
  • NoveList – A handy way to find something new to read.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source – Articles and abstracts from nursing publications and other medical journals, for professionals and consumers.


  • Sanborn Maps (1867 – 1970) – Accessible at library computers and remotely (library card number required for remote log in).
  • Searchable Cemetery Records for Lawrence, KS – Database containing burial records from Dec 1832 to present day for all city-owned cemeteries.
  • Small Business Reference Center – Business basics, start-up kits, industry information, and access to ebooks on a variety of business and career topics.
  • 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.
  • Talking Books Catalog – Books, magazines and other materials available to qualified patrons through the Talking Books Program.
  • Worldcat – Search for books & other materials both in the LPL collection and in libraries worldwide.
Additional database resources may be available through the State Library of Kansas. Their databases can be accessed with a Kansas Library Card available at any of the Lawrence Public Library reference desks.

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