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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.

  • Academic Search Premier – Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online (select a version) -
  • 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.
  • Literary Reference Center – Browse and search full-text of literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews.
  • MasterFile Premier – Delivers articles, reference books, and an extensive image collection for every subject area, including access to Consumer Reports.
  • 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.
  • Talking Books Catalog – Books, magazines and other materials available to qualified patrons through the Talking Books Program.
  • Worldcat (FirstSearch) – OCLC catalog of books & other materials in libraries worldwide.



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