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OUR RESEARCH DATABASES

 

American History in Video:  Over 5,752 titles. Presents historical events over time, visually.

A to Z Maps Online: The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

Credo Reference:Credo Reference is an online reference collection, and it features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects. It's a search engine like Google, but instead of searching the entire Internet, your results come from a comprehensive library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits. It is also available to search Allen Library sources as well from one location.

eBook Collection:  A large collection of electronic books that can be viewed or downloaded for a period of time. There are many features to make using eBooks easy, such as searching within, dictionaries and citation information.

EBSCOhost:  The primarydatabase is Academic Search Premier, which provides full text for over 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. Site also includes these specialty databases (access by clicking "choose databases" at top of the default advanced search screen, then select by clicking on the box[es]): Business Source Premier;  ERIC;  GreenFILE;  Health Source - Consumer Edition;  Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts;  MasterFILE Premier;  MEDLINE;  Military & Government Collection;  Newspaper Source ; Professional Development Collection;  Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection;  Regional Business News;  Religion and Philosophy Collection;  Sociological Collection;  Vocational and Career Collection;  eBook Collection (EBSCOhost);  Associates Programs Source Plus;  SocINDEX with Full Text;  Business Source Complete;  Academic Search Complete;  MasterFILE Complete;  eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost); Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson);  Consumer Health Complete – EBSCOhost;  Literary Reference Center;  Computer Source;  Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson);  Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson);  Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (H.W. Wilson);  Agricola;  Alt HealthWatch;  Education Abstracts (H.W. Wilson),  Fuente Académica;  History Reference Center;  Book Collection: Nonfiction;  Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition;  Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition; Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition;  Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition;  TOPICsearch;  Legal Collection;  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia;  MedicLatina;  Newspaper Source Plus;  AP NewsMonitor Collection;  Small Business Reference Center;  European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750;  Teacher Reference Center;  Web News

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: Encyclopedia  Britannica, Britannica Internet Guide, Video Collection, World Atlas, Compare Countries, Timelines, & Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus.

Films on Demand:  State-of-the-art streaming video database containing over 7,000 educational videos in all disciplines. They can be viewed by segments or in the entirety.

World Book Online:  We recommend searching in Advanced - it contains a lot of extra features, such as primary source documents.

 Classical Music Library: Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Jazz Music Library:Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

 

STATE OF KANSAS DATABASES

Kansas Library Catalog:  State-wide library material available via interlibrary loan.

Kansas Library Databases:  is a State of Kansas Public Information Center with a number of excellent on-line databases. Most of these databases now recognize Kansas IP addresses. If one does not, you can access it with a Kansas Library Card user number. You can request a free card at the Allen (or any) library; or you can apply for a temporary card on-line for immediate access.

STATE OF KANSAS DATABASE COLLECTION

 GENERAL INFORMATION: MAGAZINES & JOURNALS: Academic OneFile: Science, Technology and Medicine, the humanities and more. For academics and students, undergraduate and postgraduate. General OneFile: covers all academic areas, full text. Expanded Academic ASAP, 1980-present: covers all academic areas, full text. NEWSPAPERS: Custom Newspapers: full text from over 150 worldwide newspapers Newspaper Source: Cover-to-cover full text for 35 U.S. and international newspapers. BOOKS: Audio books, Music & More: You can browse and search hundreds of great titles and download them to your computer, transfer them to a portable device, or burn onto a CD for your reading and listening pleasure anywhere, anytime. (requires a Kansas Library Card to download files) WorldCat (OCLC): catalog of library holdings worldwide, over 96 million books and other materials. VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY: E-books, including science, health, history, and culture.

SPECIALIZED INFORMATION:  Chilton's Auto Repair: Quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. HeritageQuest: search US federal censuses 1970-1930, family & local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate records. Literature Resource Center: covering over 130,000 writers.

HEALTH & MEDICAL INFORMATION: Health & Wellness Resource Center, 1980 - present: consumer & alternative health information. Health Reference Center Academic, 1980 - present: full text of nursing & allied health journals. Kansas Health Online: Tools to compare hospitals, find doctors and information about healthy lifestyles to help you make healthy choices. Nursing Resource Center: Tools for nursing students.

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY: Business & Company Resource Center: company & industry information. Business & Company Profiles: Over 200,000 combined directory listings including the Graham & Whiteside international company directories. Computer Database: news & reviews of hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communication and technology applications

EN ESPANOL: Informe, 1994 - present: articles from Spanish & bilingual magazines & newspapers  

OTHER WEBSITES OF INTEREST:

nationalissues.com: Contemporary national issues. http://www.nationalissues.com

yippy.com: Outrageously powerful search engine http://search.yippy.com

Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco.

Statistical Abstracts (U.S.): http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Kansas Statistical Abstracts: http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/ksah/

Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/

RefDesk: http://www.refdesk.com/

Telephone Directories: http//anyone.com, or: http//anywho.com

The following databases assist a person in formatting citations in either APA or NMLA style for inclusion in a bibliography.

NoodleTools: http//www.noodletools.com Citation Machine: http/citationmachine.net