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Online Resources

Links last checked Jan. 18, 2013.

Books

Kansas Library Catalog - We’ll get it for you on interlibrary loan.  Just e-mail or give us the information on the book or article you need.

College and Career

Fastweb - Free scholarship and college searches, financial aid tools.

Databases

Credo Reference - Use this resource to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, and measurement conversions.

Firstsearch  - Use the Worldcat database for books.

Gale Databases - a major periodicals and newspaper database.  Spanish offered.

Kansas State Library Online Resources - Free access to MasterFile Premier, Academic Search Premier, Mango, and numerous other databases.

Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe (Campus Use Only) - Over 3,000 sources including magazines, journals, and newspapers, most full-text.  This is the one the lawyers and newspaper writers use.

ProQuest (Campus use only) - 150 magazines, journals, newspapers, 1986 to present.

e-Books

Please be aware: The Graham Library is not responsible for the content on any of the sites listed below, and does not endorse any additional sites which these sites may link to. Some of the websites listed below may include advertisements. Sites last added Nov. 12, 2009; links last checked Nov. 12, 2009.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - searchable database of ~14,000 public domain works (literature, philosophy, etc.) (Infomotions/Eric Lease Morgan) 

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century - digitized works (New York Public Library Digital Schomburg)

American Verse Project - American poetry volumes published before 1920 (U. Michigan) 

Bartleby.com - great books online, including fiction and reference 

Beowulf in Cyberspace - Old English facsimiles facing modern text translation (Benjamin Slade) 

Bibles, Multilingual - (ARTFL Project, U. Chicago) (only title keywords in search, example: "King James") 

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832 - electronic texts (U. California, Davis) 

Classic Bookshelf - "classic" works (by authors like Dickens, Twain, etc.); customize your reading interface (colors, font, size, etc.) (only authors in search) 

Classic Reader - books, plays, and short stories from Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, and more

Collected Works of Shakespeare (U. Sydney, Australia)

Digital Dante - several English translations, with original Italian (Columbia U.) 

Digital Scriptorium - multilingual medieval and renaissance manuscripts (Columbia U. Libraries) 

Electronic Books - index of sites, grouped by broad topics (U. Texas) 

E-Scholarship Editions - books from academic presses, over 500 available to public in full text 

featherproof Books - Free Mini-Books - includes short-story-length mini-books and short excerpts of longer works, free for download (and origami-folding!)

Folklore and Mythology Online - full-text folklore and mythology (multicultural; translated) (D. L. Ashliman, U. Pittsburgh)

Full Books Online - organized by title

Google Books - to search only complete electronic books, do an Advanced Search and choose "Full view only"

Internet Classics Archive - mostly Greco-Roman classics, some Persian and Chinese authors (MIT)

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - books, papers, etc. from medieval history and about medieval study (Fordham U., Center for Medieval Studies)

James Fenimore Cooper - texts online (James Fenimore Cooper Society, hosted by SUNY)

The Making of America - books and articles from American history, antebellum period through Reconstruction (U. Michigan)

The Online Book Page - index of sites with free online books; lists available by specialty (Foreign Languages, Agriculture, etc.) (U. Pennsylvania)

Page by Page Books - classic books, stories, speeches, etc. available online

Project Gutenberg - offers over 40,000 free e-books

Turning The Pages - great books online (British Library)

William Blake Archive (Library of Congress & UNC Chapel Hill)

World of Dante - with searchable Italian text, English translation, maps, and more (U. Virginia)

Encylopedia

Encyclopedia.com - online encyclopedia available to all.

Medical e-Library

Cancer.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

familydoctor.org

Healthfinder

Kidshealth

Mayo Clinic

MedFusion - an information partnership of medical societies

Medline Plus (English) - (Spanish)

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

Search Engines

Ask - allows users to find online information by asking a question, entering a phrase, or giving a key word.

Gigablast - A powerful, new search engine that does real time indexing.

Google - Search the Internet with the best search engine.

Kartoo - metasearch tool with visual display.

Scout Report Archives - Searches the deep web.

Yahoo! - helps users find information, news, images, video, products, local services, and answers from around the world.

State and National Information

Blue Skyways of Kansas - Kansas community, education, government and library information.

USA.gov - Official web site for searching United States government web sites.

IRS Tax Forms - The forms you need straight from the IRS.

Library of Congress - Check out their special displays and photo archive collections, links to U.S. history and government.  450 languages in the book catalog.

Streaming Video

American History in Video - American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release includes over 1260 titles, equaling approximately 420 hours.

Write that paper right!

Owens Library - How to cite your web site in a research paper in the different styles: APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus - Word of the day and other fun stuff.