Academic Research

Academic Search Premier

Scholarly multi-disciplinary research database.


Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.

Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Comprehensive resource for art information, including an index of almost 200,000 art reproductions.

Britannica Library

Trusted online encyclopedia with three age-appropriate levels.

Brittanica Academic

Trusted encyclopedia with information written for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.

Brittanica School

Trusted online encyclopedia with information written for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Computer Source

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, and also includes content from leading technology-related consumer magazines. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.


A resource that allows you to read, search, and compare constitutions from around the world.


A one-stop resource for researching everything from health issues to the latest solar power technology.

Explora for Kids

A research website for designed for kids, available through the State Library of Kansas.


A collection of millions of titles, many freely available in full-text, digitized from libraries around the world.

History Reference Center

A comprehensive history reference database containing biographies of historical figures and historical documents, photos, maps, and video. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.

Internet Archive

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Issue Lab

Free research from social sector organizations around the world on a variety of subjects.

Kansas Library Catalog

Search materials held at libraries across Kansas. If you are interested in borrowing an item found in this catalog, please contact Lawrence Public Library for Interlibrary loan.

Kansas State Library: Databases

This is a grouping of all of the online databases offered to Kansas residents through the Kansas State Library. A Kansas State Library eCard is required to access these databases.

KU Libraries Resources for Kansas Residents

You don't have to be a KU student or staff member to use the KU Libraries! Use this guide to find out about the resources that are available to Kansas residents, as well as information about how to get to campus and find the library you need.

Legal Collection

A collection of scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies.

Literary Reference Center

Browse and search full-text literary works alongside journal articles, author biographies, and reviews.

MasterFile Premier

Delivers articles, reference books, and an extensive image collection for every subject area. Also includes access to Consumer Reports articles.


Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.

Military and Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.

National Institutes of Health

Contains an A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, current medical news, and more. Información en español. Also, an easy guide to using NIH for research can be found here.


A directory of repositories of freely accessible academic research.

PubMed Central

A free full-text archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Sage Knowledge

This cross-media platform allows users to search and browse over 10,000 items, video, book and reference titles within the Social Sciences, including CQ Press resources focusing on American government, politics and current affairs. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.

Sage Stats

Easy access to statistical data series created from more than 400,000 government and non-government datasets, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes. Available from a computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.


Search for books, movies, genealogy resources, and other materials in libraries worldwide. If you are interested in borrowing an item that Lawrence Public Library does not have and need assistance placing an interlibrary loan request, please contact us.

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