A-Z Databases


211 of Kansas

Call 211 or search for assistance by location. Mentoring, after-school programs, senior care, counseling, food pantries, disability services and much more. A service of United Way.

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Agency for Health Quality and Research

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides data resources, publications, research findings and reports, and other resources in an effort to improve safety and quality in healthcare. Información en español.

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Patient drug information published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.

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Alternative HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.

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Ancestry Library Edition

This database of genealogical resources includes the complete U.S. Census, a multitude of city directories, Find-A-Grave records, military records such as draft registration cards and muster rolls, immigration records such as passenger lists and naturalization records, the Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage, and death records (coverage varies by state).

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The Audio-Reader Network is a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired, and print disabled individuals in Kansas and western Missouri. Services are offered free of charge to anyone in our listening area who is unable to read normal printed material.

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Find out where candidates stand on the issues and who has endorsed them. Create a personalized voting guide to take with you to the polls!

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Designed to help citizens find out what government benefits they may be eligible to receive, with access to information from across 17 Federal agencies. Links to benefit programs for all types of people: elderly, veterans, low-income citizens, students, farmers, parents, disaster victims and many more.

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Burroughs Creek Trail Hike Through History

This series of National Park Service-quality panels are the first of their kind on the Lawrence Loop trail and serve as an outdoor museum. They feature original historic narratives written and researched by academics and local historians. Vintage photographs, maps and other images from local, state and national archives enhance the exhibits. Installed along the paved 1.7-mile Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park path running from 11th Street to 23rd Street, the panels provide insight to Lawrence’s unique history and cultural identity.

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this resource provides tools for exploring career options, finding training, and searching for a job.

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Chronicling America

The Chronicling America project offers a searchable U.S. Newspaper Directory which can be narrowed by geographic coverage, date, language, ethnicity, and labor press (i.e., published for readers of a particular occupation or political philosophy, such as coal miners, dairy farmers, and/or socialists). Chronicling America also offers free access to a handful of digitized Kansas newspapers (such as the Kansas Herald of Freedom).

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A National Institutes of Health database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

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Common Sense Media

Looking for guidance in the search for books, movies and other media for your family? Get expert information from this extensive site!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This federal agency provides a wide variety of resources to help consumers make informed financial decisions, including guides to choosing and managing credit cards, buying a car or house, managing student loans, and preparing for retirement. You can also submit complaints about financial products or services here.

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Digital Douglas County History

Accessible at home or at the library. The local history portal for Douglas County history, featuring a growing collection of photographs, genealogy resources, and oral history projects. A partnership of the Lawrence Public Library, Watkins Community Museum, and the Douglas County Genealogical Society.

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Computers are an essential tool for all types of tasks. Learn how to use them via easy to digest online courses.
Las computadoras son un herramiento esencial para hacer todo tipo de tareas. Aprende como usarlas en una manera sencilla.

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A “nonpartisan, non-profit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters…[that monitors] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players.” (FactCheck.org is funded by the Annenburg Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, and by public donation.)

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Family Caregiver Alliance, The Websites

Information, services, and support for caregivers including fact sheets on specific health conditions, statistics, public policy information, and reports. English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The FCA is a nonprofit, community-based

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Fantastic Fiction

A comprehensive reader’s advisory resources, containing bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books.

Five Wishes

From non-profit agency, Aging With Dignity, this resource provides simple, straight-forward approach to designate end-of-life choices. Información en español.

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Fold3 Library Card Required.

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Accessible at home or at the library.

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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Geared towards individuals and small organizations seeking funding, includes over 10,000 foundations and public charity programs. Also includes educational resources for learning about grant writing. Available in the library on our public computers, or on your device via our wireless network.

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Foundation Maps

Uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships. Available in the library on our public computers or on your laptop via our wireless network.

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Great Websites for Kids

Find a selection of quality websites for kids recommended by the American Library Association.


Heritage Quest Kansas State Library Resource

Accessible at home or at the library. HeritageQuest offers access to federal census records and city directories, U.S. Indian Census Rolls, slave schedules and Freedman’s Bank records, mortality schedules, agricultural and industrial schedules, and a variety of published family and local histories.

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Independence, Inc.

Advocacy, peer support, training, transportation, and community education in support of people with disabilities. Resources include a publicly accessible computer lab with a variety of assistive technologies, a medical equipment loan bank, and a selection of specialized phones available through the Telecommunications Access Program (TAP).

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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.

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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.

Kansas Memory

Accessible anywhere. This database offers a broad, statewide selection of digitized Kansas maps, photographs, and other primary documents from the collections of the Kansas State Historical Society.

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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.

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Search Kansas job postings. Also includes a searchable database of training and education providers.

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Websites are extensively reviewed before they are included on kidsites. Presentation, content, and subject matter are all considered when reviewing the sites.

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.

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Mango Idiomas

Un sistema de aprendizaje de idiomas en línea que incluye inglés, español, francés, japonés, chino mandarín, griego, italiano, ruso y más. Úselo en su computadora en casa o como una aplicación en su celular.

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Medic Latina Kansas State Library Resource

Información sobre la medicina, la enfermería, la odontología, la medicina veterinario, la sistema de cuidado la salud, y más. Creado por la National Library of Medicine (Biblioteca Nacional de la Medicina).

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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.

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Medline Plus en Español Kansas State Library Resource

Una base de datos sobre la salud hecho por la National Library of Medicine (Biblioteca Nacional de la Medicina) por el uso de los consumidores. Incluye información sobre tópicos de salud, la medicina y suplementos, y también una colección de videos y herramientos de salud.

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Mergent Intellect Library Card Required.

This powerful tool is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and business researchers, offering industry research, consumer and demographic data, as well as tools for effective job searching. Available in the library or remotely with your Lawrence Public Library card and PIN.

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National Geographic Kids

Explore the world through amazing videos, games and articles created by the amazing  Nat Geo team!


Check safety ratings and recalls for specific makes and models of automobiles on this lookup tool from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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A project of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan and nonprofit research group that “tracks money in U.S. politics and its effects on elections and public policy.”

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PDR Health

Browsable and comprehensive database of medication information including use, dosage, safety, storage and more about prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements.

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Peaslee Tech

Technical training school with programs in a variety of vocations, as well as workplace and academic skills.

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From the National Library of Medicine, an easy to use pill identification database with information about drug labels, clinical trials, breastfeeding safety, and more.

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A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. (PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida.)

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Sage Stats Kansas State Library Resource

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. 

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Senior Resource Center

SRC informs about and creates opportunities that allow older residents of Douglas County to remain independent and active in their homes and communities and assists them with necessary transitions.

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Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free counseling to start-up companies, existing small businesses, and those who wish to sell or purchase a small business on topics including the startup process, business planning, financing and funding, marketing, accounting, human resources and taxes.

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Soldiers and Sailors Database

Accessible anywhere. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

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Teen Home Page

The main page for the Lawrence Public Library Teen Zone.


Unite for Literacy

Nonfiction kids’ books read aloud! You can choose from 18 different languages. Made available by the State Library of Kansas.


Vocational and Career Collection Kansas State Library Resource

This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard. 

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Voting and Elections in Douglas County

The Douglas County Clerk's Office is responsible for overseeing all national, state and local elections conducted in Douglas County. Go here for information about getting registered to vote, finding your polling place, or becoming an election worker.

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Wheat Law Library

The University of Kansas law library is open to the public, and offers access to a variety of legal resources, including databases, and research assistance.

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