Electronic Databases

Databases available from home and Olathe libraries.

Databases by Subject

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Databases by Name

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Library and home use.

This database contains records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations from journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.  Library and home use. 

Alternative Health Watch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.  Library and home use.

America's News Magazines
America's News Magazines provides full-text articles from some of the top news magazines.  Library and home use.

America's Newspapers
America's Newspapers provides the electronic editions or record for more than 600 U.S. newspapers, including the Kansas City Star and the Olathe News. Library and home use.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices searchable by name of the deceased. In addition, the database is searchable by date range, or text contained in the obituary or death notice, such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members or other personal information. Library and home use.

Ancestry Library Edition
Powered by the Ancestry.com web site, Ancestry Library Edition provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. Library use only.

Applied Science and Technology Abstracts
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts™ contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.  Library and home use.

Art Abstracts  
Art Abstracts™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating back to 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions, which provide examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists.  Library and home use.

Art Full Text
Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations.  Library and home use.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is a collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.  Library and home use.

Biography in Context (Gale)
Search for biographies of individuals in a wide range of subjects, including business, politics, government, history, science, sports, the arts, and entertainment. The database also allows you to retrieve biographies based on specific sets of criteria such as ethnic background, nationality, and gender. Library and home use.

Brainfuse provides online homework help through interactive live tutors, study space and meeting space for users.  Library and home use.

Brands and Their Companies
Complete coverage of U.S. consumer brands, manufacturers, importers, and distributors.  Includes small businesses and large corporations from both the private and public sectors.  Library and home use. 

Business and Associations Directories (Gale) 
Many important reference works available for searching, The Encyclopedia of Associations, Brands and Their Companies, Market Share Reporter, Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Publisher's Directory, and Consultants and Consulting Organizations.  Library and home use

Business Insights:  Global
A unique resource for international business intelligence, offering a comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, statisitical data and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.  Library and home use. 

Business Plans Handbooks
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.  Library and home use. 

Business Source Complete  
A scholarly business database, providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the coverage, indexing and abstracts for some important scholarly business journals date back as far as 1886.  Library and home use.

Computer Skills (from Learning Express Library)
Interactive tutorial courses will take your computer skills to the next level, while allowing you to learn at your own pace.  Library and home use. 

Computer Source
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.  Library and home use.

Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory
Reference guide to firms and individuals engaged in consultation for business, industry and government.  Library and home use.

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. The database is updated on a weekly basis.  Library and home use.

Consumer Reports
Online access to the print edition of the magazine plus the additional content of the ConsumerReports.org web site.  Find reviews and purchasing information on electronics, automobiles, appliances, and much more.  Library and home use.

CultureGrams helps researchers discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.  Library and home use.

D&B Million Dollar Database
Provides directory information on both public and private companies with more than a million dollars in revenue. Company profiles include sales, number of employees, contact and location information, and executive biographies.  Library and home use.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.  Library and home use.

Education Abstracts
Education Abstracts™ provides indexing and abstracts for more than 680 periodicals and yearbooks, dating as far back as 1983. Books on education published after 1995 are also indexed. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.  Library and home use.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Academic
With over 73,000 articles, Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world. It contains both short and book-length articles on every subject.  Library and home use.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Library Edition
With over 73,000 articles, Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world. It contains both short and book-length articles on every subject.  Library and home use.

Encyclopedia Britannica - School Edition
With over 73,000 articles, Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world. It contains both short and book-length articles on every subject. Library and home use.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Spanish
Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.  Library and home use.

Encyclopedia of Associations (International, National, Regional)
Source for detailed information on nonprofit membership organizations.  Library and home use.  

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.  Library and home use.

Fuente Academica
Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.  Library and home use.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk and Wagnalls provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.  Library and home use.  

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
Guide to publications and broadcast stations, including newspapers, magazines, journals, radio stations, television stations and cable systems.  Library and home use.

Genealogy Connect
Gale Genealogy Connect includes the "how-to" of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research.  Library and home use. 

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  Library and home use.

Health Source:  Consumer Edition
This database is a collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.  Library and home use.

Health Source:  Nursing/Academic
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.  Library and home use.

HeritageQuest Online provides a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Included are images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, plus over 25,000 family and local histories, all full-text and searchable. Library and home use.

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  Library and home use. 

Information Science and Library Issues Collection
This collection of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise.  Library and home use. 

Job and Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can explore different occupations, match your skills with a career, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing and more.  Library and home use.    

Get LIVE job coaching, resume assistance, search for jobs, and more.  Library and home use.

A collaborative effort to provide greater access to historical materials related to Johnson County, Kansas. A wealth of photos, biographical information, maps, teacher curriculum ideas, and much more.Library and home use.

Kansas City Business Journal
The online version of the Kansas City Business Journal with breaking news and popular news stories from the print. Library and home use.

Kansas City Star and Regional Newspapers
Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, politics and government, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements excluded. Newspapers in the collection are Kansas City Star, Emporia Gazette, Lawrence Journal-World, Manhattan Mercury, Topeka Capital-Journal, and Wichita Eagle. Library and home use.

Kansas City Star Image Edition
Flip through recent editions of the Kansas City Star online with full-color photos.  Most useful for browsing today's issue or looking for a recent article.  This access is best for the casual user, if you need to do research in the Kansas City Star or another Kansas newspaper we recommend Kansas City and Regional Newspapers.  Library and home use.

Kansas History 
This digital archive documents state history and provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.  Library and home use.

Kansas Legal Services
A statewide non-profit organization, dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation and employment training services. Kansas Legal Services provides civil legal advice and representation at no cost or at reduced fees to income eligible individuals.  Library and home use.

Kansas Periodicals Index
An index of magazines published in and about Kansas.  Library and home use. 

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Library and home use.

Legal Collection
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.  Library and home use.

Legal Forms Library
Searches for Kansas legal forms by default.  Other forms are available by clicking on the Tax Forms link at the top of the page.  Library and home use.

Library Literature & Information Science Index
Provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.  Library and home use.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.  Library and home use.

Literary Reference Center
A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content.  Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.  Library and home use.

Literature Criticism Online  
A large online source for literature criticism, author biographies, primary source material, reviews and overviews. Hundreds of volumes of reference works have been included in Artemis making it a comprehensive resource.  Library and home use.  

Local Climatological Data
Looking for local weather statistics?  Here is the official record as recorded by the National Climatic Data Center.  Library and home use. 

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  Library and home use.

Mango Languages
An online language learning program that focuses on teaching actual conversational skills in the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers, and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers. Library and home use.

Market Share Reporter Presents comparative business statistics.  Library and home use.

MAS Ultra
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. Also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.  Library and home use.

Masterfile Complete 
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.  Library and home use.

MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.  Library and home use.

MEDLINEplus is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information and is composed of a selective list of authoritative health information sources from The National Institute of Health and other organizations. The core of MEDLINEplus is the health topics, but the site also has drug information, current health news, dictionaries, directories, and a list of other resources.  MEDLINEplus is also available in Spanish.  Library and home use.

MEDLINEPlus in Spanish
MedlinePlus en español es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos.  Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos, la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo, MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, afecciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer.  MedlinePlus le ofrece información confiable y actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.  Library and home use.

Merck Manual
This standard library reference book has now been placed online and made free for the public to use.  Providing current, detailed information in a user-friendly format makes this a reliable source for health information.  Besides the health information, includes a drug-interaction checker, pill identifier, and a pronunciation guide.  Library and home use.

Mergent Key Business Ratios
Find important business information made available through valuable corporate resources updated weekly.  Library and home use.  

Mergent Online
Offers in-depth business and financial information for public U.S. and international companies. Research a company's history, financial data, annual reports, current news and more. Also included are in-depth country profiles. Library and home use.

Mergent Web Reports
Mergent WebReports is an online database that allows you to access a vast archive of corporate and industry related documents.  Library and home use.  

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.  Library and home use.

Mitchell on Demand
Automobile repair information made easy to find on computer. Library use only.

Morningstar is a comprehensive online investing database. It provides independent opinion and data on more than 20,000 stocks and mutual funds as well as other screening tools. Users can build and analyze an investing portfolio.Library and home use.

National Geographic Kids
Fun place for kids to learn about science, nature, culture, archaeology, space and more.  Library and home use.  

Naxos Jazz Music Library
NML-Jazz includes the famed Blue Note jazz label as well as other jazz labels.  Library and home use.

Naxos Music Library
Naxos includes the world's largest collection of classical titles and samples of other genres.  Stream music to your computer, your iPhone/iPad or Android device (with the appropriate app).  Library and home use.

Naxos Music Library World
Naxos Music Library World offers a wide range of World music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music.  Library and home use.  

Naxos Spoken Word Library
A collection of spoken word books including classic literature, plays, radio shows and more.  Library and home use

Naxos Video Library
Stream videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries to your PC or Mac.  Choose from more than 1,500 videos, all available anywhere, anytime.  Library and home use. 

New York Times
Unlimited access to the New York Times is here!  Click the link to find out how to grab your daypass and start reading. Library and home use.

NewsBank Retrospective
NewsBank Retrospective is a full-text, newspaper information resource with news articles from 1970-1991. The database covers major issues and events from contemporary American history including firsthand reports and varying regional perspectives.  Library and home use.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.  Library and home use.

Looking for a good book or have you just finished a really good book and want to find something similar?  Let Novelist help you make the connections.  Novelist also has book discussion guides, reviews and author information perfect for your book group.  Library and home use.  

The Olathe Mirror (1861-1924)
Available through the Kansas State Historical Society's digital newspapers page.  You will need your Kansas driver's license or ID to verify Kansas residency in order to search.  Library and home use.

Olathe Municipal Code
Code of Regulations for Olathe. Library and home use.

Olathe News
Full-text coverage of the Olathe News from December 2006 to 2015. Library and home use.

Olathe News Historical Archive
Search the Olathe News online from 1959 to 2003 and 2006 to 2015.  Library and home use. 

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. Information dates as far back as 1990.  Library and home use.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.  Library and home use.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
This database provides full-text information from leading nursing and related publications. It is designed to meet the needs of researchers, as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions. Library and home use.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.  Library and home use.

Publishers Directory
Comprehensive and detailed coverage of U.S. and Canadian publishing operations.  Library and home use.

Over 12 million business listings with company profiles, over 120 million nationwide telephone listings gathered from telephone white pages, and over 680,000 listings for physicians and dentists nationwide. Library and home use.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  Library and home use.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.  Library and home use.

Rosetta Stone
Become a language expert by listening, reading, writing and speaking.  Rosetta Stone teaches through context clues rather than grammar and translation.  Speech recognition software gives you interactive feedback.  Choose from among 30 languages. Library and home use.

Small Business Reference Library
Small Business Reference Center™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.  Library and home use.

Social Services in Johnson County - My Resource Connection
Connecting you to assistance, services, or resources you may need in Johnson County.  Library and home use. 

Something About the Author
This landmark reference set covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.  Library and home use.

Standard & Poor's Global NetAdvantage
Offers access to stock reports, company reports, industry surveys, and fund reports, including features and commentary from Standard & Poor’s on topics such as the economy, daily stock market activity, industry sectors, stocks, bonds, funds, and investment strategies.  Library and home use.

Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.  Library and home use.

Telecommunications Directory
Guide to organizations, systems and services concerned with the telecommunications industry.  Library and home use.

Thomas Register
This database provides access to industrial companies. Seach by company, product, or service. Library and home use.

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.  Contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources.  Library and home use.

Trade Shows Worldwide
Provides listings for trade shows, sponsoring organizations, facilities, and services.  Library and home use.

Value Line
The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.Library and home use.

Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office). Library and home use.

Vocational & Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection™ provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.  Library and home use.

Wall Street Journal
Full-text online from the world's leading financial newspaper. Library and home use.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. Library and home use.

Zinio for Libraries is an online service that allows the download of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Library and home use.