Web Resources

In addition to the Catalog & Databases, the web resources listed below may be helpful for research in the following specific subjects.



GRE (online encyclopedia)

Britannica Online (indexes to web resources; some are reviewed by librarians)

Internet Public Library (index of web resources by subject)

Directory of Open Access Journals (full-text, peer-reviewed journals online; search by subject or title)

Highwire Press (online versions of peer-reviewed journals and scholarly content)

IngentaConnect (over 23 million articles from scholarly publications)

Find Articles.com (articles date back to 1984)

Google Scholar (Google search engine that searches specifically for scholarly literature)

Government Websites

National Atlas (government website that includes maps)

Access Kansas (official website of the state of Kansas)

GPO Access (a service of the U.S. Government printing office)

Thomas / Library of Congress (legislative information on the internet)

Fedstats (official statistical information from the federal government)

Blue Skyways of Kansas (Kansas State Library homepage)


See also the Custom Newspapers and the Lexis Nexis databases

USA Today (articles available back to 1987)

Refdesk (indexes newspapers by state and country)


Web Gallery of Art (virtual museum with a searchable database)

Artchive (includes scanned images, criticism, and online gallery exhibitions)

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus (controlled vocabulary of generic terms)

Sculptor.org (includes sculptures for sale as well as resources for research)

Biology & Chemistry

See also Wilson Science Full Text and Health Reference Center – Academic databases

Infotrieve (Article Finder searches 26 million citations in 54,000 journals)

Highwire Press (online versions of peer-reviewed journals and scholarly content)

PubMed Central (over 500,000 free full-text peer reviewed journals)

Freemedicaljournals.com (search over 430 research journals by title or subject)

Public Library of Science (full-text, peer-reviewed scientific and medical research articles)

ACS Style Guidelines (includes sample references from the American Chemical Society)

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (U.S. Department of Energy)


Economics & Business

See also Business Source Premier database in EBSCOHost and the Business and Company Resource Center database

American Customer Satisfaction Index (From the University of Michigan)

Business Publications Search Engine (Includes government publications and business magazines)

Current Industrial Reports (From the U.S. Census Bureau)

Hoovers.com (Free information on companies, industries and people)


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

National Center for Education Statistics (Institute of Education Sciences)

Kansas Department of Education (Includes standards and certification information)

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Independent policy and research center)


English & Communication

See also MLA International Bibliography databases in EBSCOHost and the Literature Resource Center database

Literature.org (An online literature library)

Poets.org (From the Academy of American Poets)

Shakespeare Illustrated (Links to paintings, criticisms and productions of the plays)

Journal of Intercultural Communication (full-text, peer-reviewed online journal)

Health, Athletic Training & Physical Education

See also Wilson Science Full Text and Health Reference Center – Academic databases

American Council on Exercise (Includes certification information and an exercise library)

National Athletic Trainers Association (Includes news, employment and legislative information)

sportsmedicine.com (Includes press releases and organizations information)

Journal of Exercise Physiology (full-text, peer-reviewed online journal)

Nutrition.gov (Official government website on nutrition)

Nutrition.org (Official website of the American Society for Nutrition)

Journal of Nutrition (Published by the ASN, some issues full-text online)

History & Political Science

See also Congressional Quarterly Researcher databases

GPO Access (A service of the U.S. Government printing office)

Access Kansas (Official website of the state of Kansas)

Country Studies (Library of Congress)

Area Studies (Index to web resources from Political Science Resources)

PBS History (Website companions to television programs)

CNN Election Center (Includes up-to-date news and interviews)

CQPolitics.com (Free political site from Congressional Quarterly, Inc.)


Mathematics & Physics

arXiv.org (Open access to journals; provided by Cornell University)

MathDL (Digital library from the Mathematical Association of America)

American Institute of Physics (Includes publications and resources)

Physics Central (From the American Physical Society)


See also RILM Abstracts of Music Literature database in EBSCOHost

Music Teachers National Association (Includes publications, resources and organizations information)

Musictheory.net (Includes lessons and quizzes)

Music Theory Online (An online journal with links to other online music journals)

ClassicalNet (Various information files about music and composers)

Philosophy & Religion  

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Edited by academic philosophers, includes some references)

Eserver.org: Philosophy (Online versions of canonical philosophy texts)

Logical Fallacies (Explanations and examples of common arguments)

Adherents.com (Statistical information on world religions from primary and secondary sources)

Religion-online.org (Over 6,000 articles by religious scholars)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA homepage that includes beliefs, government and activities)


See also PsychINFO database in EBSCOHost

Encyclopedia of Psychology (Includes information on careers, organizations and history)

American Psychological Association (Includes resources by topic)

gradPSYCH (The magazine of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students)

Social Psychology Network (Includes experiments, news, and resources)

Criminal Justice

See also Wilson Social Science Full Text database

National Association of Social Workers (Official website includes news and job information)

Center for Law and Social Policy (Policies for low-income families)

National Academy of Social Insurance (A nonprofit nonpartisan organization)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (Administered by the U.S. Department of Justice)

National Institute of Justice (USDJ Research Development and Evaluation Agency)

U.S. Department of Justice (Official website includes news and agency information)

Bureau of Justice Statistics (Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice)


Theatrecrafts.com (Practical information and advice about technical theatre)

Stagehand Primer (Includes information on carpentry, lighting, etc.)

The Improv Page (Includes history, glossary, and exercises)

Playdatabase.com (Search over 12,000 plays and 300 monographs)