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

Biology & Chemistry
Economics & Business
Philosophy & Religion
English & Communications
Health, Athletic Training, & Physical Education
Social Work & Criminal Justice
History & Political Science


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)
Google Scholar (Google search engine that searches specifically for scholarly literature)
Digital Public Library
Chronicling America (Library of Congress digitized newspapers)

Government Websites

National Atlas and National Map (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)
Kansas State Library (Kansas State Library homepage)


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) (includes sculptures for sale as well as resources for research)

Biology & Chemistry

See also Wilson Science Full Text in EBSCOHost
Highwire Press (online versions of peer-reviewed journals and scholarly content)
PubMed Central (over 500,000 free full-text peer reviewed journals) (search over 430 research journals by title or subject)
Public Library of Science (full-text, peer-reviewed scientific and medical research articles)
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (U.S. Department of Energy)

Economics & Business

See also Business Source Premier database in EBSCOHost
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)


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 (An online literature library) (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 in EBSCOhost
American Council on Exercise (Includes certification information and an exercise library)
National Athletic Trainers Association (Includes news, employment and legislative information) (Official government website on nutrition) (Official website of the American Society for Nutrition)

History & Political Science

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

Mathematics & Physics (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) (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) Philosophy (Online versions of canonical philosophy texts)
Logical Fallacies (Explanations and examples of common arguments) (Statistical information on world religions from primary and secondary sources) (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)
Social Psychology Network (Includes experiments, news, and resources)

Criminal Justice

See also Wilson Social Science Full Text database in EBSCOhost
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)

Theatre (Practical information and advice about technical theatre)
Stagehand Primer (Includes information on carpentry, lighting, etc.)
The Improv Page (Includes history, glossary, and exercises) (Search over 12,000 plays and 300 monographs)

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