Online Reference Sources
The Wichita Public Library provides access to AtoZdatabases, Ancestry, Foundation Directory Online, LearningExpressLibrary, NewsBank, Opposing Viewpoints, Sams Photofact and Wichita E-Reads.
Statewide access to WorldCat, EBSCOhost Databases, Heritage Quest, Mango Languages and Encyclopedia Britannica is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Kansas State Library, Regents libraries, regional library systems and other partners.
All are available at Wichita Public Library computer stations
Available at any Internet computer with a Kansas Library Card
Available at any Internet computer with your Wichita Public Library card
Search 30 million business profiles and 200 million residents in this power directory. Find friends and relatives, employment opportunities, sales leads, and more.
With more than three billion names and four thousand searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the number one online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Your family story is waiting.
Britannica Online® Public Library Edition offers four complete encyclopedias, Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Quotations, News, World Atlas, and more. If you are inside the Library, you can use this Quick Link.
Download audiobooks from OneClickDigital using your Kansas Library Card, available at any Wichita Public Library location. Find more information about how to use the service at the State Library's Digital Book eLending page.
EBSCO is the leading database provider for libraries and institutions. The Priemier Package offers more than 40 resources in all subject areas, including full-text articles and e-books.
|Foundation Directory Online (For use in Central Library only)|
Updated weekly, a database of over 100,000 U.S foundations and corporate donors, over 2.4 million recent grants, and over half a million key decision makers. Search grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s, plus RFPs, philanthropy news, nonprofit literature and jobs. An excellent tool for persons associated with a non-profit organization looking for grant funding, it includes a wealth of information for first time grantseekers and two categories of funders—direct corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. Many free online training courses and tutorials are also available. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection.
|Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (For use in Central Library only)|
Geared toward individuals, this database includes over 10,000 foundation profiles for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support as sources of funding for individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. It is the only extensive online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection.
Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications in searchable PDF format.
Heritage Quest provides a growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians.
Please note: LearningExpress Library 3.0 has a new look.
Click here to finish any previously accessed tests, tutorials or eBooks on LearningExpress Library 2.0.
Practice exams from any computer with an Internet connection! Tests available include the GED, ACT, SAT, ESL, ASVAB and many tests required for careers. Résumé and cover letter lessons are available too. Sign up with your 14 digit Library card number as username for a free account.
Learn a language online at your own pace! Use on your computer or, once you set up an account with your library card, use Mango on the go with smartphone and tablet apps.
(Quick help guide)
Full-text articles from The Wichita Eagle. Archives are available from 1984 to present.
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Researching controversial topics? Get multiple opinions about hot-button issues all in one place. Read newspaper, magazine and journal articles, court cases, and more.
(Use your 14 digit card number to connect outside the Library.)
As a recipient of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant, our customers have free access to articles and information in Oxford Islamic Studies Online! For more information on this grant:
|Philanthrophy In/Sight (For use in Central Library only)|
This interactive mapping tool uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships, both locally and worldwide. It uses maps to show where grants have made an impact and areas where opportunities still exist to fill critical needs. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection.
Photofact® repair manuals have long been the standard in the repair industry for TVs, VCRs, radios, etc. Since 1946, Sams has produced manuals for electronics repair - the database now covers almost 200,000 models of consumer electronics devices.
Share stories online with your children! Tumblebooks is an online resource that lets you access ebooks from any internet-enabled device. Access provided by the State Library of Kansas.
The Wichita Public Library offers e-books from OverDrive for your Kindle, Nook™, iPad®, or smartphone, and start reading today! (Need help getting started? Here are quick how-to guides for Kindle users and users of all other major e-readers.) Find even more books at the Library's e-book page.
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