Electronic Databases: Homework Help

Databases available from home and OPL Main and Indian Creek Branch

Databases by Subject

[Authors, Books and Other Literature]  [Business] [Genealogy] [Health & Medicine]
[HomeworkHelp] [Journals and Professional Resources]
[Magazines and Newspapers] [Spanish Language]

Databases by Name

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.

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

Culturegrams 
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.

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

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 collection of literary criticsim, this resource brings together a range of moderna nd historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.  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.

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.

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

TOPICSearch
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.

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.