Research

The Library has many resources, such as subscription databases, that can help you to research a variety of topics. Some databases have more than articles - they have practice tests for occupations, practical guides for entrepreneurs, and consumer guides for fixing cars.

Please ask a librarian for help exploring the Library's books, films, and databases.

Popular databases

New databases

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    Everyday Life and Women in America is an unparalleled resource providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises documents and images addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

    Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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    Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and its theories, practices and consequences.

    Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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    Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

    Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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    The Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive includes a myriad of maps representing the long nineteenth century and an extensive collection of European travel accounts which provide a sweeping glance of the travel narrative genre.

    This is a part of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

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    As a collection and archive of writing representative of British Romantic and early Victorian writing and of Continental Romanticism, the Corvey Collection is unmatched. The Corvey Collection is especially strong in prose fiction, including Gothic and romance fiction issued by influential popular publishers like the Minerva Press (London).

    This is a part of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Access to this resource is made possible by the Kauffman Fund.

Genealogy

Would you like to learn more about your family history? Start with the resources below or visit the Missouri Valley Room at the Central Library, 14. W. 10th Street, or more assistance.

Genealogy Resources for Beginners