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Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with more than 4,600 journals.

Access World News
Search articles for more than 600 U.S. newspapers, including the Kansas City Star and the Olathe News.

Agriculture-related research materials dating back to 1970. Contains records from the USDA‘s National Agricultural Library.

Alternative Health Watch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

America's News Magazines
Full-text articles from some of the top news magazines.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices with many ways to search.

Ancestry Library Edition
Census records, military records, passenger lists, family histories and more.
*New: Ancestry temporarily available for at-home use.

Applied Science and Technology Abstracts
Indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core scientific and technical publications.

Art Abstracts
Comprehensive resource for art information. You'll find examples and styles of art movements as well as dissertations and an index of reproductions.

Art Full-Text
Comprehensive resource for art information, featuring indexes, abstracts, dissertations and full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals.

Auto Repair Source   
Do-it-yourself auto repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR Information Systems.  

Biography in Context
Search for biographies of individuals in a wide range of subjects based on one or more personal facts such as nationality or occupation.

For young readers up to grade 3, this resource pairs a video storybook with a related non-fiction ebook.

For kindergarten through college, live tutors available daily from 2 pm to 11 pm. All subjects, including a writing lab.

Business Plans Handbooks (Gale)
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Business Source Complete
A scholarly business database, providing bibliographic full-text content, with some journals indexed as far back as 1886.

Computer Skills (from Learning Express Library)
Interactive tutorial courses will take your computer skills to the next level, while allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Computer Source
The latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Health Complete
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, including medical encyclopedias and guides to prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Consumer Reports
Expert, unbiased product ratings and reviews. 

Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Education Abstracts
Research educational topics such as adult education, multicultural/ethnic education and teaching methods.

Encyclopedia Britannica – Academic
High-quality, comprehensive reference resource, for those beginning thorough research. Designed for college and academic libraries. 

Encyclopedia Britannica – Library Edition
Designed for the public library to meet the information needs of all ages. Conduct research for a school assignment, a special project or your own interests. 

Encyclopedia Britannica – School Edition
Choose between elementary, middle and high school interfaces for content customized to your age group.

Encyclopedia Britannica – Spanish
Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas —cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.

Search education literature and resources.

Fuente Academica
Scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Genealogy Connect
Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications.

Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment with topics including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Information on topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health from consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, family histories, genealogical serials and local histories.

History Reference Center
Articles from reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos, maps and videos.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Information professionals will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise.

Job and Career Accelerator
Explore different occupations, match your skills with a career, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing and more.

Get LIVE job coaching, resume assistance, search for jobs and more.
A collaborative effort to provide greater access to historical materials related to Johnson County, Kansas with a wealth of photos, biographical information and maps.

Kansas City Business Journal
The online version includes breaking news, in addition to stories from the print edition.

Kansas City Star and Regional Newspapers
Local and regional news, including community events, politics and government, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

Kansas City Star Image Edition
Flip through recent editions of the Kansas City Star online with full-color photos. Most useful for browsing today's issue or looking for a recent article.

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.

Kansas Legal Services
A statewide non-profit organization, dedicated to helping low income Kansans through the provision of essential legal, mediation and employment training services. Kansas Legal Services provides civil legal advice and representation at no cost or at reduced fees to income eligible individuals.

Kansas Periodicals Index
An index of magazines published in and about Kansas.

Customizable legal documents with step-by-step guidance.   First time users: Create a RBdigital account using your Olathe library card. Returning RBdigital users: Login using your email address and password you created. 

Learning Express Library
Practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results.

Legal Collection
Information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Library Literature & Information Science Index
Includes key library and information science periodicals.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index of core journals, books, research reports and proceedings.

Literary Reference Center
Plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, literary criticisms, author biographies, book reviews, author interviews, classic texts and much more.

Literary Sources
A large online source for literature criticism, author biographies, primary source material, reviews and overviews.

Local Climatological Data
Looking for local weather statistics? Here is the official record as recorded by the National Climatic Data Center.
Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Note: A new eLearning service is coming soon and our access to will conclude on December 31. Read more.

Mango Languages
An online language learning program that focuses on teaching actual conversational skills, including English for non-native speakers.

MAS Ultra
For high school age students, research from magazines, reference books, biographies, primary sources and an image library.

Masterfile Complete
For the high school through college student, research from magazines, reference books, primary sources and an image library.

Medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information covering general health topics topics, drug information, and current health news.

MEDLINEPlus in Spanish
MedlinePlus en español es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos, la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo, MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, afecciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. MedlinePlus le ofrece información confiable y actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.

Merck Manual
Current, detailed health information in a user-friendly format with a drug-interaction checker, pill identifier, and a pronunciation guide.

Mergent Archives
Vast archive of corporate and industry related documents.

Mergent Intellect
Research public and private company data plus access residential, consumer and demographic information.

Mergent Key Business Ratios
Examine industry benchmarks for public and private companies.

Mergent Online
In-depth business and financial information for public U.S. and international companies, including company histories, financial data, annual reports, current news and more.

Middle Search Plus
For the middle school students. Full-text articles from magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and an image library.

Mitchell ProDemand Automotive
Automobile repair information. Library use only.

Comprehensive online investing database. Provides independent opinion and data on stocks and mutual funds as well as other screening tools.

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

Naxos Jazz Music Library
Several jazz labels represented, including the famed Blue Note label.

Naxos Classical Music Library
The world's largest collection of classical titles, with samples of other genres. Use their app to stream music to your computer or mobile device .

Naxos World Music Library
A wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary music.

Naxos Spoken Word Library
A collection of spoken word recordings including classic literature, plays, radio shows and more.

Naxos Video Library
Stream videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

New York Times
Unlimited access to the New York Times is here! Click the link to find out how to grab your day pass and start reading.

News Bank Retrospective
Full-text, newspaper information resource with articles from 1970-1991, covers major issues and events from contemporary American history including firsthand reports and varying regional perspectives.

Newspaper Source Plus
Full-text newspapers, television and radio news transcripts.

Looking for a good book or just finished a one and want to find something similar? Let Novelist help you make the connections. Novelist also has book discussion guides, reviews and author information perfect for your book group.

The Olathe Mirror (1861-1924)
Available through the Kansas State Historical Society's digital newspapers page. You will need your Kansas driver's license or ID to verify Kansas residency in order to search.

Olathe Municipal Code
Code of Regulations for Olathe.

Olathe News
Full-text coverage of the Olathe News from December 2006 to 2015.

Primary Search
For the elementary school student. Full-text popular magazines for research.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, a specialized collection of education journals and educational reports.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Designed for researchers and nursing students, provides full-text nursing and related publications.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Comprehensive resources covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Business and residential directory listings. Search companies by types, size and location and find company profiles.

Regional Business News
Coverage of regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Extensive coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Rosetta Stone
Become a language expert by listening, reading, writing and speaking. Choose from among 30 languages.

Small Business Reference Center
Business basics, start-up kits, business plans and industry information.

Social Services in Johnson County - My Resource Connection
Connecting you to assistance, services, or resources you may need in Johnson County.

Something About the Author
Covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Global Net Advantage
Offers access to stock reports, company reports, industry surveys, and fund reports, with features and commentary from Standard & Poor’s.

Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

Search for industrial companies by name, product or service.

Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests through on-demand video courses.

U.K. National Theatre Collection
Selected video recordings of the U.K.'s National Theatre productions with behind-the-scenes archive material for some performances.

Universal Class
Learn a wide variety of skills and subjects through self-paced, instructor-led learning.

Value Line
Comprehensive source of information and advice on stocks, industries and the economy. 

Virtual Reference Library
Virtual reference library and specialized sources for multidisciplinary research. 

Vocational & Career Collection
Search full-text coverage from vocational, trade and industry related periodicals.

Wall Street Journal
Full-text online from the world's leading financial newspaper.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)WorldCat
Catalog of books, web resources and other material worldwide.