Learning Resources

* = Home access requires a State of Kansas Library eCard, available for free at the Library’s Reference desk.

All ages

Duolingo Games that make learning a language fun and addictive

GCFLearnFree Free, quality, innovative online learning opportunities for improving technology, literacy and math skills

Google Scholar Search scholarly literature, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

Khan Academy Free learning resources for students, educators and adults.

LearningExpress Library* Practice, lessons and study aids

Mango Languages* Online language-learning resources

Lynda.com Free online courses on a variety of topics that can be accessed with your library card.

Public Library of Science Nonprofit organization that accelerates progress in science and medicine by bringing scientists together to share their work as rapidly and as widely as possible.

State Library of Kansas* provides databases on a multitude of topics. *Home access requires a State of Kansas Library eCard, available for free at the Library’s Reference desk.

WebMath Solve and understand problems in general math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus.

World Factbook Country profiles including geographical information, population, age structure and religions, country maps, flags and government officials.

Preschool/Elementary

ABCmouse Kids age 2 to 8 learn to read through phonics, as well as learn lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

Explora Kids* Browse and search for articles, essays and primary source documents from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use for elementary school research projects.

6 x 6  This parent-friendly early literacy program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop, before they learn to read, at about the age six.

Middle School

Explora Middle School* Browse and search for articles, essays and primary source documents from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use for middle school school research projects.

High School

Driver Education Program Free practice tests and access to Kansas handbooks.

Explora High School* Browse and search for articles, essays and primary source documents from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use for high school research projects.

OWL: Online Writing Lab Information on the writing process, grammar, and citing work.

College & Adult

Education Abstracts Indexing and abstracts for more than 680 education periodicals and yearbooks, dating as far back as 1983. Books on education published after 1995 are also indexed.

Explora Community & Tech College* Browse and search for articles, essays and primary source documents from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use for college students.

Explora Public Libraries* Browse and search for articles, essays and primary source documents from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for general adult research.

Great Courses are a video series presented by award-winning experts from respected institutions who are selected for their ability to teach. Lectures are available on a wide variety of topics. Free access on hoopla with your library card.

K-State Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship Open access to research and scholarly work produced at Kansas State University, as well as digital collections of K-State, Kansas and agricultural history.

K-State Research and Extension Information on business and economy, crops and livestock, the environment, health and nutrition, home, family and youth, and lawn and garden.

Kansas Statistical Abstract (KSA)-52nd Edition Contains data collected through August 2018 for sixteen categories of information: Agriculture; Banking and Finance; Business, Industry, and Exports; Climate; Communications and Information; Courts, Crime, and Public Safety; Education; Employment and Earnings; Energy and Natural Resources; Government; Housing and Construction; Income; Parks and Recreation; Population; Transportation; and Vital Statistics and Health. Users may access the KSA as frequently as needed, print single pages, chapters, or the entire book, or download the file directly to a computer or other device for fast and convenient access.

Techboomers Free educational website that teaches basic computer skills through video and article tutorials

Universal Class* Online resource for more than 500 non-credit, continuing education courses provided through the State Library of Kansas