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May 12

Highlight: Health Databases

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on May 10, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Lianne Flax

Several health databases are available for any resident of Kansas to use. To view them all, visit the Online Resources page and scroll down to the Health section. You’ll find:

Consumer Health Complete covers all areas of health and wellness from diseases and drugs to exercise and nutrition. Did your doctor prescribe a new medication? Recently diagnosed with diabetes? Interested in knowing more about the Zika virus? Look it up here. You will find popular reference books, medical encyclopedias, fact sheets, and magazine articles.

Gale Health Reference Collection is comprised of medical reference books. Search for a keyword or choose a book to browse its chapters. Topics range from surgery & tests to specific diseases and conditions . Meant for non-medical professionals, the descriptions of tests, surgeries, and conditions are well presented and many include sample questions to help you discuss with your doctor.

Medical professionals and students will want to use ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health. This database focuses on academic medical journals and materials instead of the layperson’s information found in Consumer Health Complete. Click “browse” to view all of the video training series (topics from abnormal heart sounds to phlebotomy to caring for senior patients). These videos can be downloaded for easier use in class. For additional academic-focus resources (such as Medline), click the “view all” for the health databases section.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
also has an academic focus, searching journals on mental health and sociology. When searching, related articles from news and the web will appear in a side panel.

Most people will be able to access these databases without login from the main Online Resources page. Questions: kslc@ks.gov
Mar 22

Worth a second look: Universal Class

Posted to Librarian News on March 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM by Jeff Hixon

From time to time, we like to draw attention to our growing list of archived webinar recordings. Maybe you missed one you had your heart set on joining, thought "I'll just catch the recording later!" - and then it got away from you.

This time, we're looking at Brad Gray's excellent overview of Universal Class from January 19.

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Jan 12

Highlight: Kansas History Database

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on January 12, 2017 at 9:03 AM by Lianne Flax


 Kansas Day icon  Kansas History
Territorial - Civil War Years


The Gale Kansas History database covers years 1854-1865, so is a great way to learn something new about our state's early history.  Find a wide variety of documents: personal narratives, political speeches (including many in Washington on the Kansas free/slave state issue), songs, even the state's first geological survey. A subjects list is available for easy browsing, or input your own search topic.

Questions: kslc@ks.gov