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General information about the online database program in Kansas:

Introduction to Service
Who is eligible?
How does my library sign up?
What databases are included?
Remote access agreement
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Information about FirstSearch:

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Information about Infotrac Web:

Request a custom URL for your access to InfoTrac Web
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Logon scripts and remote user authentication (PDF format)

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Introduction to Services
These vast storehouses of knowledge offer indexes, abstracts, and full-text articles on business, government, management and a host of other topics. Since they are updated frequently, they yield the latest information available. Best of all, many of these subscription databases enable library users statewide to print the complete content of articles they want on the spot, with no wait.

Statewide access to these databases is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the Kansas State Library, Regents libraries, regional library systems and other partners.

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Who is eligible?
Established Kansas academic, public, and school libraries are eligible to participate in the statewide subscription database service at no cost. Corporate, for-profit, and other special libraries are eligible if they:

  • Participate in resource sharing activities such as interlibrary loan. For more information about the Kansas interlibrary loan program, see the ILL Information & Resources page
  • Maintain their holdings in the Kansas Library Catalog
  • Are included in established directories such as the American Library Directory, the Kansas Educational Directory, or equivalent.

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How does my library signup?
If your library would like to participate in the statewide online database subscription, please fill out this form.

Libraries are being added to the group on an on-going basis during the contract period. You will need to provide the name of your library, street address, phone number, contact person, and e-mail address. Within two weeks you should receive authorization numbers and/or passwords for each of the services available.

Kansas libraries participating in FirstSearch must be identified by an OCLC symbol for the purpose of tracking usage statistics. If your library does not already have an OCLC symbol, one will be assigned to you. There is no cost for issuance of this symbol.

If you subscribe to FirstSearch or Infotrac Web, you need to subscribe to KANLIB-L, the listserv for Kansas librarians. This free mailing list gives you the latest about Firstsearch, Infotrac Web, and library legislative updates.

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What Databases are Included?

These links will take you to product information from the vendor of each database.

ABI/Inform - ProQuest

ArticleFirst - OCLC/FirstSearch

Business and Company ASAP - Gale/InfoTrac

Business and Company Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac

Business International and Company Profiles - Gale/InfoTrac

Clase Periodica - OCLC/FirstSearch

Computer Database - Gale/InfoTrac

Custom Newspapers - Gale/InfoTrac

Electronic Collections Online - OCLC/FirstSearch

ERIC - U.S. Department of Education/FirstSearch

Expanded Academic ASAP - Gale/InfoTrac

GPO Monthly Catalog - U.S. Government Printing Office/FirstSearch

Health and Wellness Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac

Health Reference Center-Academic - Gale/InfoTrac

Informe - Gale/InfoTrac

Literature Resource Center - Gale/InfoTrac

Medline - U.S. National Library of Medicine/FirstSearch

National Newspaper Index - Gale/InfoTrac

Nursing Journals - ProQuest

One File - Gale/InfoTrac

PapersFirst - OCLC/FirstSearch

Periodical Abstracts - ProQuest/FirstSearch

Proceedings - OCLC/FirstSearch

Sirs Discoverer - ProQuest

Virtual Reference Library - Gale/InfoTrac

World Almanacs - World Almanac Education Group/FirstSearch

WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) - OCLC/FirstSearch

Libraries that are members of the Kan-ed network may also make use of even more databases.


Last updated 04/14/06
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