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Online Databases


Premier source based on Mc-Graw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.  Available by using this link on our Web page.(Available only within the library.)

Licensed equivalent to an individual subscription for This database contains information of great help to the genealogist and family researcher, including census records. (Available only within the library.)

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database.  The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business &executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more.  Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Ebsco Research
Group of databases for periodicals research in general topics, business, health, and various professions.  Provided by the Kansas State Library.  Access is available outside the library with a current Kansas Library Card.

Online guide to series fiction.  Access is available outside the library using the first five digits of a current Hutchinson Public Library card.

Fold3 Library Edition
Convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Ebooks for research on various topics.

Heritage Quest
Genealogical information, including periodicals, local history books, census information, and the Freedman's Bank.  Available in the library or at other locations with a Kansas Library Card.

Kansas Government Information Archive
Kansas State Library's online collection of state government publications.

Kansas Library Catalog
A database of library collections in Kansas.  Search this to find materials in area libraries.  Contact the Reference desk to submit requests.

Learning Express

An interactive database with practice tests to help achieve school and career goals.  Available in the library by IP address recognition and at other locations with a Kansas Library Card.

Mitchell Manuals ProDemand
An online database of automotive repair manuals from 1983 to 2015.  The designated computer for searching these manuals is located by the Automotive Repair section of books on the first floor.  Available only within the library.

Newspaper Archive
Digitized version of The Hutchinson News back to its first issue in 1872.  Also includes The Herald.  Available only within the library.


Online Learning
The Hutchinson Public Library provides access to many valuable tools for virtual learning. Interested in picking up a new skill? Need to practice a standardized test before taking the real thing? Maybe you want to learn a foreign language. The tools on this link can help with all of these things and more.

Proquest Historical Newspapers
Provides electronic access to historical issues of the New York Times.  Part of a suite of subscriptions available only within the library.  Please ask for assistance at the Reference desk.

Proquest National Newspapers Core
More recent coverage from nine newspapers and three magazines, with related blogs, podcasts, and WebsitesPlease ask for assistance at the Reference desk.

Reader's Guide 
This is a citation database of historical periodical articles that can be used to retrieve primary sources not available in other databases. (Available only within the library.)

Sanborn Insurance Maps
Historical Kansas insurance maps from 1883-1922.  Made available from University of Kansas and by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

S&P Global NetAdvantage
Comprehensive business and investment information.  Accessible from other locations with a Hutchinson Public Library card.  Use the username "hutchpl" without the quotes and your library barcode as the password.

Value LineaValue Line Library Research Center

Accessible from other locations with a Hutchinson Public Library card.

Database of collections for more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.