eBooks
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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Great literature and public domain works.
The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.8 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.
Open Library is a catalog that aims to provide a web page for every book ever published. It is an accredited California State Library run by the non-profit Internet Archive.
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Digital versions of selected encyclopedias and reference resources on a wide range of subjects from art, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations, the world, and science.
Readers' Advisory
Hutchinson Public Library’s own catalog. Here you can search our collections, place holds, and access your account.
A database of library collections in Kansas. Search this to find materials in area libraries. Contact the Reference desk to submit requests.
Database of collections for more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Contact the Reference Desk to submit requests.
Online guide to series fiction. Access is available outside the library using the first five digits of a current Hutchinson Public Library card.
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A powerful tool to help you find that next great read. Browse genres, search by age group of the reader, or look through the suggested read-a-likes.
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Youth
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Teacher-created, editor-reviewed. Resources include worksheets, crafts, forms, songs, games, graphic organizers and more for Pre-K to grade 6.
Resources for homework, reports, and projects, as well as support materials for teachers. Most appropriate for 6th through 12th grade.
Engaging activities, puzzles, games and videos that are meant to make learning fun. Most appropriate for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
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Business & Careers

Business

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Group of databases for periodicals research in general topics, business, health, and various professions.
Online resource to assist in understanding and evaluating your financial portfolio.

Careers

An interactive database with study guides, practice tests, and skill building tutorials to help prepare for school and career exams.
Career exploration and planning resource that includes databases for graduate and undergraduate schools, internships and apprenticeships. Includes tools to assist with financial aid, career assessments, industry associations, resources and much more.
Education & Language

Education

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Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, and use test prep eBooks.
Provides free textbooks on a variety of subjects plus a section of travel guides.

Language

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Government

State Government

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Kansas State Library’s online collection of state government publications.

Federal Government

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Health & Medicine
Includes in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information. Useful to student nurses as well as the public.
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This is one of the many National Library of Medicine projects that archives books and other medical information. It is managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Humanities

Art

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Literature

Literature Resources and Criticism Selected by Literary Expert Harold Bloom. A collection of critical essays, author biographies, interviews, profiles, character analyses, poetry, classic works of literature available in full-text, as well as, full-length videos of classic stage performances, and film adaptations of literary works.
Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.
History & Genealogy

History

Gain access to rare primary source documents with these topically focused digital collections. Supports academic research.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
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Historical Kansas insurance maps from 1883-1922. Made available from theUniversity of Kansas and by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. (Digitized collection from KU available to anyone)
Historical Kansas insurance maps from 1883-1957. Made possible by a donation from the Reno County Genealogical Society.
A collection of manuscripts and early printed works from the Bodleian Library and the Vatican.
Created at Tufts University, this is primarily a collection of primary and secondary sources for the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Other subject areas include Germanic materials, Arabic materials, and 19th century American materials.

Genealogy

Library edition of the genealogical family history “Ancestry.com” database. Contains information of great help to the genealogist and family researcher. (Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.)
For those accessing Ancestry from within the library, please click here.
Look for in-depth genealogy data, as well as the “how-to” of genealogy research and idiosyncrasies in specific subject areas.
Convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Genealogical information, including periodicals, local history books, census information, and the Freedman’s Bank.
Magazines & Newspapers & Current Events

Magazines

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Newspapers

Digitized version of The Hutchinson News back to its first issue in 1872. Also includes The Herald.
National and regional news sources from the U.S. Includes popular titles such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
Searchable full-text access to the Hutchinson News from 2001 to the present. Provides access to current events, hot topics, daily headlines with lesson plans and special reports.
Explore Wichita history through local news, events and people with The Wichita Eagle Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
Current news from Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, New York Times Espanol, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, with related blogs, magazines, podcasts, and Websites. Please ask for assistance at the Reference desk.
Provides electronic access to historical issues of the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
A database of over three million historical magazine articles. These articles are indexed from more than 550 leading magazines many of which can be used as primary sources.

Current Events

Over 300,000 original summaries and essays on current events.
Presents articles in pro/con format that are supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources. Features original videos and educator resources, as well as debate videos, newspaper editorials, audio content, and breaking news.
STEM
Premier source based on Mc-Graw Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
Provides a wide variety of ebooks on aeronautics, history, and more!
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Auto Repair
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
An online database of automotive repair manuals from 1960 to the present.