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Guide from our Librarians: Research Johnson County

Research Johnson County with these helpful resources including info about local properties and homes, local news and statistics about Kansas and Johnson County.

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Biography (Gale In Context)

Comprehensive biographies on the world's most influential people with related content from periodicals and multimedia to provide context.

Computer Skills

Free interactive tutorials on popular computer software including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Project and Word. 

CultureGrams

Explore the culture, history and people of each U.S. state and country of the world.

eBooks from EBSCO

Collection of eBooks across a wide range of topics for kids and adults.

eBooks from Gale

Online reference books on a variety of topics such as business plans, health, travel and kids reference books.

Enciclopedia Britannica Escolar

Provee acceso rápido a múltiples recursos como artículos, diccionarios, recursos multimedia, sitios web y mucho más. Los niveles de escolaridad: primaria y secundaria. Spanish language database.

Quick access to multiple resources such as articles, dictionaries, multimedia resources, websites and much more. School levels: primary and secondary.

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Encyclopedia articles from the general and the kid-friendly encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia Britannica School

Articles for all ages: elementary, middle and high school students.

Explora

Articles and multimedia covering a wide variety of subjects. Easy to browse new topics or search for specific information.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Online encyclopedia entries for students.

Gale Research Databases

Search across all Gale resources and eBooks.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health and wellness articles covering topics of interest for the general health information consumer.

JoCoHistory Collections

Explore more than 40,000 historical photographs and maps documenting the people, places and organizations of Johnson County, Kansas, from the 19th century to the present.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides a free world-class education for anyone everywhere on topics like math, science, history, economics, humanities, programming and test prep.

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and tutorials for students in elementary, high school, college and graduate school and occupational practice tests such as GED, firefighter exam and more.

Magazine, Journal and Newspaper List

A full list of all the online magazines, journals and newspapers to which the library subscribes. 

Mango Languages

Online language-learning teaching conversation skills for more than 70 different languages ranging from Arabic to Yiddish! Follow the lessons at your own speed.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Articles from popular magazines and journals for high school students.

MedlinePlus

The National Library of Medicine's online health information for patients, their families and friends. Includes access to the online NIH MedlinePlus Magazine.

MedlinePlus en español

MedlinePlus es un servicio informativo de salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Es producido por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de Estados Unidos. Este sitio web incluye artículos de NIH MedlinePlus Revista.

Middle Search Plus

Popular magazines for middle and junior high school students.

National Geographic Kids

Great for kids interested in science, space, animals, history, geography and fun. Enjoy the full magazine, eBooks, images and videos online.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Firsthand accounts of global exploration captured in full magazine articles, images, videos and more from the National Geographic Society. Archives date back to 1888.

Primary Search

Articles from popular elementary school magazines.

PubMed

More than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical and life sciences literature. Includes some links to free full-text articles. Maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Read It!

Nonfiction articles and texts adapted for English language learners. Covers a variety of topics and includes short comprehension quizzes.

Rosetta Stone

Learn to listen, read, write and speak a new language! The Rosetta Stone Library Solution teaches by context clues and interactive feedback through your computer, tablet or mobile device.

TOPICsearch

Articles from a variety of national and international newspapers, magazines, biographies, book reviews, polls, government information and more.