Online Reference Sources
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Unless otherwise noted, databases are available in all Wichita Public Library facilities. For access outside the Library, most databases require:
a Wichita Public Library card; or
a Kansas Library Card.
Ancestry Library Edition
With more than three billion names and four thousand searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the number one online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Your family story is waiting. Available at Library stations only.
Search 30 million business profiles and 200 million residents in this power directory. Find friends and relatives, employment opportunities, sales leads, and more.
Foundation Directory Online
Updated weekly, a database of over 100,000 U.S foundations and corporate donors, over 2.4 million recent grants, and over half a million key decision makers. Search grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s, plus RFPs, philanthropy news, nonprofit literature and jobs. An excellent tool for persons associated with a non-profit organization looking for grant funding, it includes a wealth of information for first time grantseekers and two categories of funders—direct corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. Many free online training courses and tutorials are also available. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection. Available at the Central Library only.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Geared toward individuals, this database includes over 10,000 foundation profiles for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support as sources of funding for individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. It is the only extensive online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection. Available at the Central Library only.
Collection of nearly 600 genealogy research and reference publications in searchable PDF format.
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Full-text articles from the Wichita Eagle. Archives are available from 1984 to present.
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Researching controversial topics? Get multiple opinions about hot-button issues all in one place. Read newspaper, magazine and journal articles, court cases, and more.
This interactive mapping tool uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships, both locally and worldwide. It uses maps to show where grants have made an impact and areas where opportunities still exist to fill critical needs. Part of the Nazar Foundation Collection. Available at the Central Library only.
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Sams Photofact® repair manuals
Photofact® repair manuals have long been the standard in the repair industry for TVs, VCRs, radios, etc. Since 1946, Sams has produced manuals for electronics repair - the database now covers almost 200,000 models of consumer electronics devices.