Library Resources: find articles, facts, information

Quick dictionary/thesaurus search





Dewey Decimal System: a quick guide to how books are organized in many libraries.
Dewey Decimal Summary
(20 page pdf download -- print and carry for ultimate library 'stack cred' )


Other reference tools: find facts etc.

The following two sites have links to electronic books, references tools such as dictionaries, almanacs & encyclopedias and much more:

My modification of Library Lookup bookmarklet -- lets you highlight an ISBN and click to look it up in the Kent Library OPAC
Internet Public Library
Librarian's Index to the Internet

Selected web sites for finding journal/magazine/newspaper Articles and other info. (statistics, law, etc.)

Free databases --

These sources can be accessed and searched for free. Some of them have free full text available (indicated by *) and some offer the option of purchasing full text content

Database Main Subject(s) Description Main type of information Politics, Geography Facts about the 50 states (state capitol, flower etc.) Includes maps. Facts
Agricola Agriculture Indexes agriculture related journals. Journal Articles
AmeriStat Population Statistics Instant graphic and text summaries of demographic characteristics of the U.S. population Statistics
Anthropological Index Online Anthropology Indexes anthropology journals held by the British Museum. Journal Articles
AskERIC Education Free version of the ERIC database -- best resource for educational research. Journal Articles, Books
Astrophysics Data System* Astronomy, Astrophysics 25 journals in the listed subject fields, some have full text back the late 19th century Journal Articles
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Toxic Substances & Diseases Provides access to information on Superfund sites, emergency events, and on the effects of hazardous substances on the health of human populations.  Facts and statistics
Canada's Digital Collections Canada, history & culture Index to over 400 Web sites celebrating Canada's history, geography, science, technology and culture.  Web index
CARL Uncover (see Ingenta below) General Indexes over 18,000 magazines and journals. Journal Articles
CIA world factbook* Politics, Geography Quick facts about every country in the world. Facts
Department of Energy Reports* Energy Reports distributed by the Dept. of Energy, 1995-present. Government Documents
Edgar Business, Economics SEC filings: Annual reports, 10K reports etc. Financial data
E-print ArXive* Physics Physics papers, maintained by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Technical papers
Factfinder Demographics Friendly interface to finding census data Census data
FindArticles* General Full text articles from 300 magazines covering a wide range of topics. Journal & Magazine Articles
FindLaw Law Laws and cases - U.S. and foreign Legal documents and info.
GPO access* Government Documents Access documents published by the Government Printing Office Government Documents
Ingenta General Combination of CARL & Medline--indexes over 18,000 journals. Journal Articles
Internet Library of Early Journals* History, General Journals from the 18th & 19th century Journal Articles
National Library for the Environment* Environmental Science Environmentally related government reports and links to journals. Journal Articles & Government Reports
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Statistics The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the USand other nations.  Statistics
NCJRS Criminal Justice Abstracts of Criminal Justice related government reports, books, Journal articles, reports, books
Occupational Outlook Handbook Career outlook and training Career information, designed to assist to individuals mak decisions about their future work lives.  Facts and statistics
Official Manual of the State of Missouri Missouri Information The manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as cultural information. Facts, Policies
PubMed Medicine Index to over 11 million citations in medical & health journals, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Journal Articles
PubMed Central* Medicine, Life Sciences Subset of Medline, with some full text articles available Journal Articles


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Physical Sciences


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Index of 1000 journals topically related to activities of the Department of Energy.

Journal Articles
State Symbols of Missouri Missouri State Symbols A list of Missouri's State song, fish, rock, flower, etc. Missouri State Symbols
U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory Federal departments, agencies, commissions, etc. A Searchable List of Federal Agencies on the Internet. Government directory
United States Government Manual United States Governmental Information The official handbook of the Federal Government provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Facts, Policies
World Bank Financial Information on Third World Countries Details projects in 3rd world countries and provides country reports on the economies of the countries served by the bank. Financial