Library Research Guide
Public libraries in the U.S. care for their community, from cradle to grave, and that can include access to databases that you thought were lost to you outside of K-State. To get started, visit your local public library's website and
If you live in a small community or a low-income community, look at the public library for your county seat or the biggest town near you. Some public libraries serve multiple counties or towns so look for information on their site to learn who is eligible for a library card.
Some services your public library may offer:
Many states in the U.S. have a state library or statewide library system that supports all public libraries in the state and/or all citizens of the state. This can include offering access to databases and other information resources.
To find a state library, search for [insert state name] state library site:gov
Yes, there are research libraries in the U.S. and other countries that are public! You may need to apply for a reader's card.
A sample of research libraries includes:
The U.S. and many other countries have one or more libraries at the national level. Some national libraries have digital collections which are online and open to the public.
You may find that some of your favorite databases come from these libraries: