Today during the State Library’s database focus group discussion at the NEKLS office, several free databases were shared by attendees. Â I want to share those with you, in case you are looking for additional resources for your Web site! Â I’d also like to share the KCKCC Library‘sÂ Research GuidesÂ created by Cheryl PostlewaitÂ – many of these databases are FREE! Â If you’re asked for a login, assume they’re subscription 😉
Kids Health -Â http://kidshealth.org/ – has sections for parents, kids, teens and and Educators site.
Medline Plus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov/ and theÂ Â “Especially for librarians” site:Â http://www.loc.gov/library/
HealthFinder.gov – Â http://www.healthfinder.gov/ from the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services
Agricola – http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/ -Â Agriculture, pets, livestock resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (see a theme here??)
PopMatters – http://www.popmatters.com/– All things popular culture – “What is goth?” Answer: “Beyond Black, Rethinking Goth”
Kansas Career Pipeline -Â http://www.kansascareerpipeline.org/ – This one came up for resumes, career help, job placement, job skill building and for all ages – students and adults…very useful and FREE! Â Supported by the Department of Commerce – thank them!
NOLO -Â http://www.nolo.com/ – Law for all: legal forms, Find a lawyer, free legal information
Kansas Legal Services -Â http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/ – Free legal forms, job training, mediation and more
TeacherTube -Â http://www.teachertube.com/ – YouTube for educators
Consumer Search -Â http://www.consumersearch.com/ – Consumer Information and Product reviews
CIA World Factbook -Â https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Maps, country profiles, history, country comparisons – a Student’s Dream!
What Free sites and resources do you use? Â Share!