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Electronic Resources
Electronic Resources

Barton Library also provides access to the Kansas State Library Electronic Resources, which include eBooks, audiobooks, and more.



Covers articles from 2,928 journals in the fields of nursing, biomedicine, and consumer health. Full-text articles available in PDF. Coverage: Indexing and abstracts 1970-present; full text 1981-present.

Credo Reference

Provides full-text online access to articles from hundreds of multi-disciplinary reference books covering all major academic areas. Topics include art, history, law, medicine, psychology, technology, and bilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias.

EBSCOhost Databases

Research platform dedicated to an array of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and “hard” sciences. See titles of individual databases for more information. Coverage: Varies by title.

EBSCOhost All Resources

Direct access interfaces to Explora Multi-Search, History Reference Center, Job and Career Accelerator, Literary Reference Center, NoveList Plus, and much more.

Gale Cengage

A multi-disciplinary collection of databases featuring archival resources with primary source documents, encyclopedias and specialized reference materials for research, genealogical data and biographical information, contextual information and opinions on hundreds of current social issues, video and audio files, and full text articles covering a broad range of academic topics. Coverage: Varies by title.

Infobase Learning

Provides access to multimedia content such as documentaries, educational videos, interviews, speeches, and archival films and newsreels. Topics include architecture, art, biology, business, criminal justice, economics, education, English, guidance and counseling, health and medicine, history, law, and psychology. Core collections include Films on Demand and Featured Films for Education. Coverage: Varies by title.

Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE1: Lab Tech / JoVE 2: Cellular-Molecular

Provides thousands of peer-reviewed video research articles and video resources for scientific research and education in several disciplines including the physical and life sciences, medicine, and engineering. Articles include detailed text protocols and video demonstration of experiments. Coverage: Varies by title.


Provides access to textual and image content in 75 disciplines of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Library’s subscription allows patrons to search full-text articles in 1,316 scholarly journals, book chapters from 8,878 open access books, the contents of 41,605 open research reports, and numerous images. Full-text articles and book chapters available in PDF. Coverage: Varies by title.


Provides access to databases offering comprehensive drug, disease, and toxicology oriented information, including drug identification, packaging information, interaction and contraindication information, drug prices, international formulations, occupational safety sheets, and safety in pregnancy. Coverage: Varies by title.

Nursing & Allied Health Premium (ProQuest)

Provides a broad range of peer-reviewed scholarly journal and magazine articles, eBooks, clinical training videos, reference materials, dissertations, and evidence-based resources for nursing research, clinical skills development, and curriculum support. Topics include allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, geriatrics, nursing, physiology and anatomy, and public health. Access provided by the State Library of Kansas. Coverage: 1870s to the present.

Nursing and Mental Health in Video (Alexander Street)

Features over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders encountered by nurses in emergency room, primary care, psychiatric, and other settings. The collection assists students in understanding, assessing, and managing mental health issues that often present themselves alongside physical conditions. Scenarios include over 20 patient cases that demonstrate skills such as limit setting, diffusing of anger, patient negotiations, phrasing of questions, and use of assessments. Access provided by the State Library of Kansas. Coverage: 2018.

Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street)

Provides access to Medcom-Trainex's complete collection of 300+ full-length demonstration and training videos training videos covering numerous skill sets, issues and other aspects of professional practice, administration, and management. Topics include assessment, administration, basic clinical skills, communication, infection control, and patient care. Access is provided by the State Library of Kansas. Updates vary. Coverage: 1987-2021.

Publicly Available Content Database (ProQuest)

Compiles or links to publicly available scholarly content from open-access journal articles, pre-prints, dissertations, conference papers, and reports. Subject coverage includes health and medical, science and technology, social sciences, psychology, finance, business, education, and woman's studies. Access is provided by the State Library of Kansas. Full-text material available in PDF. Coverage: 1853-Present.


Provides access to quantitative market and consumer data such as market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases for 170 industries in more than 50 countries. Results from over 18,000 sources are presented in a range of infographic tools for analysis and visualization. Among the database’s 80,000 topics are business, consumer markets, finance, the global digital economy, industrial sectors, macroeconomic trends, media, politics, and public opinion. Available metadata is shared for each statistic including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and other pertinent details to enable verification of statistical information. Coverage: Generally, ten years for sectoral data and up to 30 years for macroeconomic time series; varies by sector and country.

eBook Collections
eBook Collections

Digital Book eLending 

The State Library of Kansas works with Kansas libraries to provide digital library books for all residents, which includes downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Most require a Kansas Library eCard for use. Contact a Barton Library staff member to receive an eCard.


eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

Contains over 150,000 full-text eBooks from a wide range of subject areas, including adult fiction, arts & architecture, biographies & memoirs, computer science, health & medicine, history, literature & criticism, and true crime. The collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, and Harvard University Press. Full-text eBooks available in EPUB or PDF, or as borrowable download. Coverage: Full text 1833-present.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Contains over 120,000 full-text eBooks representing a broad variety of academic disciplines, including business & economics, engineering & technology, mathematics, philosophy, and psychology. Reference works, scholarly books, literature, and fiction. Full-text eBooks available in EPUB or PDF, or as borrowable download. Coverage: Full text 1833-present.

eBook Community College Collection (EBSCOhost)

Covers topics offered in community college academic and workforce programs and fields of study. The collection also covers key subject areas such as education, health and fitness, social sciences, business, science & technology, and literary criticism. Full-text eBooks available in EPUB or PDF, or as borrowable download. Coverage: Full text 1907-present.

Gale Ebooks

Provides access to multi-disciplinary material such as subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and other reference sources on a wide range of topics. Topics include the arts, business, culture, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology. Formerly known as the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Full text available in HTML or PDF. Coverage: 2016-present.

HathiTrust Digital Library

Provides access to a collection of over 17 million books and journals digitized from libraries around the world. Subjects are typical of any academic and research library. Items in the public domain, which accounts for more than a third of the collection, can be viewed in full by all users, and items held in copyright are full-text searchable. Full text available in PDF. Coverage: 1500-present.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non- fiction books; 150 history periodicals; nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video. Full-text articles and book chapters available in HTML and PDF. Coverage: Full text 1810-present.

Internet Archive

Provides free, public access to 40 million books and texts, 15 million audio recordings, 12 million videos, 4.8 million images, and 1.1 million software programs, as well as 866 billion archived web pages via the Wayback Machine. Downloadable full text is available to any user for content in the public domain while copyrighted eBooks can be borrowed by registered users. Coverage: Varies by format.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Full text is available for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, and more than 8,200 classic texts. Full-text articles and book chapters available in PDF. Coverage: Full text 1593-present

Project Gutenberg

Provides access to over 60,000 free eBooks in a wide variety of subject areas.  Most of the books are in the public domain because their copyright has expired; the number of current texts in this repository is relatively small. Full text available in EPUB or Kindle, or as a download. Coverage: Bronze Age-present.

Salem Press Online

Provides the complete content of printed reference sets from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing on a variety of topics such as careers and business, health, history, literature, and science. Core collections include Critical Insights, Principles of Business, Principles of Science, and The Reference Shelf. Full text readable online or saved to a personal folder. Coverage: 2013-present.

eNews Sources
eNews Sources

Chronicle of Higher Education

Provides news and information for Barton faculty and staff members, administrators, and students. Available on campus and off-campus. Users are able to access the Library's institutional subscription by creating an account with their Barton email address.

Great Bend Tribune

Provides online access to the daily newspaper that covers Barton and Pawnee Counties. The website offers news and information, sports, business, lifestyle, education, obituaries, and the classified ads.

Hays Daily News

Provides online access to the daily newspaper that serves the city of Hays and western Kansas by offering news, sports, obituaries, opinion, announcements, and more.

Hutchinson News

Provides online access to the daily newspaper serving the city of Hutchinson, Kansas, and the other communities of Reno County. The website presents news, sports, obituaries, opinion, and announcements.

InfoBase World News Digest

Provides access to news summaries and background articles combined with issue overviews and specially selected archival news articles. Elements include “Featured Resources,” “That Day in History,” and “Landmark Events in History.” Updates continuously. Coverage: 1940-present.


Provides access to over 12,000 local, national, and international news sources, including newspapers, newswires, newsletters, news magazines, blogs, journals, transcripts from news programs, video, and web-only sources.  Languages include English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Full text available in HTML and PDF. Coverage: 1900-present.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)

Provides access to more than 1,196 U.S. and international newspapers and 150 newswires, all of which deliver more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database also includes 2.3 million television and radio news transcripts. Full text available in HTML and PDF. Coverage: 2002-present.

Newswires (EBSCOhost)

Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Full text available in HTML. Coverage: Current year.

Plains Guardian

Provides access to the official news site of the Kansas Adjutant General's Department. Updates irregularly. Coverage: 2006-present.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)

Provides access to current and extensive backfiles of U.S. news content. The database delivers full-text news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites including The New York TimesChicago TribuneLos Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostCNN Newswires, and the Huffington Post. Access provided by the State Library of Kansas. Full text available in PDF. Coverage: 1980-current.

Web News (EBSCOhost)

Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the world. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a broad range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content by following the link in the record.