Databases A-Z

Research the writings of Latin American playwrights from the last three centuries. In addition to plays this database includes biographical, production, and theatrical information. is an English language legal information database covering laws and regulations, cases, and law journals from the People's Republic of China. For additional content coverage, see the Chinese language version. System requirements: Internet Explorer browser.

Includes skill building materials that assist with subjects such as career preparation and guidance, college and graduate admissions tests, computer skills, and other useful self-improvement tools. To access a tutorial, take a test, or download an eBook, all new users must register a personal account by providing their first name, email address, and a password.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

Indexes the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship both inside and outside of academia. (Restricted to 1 simultaneous user.)

Contains full text for more than 300 of the world's scholarly law journals.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

The archives of 26 leading LGBT magazines dating back to the 1950s. Included are the entire backfile of The Advocate and the UK’s Gay News and Gay Times.

LGBTQ+ Source contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 140 of the most important and historically significant LGBTQ+ journals, magazines and regional newspapers, plus full text for 150 monographs/books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBTQ+ Thesaurus containing over 10,000 terms.

Using the Libby app, users can access ebooks and audiobooks.  KU users have access to most books for 21 days and are limited to three books at time. Be sure to return books when you have finished.

  1. Download or open Libby on your device.  Google Play or App Store. If you’d like you can also read via
  2. Open the Libby App.
  3. Click on Yes when asked “do you have a library card?”
  4. Then click on “Search for a Library.”
  5. Enter “University of Kansas.”
  6. Select “University of Kansas.”
  7. Then click on "Sign In With My Card.”
  8. After the warning, click “Next.”
  9. Enter your KU Online ID and Password. Then use DUO to authenticate.
  10. Start browsing!

Provides cover-to-cover access to Liberty Magazine, an illustrated weekly magazine covering middle America from 1924 to 1950.  Includes illustrations, fiction, nonfiction articles, and advertisements that captured middle America’s attitudes, lifestyles, interests, values, and fads.

Provides indexing of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals.

Contains Latin text from more than 3200 works and 950 authors. From the literature of antiquity to neo-Latin literature.

Contains Latin text from more than 3200 works and 950 authors. From the literature of antiquity to neo-Latin literature.

Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, cataloging, bibliometrics, information literacy, and digital libraries.  A free resource from EBSCO Publishing.

Access to articles and images from one of the most influential popular magazines of all time.

The Lily, the first newspaper for women, was issued from 1849 until 1853 under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer.

Indexes and abstracts articles in the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Also the study of descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

The Literary Encyclopedia is an online reference work that provides authoritative articles about literary and cultural history. Coverage includes English-language, Classical, German, French and Francophone, Hispanic, Italian, Russian, East European, and other world literatures. Over 7800 articles are included, with 20-40 new articles currently being added each month.

Provides a broad spectrum of full-text information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes plot summaries, synopses, articles, author biographies, books reviews, poems, short stories and more.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

Provides searchable full-text of more than 350,000 literary works in the English language--poetry, drama, and prose; 175 full-text literary journals; the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature; and reference sources including American Poetry and other bibliographies, biographies, and dictionaries. Individual units run from Anglo-Saxon literature, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the late 20th Century.  LION also offers comprehensive cross-searching of EEBO - Early English Books Online.

Full text image-based searchable database of legal publications.

Loeb Classical Library is a digital library of more than 520 volumes of Greek and Latin texts with their English translations. Works of epic and lyric poetry, drama, history, philosophy, medicine, religion, mathematics, and more are included in this resource. Bookmarking and annotation features are available to users.

This collection brings its users to the teeming streets of 19th century London through posters, penny fiction, chapbooks, maps, cartoons, song sheets, and more. Of interest to scholars and students of social history, popular culture, language and literature, and urban development.

A weekly African-American owned newspaper published for black readers in Los Angeles. The oldest and most influential African-American newspaper of the American West. Dates of coverage: 1934 to 2010.

The Los Angeles Times provides historical analysis of the development of California and the Pacific Rim with a focus on immigration issues and the development of the American West, coverage of the early days of the film industry, and coverage of Native American culture and society.

Access the full text of Louisville’s African American Newspaper.

Electronic full-text of journals and books on the Earth sciences that have been published by the Geological Society of London. Specifically, the Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis Online, Geological Society Special Publication series, Engineering Geology Special Publication series, and Geological Society Memoirs.