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Entrepreneurial & Small Business

Small Business Reference Center

Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans. (Use the last 5 digits of your IPL Library card)

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Covering the latest insights in entrepreneurship and small business ownership, Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential full-text database for business students and researchers. (Use the last 5 digits of your IPL Library card)

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. (Use the last 5 digits of your IPL Library card)

Business Source Premier 

This is a database covering business and management topics, including accounting, banking, economics, finance, international trade, marketing, management information systems, and operations management. (Use the last 5 digits of your IPL Library card)

Ice House Entrepreneurial Mind Set Course

Whether you want to build a business, transform your organization or reinvent your career, an entrepreneurial mindset provides a new perspective. For instructions on how to access this, click here.

The Foundation Center

Find and Approach Great Prospects with Foundation Directory Online’s Extensive Application & Fundraising Expertise. Funder Profiles, Peer Recipient Profiles, Decision Makers, Funder Types, Maps, Charts. Fuel Your Fundraising. In-Depth Fundraising Tool. Win More Grants. (Available only from IPL computers)



Ancestry subscription for in-library use only.

Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Genealogical Research System.

Family Search

A service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

Provided by the National Park Service, contains information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.


Kansas State Historical Society

Kansas State Historical Society research portal.

National Archives

Research the records of the National Archives.

Explore the ever expanding Smithsonian archives.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Small Business

IPL offers access to Busines Source Premier, Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Small Business Reference Center, and Entrepreneurial Study Source, from home with your library card.

Maps/Land Ownership

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps-Kansas

The Sanborn Map Company, of Pelham, New York created these maps for insurance purposes but can now be utilized for historical reference. Available through the Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Bureau of Land Management

Land patents and other land records, US Department of the Interior.


Databases available to Kansas residents, some require a Kansas State Library card, setup available for free through your public library.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress digital collection.

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