Student and staff researching.

Start my research

K-State Libraries offer several tools and resources to help you research.

Where should you start your research? With K-State Libraries!

By using our tools and resources, you can avoid paying for the content you need, discover millions of items that are not available through a web search and limit your results to relevant resources.

We have several options available to help you get started.



Use Search It to discover physical items in our collection, as well as other scholarly resources. Since Search It doesn’t include content from every database, it is wise to explore those, too.



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Databases allow you to limit your search for articles to a specific discipline, topic or type of resource, such as newspapers. Select your subject in our A-Z guide to see suggested databases.

Find a database



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Research isn’t one-size-fits-all. We are here to help.

Our friendly staff and librarians can save you time and stress. Not only will they help you with your current questions and projects, but you will learn useful information to help you with future research.

Get help



Finding what you need for your research.


Research guides listed on laptop.
Research guides

These guides, created by expert librarians, are a great way to learn how to successfully research your specific subject.

Find a research guide
Requesting InterLibrary Loan services.
Interlibrary Loan

If we don’t have a book or article you want, we will try to get it from a­­­nother library for you.

Learn how it works


Special Collections and University Archives

Find rare books and primary source material for your research



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