Britannica – From the State Library of Kansas

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Encyclopedia Britannica Library Online, available for free through the State Library of Kansas, gives you four sites: an academic version for college students and a public library version for children and young adults with a reference center. Each age-appropriate level allows you or your child to research projects, complete homework, and view images and videos.

Screenshot of the opening page of the Britannica Library Children's page.
Britannica Library – Children


Access the State Library of Kansas’ subscription to Britannica Online through the State Library of Kansas databases list: here. From this page, find the General Research category and select either Britannica – Academic (for college-level resources) or Britannica – Public Library (for children- and young adult-level resources).

Users can create a personal account to save articles, add notes, and create lists. Easily cite articles in Britannica Library with the easy citation tool in a variety of styles, including MLA and APA.

Adjust the reading level on each Britannica Library article with the Reading Level 1 – 2 – 3 tool.

Each article also provides an option to hear the text read aloud and all reading levels have play/pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward controls. The text highlights as each portion is read aloud.

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New DVDs and Audiobooks – November 2020

New DVDs

Agenda 2

Burma: Forgotten Allies

Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk

The Big Ugly

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Cut Throat City

Growing the Big One

Guest Artist


The Secret Garden

Star Trek Picard Season 1



New Audio Books

The Upright Citizens Brigade: Comedy Improvisation Manual, 792.2 Besser, Matt

Dolly Parton, Songteller, 92 Parton, Dolly

Love your Life by Sophie Kinsella

The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini

How to Raise an Elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

Kant’s Little Prussian Head & Other Reasons Why I Write by Claire Messud

All That Glitters by Danielle Steel

Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn




New YA Audio Books

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Solomon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


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New YA Fiction – November 2020

New YA Fiction

What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Ace of Hearts by Myriad Augustine

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch

Chasing Starlight by Teri Black

I am Here Now by Barbara Bottner

The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer Deleon

Lobizona by Romina Garber

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Ever Cursed by Corey Haydu

The Girl in the White Van by April Henry

The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn

Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Rosenblum

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner

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