This page contains a collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials on a variety of library systems and tools. As always, if you can't find the help you need, Ask a Librarian, or suggest a new tutorial.

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Search It

Search It is our newest library tool, searching across library resources like our catalog, digital collections, and over 200 databases! Watch the video below for an overview, or visit the Search It Guide for more in-depth information.



K-State Libraries houses over 3 million books, journals, and other materials across our 6 branches! Watch the video below for an overview of how to use the catalog to find what you're looking for, or visit the Catalog Guide for more in-depth information.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a fantastic service offered to K-State students, faculty, and staff. This video highlights how it works so you can request materials today!


Credo Reference

This easy-to-search collection of reference books is an excellent alternative to Wikipedia. Watch this video and learn how to find background information, definitions, facts, and lists of resources on a wide variety of subjects. Credo Reference is particularly strong in the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. 


Diversity Database Suite

This database is all about diversity. Its strongest feature is the capacity to search a number of resources simultaneously. If you are looking for grassroots media, are interested in historical and current perspectives of gender roles, or want to find material from ethnic and minortiy presses, watch this video to find out more about the Diversity Database Suite.


America History and Life

A comprehensive resource with indexes and abstracts of approximately 1700 journals in the field of United States and Canadian history. Also includes collections of essays, books, book reviews, dissertations, and conference papers.


Historical New York Times

Digitized version of the New York Times since its first issue in 1851. Patrons can search the full text of articles to find sources on a wide variety of topics.


Citation Guides

Need to learn the basics of how to cite sources in MLA or APA? Check out the two citation guides by clicking on the buttons shown below.


Last updated: 08/12/2014