Research Resources

3D Printer - Louisburg and Paola Free Libraries each possess a 3D printer that patrons can use.

AtoZdatabases - A collection of databases compiled from telephone connects, Secretary of State filings, national directory assistance data, annual reports, SEC filing, corporate registers, public records, yellow and white page directories and specialty business directories. Combined, this data can give you a comprehensive profile of businesses, including credit and background checks. To get started, simply login with your 13 digit library card number.

Kansas State Library Card - A state library card opens many doors for those who possess it. Not only do you get access to the collections of every library in Kansas, you also get access to SAT/ACT and GED prep, small business and entrepreneur resources, research databases and a free hotline where reference librarians can assist you with any incoming or current legislation in addition to document requests. If you do not have a Kansas State Library Card, visit your local library to have them make you one.

Next Catalog (accessible for patrons of Paola and Osawatomie Free Libraries) - Libraries from across the state have combined their resources so Kansans can access a wide variety of ebooks, online magainzes, audiobooks, music, television, softwares and more.

SizeUp is big data for small businesses that provides business insight and market research to companies so they can make data-based decisions. This tool provides operational benchmarks, helps identify customers, suppliers and competitors and can suggest how to target marketing messages. Users can save their entries to evaluate opportunities over time.