Looking for solid information on synesthesia, a student was coming up short until she accessed EBSCOhost last week. The search engine here is so much better than some of the magazine databases we have used in the past. She just typed in "synesthesia" and did fine, but I drilled down a little farther just now. I did a 9-12 reading level search, limited to full text articles, of magazines, newspapers, film and video, and books and encyclopedias. The database kicked back sixteen solid articles. Then I conducted the same search at the middle school reading level. There was some overlap, but the resources all looked relevant and accessible.
When you want to search magazines, newspapers, or other material on the State Library of Kansas site, begin with Student Research Center. This is an EBSCO database, and it is easy to navigate and very, very useful.
As you can see from the screenshot below, you can easily control your search. You can search by topic, conduct a visual or advanced search, limit your results to magazines, newspapers, books, biography, media transcripts, maps, primary source documents, country reports, state reports, or film. I recommend that you click on the full text check box so you only get results that have the entire article. You can also just search certain dates. If you want something that is simple to read, you can control the reading level.
Search full-text versions of The Wichita Eagle, The Dodge City Times, and many more, including four Civil War era Kansas papers. The papers were scanned from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society in partnership with the National Digital Newspaper Program.