Research Topics


Johnson County Public Library patrons have free, unlimited access to world-class online research tools in a broad variety of topics.

Search JCPL's Online Reference Collection


Start your research process with Credo Online Reference Service. Enter your research topic in the widget to the left to instantly search hundreds of quality reference books and encyclopedias, thousands of magazine and journal articles, and much more.

Start your research process with Credo Online Reference Service. Enter your research topic in the widget to the left to instantly search hundreds of quality reference books and encyclopedias, thousands of magazine and journal articles, and much more.

Click the links below to explore:

  • Health - Access reliable, up-to-date health information, create a living will or advance directive
  • Genealogy - Search census records, family histories, obituaries, and learn more about JCPL's Historical Collection
  • Taxes - Links to download printable tax forms, information about tax help appointments

Librarians can provide in-depth, personalized, one-on-one research assistance on a topic of your choosing. Call your library branch or fill out the Book-a-Librarian form to request an appointment.