New Databases Available


Visible Body
Visible Body Premium is a suite of 3D anatomy applications with interactive 3D models, animations and learning tools. It includes Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium and Physiology Animations. Our subscription includes online access and the mobile apps for these applications. From the main access page, click on the icon for one of the 5 applications. Click Launch to access the Desktop version. Click on Mobile Access to install apps. Make sure you are connected to the University wifi.

Links:   Troubleshooting FAQ    Keyboard Shortcuts    Help Center

Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis Academic)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Links:   Top 10 Nexix Uni Features to Explore   Nexis Uni FAQ

Hein Online (available on a trial basis)
HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline 18-database package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.

Links:   HeinOnline User’s Guide   HeinOnline Blog


Written by Rochelle Krueger, Curriculum/Interim Government Documents Librarian


The Library, partnering with the College of Education and the Department of Teacher Education, is excited to provide this new resource for UNK students!

PrepStep provides online test preparation, including self-guided resources and practice exams, for the Praxis Core and Praxis II Exams as well as other tests like the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.  Over 2500 eBooks are available on English, math, science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill-building, college success skills development, and much more.

The site can be browsed before registering, but once you locate a resource you’d like to use, you will be prompted to register before you can access it. Registration enables you to store any tests, eBooks, tutorials, flashcards and articles for future use.

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Check out this video guide to learn how to access PrepStep’s various features!

If you have any questions regarding PrepStep, please don’t hesitate to contact your liaison librarian or use our online reference service!

UNK Archives and Special Collections


Thanks to generous donors, UNK Archives and Special Collection has added new additions to its collection.  Many of these items can be seen on display now located on the main floor at Calvin T. Ryan Library.  Among the items on display are listed below, simply click the link to read more.

Office of Residential Life
Personal/Family Papers
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Juanita Girls – Delta Pi Beta – Chi Omega
Center for Service Learning
Biology Department
Pride of the Plains Marching Band
Phi Tau Gamma – Alpha Tau Omega
UNK Alumni Association

Do you have items to donate? Contact Laurinda Weisse (865-8593) or Sally Sinor (865-8591) today!

Office of Residential Life

Written by Sally Sinor, Project Archivist

Office of Residential Life
1905– Present

From its humble beginnings in George W. Frank’s Green Terrace to the basement of Old Main (the original Administration Building), Residential Life has played an important role in student life on campus. In 1930, Kearney State Teacher’s College built the first official dormitory on campus, Case Hall. Named after Eva J. Case,  the first preceptress at Green Terrace, it was constructed in 90 days of steel and concrete in the location of today’s Nester Hall.

UNK Archives and Special Collections was offered some of the  materials of the Office of Residential Life to ensure their longevity and to provide access to students and researchers. The collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, new clippings, and publications as well as audio and digital files.