Databases A-Z

Call the Reference or Circulation Desks to get the database IDs and passwords. If you need to access a database when HCCPL is closed, and do not have the ID or password, try using World Book which is listed below. You only need your library card number to log in to World Book.


  • Academic Search CompleteFull text scholarly multidisciplinary academic journals. (Academic research)
  • Adult Learning CenterImprove basic reading, writing, and math skills in preparation for the GED test or U.S. citizen test.
  • AGRICOLA: Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Library, 1970-present. 
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information: Source for patient drug information.
  • Alt-Press Watch: Full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • Amazing Animals of the World: contains reference and media materials on 1200 animals for grades 2 and above.



  • Career Center: Prepare for professional exams and find out important information about a particular occupation or professional skill.
  • Career & Technical Education: Vocational information for community colleges, two-year institutions, public libraries, and high schools offering technical courses.
  • CINAHL with Full Text: Scholarly medical and medical profession articles.
  • College Prep Center: Resources to aid in the process of applying for college.
  • Computer Skills: Learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs through video tutorials.
  • Consumer Health Complete: Consumer-oriented health content.


  • Driving Tests: Free practice tests and FAQs for the Kentucky driver’s license test.


  • Encyclopedia Americana: Suggested for High School and older.
  • ERIC: Access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index
  • Explora for Primary Schools: ERIC, Newspaper Source and Primary Search for elementary school students.
  • Explora for Middle SchoolsERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection and TOPICsearch for middle school students.
  • Explora for High SchoolsConsumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, MAS Complete, Newspaper Source Plus and TOPICsearch for high school students.
  • Explora for Public Libraries













  • Regional Business News: Full-text coverage of regional business publications.
  • Recurss en español: Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.




  • Teacher Reference CenterTeacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.
  • TOPICsearch: Current event articles concerning social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics.


  • World Book: Scholarly articles, videos, pictures, and games concerning a variety of topics written at several different reading levels. (User ID: your library card number starting with 2KSPE…)
  • WorldCat: OCLC online catalog, or bibliography of library holdings from libraries around the world.


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