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  • 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 Admission Test Preparation: Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help prepare for AP, SAT, ACT and TOEFL exams, as well as college essay writing practice.
  • College Students: Resources to help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
  • Computer Skills: Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
  • 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 Schools: ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection and TOPICsearch for middle school students.
  • Explora for High Schools: Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, MAS Complete, Newspaper Source Plus and TOPICsearch for high school students.
  • Explora for Public Libraries
  • Explora Educator’s Edition: Educator’s Edition offers relevant lesson plans, support materials and professional development resources as well as a Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state or provincial curriculum standards.
  • EBSCO databases
  • EBSCO services: Click to browse KYVL’s EBSCO interfaces and search profiles.


  • Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia: Over 25,000 segments of the encyclopedia.
  • FirstSearch: OCLC WorldCat database is the OCLC online catalog. It contains over 43 million records describing library holdings, including all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. It is the world’s most comprehensive bibliography. WorldCat covers information on materials created earlier than 1000 B.C. It contains records from more than 50,000 libraries all over the world.


  • GreenFILE: Research articles concerning human beings and the environment.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia for middle and high school students.
  • GED Test Prep Center: Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED test, these practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.







  • Open Dissertations: EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.



  • Regional Business News: Full-text coverage of regional business publications.
  • Recursos para hispanohablantes: 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.
  • TumbleBookCloud: TBC is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, geography, etc.), Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic!), and Audio Books.


  • 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.