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Whether you're doing research for school, work, or personal reasons, it can be challenging. There are many different places to find information about what you're looking for, but it can sometimes be difficult to verify how factual those resources actually are.

Below is a comprehensive set of resources from authoritative providers covering a wide variety of topics and interests.

    General Research

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With access to over 30 licensed indexing, abstract, and full-text databases, KYVL provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, images, and maps.

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A global online collection and reference service offering authoritative collections, information assistance, and information instruction for the public.

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Access millions of rights-cleared images from one trusted site.

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Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics, and more from a variety of national news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes access to the Sentinel-Echo, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and other regional, state, and national newspapers.


    Education

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With access to over 30 licensed indexing, abstract, and full-text databases, KYVL provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, images, and maps.

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Contains full text for over 150,000 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results, then sort the results by source type - magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable, cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.

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Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life.

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Download a copy of the Kentucky Driver Manual and start studying to pass your test.

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Learn a language on your own terms and in your own time using multi-media packages to speak and improve your skills with every online lesson.


    Health

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A collection of full text articles from nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index with no embargo. Full text coverage dates back to 1981. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings, and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

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A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish, and published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)


    Genealogy

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Research your family tree with one of the largest genealogical collections available online. (Available in the library only.)

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A massive library with billions of family history and genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.

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A collection of databases including the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1940) searchable index with record images; the PERSI Archive, a regional history and genealogy index; selected records from the Revolutionary War; Freedman's Bank, which includes records from depositors in the bank of African American ancestry; and an assortment of digitized genealogy materials such as family history books, city directories, and tax lists. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Provides access to the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world, organized by the LDS Church.

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Search for your ancestors in the Ellis Island/Port of New York Immigration Records online database provided free by the AFIHC.

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Access to information about population, statistics, and family history records.


    Business

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Provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos, and reference books.

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Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for Agricola dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Provides information information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. (Contact the Reference Desk for access from home.)

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Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics, and more from a variety of national news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes access to the Sentinel-Echo, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and other regional, state, and national newspapers.

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Access Kentucky state and federal cases, statutes, court rules, and more. (Available in the library only.)


    Archival

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Provides access to permanently available and shared digital archival collections of Kentucky-oriented historic materials held in repositories throughout the state.

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With access to over 30 licensed indexing, abstract, and full-text databases, KYVL provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, images, and maps.


    Journals & News

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With access to over 30 licensed indexing, abstract, and full-text databases, KYVL provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, images, and maps.

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A global online collection and reference service offering authoritative collections, information assistance, and information instruction for the public.

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Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics, and more from a variety of national news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes access to the Sentinel-Echo, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and other regional, state, and national newspapers.


    Taxes

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Find the appropriate federal tax forms and instructions to download or print.

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Find the appropriate Kentucky tax forms and instructions to download or print.


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