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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Audience: High School & Above


Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Contains academic articles on a broad range of topics. Highly recommended resource for beginning any research - academic, professional, recreational, or consumer driven.
Audience: High School & Above


Biography in Context (Gale)
Contains biographical articles from reference books and journals.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Britannica Academic Edition (Britannica)
A rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools
Audience: High School & Above


Britannica Annals of American History (Britannica)
A year-by-year documentary of Amercian thought and action through primary source documents.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica Library (Britannica)
A premier library resource for all ages to conduct research and complete school assignments, with dedicated sites for Children, Young Adults and a Reference Center for older students.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica World Data Analyst (Britannica)
An interactive research tool, complete with facts and figures, to study and compare the countries of the world.
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


CultureGrams (ProQuest)
Contains state and country profiles, photographs, biographical articles, and recipes from around the world.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier)
Contains encyclopedia articles on a broad range of topics.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Contains census records, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's bank records, and citations for genealogy books and journals.
Audience: High School & Above


JSTOR (JSTOR)
Contains academic journal articles on a broad range of topics.
Audience: High School & Above


Kentucky Digital Library (Kentucky Digital Library)
Contains oral histories, photographs, maps, and digitized primary documents from Kentucky archive collections.
Audience: High School & Above


Kentucky Encyclopedia (University of Kentucky Press)
Contains encyclopedia articles on a broad range of Kentucky topics: places, people, events, and more.
Audience: Elementary School & Above


MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
Audience: High School & Above


New York Times Historical (ProQuest)
Contains newspaper articles on a broad range of topics. Includes articles between 1851 and 2008.
Audience: Middle School & Above


Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Audience: High School & Above


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