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America's News (NewsBank)
Features access to a variety of Kentucky newspapers including the Lexington Herald Leader.
Audience: Middle School & Above (ProQuest)
Contains census, immigration, military, birth, marriage & death records. This resource is only available within the library.
Audience: High School & Above

Courier-Journal (ProQuest)
Contains full-text articles from the Courier-Journal, covering the years from 2008 to 2 weeks prior to today. (For CJ coverage from 1830-2000, please use the Courier-Journal Historical database. For coverage from 2000-present, use US Newsstream.)
Audience: Elementary School & Above

Courier-Journal Historical (ProQuest)
Searchable collection of articles published in Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 1830 to 2000.
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

Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)
Access the Louisville Defender and many more historical Black Newspapers in the U.S. These offer essential primary source content and editorial perspectives.
Audience: Middle School & Above

Nashville Tennessean Historical (ProQuest)
The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922). This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Audience: High School & Above

New York Times: Print Edition (ProQuest)
Contains newspaper articles on a comprehensive range of topics.
Audience: Middle School & Above

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 (ProQuest)
Provides electronic access to large-scale historical maps of more than 130 Kentucky towns and cities.
Audience: Middle School & Above

US Newsstream (ProQuest)
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content (including the Courier Journal), as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.
Audience: Middle School & Above

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