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ABCMouse.com (ABCMouse.com)
Description: With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com's award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners, ages 2‑8. (In-library use only) (ABCMouse.com)
Audience: Preschool & Elementary School


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Description: 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. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Agricola (EBSCO)
Description: Contains citations for articles on agriculture. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)
Description: A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish, AHFS includes more than one thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Alt-PressWatch (ProQuest)
Description: Contains articles from alternative press publications. (ProQuest)
Audience: Middle School & Above


American FactFinder (Web)
Description: A product of the US Census Bureau, American FactFinder provides access to community data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


American Physical Society Journals (APS)
Description: Archive of publications in physics from the American Physical Society. (APS)
Audience: High School & Above


Ancestry.com (ProQuest)
Description: Contains census, immigration, military, birth, marriage & death records. This resource is only available within the library. (ProQuest)
Audience: High School & Above


AnnualCreditReport.com (Web)
Description: Obtain a copy of your credit report from one or more the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


APA PsycInfo® (EBSCO)
Description: Contains citations to articles from psychology and behavioral science journals. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Auto Repair Source (EBSCO)
Description: Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


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


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


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


Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (Britannica)
Description: Spanish language reference center, featuring article, images, a dictionary, atlas and timelines. (Britannica)
Audience: High School & Above


Britannica Escolar Online (Britannica)
Description: This site offers encyclopedic resources in Spanish for students in primary (Primaria) and middle school (Secundaria). (Britannica)
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica Learning Zone (Britannica)
Description: Age-appropriate, play-based activities for ages 4-7. (Britannica)
Audience: Preschool & Elementary School


Britannica Library (Britannica)
Description: 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. (Britannica)
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Britannica School (Britannica)
Description: For Pre-K through 12 classrooms and libraries. (Britannica)
Audience: Elementary Schools & Above


Business First of Louisville (Business First)
Description: Business First is a source for local business news and information for Greater Louisville. (Business First)
Audience: High School & Above


Business ReferenceUSA (InfoUSA)
Description: Contains company profiles, company directory information, and newsfeeds about companies. (InfoUSA)
Audience: High School & Above


Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Description: Contains general business and academic journal articles on business, management, and economic topics. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


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Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)
Description: The definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic. (ProQuest)
Audience: High School & Above


Children's Core Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Provides librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade five. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
Description: Contains citations for articles in nursing and allied health journals. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Cincinnati Enquirer Historical (ProQuest)
Description: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 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. (ProQuest)
Audience: High School & Above


Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Description: Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics in key areas of health and wellness. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Consumer Reports (EBSCO)
Description: Search full text content of Consumer Reports from 1991 - present. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Consumer Search (Web)
Description: Contains analysis of and citations to product reviews. Recommends best picks on a wide variety of appliances and other products. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


Courier-Journal (ProQuest)
Description: Contains full-text articles from Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 2008 to the current year. (For CJ coverage from 1830-2000, please use the Courier-Journal Historical database. For coverage from 2000-2008, use US Newsstream.) (ProQuest)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Courier-Journal Historical (ProQuest)
Description: Searchable collection of articles published in Louisville's Courier-Journal, covering the years from 1830 to 2000. (ProQuest)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


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


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Edmunds.com (Web)
Description: Contains price values for new and used cars, as well as, reviews, tips and advice. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


ERIC (EBSCO)
Description: Contains digests of popular educational topics and citations to educational resources. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Explora Educator's Edition (EBSCO)
Description: Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward teachers and other educators. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Explora for Primary Schools (EBSCO)
Description: Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward elementary school students. (EBSCO)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Explora for Public Libraries (EBSCO)
Description: Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward students of all ages. (EBSCO)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Explora for Secondary Schools (EBSCO)
Description: Combines encyclopedia and article searching in a single database, geared toward middle and high school students. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


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Federal Government Tax Forms (Web)
Description: Contains IRS tax forms and publications. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


Fiction Core Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Foreign Service Institute Language Courses (Web)
Description: Contains MP3s of language learning audio tapes and PDFs of student textbooks that have entered the public domain. Over twenty languages are represented. (Web)
Audience: Middle School & Above


FuelEconomy.gov (Web)
Description: Find and compare the gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution ratings of different cars. This site also includes fuel economy guide, ratings, and tips as well as links to gasoline price data in cities across the US. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Description: Contains encyclopedia articles on a broad range of topics. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


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Graphic Novels Core Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Provides librarian-recommended titles for all age levels with descriptive and evaluative annotations, cover art, review excerpts and awards the title has won. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


GreenFILE (EBSCO)
Description: Provides scholarly and general-interest sources covering the connections between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


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Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Description: Contains reference and journal articles on health topics. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


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


Hospital Compare (Web)
Description: Compare hospitals based upon quality measures for treatment of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery. Produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and by the Hospital Quality Alliance. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


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


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Kelley Blue Book (Web)
Description: Contains blue book values for new and used cars, motorcycles, personal watercraft, and snowmobiles, as well as, car reviews and ratings. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


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


Kentucky Driving Tests (Driving-Tests.org)
Description: Prepare yourself for the Kentucky car, motorcycle and CDL written tests with this collection of free practice tests and handbooks. (Driving-Tests.org)
Audience: High School & Above


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


Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)
Description: Contains links to research tools on a broad range of topics. (KYVL)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


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Learning Express Library.com (LearningExpressLibrary.com)
Description: Contains practice exams for academic and career tests (SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE, LSAT, Postal Exam, etc.) (LearningExpressLibrary.com)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Legal Forms (Gale)
Description: Contains KY and US legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy forms, divorce forms, landlord tenant contracts and more. (Gale)
Audience: High School & Above


LibriVox (Web)
Description: Contains public domain books, poetry, and dramatic works read by volunteers. (Web)
Audience: Middle School & Above


LINCS (National Institute for Literacy)
Description: Contains website links to online resources on adult education and family literacy. (National Institute for Literacy)
Audience: High School & Above


LISTA [Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts] (EBSCO)
Description: Indexes more than 600 core journals in the LIS field, extending as far back as the mid-1960s. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Description: Contains literary criticism, writer biographies, and reference and journal articles on literary topics. (Gale)
Audience: High School & Above


Lynda.com (Lynda.com)
Description: Contains an extensive library of video courses on topics ranging from business and web design to photography and video production. (Lynda.com)
Audience: High School & Above


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MAS Ultra (EBSCO)
Description: Contains reference, journal and newspaper articles on a broad range of topics. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


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


MEDLINE (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles on health topics. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Middle and Junior High Core Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles from middle school magazines on a broad range of topics and the text of important historical US documents. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Morningstar Investment Research Center (Morningstar)
Description: Contains stock and mutual fund analysis and reports. (Morningstar)
Audience: High School & Above


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NADA Price Guide (Web)
Description: Contains price values for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles/ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, boats, and recreation vehicles. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


Nashville Tennessean Historical (ProQuest)
Description: 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. (ProQuest)
Audience: High School & Above


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


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


Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Description: Contains newspaper articles on a broad range of topics. Includes national newspapers, such as USA Today, and regional newspapers, like the Bowling Green Daily News. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
Description: Contains reader's advisory aids, such as, author read-alike suggestions, book discussion guides, awards lists, genre lists, and author bibliographies. (EBSCO)
Audience:


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OpenDissertations (EBSCO)
Description: Contains records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Description: Provides informed, differing views on today's hottest social issues. (Gale)
Audience: Middle School & Above


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Podiobooks.com (Web)
Description: Contains serialized audiobooks available through direct download or RSS feeds. (Web)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Primary Search (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles from elementary school reference books and magazines on a broad range of topics and the text of important historical US documents. (EBSCO)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Project Gutenberg (Web)
Description: Contains public domain books that have been digitized, also human read and computer generated audio books. (Web)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles from psychology, anthropology, and behavioral science journals. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (EBSCO)
Description: Provides titles at 3 recommendation levels of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


PVA Property Search (Jefferson County) (Property Valuation Administrator)
Description: Contains information about properties in Jefferson County, including information about the owners, the assessed value, the building characteristics, the sales history and more. It is only available for use at the library. (Property Valuation Administrator)
Audience: High School & Above


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RBdigital (Recorded Books)
Description: Louisville Free Public Library now provides free, unabridged, downloadable audio books via RBdigital. These are high quality recordings. Many new and popular audio books are available. (Recorded Books)
Audience: High School & Above


Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles from regional business magazines and newspapers. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


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Safercar.gov (Web)
Description: Find crash test and rollover ratings for vehicles, tire ratings and safety information, air bag and rollover safety information. File a safety complaint. Check for recalls and find information on ongoing investigations. (Web)
Audience: High School & Above


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


Scholastic Go! (Grolier)
Description: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. (Grolier)
Audience: Elementary School & Above


Senior High Core Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Provides a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles recommended by collection development specialists for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)
Description: Comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Description: These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Sociological Collection (EBSCO)
Description: Contains articles from sociology journals. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
Description: 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. (ProQuest)
Audience: High School & Above


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Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Description: Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals covering topics of interest to educators. (EBSCO)
Audience: High School & Above


TOPICSearch (EBSCO)
Description: Contains newspaper and magazine articles on current events and popular issues. (EBSCO)
Audience: Middle School & Above


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


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Value Line Research Center (Value Line)
Description: "The Value Line Investment Survey" is a stock analysis newsletter serves as a comprehensive, multifaceted investment management solution. (Value Line)
Audience: High School & Above


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Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Description: Contains newspaper articles on a broad range of topics. (ProQuest)
Audience: Middle School & Above


Weiss Financial Ratings (Weiss)
Description: A single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering insurance, banks, mutual funds and stocks. (Weiss)
Audience: High School & Above


WorldCat (OCLC)
Description: Contains library catalog records from around the world. (OCLC)
Audience: High School & Above


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