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General | Books & Literature | Current Events | Databases | Environment | Geography | Health & Wellness | History | Technology | Mathematics | Test Preparation

General

  • Academic Search Complete - access thousands of journals, magazines, reports, and other sources such as books, reports, government documents and more.
  • TeenBookCloud - TeenBookCloud is a growing collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!

Books & Literature

  • Literature Resource Center  - A great resource if you need to find in-depth information on an author and critical analysis of an author’s work.
  • Novelist - This database offers suggestions of books similar to the one you just read and loved.

Current Events

  • Courier-Journal – Allows you free access to articles in our major Louisville newspaper. You may search articles written in 1999 to the current issue. Only the text of the story is available; photographs, graphics and paid advertisements are excluded.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Find quick facts on a variety of subjects. Text only; this site does not include graphics or photographs.
  • New York Times – Offers free searching for articles from the New York Times since 1980.
  • TOPICSearch – This database allows you to search magazine articles by topic, current event and by reading grade level. Great to use when you have a current affairs topic to research.

Databases

  • Biography Resource Center – This database is an excellent tool to find information about famous or important people in the world. It offers both brief and in-depth biographies and links to websites of related interest.
  • Courier-Journal – Allows you free access to articles in our major Louisville newspaper. You may search articles written in 1999 to the current issue. Only the text of the story is available; photographs, graphics and paid advertisements are excluded.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Find quick facts on a variety of subjects. Text only; this site does not include graphics or photographs.
  • Kentucky Encyclopedia – Everything you wanted to know about our home state! This database allows you to search by person or place and has a great map of the different regions and counties of the Commonwealth. You can also search the calendar for specific dates to learn what happened in Kentucky on that date in history.
  • Learning Express Library  - An extensive collection of practice tests, including the SAT and ACT. Also includes high school skills improvement, military entrance, citizenship, law enforcement, and many more exams.Want to practice now for the ACT? Taking practice tests at our Learning Express Library database is easy.
  • Literature Resource Center  - A great resource if you need to find in-depth information on an author and critical analysis of an author’s work.
  • Medline – This database searches scholarly journals to find information on a variety of medical issues.
  • New York Times – Offers free searching for articles from the New York Times since 1980.
  • New York Times Historical  - What were the headlines on the day you were born? This site will tell you. An interactive historical timeline of American events is also available on this easy-to-use database.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection – This database searches scholarly journals to find information on a variety of topics related to psychology and behavior.
  • PsycInfo – Similar to the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection database.
  • Novelist - This database offers suggestions of books similar to the one you just read and loved.
  • TOPICSearch – This database allows you to search magazine articles by topic, current event and by reading grade level. Great to use when you have a current affairs topic to research.

Environment

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – This database is great for finding quick facts on a lot of different subjects. This site does not include graphics or photographs.
  • Multimedia Encyclopedia - Use this database to find information on a variety of topics, plus great graphics, photographs and sometimes video and audio clips as well.

Geography

  • Biography Resource Center – This database is an excellent tool to find information about famous or important people in the world. It offers both brief and in-depth biographies and links to websites of related interest.
  • Kentucky Encyclopedia – Everything you wanted to know about our home state! This database allows you to search by person or place and has a great map of the different regions and counties of the Commonwealth. You can also search the calendar for specific dates to learn what happened in Kentucky on that date in history.
  • Culture Grams - Contains state and country profiles, photographs, biographical articles, and recipes from around the world.

Health and Wellness

  • Medline – This database searches scholarly journals to find information on a variety of medical issues.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection – This database searches scholarly journals to find information on a variety of topics related to psychology and behavior.
  • PsycInfo – Similar to the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection database.

History

Technology

  • LinkedIn Learning - allows you to watch videos in small, easy-to-manage chunks, and to return to the lessons at your convenience.
  • Treehouse - Treehouse is an online, self-paced learning platform that teaches you how to design and develop websites or mobile apps. Classes include coding languages like HTML, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby and much more as well as iPhone and Android apps.

Mathematics

  • Virtual Nerd - Over 1,500 video lessons covering Middle Grades Math through Algebra 2.
  • CK-12 - Improve your skills by taking course on a wide range of course separated by grade level.
  • IXL - Gain fluency and confidence in math!
  • Khan Academy - This free website offers over 3,000 videos on a wide range of topics.

Test Preparation

  • Learning Express Library  - An extensive collection of practice tests, including the SAT and ACT. Also includes high school skills improvement, military entrance, citizenship, law enforcement, and many more exams.Want to practice now for the ACT? Taking practice tests at our Learning Express Library database is easy.
  • GED Exam - Those interested in taking the GED exam must first contact the Adult Education Enrollment Center at 485-3400.