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Library Databases, as of  October 4, 2018

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)

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. In addition to full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. KYVL

ACM Digital Library

ACM Digital Library offers full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers on computing.

African American Newspapers 1827-1998 (Readex)

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 offers researchers valuable primary sources for various disciplines such as cultural, literary and social history, ethnic studies and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past.


AGRICOLA 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. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. KYVL

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCOhost)

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. KYVL

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)

Alt-Press Watch is a full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Alternative newsweeklies, available in most cities, give readers alternative perspectives on politics, government, policy and culture; report on issues of government and education, local, national and international issues; and cover topics such as hunger, abuse, the environment, religion and the arts, including reviews of theater, movies, books, local attractions, etc. The magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including ecology and the environment, grassroots organizing, labor, indigenous peoples, public policy, genetics, and much more. This resource is also searchable via EBSCOhost Web. KYVL

Audio Drama: the L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers, for the first time online, more than three hundred important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays – which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries – are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.

Britannica Digital Library via KYVL   (Off-Campus users: please call the Reference Desk at 502- 597-6857 for KYVL supplied username and password)

Britannica Digital Library contains up-to-date and engaging products for the classroom that meet state, provincial, and Common Core Standards, preparing students for the world they’ll shape.

Business Searching Interface (EBSCOhost )

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing 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. KYVL

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)

Designed for both students and instructors, ProQuest Career and Technical Education is an excellent source of vocational information for community colleges, two-year institutions, public libraries, and high schools offering technical courses. Overall, the database covers more than 400 publications, and ASCII full-text articles-some dating back to 1991-are available from more than 380 of them. Articles in the full-image and/or Text+Graphics formats are available from more than 340 sources, many with coverage dating from 1996. The image article formats include all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphics originally published with the text.  This resource is also searchable via EBSCOhost Web.  KYVL

CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCOhost)

CINAHL® with Full Text is rich collection of full text for nursing & 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. KYVL

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)

Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc. KYVL

Directory of Open Access Journals

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

The former NetLibrary. One can search and view the full text of eBooks via EBSCOhost.

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is available from KYVL via its search box.  EDS allows KYVL to pull together all of its high quality databases and make them accessible through one interface.  The  KYVL search box allows easier access to magazine and journal articles, e-books, and newspapers.


Provides access to a variety of databases such as Academic Search Complete, AGRICOLA, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Newspaper Source,  PsycINFO, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection, Regional Business News, and Sociological Collection. Additionally, Blazer Library provides access to other EBSCOhost databases such as MLA Directory of Periodicals and MLA International Bibliography.

EBSCOhost Deutsch

EBSCOhost Espanol

EBSCOhost Francais

EBSCOhost Mobile

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson via EBSCOhost)

Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier)

Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with in-depth information for older students and adults. This resource is also searchable via EBSCOhost Web. KYVL


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. KYVL

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. KYVL

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides online access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in ebook format for a variety of subjects, including the arts, science, medicine, history, education, and more.

GPO FDSys (Federal Digitial System )

GPO FDSys (Federal Digital System) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

GreenFILE offers well-researched 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. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. KYVL

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with rich media for middle school and higher. This resource is also searchable via EBSCOhost Web.  KYVL

Grolier Online

Grolier Online is published by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic Inc. KYVL access includes four encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and Amazing Animals of the WorldKYVL

Health Source Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)

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. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. KYVL

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Journal Finder

Journal Finder is an integrated search interface that allows you to determine if your library provides electronic access, to find out if your library owns a print copy, to find out which other libraries may have print copies, and to order copies of articles that can be sent directly to you.

JSTOR (Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, X, and XII, Ecology & Botany, Language & Literature, and Life Sciences Archive Collections)

JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization.

Kentucky Digital Library (KYVL)

Kentucky Digital Library contains unique historical materials specific to Kentucky. Held by Special Collections and Archives throughout Kentucky, the KDL digital resources include archival finding aids, photographs, sound recordings, diaries, letters and more.

Kentucky Virtual Library’s Resources (KYVL)

LearningExpress Library via KYVL

LearningExpress Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information for students. This Library also provides interactive lessons and practice tests for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. KYVL

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson via EBSCOhost)

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text™ provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 170 journals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.

Literary Reference Center Plus  (EBSCOhost)

Literary Reference Center Plus is a full-text database that combines information from thousands of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews.

MAS Ultra-School Edition (EBSCOhost)

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. KYVL

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost)

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. KYVL


MEDLINE 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. KYVL

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCOhost)

This resource contains full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. KYVL

MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCOhost)

The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)

MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920’s and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost)

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 86,230 CDs with more than 1,250,700 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. Please note: Blazer Library’s subscription allows three simultaneous users in this database. Before you exit your session, please be sure to LOG OUT by clicking the red button at the top of the screen, so that others may access the database. Sessions will automatically log out after 45 minutes of inactivity.

New Book of Knowledge (Grolier)

Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with reference and current events for elementary school and higher. This resource is also searchable via EBSCOhost Web. KYVL

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost)

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. KYVL

Nexis Uni

Features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis®. Personalization features include alerts, saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Notable Kentucky African Americans Database

Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) was originally a website with a series of individual web pages listing approximately 200 biographical entries on African Americans in and from the state of Kentucky. The site went live in September 2003. It consisted of one entry for each person arranged under the profession or activity in which they were notable, with references to sources of additional information.

NoveList (EBSCOhost)

NoveList is an electronic readers’ advisory resource that assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. In includes 90,000 full text reviews, over 36,000 subject headings and a complete spectrum of searching options, including searching by title, by author or simply by describing pertinent plot details. KYVL

OCLC WorldCat (FirstSearch) via KYVL

OCLC WorldCat database is the OCLC online catalog. It contains over 43 million records describing library holdings, including all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. It is the world’s most comprehensive bibliography. WorldCat covers information on materials created earlier than 1000 B.C. It contains records from more than 50,000 libraries all over the world.

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center offers more than 8,000 articles that comprise the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online to focus on the lives and events which have shaped African and African American history and culture.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. KYVL

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost)

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals. KYVL

PsychINFO (EBSCOhost)

The PsycINFO®, database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages. KYVL


Online bibliographic citation manager. After registration, use this program to import references from research databases into folders, then format them in any of more than 100 citation styles.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

This database 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. KYVL

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost)

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

The Small Business Reference Center is 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. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs. KYVL

Social Work Reference Center

Sociological Collection (EBSCOhost)

This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. KYVL

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. KYVL

TOPICsearch (EBSCOhost)

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 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. KYVL


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