Online Resources

If you are looking for quality information, you are in the right place. We offer dozens of research databases and information sources to help you learn what you need to know. You will need a physical library card or a digital patron card number to access our databases.

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Academic Search Complete
A scholarly journal, full-text database designed for academic institutions.

Agricola
Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.
HEALTH
Alt-Press Watch
Database of alternative & independent press newspapers, magazines and journals.
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Ancestry Library Edition

A genealogy database for census records, directories, photos and more.
HEALTH
APA PsycInfo
Summaries of journal articles, chapters, books & dissertations in the field of psychology.

App Suggestions for Kids
List of educational apps for your kids.

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GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Boone County Historical Society
Local group promoting an appreciation of Boone County history.
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Boone County Library’s History & Genealogy
The most comprehensive collection of Boone County historical info.
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Britannica Academic
An encyclopedia, plus periodicals & other research tools.
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Britannica Annals of American History
Speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems and images.
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Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna 
A Spanish language reference center for more advanced users.
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Britannica Escolar
For native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.
HOMEWORK
Britannica Fundamentals
Early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade.
HOMEWORK
Britannica Library

Easy-to-use and easy-to-find trusted information.
HOMEWORK
Britannica School
A reliable, age-appropriate information service.
ADULT EDUCATION
Business Source Premier
Scholarly info from business journals dating back to 1965.

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Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society
Website for volunteer-run society, located in Alexandria.
ADULT EDUCATION
Career and Technical Education
Database of trade information for any vocational job.
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CINAHL Nursing Research Database
Resource for health professionals, students, educators and researchers.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Cincinnati Historical Society Library
Website of library, located in Cincinnati Museum Center.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition
A freely-accessible online collection of historical documents associated with the chief executives of the state, 1860-1865.
HEALTH
Consumer Health Complete
Health database for consumers. Easy-to-find-and-understand information.
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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports offers in-depth reviews for cars, appliances, electronics and more.
HEALTH
Consumer Safety
Information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food and consumer products .

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ADULT EDUCATION
DigitalLearn.org

An online hub for digital literacy support and training.
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Digital Public Library of America
A portal that delivers the public to the resources of American libraries.

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GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
East Row Historic Foundation
Home preservation and education society in Newport, Kentucky.
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HOMEWORK

EBSCO’s K-8 eBook Collection

This eBook collection supports a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools.
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ERIC

Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature.
TEACHERSHOMEWORK
Explora
Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
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Explora Educator’s Edition
Includes lesson plans, support materials and professional development resources.

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Family Search Genealogy

Free family history, family tree and genealogy records.

Famous Quotations
Browse over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors for free.
HOMEWORK
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Annually updated database for general student and adult research.

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ADULT EDUCATION
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues to help provide informed, differing views.
ADULT EDUCATION
GCFLearnFree.org
Free learning resources for more than 180 topics. Topics include Microsoft Office, email, reading, math and more.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Greater Cincinnati Memory Project
Pre-1940 photographs depicting landmarks, events and people from Cincinnati & NKY.

GreenFILE
Information on topics like global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources and more.

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HEALTH
Health Source

Reliable answers to health questions for regular people.

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Kenton County Public Library Genealogy Resources

The major center of NKY historical and genealogical resources.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Kentucky Digital Library
Historic newspapers, images, maps, books & oral histories for Kentucky.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Source for Kentucky public records to aid your genealogy search.
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Kentucky Heritage Council
Charged with identifying & preserving the historic resources of Kentucky.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Kentucky Historical Society
Collects, preserves, and shares information and materials from Kentucky’s past.
HEALTH
kynect
Kentucky’s health insurance marketplace.

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ADULT EDUCATION
LearningExpress: Adult Core Skills Center

Helps adults achieve their personal, education and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing and math.
ADULT EDUCATION
LearningExpress: Career Preparation
This resource helps users prepare for professional exams, learn about different occupations and improve their workplace skills.
POPULARTEACHERS
LearningExpress: College Admissions Test Preparation
This center has resources to help patrons prepare for college admissions.
POPULARTEACHERS
LearningExpress: College Center
This center helps college-seekers strengthen academic skills, prepare for placement tests and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
POPULARADULT EDUCATION
LearningExpress: Computer Skills Center
Use the materials in the Computer Skills Center to learn the basics of computers.
POPULARTEACHERS
LearningExpress: GED Test Prep
This center has practice tests, interactive tutorials and eBooks meant to help pass the GED.
ADULT EDUCATIONPOPULAR
LearningExpress: Job & Career Accelerator
This resource has tools and expert guidance to help users through every step of the process to succeed in today’s job market.
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LearningExpress Library
The LearningExpress Library provides practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and information needed for users to achieve their goals.
ADULT EDUCATION
LearningExpress: Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Resources for Spanish Speakers)
This center provides learning tools as well as career and citizenship resources to help busy adults improve their basic skills, earn a GED credential or become a U.S. citizen.
POPULARTEACHERSHOMEWORK
LearningExpress: School Center
This resource has the tools needed to prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments and boost skills in important subjects.
ADULT EDUCATION
Legal Forms
Legal Forms contains a list of links to some government sites that offer free legal forms to Kentucky residents.

LISTA
The Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 core journals and more than 80 selective journals.

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Mango Languages
An online language learning system.
HOMEWORKTEACHERS
MAS Ultra – School Edition
A database designed specifically for high school libraries with full-text for 500 periodicals.
HOMEWORK
MasterFILE Premier
Research database with full-text for thousands of general reference magazines
HEALTH
MEDLINE
Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and much more.
HOMEWORKTEACHERS
Middle Search Plus

Full-text database for dozens of popular middle school magazines.

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GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Newport Historic Preservation Office

Office answers questions about restoring buildings in Newport, KY.
HOMEWORK
Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Northern Kentucky Views
Collection of images and texts on the history of Northern Kentucky.
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NoveList
If you are a fiction fan, try to find your next great read using NoveList.

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Open Dissertations
A free database with records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.

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GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Preservation Kentucky
Organization devoted to preserving buildings and sites in every town in the state.
HOMEWORK
Primary Search

Covers a wide range of general interest topics for children.
HEALTH
Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection
Tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students.
GENEALOGY/LOCAL HISTORY
Public Library of Cincinnati History & Genealogy Department
One of the best genealogy research collections in the country.

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ADULT EDUCATIONRegional Business News
Comprehensive coverage for regional business publications.

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ADULT EDUCATION
Small Business Reference Center

Supports small business owners with info on planning, financing and managing a business.
HEALTH
Sociological Collection
Source of content pertaining to sociology and its related areas of study.

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TEACHERS
Teacher Reference Center
Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books.
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Teen Book Cloud
An online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle or high schoolers.
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TOPICsearch
Explore social, political & economic issues and other topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
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TumbleBooks
Access electronic picture books, puzzles, videos and more for children.

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POPULARADULT EDUCATIONUniversal Class
Over 500 online classes that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7.

 


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