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  • Explora
    Search all EBSCO articles and topic pages with one easy-to-use interface.
  • Academic Search Complete
    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. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
  • Agricola
    This database 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.
  • AHFS Consumer Medical Information
    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. This content is updated monthly.
  • Alt-Press Watch
    The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 230 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Alt-Press Watch gives readers and researchers access to distinctive, thought-provoking titles, many of which cannot be found in any other database. This database does not require a login in-house, but will require a KYVL Login outside the library. Call 270-442-2510 x119 for login information.
  • American Doctoral Dissertations
    American Doctoral Dissertations provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total from 1902 to the present, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston. Newly enhanced with an additional 80,000 citations for theses and dissertations, the new citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the Institutional Repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed such as OhioLINK, Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University.
  • Business Source Premier
    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. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
  • CINAHL with Full-Text
    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.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. The information provided on Consumer Health Complete is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    Search and view the full text of EBSCO eBooks.
  • EBSCO Host
    Classic search interface for EBSCO products. Online access to a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals and articles covering a range of topics. Also available in: Español , Deutsch, Francais
  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
  • Fold3
    Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
  • Foundation Center Online (In-Library Only)
    Access Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources through our national/international Funding Information Network.  Connect with funding opportunities for grants, scholarships, and more.
  • Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE provides a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles and covers content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments as well as what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.This tool offers indexing and abstracts for more than 760,000 records and open access full text for more than 11,000 records. Some resources included are: Annual Review of Energy & the Environment, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Climate Change, Environmental Reviews and Agriculture and the Environment.
  • Health Source Consumer
    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.
  • Heritage Quest
    Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
    Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. The database features extensive information on over 140 topics.
  • Kentucky Virtual Library
    Online catalogs and databases, online tutorial and help with internet-based research, a virtual reference desk, and access to Kentuckiana digitized collections. Call for login Information.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Via KYVL. Adult learning, career help, GED training, college prep, computer skills, job skills, and more. Also contains resources en Español.
  • Legal Forms
    Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas.
  • Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts
    LISTA indexes more than 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
  • LinkedIn Job Search
    Free, local job search tool from LinkedIn. Search and apply for jobs in our area.
  • LinkedIn ProFinder
    Use this tool to describe the type of work or help you need, and you'll receive up to 5 offers from curated, trusted professionals willing to provide their services.
  • LinkedIn Salary
    Discover your full earning potential by getting a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location.
  • Little Pim
    Follow Pim as he explores new and interesting languages from around the world!
  • Mango Languages
    Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition 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.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    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. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
  • MEDLINE
    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.
  • Middle Search Plus
    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.
  • Newspaper Source
    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.
  • Novelist
    NoveList, the complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities.
  • Novelist K-8
    A fiction database designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle schools.
  • Primary Search
    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.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    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.
  • PsychINFO
    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.
  • Reference USA
    The Reference USA database contains information on over 20 million businesses, 222 million customers, new businesses in the US, and new US homeowners and movers.
  • Regional Business News 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.
  • Sanborn Maps
    Provides digital access to thousands of Kentucky-based maps, including many historical maps of the City of Paducah.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
  • Sociological Collection
    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.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
  • TOPICsearch
    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.
  • World Vital Records
    Learn more about your family history and genealogy by searching through more than 3.6 billion records.

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