KYVL databases

    Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
    Designed for academic institutions, this database is the leading resource for scholarly research with more full-text journals and more peer-reviewed journals than any other database available. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more. Containes more than 8,000 full-text journals, 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals, and PDF content dating back as far as 1887. Subject coverage includes: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, ethnic and multicultural studies, general science, geography, law, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion and philosophy, science and technology, veterinary science, women's studies, and zoology.
    Adult Learning Center (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    The Adult Learning Center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing and math, prepare for the GED test, or become a U.S. citizen.
    AGRICOLA (EBSCO)
    Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, this source provides access to more than 5.2 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses and much more, all relating to the field of agriculture. The National Agricultural Library provides informational resources to land-grant colleges and universities, and other state-supported colleges and universities with academic programs relating to agriculture. Thus, the agricultural disciplines covered in this database are quite extensive. To name a few, disciplines covered include food and human nutrition, agricultural engineering and technology, earth and environmental sciences, and many more.
    AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)
    AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).
    Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
    Alt-Press Watch™ showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. 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. Providing an alternative to corporate controlled media, the Alt-Press Watch database presents big stories from small sources.
    Amazing Animals of the World (Grolier)
    Amazing Animals is a database available through Grolier Online which contains reference and media materials on 1200 animals for grades 2 and above.
    Britannica Academic Edition
    Trusted current reference for academic and special libraries. The rich combination of the renowned Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, plus magazines and periodicals, an atlas, biographies, e-books, and other tools provides the ultimate in reliable source material that students need for thorough, accurate research.
    Britannica Annals of American History
    A year-by-year documentary of American thought and action is presented in this unique resource through the speeches, documents, memoirs, poems, and interviews of more than 1,500 contributors.  Users can read the original words of luminaries who have made history, including Madeleine Albright, Henry Ford, John Hancock, Malcolm X, and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Coverage dates back from the Discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus to the inaugural address of Barack Obama. Read A Day on the Oregon Trail, the Diary of a Confederate Spy, and the Camp David Accords.   Multimedia transports today’s students back in time to hear Franklin D. Roosevelt giving his first inaugural address and John F. Kennedy discussing Soviet missiles in Cuba.
    Britannica Digital Learning
    Here you will find training and promotional resources for Britannica products in the KYVL collection.
    Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna
    Spanish language reference center, for more advanced users, provides over 50,000 articles, 4,200 images, a dictionary, an atlas, and timelines to support more challenging research needs.
    Britannica Escolar Online
    Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  Two levels — Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school — offer unique content that is of interest to every student. Search easily across levels by topic or subject area.  Reino animal (Animal Kingdom) and ¿Sabías que …? (Did You Know?) pique students’ curiosity and desire to dig deeper.
    Britannica Library
    Offers three unique sites for children, young adults, and older patrons. With Britannica Library, it’s easy to choose an age-appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects in the library or at home. Separate home pages for three levels—Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center—allow users to find the most suitable content for school projects or for learning something new. Research sources include three databases, thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. Content is updated daily—at least 1,200 new and revised articles and media per month—to keep users informed and engaged
    Britannica Library Children
    Age-appropriate features start building key research skills. Weekly rotating content on the home page increases interactivity with engaging features that encourage students to discover more content within Britannica Library. Articles are illustrated with photos, videos, diagrams, and maps to help students learn to compare text and multimedia resources as they collect their evidence. Article text is “chunked” to make it easy for young patrons to focus on the informational content they are reading.
    Britannica Library Reference Center
    Access to Britannica’s highest level content introduces patrons to more sophisticated content to prepare for college-level research. Discover content through the unique interface features to discover thousands of biographies, explore country statistics, and much more!
    Britannica Library Young Adults
    More challenging content and unique features support young adult learners. This level offers more complex articles, primary source documents, e-books, maps, and videos to help students analyze and evaluate multiple sources of evidence.
    Britannica School
    Three unique interfaces to thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites, and three separate databases make Britannica School the go-to site for research for students at all levels.  Built-in differentiation changes reading levels (elementary, middle school, or high school) with one simple click.  A responsive design provides access to all content from any device.  Easy-to-analyze reports indicate usage over time.  Integration with popular learning and library management systems offers easy access for everyone.  Learning Zone provides age-appropriate, play-based activities for children ages 4-7.
    Britannica School Elementary
    Age-appropriate features start building key research skills. Weekly rotating content on the home page increases interactivity with engaging features that encourage students to discover more content within Britannica School. Articles are illustrated with photos, videos, diagrams, and maps to help students learn to compare text and multimedia resources as they collect their evidence. Article text is “chunked” to make it easy for young learners to focus on the informational content they are reading. Britannica® Learning Zone for Grades PreK-2 offers play-based activities for learning colors, geography, numbers, shapes, how to tell time, and vocabulary.
    Britannica School Middle
    More challenging content and unique features support students in Grades 6-8. This level offers more complex articles, primary source documents, e-books, maps, and videos to help students analyze and evaluate multiple sources of evidence.
    Britannica School High
    Introduce students to more sophisticated content to prepare them for college-level research. Browse through biographies, compare country content, and explore STEM and Social Studies content with the unique homepage features available here.
    Britannica Spanish Reference Center
    Two Complete Research Resources in One — all in Spanish!   Spanish Reference Center is the only dual Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate research content for everyone, from elementary students to those who are ready for more advanced work. Students can progress seamlessly from one database to the next, making it easy to find information that matches their reading level. It’s the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  Britannica® Escolar offers two levels — Primaria for elementary and Secundaria for middle school — with unique content of interest for every student, including Reino animal (Animal Kingdom) and ¿Sabías que …? (Did You Know?)  Enciclopedia Moderna, for older students, provides over 50,000 articles, 4,200 images, a dictionary, an atlas, and timelines to support more challenging research needs.
    Britannica World Data Analyst
    An interactive research tool complete with facts and figures to study and compare the countries of the world. This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy.  Compare various characteristics of different countries by creating tables, charts, and spreadsheets for data crunching and deeper analysis.   Get easy access to printable country maps and statistics, such as area, population, demographic and vital statistics, and gross national product.  See how countries rank on economic and population measures or get information on significant geographic attributes, such as highest mountains and largest deserts.
    Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
    Business Source® Premier offers indexing and abstracts for the 350 most important scholarly business journals back to 1965 or the first published issue. This database includes searchable cited references for 1,205 journals. Business Source Premier covers full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.
    Career Center (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose one of the listed learning centers and begin exploring your future.
    Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)
    ProQuest® Career and Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes over 790 titles, with more than 700 available in full text. Both students and instructors can access the database to research virtually any technical topic, including: Computing science, Healthcare, Building trades, Auto mechanics, Sales and retail, Accounting, Graphic design, and Photography.
    CINAHL & CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
    Gain access to informative health literature with CINAHL, the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, this database covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines, and contains: Indexing for over 1,200 nursing journals and publications dating back to 1982. Over 250,000 records. Abstracts for over 250 journals, including over 450 author-supplied abstracts. Indexing for journals, books and book chapters, dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, pamphlets, educational software packages and audiovisual material. Internal subject thesaurus with over 7,000 terms—2,000 unique to CINAHL.
    College Prep Center (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.
    Computer Skills (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.
    Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
    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.
    Encyclopedia Americana (Grolier)
    Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with in-depth information for older students and adults.
    ERIC (EBSCO)
    Gain immediate access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index with ERIC.
    Explora for Primary Schools (EBSCO)
    The Primary Online Package offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for elementary schools. This full-text package contains databases designed for students and educators. Databases include ERIC, Newspaper Source and Primary Search.
    Explora for Middle Schools (EBSCO)
    This collection offers the most complete collection of full-text reference resources available for middle schools. It provides easy access to six databases designed for students and educators. Databases include: ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection and TOPICsearch.
    Explora for High Schools (EBSCO)
    This package offers the most comprehensive collection of full-text reference resources available for secondary schools. Consisting of six online databases, this full-text package is designed not only for students, but also for the research needs of educators. Databases include: Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, MAS Complete, Newspaper Source Plus and TOPICsearch.
    Explora for Public Libraries (EBSCO)
    Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
    Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia.
    GreenFILE (EBSCO)
    This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 806,000 records and open access full text for more than 12,000 records. Key journals include Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology & Management, International Journal of Green Energy, and Journal of Wildlife Management.
    Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Grolier)
    Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with rich media for middle school and higher.
    Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
    This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and 110 full-text health reference books. This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Additionally, within Health Source: Consumer Edition, users have access to Clinical Reference Systems reports, in both English and Spanish, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
    High School Equivalency Center (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED test, HiSET or TASC exams, our practice test, interactive tutorials and eBooks will help you reach your goal.
    Job & Career Accelerator™ (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    Whether you're looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.
    LearningExpress Library (EBSCO)
    LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.
    LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 core journals and more than 80 selective journals. Coverage in this free research database extends as far back as the mid-1960s. LISTA also includes author profiles and a robust thesaurus.
    MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)
    This comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress Magazine, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides full text for more than 159,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an image collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
    MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
    Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more. In addition, Science News is available in HTML back to 1975.
    MEDLINE (EBSCO)
    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 numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR.
    Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
    Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection. Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History and reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Full-text magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) that provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
    New Book of Knowledge (Grolier)
    Encyclopedia available through Grolier Online with reference and current events for elementary school and higher.
    NoveList (EBSCO)
    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.
    Popular Software Tutorials (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    If you’re looking to keep up, stay competitive, or get ahead, you’ll need to know how to use today’s most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. These easy-to-use courses will teach you everything you need to know and help make your goals a reality—all designed to fit your current skill level and schedule.
    Primary Search (EBSCO)
    Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more. Primary Search provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, the database includes full-text popular magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as Ladybug and Spider. Other magazines include Highlights, Junior Scholastic and dozens more. All full-text articles, many available in color PDF, are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles) to provide educators with an estimate of the result’s reading difficulty and the approximate grade-level reading ability required for comprehension. Lexiles help teachers meet the needs of students with varying reading abilities and interests and allow students to read along at their own pace.
    Psychology + Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
    This comprehensive resource is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. This database provides access to more than 530 full-text journals, including Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, International Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Mental Health, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology and many more. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection also provides particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling. The database can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. These citations, when viewed via EBSCOhost, have the ability to link to articles from more than 350 full-text journals contained within Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.
    PsycINFO (EBSCO)
    This database is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research. This ever-expanding collection of behavioral and social science research, dissertations and scholarly literature abstracts offers a broad view of the field. With relevance to a host of related disciplines, including neuroscience, business, nursing, law and education, PsycINFO delivers the peer-reviewed content and abstracts students and researchers need, and does so with remarkable precision and a dedication to scholarly and scientific excellence. PsycINFO remains one of the most current resources available for exploring and locating behavioral and social science research. It includes features such as First Posting for journal records ensuring access to the earliest publication of a journal article. PsycINFO offers a broad view of the behavioral and social sciences, and represents a time-tested core of research literature and findings necessary for any comprehensive psychology collection.
    Regional Business News (EBSCO)
    This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story. Content for Regional Business News is provided by leading publishers in business news including The Washington Post, PR Newswire US and more. Key resources include newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires with full-text content coverage spanning more than 22 years.
    Recursos en español (LearningExpress Library)
    Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
    School Center (LearningExpress Library from EBSCO)
    The School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
    Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)
    This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans. Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Completing the database are business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and "how to" videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. Contains more than 400 full-text periodicals, 450 full-text reference books, and over 600 business videos.
    Sociological Collection (EBSCO)
    This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students. Sociological Collection covers a broad range of subjects relevant to sociology and its related disciplines. Contains nearly 340 full-text scholarly journals with coverage spanning over 100 years. Subjects included social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, and culture and social structure.
    Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals. Teacher Reference Center covers a variety of topics of interest to teachers, including: assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, and teacher education.
    TOPICsearch (EBSCO)
    Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources. Available via EBSCOhost or the Explora interface for schools and public libraries, TOPICsearch is accessible to students at all ages and will assist in fostering informed conversation and opinions in the classroom. Content includes: biographies, book reviews, government information, periodicals, public opinion polls, and international newspapers.
    WorldCat (OCLC)
    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.

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