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Online Learning Resources

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BCPL Research Databases


Includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million U.S. residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, locating friends and relatives, and more!

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

The largest online family history resource available, with access to both domestic and international records. Access is available inside the library only.

Ebsco Host

EBSCO Home Access

Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles.

EBSCOhost includes:
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Auto Repair Reference Center
for do-it-yourself auto repair information
Auto Repair Home Access

  Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier

  Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete

  Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

  Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

  Novelist Plus
NoveList Plus
Helps you pick books to read. Suggests titles by genre. Best book lists for both fiction and nonfiction.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Find information quickly and in a concise format. Perform a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category. GVRL is a handy ready-reference tool for students, researchers, professionals, and general readers.

Heritage Quest


HeritageQuest Home Access

Genealogy Research
Valid library card required for
home access.

Kentucky Virtual Library

Kentucky Virtual Library

In addition to EBSCO and LearningExpress resources that can be accessed directly from our website, KYVL also provides access to Britannica Digital Learning, Scholastic GO!, and Proquest. A special username and password are required for access; ask any BCPL librarian for the login credentials.

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NewsBank: America's Newspapers

 Home Access Link

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports, and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate, and other sections. Kentucky news sources include the Pioneer News (9/26/2008–Current), the Lexington Herald-Leader (4/25/1983–Current), and even transcript and video from Channel 32- WLKY (09/11/2009–Current).

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ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more.

OCLC FirstSearch Databases

FirstSearch is a collection of databases that includes access to magazine articles.
World Cat
lists books and materials kept in other libraries around the world. If you are looking for material that is not available in Bullitt County and have a Bullitt County Library card, you may request that an item be "Interlibrary Loaned" using the online request form from World Cat.
To access OCLC from remote locations or from your home use the KY Virtual Library.

Non-subscription/Web-based Databases:

Find Articles

Free database of magazine articles; no access restrictions.

Kentuckiana Digital Library

Search over 550,000 digital images including historic newspapers, photographs, rare Kentuckiana imprints, Sanborn maps, and historic issues of the Daily Racing Form. Historic Kentucky Newspapers Index includes Louisville's Courier Journal (currently 1884-1909), Breckinridge News (1878-1921), Elizabethtown Democrat (1859), several Lexington papers, and others.


From the National Library of Medicine.
Disease database, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, current news, clinical trials. (No access restrictions)

Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) 


An archive of life science journals.


Last Updated 11/16/2016