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; you can request login credentials via phone, e-mail, or the Ask a Librarian chat feature on our website.

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Literary Reference Center Plus

This database provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Students, professors, and researchers can use this comprehensive database for their research needs, including full texts of classic works alongside synopses, critical essays, author biographies, study guides, lesson plans, and more. Plus access a variety of literary journals, reference books, and even video lessons and drama productions.

Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools. Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library»

Explora

Explora - An EBSCOhost Experience

Let learning take flight in Explora!

Whether you are completing research for a school project or just looking to satisfy your curiosity about a topic of interest, Explora can help you achieve your goals. Explora offers reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

With Explora, you can…

  • Search for articles, e-books, news, videos and more using a single search box
  • Browse popular topics by category to get research ideas
  • Read Topic Overviews to gain the background information you need to start your research
  • Limit results to articles that match your reading level
  • Hear HTML articles read aloud with EBSCO’s Text-to-Speech feature
  • Use the citation tool to build your list of references/works cited
  • Get research tips on identifying relevant sources, citing them properly and avoiding plagiarism

Explora is designed to meet the unique needs of its users, supporting both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.

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