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Use the menu to the right to learn about all available resources for a particular format (like e-books!), or click on a specific resource icon (like Hoopla!) to begin exploring available titles. With just a few simple clicks, you can access thousands of free e-books, audiobooks, music albums, videos, and more.
This local, historical newspaper source provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts from the Louisville Courier-Journal and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. Available content spans from 1830 through 2000, including not only articles but also editorials, comics, obituaries, classifieds, legal notices, and more. For researchers seeking an authoritative, regional perspective on national and international events, as well as local perspectives on community news, the full-text, digitized pages of this newspaper (1830–2000) are a valuable resource in a variety of fields including history, political science, African-American studies, and genealogy.
Relevant focus areas include:
African American Studies
The US Civil War
Your library barcode will be required for remote access.
Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest, Newspapers.com– World Collections provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers.
Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, the database contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers from the United States and other countries. It offers invaluable content for researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. With ongoing updates and new issues continually being added, there’s always more to be discovered.
Find newspapers by country, state, and city
Discover interesting clipping from other users or create and save your own
Link clippings to your family trees on Ancestry.com
Set Search Alerts to automatically run your search on newly added newspapers
Follow a paper’s “page” or another user’s profile to catch new discoveries related to your own research
Understand the world. Navigate life. Access The New York Times here.
Whether you’re managing finances, tackling tough parenting problems, or simply looking to make sense of this moment, rely on original, quality journalism from The New York Times to lead the way. It’s an essential source for fearless reporting, varied perspectives, and practical advice on nearly every topic—from the vital issues shaping our world to the simple pleasures that make everyday life better.
The New York Times Digital subscription provides unlimited access to current New York Times articles but does not include New York Times Cooking or Crosswords.
Selected articles are also available in Spanish and Chinese.
ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS *Please note, the READ ON link on NYTimes.com leads to a newsletter subscription page. However, you can bypass or navigate away to explore all that the New York Times Digital subscription has to offer!
Inside the library:
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AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Database search results and lists can be easily and conveniently downloaded, printed, or e-mailed in Excel, CSV, or PDF formats.
Plus, use Platinum Search to find or search by historical addresses, attend live training webinars with AtoZ University, or send your own marketing e-mails for free with pre-designed templates for events like family reunions, youth sports, or wedding announcements.
Access profiles on over 30 million companies and executives
Perform industry research, find competitor information, and more with the US Business database
Search over 240 million residents to compile mailing lists or perform market research including income, household, and lifestyle data
Discover over 12 million new movers or 2 million new homeowners
For Job Seekers:
Search the database of over 7 million real-time job listings, powered by Indeed
Discover full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, and contract opportunities
Find resumé and cover letter templates and examples
Get interview tips, including how-to videos
Pinpoint local companies in your desired industry
Do your research; access company and executive profiles to identify human resources contacts and prepare for interviews
Locate friends and family, including addresses and phone numbers
Research home market values and neighbors in the US Residents database before buying or selling a home
Perform background and criminal checks
Search for and view profiles for over 12 million healthcare professionals
Send free group e-mails using pre-designed templates
Legal Information Reference Center is an EBSCOhost database specifically geared to help everyday citizens understand the complex world of law, providing the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to navigate wide range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Plus, with the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, you can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas.
Find inspiration and instruction with video classes taught by recognized artists, crafters, designers, and makers! With over 1,000 delectable, quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and step-by-step DIY instruction.
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Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls. A valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location. Get started with Auto Repair Source now »
This database, provided by Kentucky Virtual Library and ProQuest, contains full-text newspapers and magazines from alternative, independent presses rather than the mainstream media.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.
Alt-Press Watch gives readers and researchers access to distinctive, thought-provoking titles, many of which cannot be found in any other database. Magazines and journals of the independent press such as Broken Pencil, which focuses on zine culture, Dissent, Solidarity’s Against the Current, The American Conservative, Left Curve, The Braille Forum and Earth First! provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including environment activism, disabilities, public policy, and facets of the political spectrum. And alternative newsweeklies like Eugene Weekly, Missoula Independent, and The Village Voice offer non-mainstream perspectives on government, policy, and culture; report on local, national, and international issues; and cover hot-button topics like hunger, abuse, religion, and pop culture. The Alt-Press Watch database includes these titles and many others, providing an unmatched, multi-disciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives.
Alt-PressWatch is accessible through the Kentucky Virtual Library Proquest portal. A special username and password are required for home access; ask at any BCPL service desk for the login credentials or call the main library at 543-7675.
ProQuest’s Career & Technical Education Database includes career advice and insider knowledge on popular industries, as well as resources you might need to get the job you want. This resource is consistently growing to help professionals, students, and job seekers research and build knowledge in their selected field(s) using content from magazines, journals, e-books, and blogs.
Sales and retail
Careers & Vocations
Trade & Industry
The Career & Technical Education Database is accessible through the Kentucky Virtual Library Proquest portal. A special username and password are required for home access; ask at any BCPL service desk for the login credentials or call the main library at 543-7675.
The Small Business Reference Center is an EBSCOhost database specifically for small business owners and aspiring owners. The site offers a multitude of articles and videos regarding planning and starting a business (or nonprofit); the basics of running a business and keeping it relevant in an ever-changing climate; information on legal issues, marketing, and taxes & accounting; as well as start-up kits and forms to help you from your first steps into business to your last.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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»
Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) for small engines such as those for boats, chainsaws, lawnmowers, and tractors. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. A valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Searches the latest evidence-based reports, encyclopedias, reference books, and medical research. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic and integrated medicine. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
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.
Look up authors or specific books. Discover readalikes, recommendations, book discussion guides, book reviews, and more for fiction, narrative nonfiction, and audiobooks. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Created especially for the business searcher performing market research or looking for specific country economic data, company profiles, and industry information. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost Web, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Business Source Premier, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, and Literary Reference Center.