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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.
Powered by Ancestry, Fold3 helps you uncover the real story through a unique combination of official military records and deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters, and more. More than 470 million searchable records, encompassing exclusive special collections ranging from World War II Archives to FBI Case Files and UFO Investigations, span hundreds of years.
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
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Search the database of over 7 million real-time job listings, powered by Indeed
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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
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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.
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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.
Kentucky Virtual Library’s Career & Technical Education Database was created to help Kentuckians searching for a new career. The site 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 students and job seekers research using content from magazines, journals, e-books, and blogs.
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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 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 non-profit); 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.
ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on US businesses and US 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.
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.
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).
Go to NewsBank; a valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location.
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.
**During the COVID-19 pandemic, Proquest is also providing home access to Ancestry Library Edition users. You will need KYVL credentials to log in.
This database provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Students, professors and researchers can use this comprehensive database for their research needs, including plot summaries, articles/essays, biographies, book reviews, and more! 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 engine such as those for boats, lawnmowers, and tractors. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. Use the EBSCOhost—Home Access portal for remote access; 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.
Designed especially for primary school students, with rich, reliable, and age-appropriate content 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.
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.