Resources

Resources

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  • ABCmouse.com for Libraries

    ABCmouse is an online educational resource for children ages 2 to 8. The site features a wide variety of lessons and learning activities, including books, videos, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, printables, and more. You can access ABCmouse for free at all BCPL locations!

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    Alt-PressWatch (KYVL)

    This database, powered by Kentucky Virtual Library and ProQuest, contains full-text newspapers and magazines from alternative, independent presses rather than the mainstream media. Articles range from 1970–today, and cover issues regarding government, policy, culture, religion, and more. Alt-PressWatch is accessible through the Kentucky Virtual Library Proquest portal.

  • 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.

  • Annual Best Books Lists

    Discover your BCPL staff’s favorite books of the year, from 2011 to the present. Books are selected annually in 6 categories: Young Readers, Middle Grade/Tween. Young Adult/Teen, Adult Fiction, and Adult Nonfiction.

  • Author Guide: William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare is an enigmatic yet important literary figure in history. Our reference librarians have compiled this pathfinder with a complete listing of Shakespeare’s works, recommended reimaginings, and movies based on his plays.

  • AutoMate

    AutoMate

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate 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. 

  • BCPL Staff Picks

    Find out what your favorite BCPL staffer is reading, what they recommend, and what books, movies, and music you should ask us about! From new releases to our all-time favorites, you can connect with us over our shared love of reading and maybe even find a new favorite you might have never discovered if we hadn’t “picked” it.

  • Business Source Premier

    Created especially for the business searcher performing market research or looking for specific country economic data, company profiles, and industry information.

  • Caldecott Winners

    Love picture books and stunning illustrations? Learn more about past Caldecott Medal Winners with this Library Pathfinder listing the winners since this esteemed award’s debut. Pathfinders are guides for suggested reading, browsing, and viewing on popular subjects and authors.

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    Career & Technical Education (KYVL)

    Kentucky Virtual Library’s Career & Technical Education Database was created to help Kentuckians searching for a new career. It includes career advice and insider knowledge on popular industries, as well as resources you might need to get the job you want.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    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.

  • DMV Practice Tests

    State-specific resources, presented in partnership with Driving-Tests.org. Includes both current manuals and multiple practice tests for standard vehicles, motorcycles, and CDL.

  • Do-It-Yourself: Auto Repair, Maintenance, Restoration

    Lots of people own cars, but what do we really know about the upkeep? There’s a ton you can do yourself to save on cost. So, our reference team has compiled a list of BCPL resources and websites that can help you repair, restore, and maintain your wheels. Plus, pick up a few cool books on the history and evolution of vehicles – perfect for the car enthusiast!

  • Do-It-Yourself: Home Projects

    Are you ready to update your home? Our BCPL staff has gathered the best books, DVDs, planning kits, and online resources we have to offer for all your DIY home improvement needs.

  • EBSCOhost

    EBSCOhost Web

    Access FULL-TEXT magazine and journal articles with EBSCOhost Web, or choose from a selection of special-topic databases such as Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, and Literary Reference Center.

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    Explora

    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.

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    Explora Primary Schools

    Designed especially for primary school students, with rich, reliable, and age-appropriate content content and easy-to-use functionality.

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    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.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    This comprehensive treasury contains unique American genealogical sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.