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 usually available inside the library only, but ProQuest is temporarily providing home access to Ancestry Library Edition users through July 31st. To log in, you will need our Bullitt County Public Library credentials. Call your local branch, use the Ask a Librarian chat feature, or e-mail our reference team for access.

  • 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.

  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing 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. Plus, search historical addresses, locate lost friends and family, attend live training webinars, or send group e-mails for free with pre-designed templates.

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    Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Reapir 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. 

  • 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.

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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.

  • Creativebug

    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. Explore art, knitting, jewelry making, cooking, home décor, holiday crafts, projects for kids, and more.

  • 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!

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    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. Magazine categories include arts & crafts, business & money, entertainment, home & garden, science & technology, and so much more! 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.

  • Fold3 Library Edition

    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 span hundreds of years and cover topics ranging from World War II Archives to FBI Case Files and UFO Investigations.

  • 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.