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AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

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Access Newspaper Archive is the world’s largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world, NewspaperARCHIVE makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old – including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at OurNewspaperARCHIVE. All of the historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable!

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American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society offers a documentary history of the Colonial Americans in the twentieth century, presenting North American thought, culture, and society through a variety of perspectives. Each periodical offers a cross-section of the developing United States.

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Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks, and so much more in a simultaneous-use environment. Never experience a hold, checkout, or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android, or Kindle device now, or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.

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Scholastic Bookflix logo

BookFLIX from Scholastic  is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Grades Pre-K through 3.

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Chilton Library button logo

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle and maintenance repairs. Includes test prep quizzes for the Automotive Service Excellence certification.

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Consumer Health Complete powered by EBSCOhost logo

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Consumer Reports logo

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. In addition to our rigorous research, investigative journalism, and consumer advocacy, we work with other organizations, including media, consumer groups, research and testing consortiums, and philanthropic partners to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. 

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EBSCO Boyd County Discovery Service logo

Search online databases, the library catalog, e-books, and any type of digital content through a single index. Connect to the library’s online resources anytime, anywhere to download your next e-book, magazine, journal article and more.

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Explora for Public Libraries logo button

Search tool designed for public library patrons. Users can browse topics of interest or search for a topic of their choice. Search results can be limited to source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.).

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Facts on File logo

Facts On File World News Digest is a permanent record of the essential facts of the news as reported in the major newspapers and news magazines of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and elsewhere in the world.

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FamilySearch logo

Find your family in the world’s largest shared family tree. We have over a billion unique profiles in our tree, and growing. See what others have contributed about your ancestors.

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Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Freading logo

Freading is a downloadable eBook service from Library Ideas and has over 8,000 titles with more being added each day. Freading eBooks are available with simultaneous access so there are no holds needed—an unlimited number of library customers may download a Freading eBook title at the same time.

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FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history as well as in ancient civilizations! Each unit includes an introductory video, a dynamic eBook, related articles, primary sources, and vetted web links that expose students to a range of text types and media on the same subjects. Watch, read, explore!

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Freegal Music logo

Freegal® is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN to utilize them. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

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Gale Directory Library logo button

Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directories to choose from. Use it to search, sort and export a variety of information. Multiple directories can be cross-searched or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, membership figures for associations, general contact information, and much more.

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Gale eBooks logo button

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources accessible online from the library or remotely 24/7. 

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Gale Legal Forms: powered by US Legal Forms logo

Gale Legal Forms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

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Gale Literary Sources logo button

Search across all the Gale literary databases that the library subscribes to. Discover and analyze rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library logo button

Provides a wide variety of full-text eBooks for use online.  Students can access the materials 24-hours/day so even when the library is closed, you can get authoritative, real, reference books!  Includes full-text biographies, DK titles and more.

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Genealogy Bank logo

Quickly find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Read every article on every page of the newspaper.

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Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center button

Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

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HeritageQuest logo

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

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hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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Indie Author Project logo

Authors, submit your eBook to the Indie Author Project to have it showcased in the Indie Kentucky Statewide Collection while retaining all rights to your work. Readers across the state can discover your work with the potential for national exposure.

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Job and Career Accelerator logo

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator provides an easy-to-use search tool with everything patrons and students need to find, apply for, and get hired into ideal positions. It delivers award-winning information on careers, skills and interest assessments to match individuals with ideal career paths.

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Kanopy logo

Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy offers an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.

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Kentucky Virtual Library logo

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of nearly 300 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, Department of Defense libraries, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more.

The three primary services of KYVL include:

  • Databases - core resources accessible to the users of KYVL member libraries.
  • Courier service - facilitating resource sharing among Kentucky's public and academic libraries and KDLA through interlibrary loan.
  • Kentucky Digital Library - a platform for Kentucky libraries and institutions share their digital archives with Kentucky and the world.
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Learning Express Library logo

Learning Express Library is a highly-acclaimed e-learning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. that can be used by students and employees to help achieve goals and be able to advance both in school and the workplace.

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Literary Reference Center logo

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews.

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Literature Criticism Online button

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Gale Literature Criticism. Includes centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

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Gale Literature Resource Center logo button

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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National Geographic Virtual Library button

As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

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Novelist K-8 Plus logo

A trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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OverDrive logo

OverDrive is a free service for library cardholders that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks, audiobooks, music and magazines) anytime, anywhere.

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PebbleGo logo

An emergent reader database focused on Pre-K through Grade 3 students. Each database features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner.

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Pressbooks logo

Design your own books, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats using Pressbooks Public. Start creating by logging in with your BiblioBoard Library username and password.

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ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, urban planners, teachers or anyone with a personal connection to a community, street or building.  The maps depict more than 12,000 American towns and cities.  They show the size, shape and construction materials of dwellings, commercial buildings, factories and other structures.  They indicate both the names and width of streets, and show property boundaries and how individual buildings were used.  House and block numbers are identified.  They also show the location of water mains, fire alarm boxes and fire hydrants.

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Scholastic GO logo

Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

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Gale Science In Context button

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Scholastic Scienceflix logo

ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center logo

Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.

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Trueflix logo

TrueFLIX from Scholastic is the only online resource that leverages the award-winning True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and cultivate 21st Century skills through the inquiry process. Grades 3 – 5.

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TumbleBook Library ebooks for kids logo

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. Now with TumbleMath!

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U.S. History In Context Gale button

Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. U.S. History merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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World History In Context Gale button

Gale In Context: World History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. World History merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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