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Databases

Articles and Magazines

Search and read articles from Consumer Reports using the EBSCOhost database.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Search for articles covering the fields of art, architecture, business, computer science, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, health, history, law, life sciences, literature, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, sociology, and more.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Read the latest issues of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Books and Literature

Read comic books and graphic novels using the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

Comprehensive readers' advisory resource that helps fiction lovers find what to read next.

Find books in libraries all over the world.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Read books and listen to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device.

Over 50,000 free ebooks to read on your computer or mobile device.

Listen to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device(Note: You must create an RBdigital account before using the mobile app.)

Business and Investing

Find business journal articles, industry & market reports, company profiles, and more.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Up to date information on topics from starting a company, operations management, and sales to growing or rescuing a business.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Education

Speak with a live job coach for assistance with  job searches, resume writing, and interviewing skills.

EBSCO's interface for schools and public libraries. Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple searching that quickly delivers relevant results and easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Users receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts on your computer or mobile device(Note:  To log into the mobile app, select the "Organization" tab and enter lexpublib.org in the "Web Portal" section.  You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN.)

Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages spoken around the world on your computer or mobile device(Note:  You must create a Mango account before using the mobile app.)

Providing credible content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers resources for research in a variety of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos, and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Encyclopedias

Award-winning resource for children and adults with trusted information.  Choose the age-appropriate level that works best to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Genealogy and History

Obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country.

Search more than 7,000 available databases for census data, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.  Available only to customers inside Lexington Public Library locations.

Includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, U.S. Federal Census, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman’s Bank Records and Private Relief Actions, and more.

Selective finding aid to Lexington newspaper articles about significant people, places and events from 1787 to December 31, 2007.

Health & Wellness

Covers health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 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.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Homework Help and Test Preparation

Students in grades K-12 can receive free help from professional tutors from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM every day on a computer or mobile device.  The Adult Learning Center offers assistance with going back to school, studying for the GED, citizenship, and more.  (Note: You must create a Brainfuse account before using the mobile app.)

Interactive study guides and practice exams to prepare for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other academic, civil service, military, and professional exams.  Provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.

Kentucky Virtual Library

Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information resources.

Kids

Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests, and other tools for building early literacy.

Pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

News and Current Events

Full text articles from over 1,700 international sources.

Content from over 50 Kentucky sources, including the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Full text articles from April 25, 1983, to present.

Full text articles from over 3,600 American newspapers.

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