Reference & Learning Resources
Science -- The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and
American History -- A database exploring the rich and varied
history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts,
memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.
Artemis Literary Sources -- An integrated
research experience, Artemis Literary Sources brings together
Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that
allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these
resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.
ARTstor -- A
collection of images of artwork and architecture from museums
around the world.
Biography in Context -- Access to full-text
biographical information with related full-text articles from
hundreds of magazines and newspapers.
Academic Edition -- The online version of the Encyclopedia
Britannica plus other features to improve your research and
Digital Library of
Appalachia -- Online access to archival and historical
materials related to the culture of the southern and central
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences -- A full-text encyclopedia in
the biological sciences.
Facts on File -- The "Issues and Controversies" database, which
contains unbiased information on current topics.
First Research -- Industry, economic, employment, and labor
Gale Databases -- Access Biography in Context, the Gale
Virtual Reference Library, GREENR, and the Literature
Gale Virtual Reference Library -- A database of encyclopedias
and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural
Resources) -- Provides focus on the physical, social, and
economic aspects of environmental issues.
Online Encyclopedias -- Search online encyclopedias including
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and New Book of Knowledge for
Business Information -- In-depth business, company, and
Kentucky Virtual Library links and access to databases and Internet
Britannica Resources -- Main page for all Britannica databases
offered through the Kentucky Virtual Library.
Learning Express -- An innovative, Web-based learning solution
that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners,
with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test
preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources
available. Users must register before using the
Life Quotes -- On
this website you'll find more than 36,000 quotations from
over 6,000 famous people, such as Benjamin Disraeli, Oscar Wilde,
Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mahatma
Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Confucius,
Woody Allen, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other
Literature Resource Center -- Up-to-date biographical
information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on
more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods
and from around the world. Also contains Scribner Writer Series and
Twayne's Authors Series.
Humanities Database -- includes the interdisciplinary
fields of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and
religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies,
psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film,
and visual arts) and their application to medical education and
Oxford Art Online -- Access to the full-text versions of The
Dictionary of Art and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Dictionary -- A searchable, online version of the OED, an
authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of the English
Oxford Music Online -- Access to various full-text musical
Quick Reference -- Search more than 200 dictionaries,
language references, subject reference works and the Oxford
Nations -- A database of survey and polling results gathered
from more than 60 foreign countries.
-- A statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000
Reference Center -- A database offering 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
SYBWorld (Statesmen's Yearbook World) -- Country profiles with
political, social, economic, and biographical information on world
nations and their leaders.
Analyst -- A database resource featuring a unique
collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world
and allows you to create interesting and information comparative
charts and tables.
World Digital Library -- A
collection of items from over 100 institutions including books,
photographs, maps, recording, and other primary source