Coronavirus Update: Learn more about how LWC is responding to the Coronavirus. Click here for more information.

Reference & Learning Resources

Annals of American History - A database exploring the rich and varied history of the United States through speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images, and multimedia.

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.

Britannica Academic Edition - The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica plus other features to improve your research and learning experience.

CREDO Reference - Background Information to Start Your Research

Digital Library of Appalachia - Online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.

The 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 market information.

Gale Databases - Access Biography in Context, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the Literature Resource Center.

Gale Literary Sources - An integrated research experience, Gale 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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Hoover's Business Information - In-depth business, company, and industry information.

KYVL - Kentucky Virtual Library links and access to databases and Internet resources.

Learning Express Library - 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 resources.

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 great authors.

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.

Medical 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 practice.

Oxford Art Online - Access to the full-text versions of The Dictionary of Art and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Oxford English Dictionary - A searchable, online version of the OED, an authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of the English language.

Oxford Music Online - Access to various full-text musical dictionaries.

Scholastic GO! - Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Spanish 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 ages 6-12.

Statista - A statistics portal that integrates data on over 60,000 topics.

World Digital Library - A collection of items from over 100 institutions including books, photographs, maps, recording, and other primary source material.