Library Resources & Databases

Barr Memorial Library offers over 60 Electronic Resources through partnerships with the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) and Army Knowledge Online (AKO). Please select the category you wish to explore from the list below.

Academic Research

Academic Search Premier contains full text articles from more than 4,000 scholarly peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, and news sources, covering a wide variety of topics. Indexing and abstracts for nearly 12,000 peer-reviewed journals. API video content from 1930 to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference books for multidisciplinary research.

National Academies Press allows you to download all PDF versions of their published books for FREE.  This includes their current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by the NAP.

Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) 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.

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Business

Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.

Education & Careers

Career Center Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose one of the listed learning centers and begin exploring your future.

Career Transitions is a comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience and what's in demand, and find schools and education/training programs. Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market.

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.

Encyclopedias

Britannica Online Academic Edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.  The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research - all from one database.

The New Britannica Library contains 4 full encyclopedias:  the Encyclopedia Britannica, Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, and Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, each covering the research needs of a specific age group.  Contains full-text magazine articles, web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a world atlas, a homework help section for students, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.

Scholastic Grolier Online includes four encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and Amazing Animals of the World. Dictionaries and an Atlas are also available.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Environment & Agriculture

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library ProQuest Edition Ancestry Library ProQuest Edition The largest online genealogy resource. Access billions of records for free with your library account.

Health

National Resource Directory provides wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them with a web-based directory of valuable resources. It delivers information on, and access to, the full range of medical and non-medical services and resources needed to achieve their personal and professional goals across the transitions from recovery to rehabilitation to community reintegration.

History

Britannica Annals of American History is a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action through primary source documents.

Kentucky Digital Library contains millions of primary source historical information about Kentucky - in the form of newspapers, images, manuscripts, audio recordings, and more.

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, the Internet Archive provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Homework Help

Tutor.com is the world's largest online tutoring service.  Online homework help and career assistance is available at all military installation libraries and from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Authorized users must follow instruction on the website for password and login information.

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Primary Search contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines.

NoveList K-8 Plus Find fiction and nonfiction titles for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.

Explora Secondary Schools is designed for middle and high school level research. Includes magazines, news, biographies and reference articles on a wide range of topics and subject areas, including arts & literature, biography, business & government, current issues, geography, health, history and science & math.

Mechanical Repair

Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance.

Military Resources

Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) collects and analyzes data from a variety of current and historical sources, including Army operations and training events, and produces lessons for military commanders, staff, and students. CALL disseminates these lessons and other related research materials through a variety of print and electronic media, including this web site. CALL is the Army's principal electronic archive for the operational records of the combat training centers, selected training exercises and contingency operations since 1973.

Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library is largely composed of digital versions of paper documents from the Combined Arms Research Library collections and student papers produced at the US Army Command and General Staff College.

Military and Government Collection offers current and historical news and information through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of all branches of the military and government.

MERLN (the Military Education Research Library Network) is a comprehensive website devoted to international military education outreach.

National Resource Directory provides wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families, families of the fallen and those who support them with a web-based directory of valuable resources. It delivers information on, and access to, the full range of medical and non-medical services and resources needed to achieve their personal and professional goals across the transitions from recovery to rehabilitation to community reintegration.

Miscellaneous

Consumer Reports Find the best deals, ratings, and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items from one of the most respected sources available. For PDF versions of the full text from 1991 to present, visit Consumer Reports in MasterFILE Premier.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

Morningstar Financial information about Mutual Funds and Stocks.Library Edition (thru AKO)

Videohound Golden Movie Retriever Through Gale's Virtual Reference Library, reviews of movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

Newspapers

ProQuest News & Newspapers 1000+ newspapers including New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Test Prep

LearningExpress Library is a collection of resources for grades 4 and up covering test preparation and study materials to help boost academic skills. It includes the School Center, College Preparation & College Centers, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Learning Center, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center). The Career Center offers preparation for professional exams, information about different occupations and tools to improve workplace skills.

Tutor.com is the world's largest online tutoring service.  Online homework help and career assistance is available at all military installation libraries and from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Authorized users must follow instruction on the website for password and login information.


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