Scott County Public Library


New Databases

Career Transitions Career Transitions                                     Get help searching for jobs, write a resume and cover letter, and assess your career interests.


Testing & Education Reference Center      Take practice tests for high school, college prep, and graduate school tests.


Britannica LibraryBritannica Online Library Edition               Get access to Britannica online, with useful search features and various collections.

                                        --Click here to access within the library 

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Britannica SchoolBritannica Online School Edition                 Get access to Britannica Online for elementary, middle and high school level homework.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library                                                      Explore our database of encyclopedias and specialized reference materials that once were accessible only in the library.

Browse our collection of online books --- Click here

Or search here for quick reference




Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports                                                        Find all the latest statistics on products from the leading provider of consumer information with this handy, online database. 

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Mango LanguagesMango Languages                                                           Use this online language-learning system to explore a wide variety of languages.  The program helps develop conversational skills in a language of your choice. 


Home ImprovementHome Improvement Reference                                       Use this database to find basic home improvement information such as decorating, electrical, maintenance, outdoor, plumbing, remodeling, and woodworking.

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Books & AuthorsBooks & Authors                                                           Find all the information you need on different types of genres, what to read next, and set up book lists to keep track of your latest reads.


AntiquesPrice It!  Antiques and Collectibles                           Always wanted to know what some of your antiques are worth?  This database allows you to search for items and view how much they are being sold for.


Chilton'sChilton's Database                                                        This database will search for the make, model, and year of your vehicle to give you information on maintenance, repairs, and recalls. 


Access World NewsAccess World News                                            World's largest collection of full-text newspapers and other news sources including the Lexington Herald-Leader (4/25/83-current) and the Washington Post (1/1/77-current).

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Lexington Herald-Leader Archives                                Covering Lexington and Kentucky news, this full-text collection of the Herald-Leader dates back to 4/25/83.

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ProQuest                                                                      This database provides great news coverage, plus databases on entertainment, business, history, literature, science, medicine, etc. 


KDLAKentucky Department of Libraries                               KDLA offers services for archives, research, and the talking book library.  Also, various digital collections are available.


KYVLKentucky Virtual Library                                               The Kentucky Virtual Library has databases for all education levels, with access to books, articles, Kentucky statistics, and the Kentuckiana Digital Library.


Heritage QuestHeritage Quest                                                       Resource for census data, family records, and local histories.  The collection also includes banking and military records, genealogies, and primary source materials.                              

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NewsbankNewsbank                                                                      The largest and fastest growing newspaper resource in existence, featuring over 2500 state, national, & international news sources.

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Learn-A-TestLearn-A-Test                                                          Learning Express Library provides a set of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.


Ask WhyAsk Why Ky                                                       Experienced librarians answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Available only in the Library

LawreaderLawReader                                                                    This database provides legal research and materials, including the Kentucky Revised Statutes, legal suggestions and forms.  Available only in the library                                                               Get help starting your family tree, search various collections and browse the U.S. Census.  Available only in the library