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Select a link to access a resource. You may be asked for you library card number and PIN.  Please call the library at 859-744-5661 if you need assistance. The Clark County Public Library has a number of databases, providing you access to millions of articles and resources.  Our resources cover everything from practice tests for the ACT & SAT to fixing your car.


Researching or just curious?

Books & Reading

Novelist Plus

Readers' resource for read alikes, series, and recommendations for adults and teens.
Novelist K-8 Plus

Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. Helps kids find books that are just right for their level and interests.

Business Resources

Business Source Premier

Business Source® Premier, the industry’s most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,150 journals. Full text is provided back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.


Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Car Repair


Expert Auto Service and Repair Information

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. 


Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704.


Salem History
Milestone Documents in American History is the first of five primary source resources from the Schlager Group and Salem Press. It combines 130 full-text primary source Historical documents with expert analysis and commentary.

Milestone Documents in African American History is the second of five primary source resources from Salem Press. Like the Milestone Documents in American History, this is a unique approach to primary source documents, with the same in-depth expert analysis of similar materials but those that help to tell the story of African American history.

America: History & Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. 

Local Newspapers


Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including

  • Lexington Herald-Leader and the Winchester Sun. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

  • Full-text electronic edition of The Winchester Sun, Clark County, Kentucky’s Daily newspaper. Date Range: (8/25/2006 – Current)

Newspapers & Journals


EBSCO Host is a collection of databases (indexes) that will help you identify and access articles in scholarly journals, newspapers, and popular magazines. Many of the articles in EBSCO Host are full-text. This collection includes Academic Search Premier, which is a multidisciplinary database that indexes select journals in a variety of subject areas, as well as some popular magazines and newspapers. Other databases in EBSCO Host are discipline-specific and index scholarly and professional literature including some book chapters, proceedings, and dissertations.

Online Learning

Mango Languages

Language learning resource offering over 60 languages. To use the app, choose "Find Free Mango," and select your language to get started.
Show Me How


Explora provides a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. They have high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment as well as easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas.  The Library is happy to offer several versions of Explora for different ages and interests.

Fiero Code

Have you ever wanted to build your own website, video game, app or animation? Then you’ll need to learn computer programming skills! Fiero Code, available through the school library, is a learn-to-code software program designed for students just like you. Through fun and exciting activities, you can learn coding languages such as:

Scratch, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL

Learning Express

LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress Library™ platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction.

Areas of Study available at Learning Express:

Kentucky Virtual Library

KYVL allows students from K-12 to graduate level access to a wide variety of newspaper, encyclopedia, magazine, and scholarly /academic journal articles. KYVL includes other tools such as Novelist, a database designed to help library users better choose recreational reading for themselves.

To access this website outside the library you will need to first ask a staff member for the User ID and Password or call the library (at 744-5661) to receive them. Once you have these, you can click on the button above.

Educate Station

Educate Station content is created by a team of experienced and passionate educators from across the United States. Their educators bring vast subject-matter expertise, teaching credentials, and many years of experience as classroom teachers and curriculum developers. Through the content they create, they aim to provide ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school. The Educate Station team is committed to inspiring joyful learning and supporting kids, teachers, and parents.

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