Resources

Whether you’re doing research for school, work, or personal reasons, it can be challenging. There are many different places to find information about what you’re looking for, but it can sometimes be difficult to verify how factual those resources actually are.

Below is a comprehensive set of resources from authoritative providers covering a wide variety of topics and interests.

Academic Search Complete

A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Agricola

Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

AHFS Consumer Medication

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

America’s News

Find information on a wide variety of topics, and access local, regional, state, and national newspapers.

Ancestry

Research your family tree with one of the largest genealogical collections available online.

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

CINAHL

A collection of full text articles from nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL.

Creativebug

Access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes. Watch their classes anytime, anywhere.

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is a service that’s specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing and allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.

Driving Tests

Whether you’re preparing for a motorcycle, car, or commercial vehicle license, this site can help.

Ellis Island Records

Search for your ancestors in the Ellis Island/Port of New York Immigration Records online database provided free by the AFIHC.

FamilySearch

Provides access to the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world, organized by the LDS Church.

Federal Tax Forms

Find the appropriate federal tax forms and instructions to download or print.

GreenFILE

Provides information information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Health Source

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide.

Heritage Quest

A wide collection of databases and an assortment of digitized genealogy materials such as family history books, city directories, and tax lists.

Interlibrary Loans

Our interlibrary loan (ILL) service allows patrons access to items that may be hard to find, out of print, or otherwise unavailable.

Kentucky Court of Justice

Access legal forms and documents that can be used with an attorney and filed in court.

Kentucky Department of Revenue

Find the appropriate Kentucky tax forms and instructions to download or print.

Kentucky Driver Manuals

Quickly download a copy of the Kentucky Driver, Motorcycle. or CDL Manual, and start studying to pass your test.

Kentucky Room

The Laurel County Public Library is proud to have a room dedicated to the history, literature, and some unique artwork that you can only find in Kentucky.

Kentucky Virtual Library

With access to over 30 licensed indexing, abstract, and full-text databases, KYVL provides Kentucky citizens access to thousands of articles, images, and maps.

Laurel County Public Library Online Yearbook Collection

A selection of local and regional yearbooks formatted digitally for public use.

LearningExpress Library

Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life.

Legal Aid Network of Kentucky

Access information about Kentucky Legal Services programs, services, and topics.

MEDLINE

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

MyHeritage LIBRARY EDITION

A massive library containing over 6 billion historical records, including census, military, newspapers, birth/marriage/death records, directories, family trees, and many other record types.

Our Veterans, Their Stories

The goal of the project is to collect and preserve stories from local veterans for current and future generations.

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos, and reference books.

TOPICsearch

Contains full text for over 150,000 articles from 475 diverse sources.

U.S. Census

Access to information about population, statistics, economics, and family history records.

Westlaw

Access Kentucky state and federal cases, statutes, court rulings, and more.

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