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Archives Unbound Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Access historical documents to support your research in history, anthropology and more.
  • Content
    • Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
    • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio
    • Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
    • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Indiana
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpGeneral Help Page 
  • Access: Library Card Required
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Beanstack

Open a world of reading inspiration with a library, school, or Beanstack Go account:
- Participate in reading challenges created by your librarians or educators. Beanstack Go users have access to an ever-expanding catalog of challenges created by our reading specialists.
- Track all the books each member of your family is currently reading and has finished reading
- Use the app’s barcode scanner to quickly add titles to your reading log.
- Record reading sessions to log reading times, or log an entire book with a click.
- Achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row and badges for reaching reading goals.
- View your reading stats, including totals and averages of your time spent reading and titles read.

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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project

  • Purpose: Read first person oral histories and learn about the historical importance of the narrative.
  • ContentSlave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required
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Brainfuse HelpNow Online Learning Courses Library Card Required.

On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support
  • Need help getting started?  Watch this tutorial
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Business Source Premier Magazines Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.
  • Content: Full text articles from business journals and magazines. Disciplines include: accounting, banking, economics, finance, international trade, marketing, management information systems, operations management and more.
  • Help: Niche Academy Tutorial
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library
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Career & Job Services

The Kenton County Public Library offers an array of services and resources for job seekers at all levels of work. Whether it’s entry-level, a second career or you’re in a transition, the library’s goal is to help you find the job that is right for you. Find all the resources you need on this page. Formerly known as Job Search Central it is now called Career and Job Services

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Career & Technical Education Magazines Library Card Required.

ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.

Topics include: careers & vocations, trade & industry, technical resources and job search. 

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Chicago Defender Newspapers Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • Content:   
    • Historical local, regional and national news
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Coverage: 1909 – 1975
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: Library Card Required
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Children’s Reading Room – Overdrive

Check out children's best sellers, non-fiction, picture books and much more for eReaders, tablets and phones.

  • eBooks, graphic novels, audiobooks, and magazines
  • Want help getting started? Watch this tutorial video.
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Creativebug Online Learning Courses Library Card Required.

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by design experts and artists.  Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more.

  • Purpose: Learn arts and crafts skills with project diy videos.
  • Content: Full video tutorials created by experts.
  • Age Level: 12-adult
  • Access: Use your Library card to create an account.
  • Help: Want help getting started? Watch this tutorial video.
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CultureGrams Library Card Required.

CultureGrams covers over 200 countries, the 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces. 

  • Purpose: Writing reports on countries and cultures, visiting a foreign country – learn about the culture first.
  • Content: Concise and reliable reports on 200 cultures of the world.
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
  • Help: Want help getting started? Watch this tutorial video.
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CultureGrams Kids Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Writing reports on countries and cultures, visiting a foreign country – learn about the culture first.
  • Content: Concise and reliable reports on 200 cultures of the world.
  • Age Level: K-5
  • Help: Want help getting started? Watch this tutorial video.
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Data Axle (Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Data Axle Reference Solutions is a powerful digital resource for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers, job seekers, and students. Use the database to look for sales leads, find new business opportunities, locate suppliers and more. 

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Digital Public Library of America

  • Purpose:  Search library and museum collections from across the country.
  • Content:  Millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required
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DMV Driving Practice Tests

Riding up over the Blue Ridge Mountains or heading out to buy a hat for derby day is easier if you have a license to operate a motor vehicle. The first step is testing, and while we can’t take the KSP driver’s test for you, we have put together resources that make the whole process a snap. Whether you are preparing for a motorcycle, car, or commercial vehicle license, we can help. We have marathon tests, questions that match almost identically to what you’ll see at the KY KSP, checklists and cheat sheets. Also, our checklists even clue you in to the kind of info you need to get past the reception desk (so you won’t have to make more than one trip).


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Family Search

  • Purpose: Discover your family history
  • Content: Access the records of billions of names including birth, marriage and death records.
  • Age Level: 12 – adult
  • HelpFAQs
  • Access: No Library Card Required
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FindMyPast

  • Purpose: Genealogy information from Great Britain & Ireland.
  • Content: Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Records
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpLearning Center
  • Access: Only available inside the Library. 
Found In: Only available at Kenton County Public Library

Fold3 Library Card Required.

  • Purpose:  Research family members who have served in the military or find out historical information about people in the military.
  • Content: US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
  • Age Level: 12 – adult
  • HelpGeneral Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library
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Foundation Directory Online Professional Library Card Required.

FDO delivers quality funding prospects. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.

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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Library Card Required.

FDO delivers quality funding prospects. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.

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Gale Courses Online Learning Courses Library Card Required.

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online for free.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.




Greater Cincinnati Memory Project

  • Purpose: Find interesting photos from around the area.
  • Content: A collection of photos from around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
  • Age Level: 7-adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required
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GreenFile Library Card Required.

Use GreenFILE to find scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

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Heritage Quest Online Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Find family history information.
  • Content: Census, books, Freedman’s Bank PERSI and the US Serial Set
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpResearch Aids
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library
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Hoopla eBooks and eAudiobooks Library Card Required.

  • Borrow streaming video, ebooks,  music, and audiobooks.  Titles are always available.
  • You will need to create an account using your library card to check out items. 
  • Need help getting started?  Watch this tutorial
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Kanopy Streaming New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, and more. 

Enjoy 5 free credits per month with your library card.  Download the Kanopy app on your mobile device or watch Kanopy on your TV.




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Legal Forms Library Card Required.

Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

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Libby – Overdrive App App

Download Libby to easily read and listen to ebooks and audiobooks. 

The Libby app is currently not available for Amazon Fire tablets.  


Library App App

Download the Library's app to check out your books, look at holds or see if a book is available.



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Mango Languages Online Learning Courses

Use Mango to learn a new language! Prepare for business trips, family vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based language lessons. Download the app to take your learning on the go!

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MyHeritage Library Edition Library Card Required.

  • PurposeMyHeritage Library Edition (Formerly WorldVitalRecords) is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
  • Content: Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; one billion newspaper articles, including full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpTutorial
  • Access: Library Card Required
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Newspaper Archive

  • Purpose: Access to papers in Kentucky, Ohio and the world. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword, date, place, and title making it easy for you to quickly see if we have the article you’re seeking.
  • Content: Access newspapers in KentuckyOhio and the world.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpHelp Page
  • Access: Library Card Required
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Newspapers.com World Edition

  • Purpose: Search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. 
  • Content:  Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 178 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 19,900+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: Library Card Required
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Opposing Viewpoints Library Card Required.

  • Opposing Viewpoints database:
  • Purpose: An online resource that seeks to explore different opinions on current topics, in a balanced way. 
  • Content: Different viewpoints on a variety of topics including - government, health, culture and more.
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
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PebbleGo Animals & Science Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about a variety of different animals and science topics
  • Content:  The Animal module features information on animal behaviors, classification, mammals and more. The Science module features information on a variety of science topics including: physical sciences, technology, life sciences and more. 
  • Age Level: Grades 3-5
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PebbleGoNext – American Indian History Library Card Required.

    • Purpose: Helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts related to the United States and American Indians.
    • Content:  The State Studies and American Indian History module features articles for all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and articles for each American Indian Tribal Nation.
    • Age Level: Grades 3-5
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PebbleGoNext – States Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts related to the United States and American Indians.
  • Content:  The State Studies and American Indian History module features articles for all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, and articles for each American Indian Tribal Nation.
  • Age Level: Grades 3-5
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Small Business Reference Center Magazines Library Card Required.

Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Something About the Author Library Card Required.

Browse through information on the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 290 volumes, 20,000 entries, and nearly 30,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.  This resource is no longer being updated at KCPL.

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Teachables Library Card Required.

Scholastic Teachables offers worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! We offer printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade. 

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Teen Reading Room – Overdrive

Check out teen best sellers, non-fiction, picture books and much more for eReaders, tablets and phones.

  • eBooks, graphic novels, audiobooks, and magazines
  • Want help getting started? Watch this tutorial video.
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ThomasNet

Use ThomasNet to discovers suppliers and to find product sourcing (US & Canada). 

 

 

 

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TrueFlix – People, Places & History Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Helps students in Grades 3-7 learn about science and social studies content with dynamic videos, interactive ebooks and engaging activities.
  • Content: Trueflix includes social studies topics like American Indians, biographies, U.S. government and more. 
  • Age Level: Grades 3-7
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TrueFlix Science & Nature eBooks and eAudiobooks Library Card Required.

  • Purpose: Helps students in Grades 3-7 learn about science and social studies content with dynamic videos, interactive ebooks and engaging activities.
  • Content: Trueflix includes science related topics like nature, experiments, animals, alternative energy and more. It also includes social studies topics like American Indians, biographies, U.S. government and more. 
  • Age Level: Grades 3-7
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WorldCat Library Card Required.

Search the worlds largest library catalog! WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 15,600 libraries in 107 countries that participate in the OCLC global cooperative.

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