Database Collection
Our Reference Librarians are here to help you find the information you’re looking for whether it’s for school, business, family research or recreation.

We have access to a range of online resources and databases, from live homework help and 24/7 ask-a-librarian service, to full-text academic articles and business information.

If you would like more information about any of these resources, or if you would like to meet with a librarian who can show you how to navigate the databases, please contact

   Books and Literature

NovelistPlus Site

Search NovelistPlus for suggestions on what to read next. You can limit your search by subject, genre, favorite author and more.

   Chilton's Auto Repair

Chilton's Auto Repair is an incredible resource for do-it-yourself people who are looking to maintain or repair their automobile or light truck.

To access the database from home, just enter your library card number as your password Site


Learn-A-Test Site

Free online test preparation service for all ages and skill levels. Contact the Information Desk for information on how to create a user name and password, or click here for user name and password information.

Live Homework Help Site

One-to-one help in math, science, social studies and English is available from real tutors for learners of all ages. Students in Kindergarten through 12 th grade, college introduction courses and adult learners can all benefit from this terrific service.

   Encyclopedias and Ready Reference

Kentucky Virtual Library Site

Provides access to library catalogs and over 40 databases, including encyclopedias. It is designed to support the KY Virtual University, but is also helpful for college and high school students, K-12 students, and citizens of Jessamine County who are looking for both general and specialized information. Please contact the Information Desk e-mail or call 859-885-3523 for user name and password information.

Oxford Reference Online (in-library usage only) Site

Oxford Reference Online is the most up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible reference work in the world. It offers access to a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations from almost 200 Oxford reference titles! Only available for users in the library.


Ancestry Library Edition is a large database for genealogy enthusiasts. It contains census information, vital statistics, and historic records. Please note that it is available only to customers inside the library. Site

   Job Search and Career Building

Career Transitions Site

Career Transitions provides guidance for job seekers at every stage: discovering career interests, learning about different jobs, finding schools or training programs, searching job postings, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and applying previous experience to a new career.

   Journals and Periodicals

EBSCO Host Site

Search one or several of Ebsco's many databases for full text articles or abstracts in a variety of topics such as business, health and medicine, sociology, education and more.

EBSCO Host also provides access to WorldCat, a catalog of library catalogs worldwide.

For flash demo of how EBSCO works, click here Site

If you have questions or need help accessing these services, contact the Information Desk at 859-885-3523.

   Learning Express Library

In addition to improving your scores on academic, professional or licensing tests, this free online service can also prepare you for career success with Job Search and Workplace Skills courses. These tutorials will help you determine career goals, build great resumes and cover letters, and earn job search and networking skills. Your user name is a 14-digit number made up by 40356 followed by your library card number followed by 00.

   Legal Forms

Legal Database Site

Legal Forms Library supplies forms for common legal issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, and power of attorney. Users can also search for information in the accompanying legal dictionary and law digest. To access this database from home, just enter your library card number as your password.

Jessamine County Public Library
600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356-1839
Phone: 859-885-3523 . Fax: 859-885-5164