See below for a complete list of library databases, or visit our Databases by Subject page.
A multi-disciplinary database that provides abstracts and full text articles from thousands of scholarly and peer-reviewed titles.
A large genealogy database that includes census information, vital statistics, and historic records. Available only to customers inside the library.
Offers world-class music and art instruction through self-paced video lessons. To get started, click “Create New Account.” Or, if you already have a Zinio account, sign in with that login information.
Read JCPL’s own collection of eBooks on your computer, eReader, smartphone, or tablet. (Not compatible with regular Kindles.)
BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Library card holders can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better, and remember more. Register with your library card number and PIN.
Offers abstracts and full text articles in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.
This full-text database offers easy-to-understand health information, covering topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition, children’s health, men’s and women’s health, etc.
To search full-text articles from this popular consumer review magazine, type “Consumer Reports” in the publication field, then enter your search terms in the search field at the top of the page.
Search one or several of EBSCOhosts’ many databases for full-text articles or abstracts in a variety of topics such as business, health and medicine, sociology, and education.
Visit FamilySearch.org to look for vital records, genealogies, books, and more. If you want to save copies of records or create a family tree, you will need to create a free account.
Stream free movies and television episodes.
Download up to 5 songs a week or stream up to 3 hours daily.
Free online training on reading, math, job search, computer, and life skills.
Research environmental topics in scholarly and general interest titles.
Explore encyclopedias with interactive timelines, maps, and photographs.
Search historic Kentucky newspapers, images, maps, books, and oral histories.
Read eBooks on your computer, eReader, smartphone, or tablet.
Provides access to library catalogs and over 40 databases of magazine, newspaper, encyclopedia, and scholarly journal articles.
The fun and easy way for children to learn a foreign language. Download the KidSpeak software to your Windows computer.
Designed especially for youth in grades K-8. Search magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
Free online test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. For all ages and skill levels.To get started, register.
Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Login with your library card number and PIN.
This comprehensive, general database provides access to articles on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, consumer health, general science and multicultural titles.
Search the Jessamine Journal from 2005 to the current issue. If you are using the database from home, enter your library card number as your password.
Provides full-text articles from more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers.
Find suggestions on what to read next. If you are logging in from home, enter your library card number as your password.
Listen to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. Create an account to get started.
Sort and search your school’s Accelerated Reader list. Click the “Check the Catalog” button to find and reserve a title in the Jessamine County Public Library catalog.
Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and videos.
Offers lessons in over 80 languages and includes courses in English as a Second Language. If you are in the library, create an account to get started. Otherwise, call the Information Desk at (859) 885-3523 ext. 228, and we will create an account for you.
An online collection of TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. To login from home, enter your library card number.
Get live, one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, English, and job search skills everyday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For students in kindergarten through college introduction courses as well as adult job seekers. To login, enter your 7 digit library card number or the site code. For more assistance or to find out what the site code is, contact the Information Desk at 859-885-3523 or via email.
Universal Class offers over 500 online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Enter your library card number to create an account.
Search library catalogs around the world for books, movies, and more.
Enjoy popular magazines on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet. To get started, click “Create New Account.”