See below for a complete list of library databases, or visit our Databases by Subject page.
Databases with the KYVL logo are provided by the Kentucky Virtual Library.To receive the KYVL login information, enter your library card number or contact us by e-mail or phone at (859) 885-3523 ext. 243.
Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database that provides abstracts and full text articles from thousands of scholarly and peer-reviewed titles.
World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond through a streaming video service. To checkout a renewable 7-day access pass, create an account/sign in to RBdigital, then create an account/sign in to Acorn TV.
Ancestry Library Edition
A large genealogy database that includes census information, vital statistics, and historic records. Available only to customers inside the library.
ArtistWorks for Libraries
Offers world-class music and art instruction through self-paced video lessons. To get started, register or sign in with your RBDigital account, then scroll down until you see Education.
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.
Business Source Premier
Offers abstracts and full text articles in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.
Consumer Health Complete
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.
Consumer Reports (via MasterFILE Premier)
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.
Fold3 Library Edition
Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Available only to customers inside the library.
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.
The Great Courses Library Collection
Get full access to over 150 video courses taught by the world’s top professors. Subjects range from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more. Create an account/sign in to RBdigital to checkout a renewable 7-day access pass to The Great Courses, then choose “Access.”
Research environmental topics in scholarly and general interest titles.
Grolier Online Passport
Explore encyclopedias with interactive timelines, maps, and photographs.
Enjoy eBooks, comics, audiobooks, music, and movies on your computer or mobile device.
Kentucky Digital Library
Search historic Kentucky newspapers, images, maps, books, and oral histories.
Kentucky Libraries Unbound
Read eBooks and magazines or listen to audiobooks on your computer, eReader, smartphone, or tablet.
Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)
Provides access to library catalogs and over 40 databases of magazine, newspaper, encyclopedia, and scholarly journal articles.
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 or the Lexington Herald-Leader from 1983 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.
Now RBdigital. Listen to audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. Register to get started.
(Formerly OneClickdigital). Read eBooks and magazines, listen to audiobooks, or watch Acorn TV or The Great Courses Library Collection on your computer or mobile device. Register to get started.
Read the Books (AR List)
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.
Small Business Reference Center
For small business owners and those interested in starting a business, this resource offers full-text articles and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.
Transparent Language Online
Offers lessons in over 80 languages and includes courses in English as a Second Language. To access immersive language instruction for children, choose English Immersion, Spanish, or Chinese, and click on the KidSpeak tab. If you are in the library, create an account to get started. Otherwise, call the Ask a Librarian 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.
Zinio Digital Magazines
Now RBdigital. Enjoy popular magazines on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet. To get started, click “Register.”