These online resources are here for you to use! Whether you're looking for research, car repair, looking for a new hobby or recipe to try these resources are perfect for you! Watch the tutorials below or click on the tutorials button on the side of the page for more information! Need help logging in? Ask one of our library staff or call the library at 270-259-5455 to get help accessing these awesome resources! 


 

A Wealth of information…

GCPL Patrons have access to an amazing amount of information through numerous different databases. If you’re searching for a particular topic, we’ve probably got a specific database that will cover it in more depth than you can find with a simple internet search.

Database Categories

Researching a specific topic? Try these databases.

Academic Research in areas including: Health, Medicine, Agriculture, Education, and Business.
Explora provides books and Journals for primary grades through adults.
Novelist for advice on what to read next.
Small Business Reference Center presents Business Start up help, Business plans, Business Basics, and Industry info.

Kentucky Virtual Library is a collection of databases for all ages provided by the state of Kentucky. KYVL includes Grolier encyclopedias and databases geared for children; scholarly databases for college students; and databases for general research for Kentucky residents of all ages. KYVL is accessible from within the library or from home with the current login and password. Please contact the library for current login information for access from home.

GALE – from “how to” health to homework help, eBooks on GVRL from GALE and Premier Publishers serve the research needs of our community.

KY Encyclopedia

The Kentucky Encyclopedia’s 2,000-plus entries are the work of more than five hundred writers. Their subjects reflect all areas of the commonwealth and span the time from prehistoric settlement to today’s headlines, recording Kentuckians’ achievements in art, architecture, business, education, politics, religion, science and sports. Biographical sketches of governors, senators, noted congressmen, and state and local politicians.

Broken motor? Look no further…

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include: 

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center

If you have a small engine repair project to tackle, we can help you do it yourself with the Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Access major repair guides covering routine maintenance and complex projects for all major makes and models. Search information by a variety of categories, including product type, brand, model, model number and engine type. Learn how to repair: Rotary Tillers, Diesel Engines, ATVs, Boats, Generators, Lawnmowers, Motorcycles and more.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service
and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor
estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

Explore a new hobby today…

The first complete collection of information covering virtually every hobby & leisure activity… Includes hundreds of full-text magazines and books, many not available in in other databases…

Gale Legal Forms provides professionally written legal documents used by attorneys and law firms. You’ll find downloadable forms covering real estate, wills, power of attorney, bankruptcy, small business—practically any area of law—alongside helpful tools like a Law Digest and Attorney Directory. Take charge of your legal affairs with Gale Legal Forms. *The products offered by Gale Legal Forms are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.*

This new library resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind. Explore food, culture, and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Find out more about who YOU are.

Ancestry.com (Library Edition)

For in Library use only
Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story. Records include: Census, Vital, Military, Passenger lists, and Immigration records.

Family Search

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year. Services include: Image Capture, Digital Conversion, Preservation, Online Indexing and Online Access.

Looking to jumpstart your research? The experts at Ancestry have assembled a variety of tips and tricks to get your research moving again.

Local news at your fingertips.

Explore news articles from 2001 to current.

Explore news articles from 2008 to current.