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  • Biography Reference Bank  
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    Cites biographical material appearing in periodicals, current books of individual and collective biography, and incidental biographical material in otherwise non-biographical books. Biographical subjects indexed range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index  
    Contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Current Events

  • CQ Researcher  
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    Is a topical weekly publication that explores a single "hot" issue in-depth. Each weekly report seeks to be an objective, balanced treatment of the topic and runs approximately 12,000 words.
  • Issues & Controversies  
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    Offers in-depth articles on current issues.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic  
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    Offers numerous databases for law, news, and business.
  • TOPICsearch  
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    Is a current events database drawing from a set of over 2,500 diverse sources.


  • Gale Directory Library  
    Is a platform which allows researchers to use traditional print directories like a database and sort and export data to analyze or generate mailing lists.
  • Leadership Congress  
    Is the online version of The Congressional Staff Directory. In addition to having up-to-date contact information for persons working in and with Congress, it also allows the user to select an issue and then see which persons currently have positions of authority relating to that issue.

    Access limited to 1 user at a time.


Guide to Reference Books in the Library

  • Encyclopedia Americana  
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    Is a general reference tool that contains full-text articles, tables, maps, images and links to external web sites.
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia  
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    Is a general reference tool that contains full-text articles, tables, maps, images and links to external web sites.
  • Kentucky Encyclopedia Web Edition  
    Is an interactive comprehensive reference work about Kentucky which contains more than 2000 entries reflecting all areas of the commonwealth and spanning time from prehistoric settlement to 1992.
  • New Book of Knowledge  
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    Is a general reference and current events tool for elementary level students. It contains full-text encyclopedia articles and periodical articles. Also, illustrations, maps, photographs, and links to external web sites.

Facts & Statistics

  • CIA World Factbook  
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    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for the countries of the world.
  • Facts On File: World News Digest  
    Brings together and enhances more than seven decades of domestic and international news.
  • Local Labs  
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    Provides an easy-to-use interface for a variety of socio-economic data.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight  
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    Draws upon multiple sources to offer a database of authoritative statistics that cover a range of topics.

Magazine and Journal Articles (General)

  • EBSCO Full Text  
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    This is actually two large multi-disciplinary databases that are combined into a single search interface (with duplicate records removed from results lists and with full text for most records). Academic Search Premier covers around 3200 scholarly journals from 1984 to the present and as far back as 1964 for some titles. MasterFILE Premier covers around 2800 journals from 1984 to the present.


  • Music Online  
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    Brings together on a single cross-searchable platform the entire suite of Alexander Street Press streaming audio music products to which the library subscribes: Classical Music Library, Classical Scores Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound

    Access limited to not more than 3 users at a time.

  • Naxos Music Library  
    Offers a large collection of musical sound files.


Guide to Newspapers and News Sources in the Library

  • Lexington Herald-Leader  
    Contains all of the news, features, sports and entertainment articles written by the staff at the Lexington Herald-Leader and provided by the major wire services.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic  
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    Offers numerous databases for law, news, and business.
  • Newspaper Source  
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    Provides complete full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are included.
  • WestlawNext  
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    Offers comprehensive full text of statutes, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources, along with current news articles and business information.

Reference Books

Guide to Reference Books in the Library

  • Reference Universe  
    Is a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. Thousands of reference books owned by Camden-Carroll Library in either print or e-book format can be searched via their back-of-the-book indexes.



Finding Full-Text Articles

When you are searching in the Library's databases look first for a link to a PDF filePDF file.

If no PDF link is available look for the Get it button.
This button allows you to:

  1. See if the article is available online in ANY of the Library's databases, not just the one you are using.
  2. Search the Library's Catalog to see if the article is available in the library (if it is not online).
  3. Automatically do an interlibrary loan request if the article is not available online or in the library.

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