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These are the essential databases for General Resources. For a longer list see the comprehensive list of general resources databases.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • Access World News:
    Worldwide newspapers and news transcripts, 1978-present. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • Alt-PressWatch:
    Articles in the independent, alternative, and grassroots press.  Full text included; Newspapers; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • American Doctoral Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • American Doctoral Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • American FactFinder:
    Census data about the US, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • American Statistics Index:
    Statistical data from the US government. Citation only; Print index; US Government materials; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Britannica Academic Edition:
    The Encyclopedia Britannica, country data, US history, and more. Full text included; KYVL subscription; Primary sources; ( + )
  • Career and Technical Education:
    Research careers and find vocational information. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Catalog of US Government Publications:
    Official finding tool for current and historical federal publications. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Censtats:
    Census statistics prior to the 2010 census. US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Census Bureau :
    Official gateway to the data compiled by the US Census. US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Chicago Manual of Style:
    15th (2003) & 16th (2010) editions with a user forum and help. Full text included; ( + )
  • CIS Index (Steely Reference):
    Indexes publications of Congress, (except Congressional Record). Citation only; Print index; US Government materials; In Steely only; ( + )
  • CollegeSource Online:
    A comprehensive collection of college course catalogs. Full text included; ( + )
  • Congressional Publications:
    Access to all publications of the US Congress (limited full-text). Citation only; US Government materials; ( + )
  • CQ Researcher:
    In-depth coverage of current political and social issues in the news. Full text included; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • FDsys:
    Publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Federal Register:
    Rules and notices of Federal agencies and presidential documents. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Foundation Directory Online (Steely Only):
    Search for foundations that provide grants. Full text included; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Foundation Directory Online free:
    A limited search for grantmakers and Forms 990. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Steely Only):
    Find foundations that fund students, artists, and researchers. Full text included; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Foundation Maps (Steely Only):
    Maps and data on who is funding what and where worldwide. Full text included; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia:
    An encyclopedia for grades 5-8. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • General Science Abstracts:
    A science index for students and non-specialists. Citation only; ( + )
  • General Science Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to science periodicals, 1978-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Google Books:
    Search online books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Google Scholar:
    Search all online scholarly literature. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Google Scholar NKU:
    Search all online scholarly literature and access Steely's collection. Full text included; ( + )
  • Government Periodicals Index:
    Citations to a select set of US government publications. Citation only; US Government materials; ( + )
  • Hathitrust:
    Digitized materials from 100 partner libraries. Full-text; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Health Source Consumer Edition:
    Health information for the non-medical specialist. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Internet Archive:
    Books, movies, software, music and archived web sites. Full text included; Ebook collection; Audio materials; Visual materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Issues and Controversies:
    Pro and con positions on debate-worthy issues. Full text included; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition:
    Popular high school magazines and reference books. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • MasterFILE Premier:
    General reference materials (mostly for public libraries). Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Middle Search Plus:
    Index to popular middle school magazines. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • New York Times, Historical Newspapers:
    Full coverage of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • New York Times Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to all NYT articles published between 1851-2006. Citation only; Print index; Newspapers; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Newspaper Source:
    National and international news, radio and TV transcripts. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • Newspaper Archive:
    Historical newspapers from 23 countries, 1607 -. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • OAPEN Library:
    A collection of international ebooks. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
    Pro/con arguments on current social and political debate topics. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; Audio materials; ( + )
  • Oxford English Dictionary:
    The definitive English dictionary. Includes etymologies and historical usage. Full text included; ( + )
  • PAIS International (Steely Reference):
    Index for public policy, social policy, and social sciences, 1960-1972. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Patent and Trademark Office:
    Access to the US patent and trademark databases. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (Steely Reference):
    Index to British and American periodicals, 1802-1906. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Primary Search:
    General research for elementary school children. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Project Gutenberg:
    Over 48,000 free, downloadable e-books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (Steely Reference):
    Index to American and Canadian periodicals, 1900-1986. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Scholastic Go!:
    Resources for K-12 students and educators. Full text included; Newspapers; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Scopus:
    Citations for scientific articles, books, and conference proceedings. Citation only; ( + )
  • Statistical Insight:
    Statistical data from governments and businesses. Full text included; US Government materials; ( + )
  • Steely's Books and Media:
    Search Discovery for books and media. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; Ebook collection; NKU specific materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Steely's eJournal Titles:
    Find ejournals and ebooks by title in Publication Finder. Full text included; NKU specific materials; ( + )
  • Today's Science:
    Explains concepts in science and provides topics to research. Full text included; ( + )
  • TOPICsearch:
    Current events and popular topics in the media. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory:
    Bibliographic data on serial publications. Citation only; ( + )
  • USA Counties:
    County-level data from the census. Ends in 2009. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • USA.gov:
    Search all (federal, state, local) government web sites in the US. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • Washington Post Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to the Washington Post newspaper 1973-1999. Citation only; Print index; Newspapers; In Steely only; ( + )
  • World News Digest:
    Major political, social, and economic events since 1940. Full text included; ( + )
  • WorldCat:
    Search libraries worldwide, view holdings, and request items. Citation only; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • WorldCat.org:
    Search libraries worldwide and view holdings. Citation only; Open access; ( + )

Books and media

  • Steely's Books and Media:
    Search Discovery for books and media. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; Ebook collection; NKU specific materials; Open access; ( + )

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