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Online Databases

All online databases (except the Library Online Catalog) require a password to access. If you are accessing an online database from an HCC campus computer, authentication to the database is completed automatically.

Students, faculty and staff of KCTCS and Hopkinsville Community College can access the databases from off-campus computers by using their HCC-KCTCS computer account. Community library patrons with a valid HCC library card may request database passwords from a member of the HCC Library Staff. For more information about obtaining a library card, click here.

Gale Databases - Locate magazine, newspaper and journal articles (some complete articles) on a variety of current topics. This database includes:

Biography Reference Bank - is comprised of all the H.W. Wilson resources, including Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, Current Biography, the Junior Authors & Illustrators Series, the Wilson biographical series on world artists, authors, composers, songwriters, musicians, film directors, plus more than 80,000 profiles. In addition, Biography Reference Bank contains links to every article on any individual (full text articles, abstracts, book review excerpts, and more) from the thousands of periodicals covered by other Wilson databases.

CQ Researcher - CQ Researcher provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published online 44 times a year, and archives are available dating back to 1991. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by an experienced journalist. An introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources are included in each report.

Credo Reference - Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service, including over three million entries from some of the world's best reference publishers. Credo’s collection contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.

EBSCO Host - Locate magazine, newspaper and journal articles (some complete articles) in a variety of index sources.

InfoBase Learning includes: Issues and Controversies (Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rick related resources.); Today's Science (Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.); World News Digest (Authoritative world news coverage from 1940 through today; provides information, contest and perspective.); The World Almanac Online (Offers access to essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable format with a wealth of content not available anywhere else.)

Films on Demand - Faculty and students have 24/7 instant access to over 6,200 full-length programs and 65,800 video segments grouped into prearranged, subject-specific categories such as humanities, social sciences, business, economics, science, mathematics, health, medicine, technical education, family and consumer sciences, careers, job search, guidance and counseling.

Grolier Online - Grolier Online is an authoritative, age-appropriate research and learning Web resource. This general source covers a broad range of topics, including the arts, society, geography, history, philosophy, religion, sports, science and technology. Extensive links to articles, Web sites, periodicals and bibliographies are incorporated as well. 

LearningExpressLibrary - LearningExpressLibrary helps people prepare for success in life by meeting a broad range of educational and career-orientated needs including:

  • Preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, and real estate, among others.
  • Improving workplace skills, such as resume writing, interviewing, computer skills, etc.
  • Preparing for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT, plus improving performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
  • Improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math.

Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive tutorials are available, along with over 200 eBooks. Instant feedback and diagnostic score reports help identify strengths and weaknesses.  NOTE: Visitors to this site MUST create a user account before fully accessing these resources.

Literary Reference Center - is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. 

OCLC FirstSearch - Locate magazine, newspaper and journal articles (citations and abstracts only) in a variety of index sources.

Oxford Reference - Containing over 1.5 million dictionary definitions, facts, figures, people, places, dates, and quotations, ORO offers a wide choice of search options to suit all research needs and levels of experience.

ProQuest Direct - Locate magazine, newspaper and journal articles (some complete articles) on a variety of current topics.

Salem History - An online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Salem currently offers this service with the following series of historical reference:  

  • Decades
      The Fifties in America
      The Sixties in America
      The Seventies in America
      The Eighties in America
      The Nineties in America 
  • Great Events from History
      Modern Scandals 
  • Great Lives from History
      Ancient World
      Middle Ages
      Renaissance
      17th Century
      18th Century
      Twentieth Century
      Notorious
  • Milestone Documents
      American History

Salem Health - An online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Salem currently offers this service with the following series of medical reference:

  •  Magill's Medical Guide

Salem Literature - An online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Salem currently offers this service with the following series of literature reference:  

  • Critical Insights:  Themes
      American Comic Book
      American Thriller
      Graphic Novel
      Slave Narrative
      Southern Gothic Literature 
  • Critical Surveys
      Graphic Novels:  Independents and Underground Classics
      Graphic Novels:  Manga
      Graphic Novels:  History, Theme and Technique
      American Poets
      British, Irish and Commonwealth Poets
      European Poets
      World Poets
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  American Writers
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  British, Irish and Commonwealth Writers
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  European Writers
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  Cumulative Indexes
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  Topical Essays
      Critical Survey of Short Fiction:  World Writers
      Cumulative Indexes, Poetry
      Topical Essays, Poetry 
  • Masterplots

Statistical Abstracts - The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

SKS Webselect (SIRS) - Locate carefully selected and continuously updated quality websites covering vital issues and topics.