KET Education

Where learning comes to life.

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America’s News

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

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Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

The Messenger-Inquirer publishes seven days a week and is the primary daily newspaper serving Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Muhlenberg and Ohio counties in western Kentucky.

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LearningExpress Library

Practice tests and courses for all ages, from school age help for tests and skills, to high school equivalency, college prep and college skills, to career skills, citizenship and recursos en español. Create a free account to get started and track your progress.

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Universal Class

Over 500 continuing education classes which meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor. Classes are available in a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more.

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Kentucky Libraries Unbound

Download free e-books, audiobooks, videos and more through Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium of Kentucky Public Libraries, powered by OverDrive. Hancock County Public Libary card holders can check out and download e-books anytime, anywhere.

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Images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, immigration lists and thousands of other databases. Not available for remote users.

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NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 25 years and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries.

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Chilton Automotive Repair Information

Detailed step-by-step service instructions, photographs, illustrations, wiring diagrams, diagnostic trouble codes, recall information, and maintenance and specification tables. Covers domestic and import vehicles up to current model year.

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HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources — rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than sixty countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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Accelerated Reader BookFinder

An online tool for assessing the Accelerated Reader level of a title. Not only can you search and filter titles by level, but you can also search for particular topics in order to find something your child will enjoy. Results will also help students and parents determine if a reading practice quiz exists for a certain title.

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World Book Online

World Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. The trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades, World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. Resources are available at anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

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Search billions of old newspaper articles from all over the world for free!

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Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is a consortium of over 350 Kentucky libraries and institutions, including colleges and universities, public libraries, K12 schools, hospitals, Department of Defense libraries, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), and more. Services include databases and the Kentucky Digital Library, a platform for shared digital archives in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Please call the Hancock County Public Library to obtain the username and password.

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