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​​Research Databases for State Employees

Desktop access to licensed databases is provided free of charge, exclusively to state government employees. All databases are accessible to the general public at the State Library.


3000+ full-text U.S. newspapers; 50+ Kentucky sources including the Lexington Herald-Leader.

​300+ full-text U.S. newspapers including the Louisville Courier-Journal.

​20+ databases including EBSCO and WorldCat; multi-disciplinary coverage; strengths in business, education, medicine and news.

Directory of U.S. businesses and individuals enhanced with financial and organizational information.

KDLA WorldCat Discovery offers quick and easy searching of KDLA's collections, and other libraries worldwide.

80,000+ full-text federal, state and local policy documents, and news on homeland security.

 

OUR LOGIN PROCEDURE HAS CHANGED and you may be required to reset your password. The following short video will walk you through that process:
How to reset your KDLA library account for WorldCat Discovery and KDLA Databases (5 minute video) -- UPDATED July 7

State government employees may find their desired title listed in the KDLA WorldCat Discovery catalog.  State employees may request full-text articles through Interlibrary Loan. Send the complete citation to Ask-a-Librarian.  If you have questions please call the State Library Reference Desk at 502.564.8306 or toll-free 800.928.7000.​​​​​

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Who Is Classified as a State Employee?

This classification includes persons working in executive, legislative and judicial agencies, commissions, boards, etc.

Employees of public school systems and public higher education institutions can be served by their public and institutional libraries.

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