Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Research Databases

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

BioOne logo
Search more than 200 leading titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
JSTOR logo
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.
Newsbank logo
3000+ full-text U.S. newspapers; 50+ Kentucky sources including the Lexington Herald-Leader.
​​KYVL logo

​60+ databases including EBSCO and WorldCat; multi-disciplinary coverage; strengths in business, education, medicine and news.
Data Axle logo
Directory of U.S. businesses and individuals enhanced with financial and organizational information.
WorldCat Discovery logo
KDLA WorldCat Discovery offers quick and easy searching of KDLA's c​ollections, and other libraries worldwide.
Homeland Security Digital Library logo
80,000+ full-text federal, state and local policy documents, and news on homeland security.

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.​​​​​​​​

Login Pr​​ocedure

  • ​Select a database.

  • When prompted, type in your KDLA account number and password.

  • For assistance contact the State Library's Reference Desk: 502.564.8306; or toll-free ​800.928.7000; or online at Ask A Librarian​.

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.