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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
A powerful new resource that brings together scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology—Birds of North America and Neotropical Birds (originally published by the Cornell Lab) with Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive and Bird Families of the World (originally published by Lynx Edicions)—into one rich and colorful hub where you can find comprehensive, authoritative information on birds.

Includes over 10 thousand species accounts, nearly 250 family accounts, and tens of thousands of multimedia materials
Access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages.
A large collection of electronic books covering numerous subject disciplines targeted to a High School reading level.
A large collection of electronic books covering numerous subject disciplines targeted to a K-8 reading level.
"In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Gale is making resources available for free. Here’s an overview of the resources we are opening up to our customers:

Gale: At the core of our support is a comprehensive online toolkit, with free access to:

· Resources: Interdisciplinary, curriculum aligned resources to support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate 

· Training: Live and on-demand training materials to help partners optimize their existing resources 

· Supporting Online Learning: Professional development eBooks to help those transitioning to and strengthening virtual learning 

· Expert Insights: Authoritative Gale resources to support research on health-related topics and global issues 

Soon, the site will also be updated with tools to help engage effectively across their community with promotional templates like emails and social media posts, and blog content they can share on related topics like working remotely, homeschooling and more. "
"HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. With more historical content than any other database, HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Among the many databases included, HeinOnline’s journal collection features nearly 2,800 periodicals relating to a variety of subject areas, with all coverage dating from inception to the most currently published issues in most cases."
Fully indexed high quality scans of the Louisville Courier-Journal from 1830-2000
"All the news that's fit to print." Unlimited access to the United States' paper of record from 1980-present.

Users should first create a complimentary account using their EKU email address at this link: and selecting Eastern Kentucky University from the drop down menu.
Mapping the college curriculum across more than 6 million syllabi. Does not post entire syllabi, but rather presents mapped aggregate data. Click on "Galaxy" to visually explore the most frequently assigned texts.
"Following our decision to make our relevantCOVID-19 content free to access, we have now decided to remove all access controls on our journals for the time being. We want to support our librarian and researcher communities, and understand that people may be working remotely for a long while. We do not want access issues to impede any work for our end-users during this tumultuous time."
TumbleBooks is offering four additional databases to KYVL members as a courtesy through August 2020. The new resources include:



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