For Researchers



    Online Databases and Electronic Books

    The MLC Library subscribes to several online databases - the Literature Resource Center, Science in Context, U.S. History in Context, and  Opposing Viewpoints in Context.  Access to electronic reference books (e-books) are also available.  These books address the following topics: Arts, Business, Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, and Science.

    Kentucky Virtual Library

    Use KYVL to to access EBSCO (newspaper and magazine articles), the Groiler multimedia encyclopedia, NoveList, Searchasaurus, Kentuckiana Digital Library, and more. To access Kentucky Virtual Library from home, a password and log-in ID number are required. Please contact a librarian for this information.

    Noodletools - Choose the Best Search

    Use this feature to select the best search engine to used based on an analysis of your information needs.


    Bibliography Help

    • Using MLA Format - This site provides guidance in the use of Modern Language Association (MLA) format.  Courtesy of the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.
    • Citation Machine - This online bibliography maker is easy to use.  Simply insert bibliographic information in the required fields and a bibliography entry will be automatically formatted.
    • BibMe - This online bibliography maker has the added feature of an autofill section.
    • EasyBib - Another online bibliography maker.
    • Noodletools - The NoodleTools MLA Starter is a free service of NoodleTools.
    • Kentucky Virtual Library - The "How to Do Research" link provides guidance on citing sources, searching the Internet, finding information, evaluating information, and much more.