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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for March 23, 2017:  8:00am - 5:00pm

Electronic Resources for Special Collections Research Center

 

 

Description:

Kentucky's National Digital Newspaper Program (KY-NDNP) website offers comprehensive lists of the University of Kentucky's digitized historic newspapers available in both the Kentucky Digital Library and the Library of Congress' Chronicling America. The website also provides an extensive "how-to" on historic newspaper digitization per the NDNP specifications.

Access Information Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet

Vendor Name University of Kentucky Digital Programs

Special Usage Notes

Resource Types Newspaper 

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Description:

Textual and visual records of the University of Kentucky. Browsable and keyword searchable. More resources will be added over time. Material includes publications (e.g., UK yearbooks), university records (e.g., Board of Trustees Minutes), historic papers, athletics archives, and photographic images held by the University Archives.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries, University Archives & Digital Programs

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Resource Types E-Book(s),  Image Collection,  Manuscript 

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Description:

Part of the Kentucky Virtual Library; provides online finding aids and digitized material from archival collections across the state of Kentucky.

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Vendor Name Kentucky Virtual Library

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Resource Types E-Book(s),  E-Journal Collection,  Image Collection,  Key Database(s),  Manuscript 

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Description:

Web edition of the print and CD-ROM editions from the University Press of Kentucky. Includes 2,100 entries with over 50,000 Internet links to additional information. Fulltext searchable.

Access Information Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.

Vendor Name University Press of Kentucky

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Resource Types E-Book(s),  Reference Tool 

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Description:

Contains short biographies of notable African Americans with Kentucky roots or ties, organized by profession or subject. Also includes entries for events and locations. Includes links to related resources.

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Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries

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Resource Types Key Database(s),  Reference Tool,  Selected Academic Website 

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Description:

The searchable catalog contains the records for over 8,000 interviews and nearly 300 oral history projects.  Allows users to browse the collections and projects based on subjects or names or conduct a search of the collections, projects, and interviews. Users can follow links from the catalog record to interviews or projects that are available online or request to use interviews that are not yet online by using the online form.

Access Information Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet

Vendor Name Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, UK Libraries

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Resource Types All Relevant Database(s),  Audio Collection 

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Description:

This database provides access to the University of Kentucky's holdings of microfilm masters, including newspapers as well as other primary sources. Not all Kentucky newspapers available for viewing are included in this database (e.g., The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal). To find other available Kentucky newspapers, search InfoKat Discovery or consult the librarians at the Reference Desk.

The microfilm is available for viewing in the Periodicals Dept. at the William T. Young Library or the Special Collections Research Center in the Margaret I. King Building. If you are unable to travel to campus, you can request microfilm through your Interlibrary Loan department (only if you are affiliated with another institution) or visit the Contact Us page to order a digital scan of a microfilm reel(s). There is no fee for this service.

A selection of historic Kentucky newspapers has been digitized and is available via the Kentucky Digital Library and Chronicling America. For more information on these titles, visit the Kentucky National Digital Newspaper Program website.

Access Information Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet

Vendor Name University of Kentucky Libraries

Special Usage Notes

Resource Types All Relevant Database(s),  Key Database(s),  Newspaper 

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Description:

Digital access to the University of Kentucky yearbook collection. Starting as the Memoria in its first year, the name of the UK yearbook changed to The Kentuckian in 1901, the Blue and White in 1903, Echoes in 1904 before returning The Kentuckian from 1906-1975. Search by keywords or browse page by page.

Access Information Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet

Vendor Name University Archives, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries

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Resource Types E-Book(s) 

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