Databases


Abdo Digital

Abdo Digital is your online source for learning! Abdo Digital offers more than 3,500 eBooks, 70 interactive books accredited for use with SMART Boards, sports and curricular digital databases, and Go Reader audio books.  Abdo eBooks feature innovative interactivity that allows for bookmarks, table of contents and thumbnail access, "page-turning," and more features that provide an easy, intuitive reading experience for young readers. 

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information below
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ABDO DIGITAL
Username: MCPLS
Password: star12

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a genealogy company that operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the U.S. and nine foreign countries.  It develops genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services.  As of June 2012, the company provided access to more than 10 billion records, 38 million family trees.

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ANCESTRY.COM

Britannica Library 

Here you will find the award-winning Britannica Digital Learning databases that are now available to you. Divided by: Elementary, Middle, & High School, as well as divided up for Young Adults, Adults, General Reference, Academic and MORE! You're sure to be able to find what you're looking for.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available from any branches circulation desk
CLICK HERE TO ENTER BRITANNICA LIBRARY

Chilton Online

Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.  With this service, you are equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle.  Begin by simply choosing a vehicle and a subject.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available from any branch's circulation desk
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CHILTON ONLINE

Dict. of American Family NamesDictionary of American Family Names logo.

The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. 

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FAMILY NAMES

Freading eBooks          freading ebooks logo.

Freading is an eBook download service offered through your library.  It offers access to over 20,000 titles, including publications from Sterling, Sourcebooks, Workman, Kensington, and more.  The service offers an easy-to-use interface, regularly added new titles, and compatibility with most popular eBook reading devices.  Patrons are allotted the use of five (5) tokens per week to access titles within the service, which scale based on popularity and demand from one (1) to four (4).

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FREADING EBOOKS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES

Freegal Movies & Television

Freegal Movies will be a movie service offered from your library.  It will offer access to TONS of popular movies and TV shows with more being added frequently. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FREEGAL MOVIES & TELEVISION
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES 

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a downloadable music service from your library.  It offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists.  In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.  There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely through this portal with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER FREEGAL MUSIC
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR APPLE DEVICES
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES 

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers access to thousands of eBooks on just about any topic imaginable. It is one of the largest online collections of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources available. The database is fully searchable across all files based on topic. If you're looking for a good college, needing advice on allergies, looking for a biography on the Dalai Lama,  or writing a research paper, this is the database to get you where you want to go. 

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely by entering bent_rpa into the prompt.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

General OneFile 

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely by entering bent_rpa into the prompt.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER GENERAL ONEFILE

Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest Online provides patrons with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.  Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library.  Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.  With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online gives any library the opportunity to tap into one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER HERITAGE QUEST

Hoopla Digital 

Free? Free! hoopla is an innovative new service that we have partnered with to bring you thousands of movies, television, music, and audiobook titles for FREE. There are no costs or hassles. All you need is a library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet.
Why hoopla? From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors and artists, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. But it's not just the latest titles - they also have an extensive catalog of educational materials, children's titles, foreign films, and other hard-to-find content not offered anywhere else.
No hassles. The hoopla web site and mobile apps are easy to use. There are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later and best of all, there are never any late fees!

Accessible anywhere with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER HOOPLA DIGITAL

Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information.  By offering equitable access to quality library resources, we partner with Kentucky's educational institutions as supporters of information literacy and lifelong learning.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available from any branches circulation desk
CLICK HERE TO ENTER KENTUCKY VIRTUAL LIBRARY

LearningExpresslearning express logo.

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed.  Each Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.  Looking to land a job?  You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER LEARNINGEXPRESS

Legal Forms

The most extensive free forms site available to library patrons.  Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.  Forms available include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys.  "Official" forms for many states are also included.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with the login information available from any branches circulation desk
CLICK HERE TO ENTER LEGAL FORMS

Mango Languages 

Learning a language should be fun!  Each lesson incorporates interactive tools and rich imagery that eliminates boredom and keeps you engaged.  Go as fast or as slow as you want, and customize your experience by using the tools that you find most helpful.  You'll see progress with every lesson and be encouraged to keep talking.  Because Mango focuses on practical speaking skills, you'll be speaking after just one lesson!  In no time, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number

Mango languages is not currently available for use in Google Chrome. Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the problem fixed soon.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER MANGO LANGUAGES

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction.  With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.  Expert recommendations mean that you'll always get high quality results to help find just the right books.  The service includes titles for all ages, read-alikes for every title, author, and series, simple but effective searching, book discussion guides, thematic book lists, and reading and book-oriented articles.

Accessible through any local branch
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOVELIST PLUS

OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.  The service currently hosts more than 1 million premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, AudioGO, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number and PIN.  Your PIN is the last four (4) digits of the primary phone number on your library account.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER OVERDRIVE
Having trouble with OverDrive, digital books, or your eReader?  Visit OverDrive's guided-help page for assistance and additional resources.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER OVERDRIVE'S SELF ASSIST PORTAL

TumbleBookCloud Juniortumblebook library logo.

TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum! Books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. These features make TumbleBookCloud a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual so readers can read at their own pace. Teachers can take advantage of lesson plans and quizzes that accompany the books.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TUMBLEBOOKCLOUD JUNIOR

TumbleBook Librarytumblebook library logo.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely once you have registered
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY

UniversalClassuniversalclass logo.

Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass offers hundreds of online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. UniversalClass' continuing education courses are ideal for enhancing your personal understanding on any subject. Join today, and start learning! 

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
CLICK HERE TO ENTER UNIVERSALCLASS
CLICK HERE TO VIEW UNIVERSALCLASS' ONLINE COURSE GUIDE
Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
universalclass logo.

Westlaw

Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals.  Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources.

Accessible through Benton's local branch only
CLICK HERE TO ENTER WESTLAW

Zinio

Zinio creates better ways for people to discover published magazine content, get more of it and do more with it. Now, readers can reserve content once to be read on any screen. The online application provides the ability to search inside, read, share and save digital content. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, readers can move seamlessly within each publication page's text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.

Accessible through any local branch, or remotely with your library card number
You must register for an account with RBdigital and then Zinio. This will first authenticate your library account, and then, second, provide you with streaming access to the library's online magazine collection.  We recommend following the patron setup guide below if you have any difficulty with the process.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ZINIO
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ZINIO'S PATRON SETUP GUIDE