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Information regarding Library Special Collections Electronic Resources
an abbreviation for Kentucky Catalog of Online Collections. A searchable database that includes a wide variety of descriptions of books, manuscripts, photographs and objects housed in Library Special Collections and the Kentucky Museum. These materials do not circulate. kencat.wku.edu
name for the WKU Libraries consolidated search engine which gives users results across nearly all library collections with a relevant-ranked list similar to a Google search. www.wku.edu/library
Research guides created by subject librarians, archivists and museum curators regarding available resources on a particular subject.
name for the WKU Libraries online public access catalog which is best used to search for books and periodicals, but also includes audio, video, electronic books and more. Most WKU Libraries material ciruclates. topcat2000.wku.edu
name for the WKU Institutional Repository. TopSCHOLAR is a University-wide, centralized digital storehouse dedicated to scholarly research, creative activity and other full-text learning resources that merit enduring and archival value and permanent access. There you will find full-text documents such as theses, dissertations and articles, class lectures, audio and video files. digitalcommons.wku.edu
Library Special Collections section contains full-text historical documents, oversized photographs, maps, audio and video files as well as collection inventories. digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc/
A guide to searching the databases described above and interpretation of search results.
A guide to researching family history in Special Collections and WKU Libraries using the databases described above and others.
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