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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
One-Search Library Catalog:
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 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Library Special Collections section contains full-text historical documents, oversized photographs, maps, audio and video files as well as collection inventories.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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