Western Kentucky University

Library Special Collections - Information

Information regarding Library Special Collections Electronic Resources

KenCat

KenCat:

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 

Primo

  One-Search:

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 Guide:

Research guides created by subject librarians, archivists and museum curators regarding available resources on a particular subject.

See specifically WKU Archives for pre-programmed links on a variety of topics related to the history of WKU, faculty, staff, students and alumni. http://libguides.wku.edu/wkuarchives

TopCat

TOPCAT:

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

TopScholar

TopSCHOLAR:

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Library Special Collections section contains full-text historical documents, oversized photographs, maps, audio and video files as well as collection inventories.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

WKU Library Special Collections and Kentucky Museum Research Strategies

A guide to searching the databases described above and interpretation of search results.  

WKU Library Special Collections & WKU Archives Genealogy Research

A guide to researching family history in Special Collections and WKU Libraries using the databases described above and others.

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