Online Resources

Resource Categories

Books & Reading

  • GoodReads

    Find book lists, recommendations, and reviews. A great resource for finding new books you’re sure to love.

    Go to GoodReads >>
  • Project Gutenberg

    One of the best places to go if you’re looking for books in the public domain. All books offered on Project Gutenberg are free of charge and most are available in several e-book formats.

    Go to Project Gutenberg >>
  • Kentucky Libraries Unbound (Overdrive)

    Access e-books, downloadable audio books, and streaming video content from your mobile device or home computer, 24/7, with no over dues or late fees.

    Go to Kentucky Libraries Unbound (Overdrive) >>
  • Hoopla

    Borrow music, movies, TV shows, e-books, audiobooks, and comic books, all from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or home computer. Never any wait lists or holds.

    Go to Hoopla >>
  • HCMPL Catalog

    Access our catalog to search for books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Log in with your library card number to renew items online or reserve items directly from the catalog.

    Go to HCMPL Catalog >>
  • Novelist

    Novelist helps you find read-alikes for your favorite books, authors, and series.

    User: lib
    Password: hcmpl

    Go to Novelist >>

Car & Automotive

  • Cars.com Service & Repair Advice

    Tips and tricks for taking care of your vehicle. You can also view safety recall notices for your vehicle.

    Go to Cars.com Service & Repair Advice >>
  • Kelley Blue Book

    Kelley Blue Book is one of the most well-known names for looking up the value of a new or used car. Handy when shopping for a new vehicle or looking to sell one that you own.

    Go to Kelley Blue Book >>
  • Fuel Economy Guide

    The official U.S. Government source for fuel economy information. Features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips.

    Go to Fuel Economy Guide >>
  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    ASE certified do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles from 1945-2015.

    User: lib
    Password: hcmpl

    Go to Auto Repair Reference Center >>

Computers & Technology

  • New User Tutorial

    A tutorial for people who have never used computers before. Walks users through basic computer skills like using the mouse.

    Go to New User Tutorial >>
  • GCF LearnFree.org

    Learn valuable skills through free online tutorials in a variety of subjects. An account is not required to view tutorials.

    Go to GCF LearnFree.org >>
  • Code Academy

    A fun way to learn to code, whether you’re a coding pro looking for a new programming language to learn or a beginner with no coding experience at all.

    Go to Code Academy >>
  • Scratch

    Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

    Go to Scratch >>
  • Blockly Games

    A series of fun educational games that teach programming basics. Designed for children who have no previous computer programming experience.

    Go to Blockly Games >>

Driver’s Education

Employment & Job Searching

Health & Medical

  • HealthReach

    HealthReach provides quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals for whom English is not a first language.

    Go to HealthReach >>
  • Medline Plus

    Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date and easy-to-read consumer health information, featuring news articles, drug information, a medical
    dictionary and encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, surgery videos, and detailed information on hundreds of health and wellness topics.

    Go to Medline Plus >>
  • NIH Health Information

    Quality health information from the National Institutes of Health. Search for a topic or browse the NIH’s many health-related resources.

    Go to NIH Health Information >>
  • PubMed

    PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    Go to PubMed >>
  • Household Products Database

    The Household Products Database is a consumer’s guide that provides easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in more than 14,000 common household products used inside and around the home. Information is also available for some  commercial/institutional grade products available to the public.

    Go to Household Products Database >>
  • Dietary Supplement Label Database

    The Dietary Supplement Label Database is an educational and research tool that includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.

    Go to Dietary Supplement Label Database >>
  • Drug Information Portal

    The Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. Information on more than 49,000 drugs is available through this site.

    Go to Drug Information Portal >>
  • Pillbox

    Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images, and provides links to drug information and drug labels.

    Go to Pillbox >>
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine

    The Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

    Go to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine >>
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine

    The NLM is the world’s largest medical library. Find information on various health topics.

    Go to U.S. National Library of Medicine >>

Lifelong Learning & Continuing Education

  • GCF LearnFree.org

    Learn valuable skills through free online tutorials in a variety of subjects. An account is not required to view tutorials.

    Go to GCF LearnFree.org >>
  • Code Academy

    A fun way to learn to code, whether you’re a coding pro looking for a new programming language to learn or a beginner with no coding experience at all.

    Go to Code Academy >>
  • Learn to Earn Toolkit

    A free online collection of articles that focus on work skills that employers say are important for new employees to have.

    Go to Learn to Earn Toolkit >>
  • Khan Academy

    Offers lessons in a variety of subjects, all the way from kindergarten math to college test prep. An account is not needed to view or practice lessons.

    Go to Khan Academy >>
  • DuoLingo

    An immersive language-learning site that makes learning another language fun and engaging. Many languages currently available, including English as a second language for non-native speakers.

    Go to DuoLingo >>
  • Wonderopolis

    A wonderfully fun educational website. Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explores it in a variety of ways.

    Go to Wonderopolis >>
  • CIA World Factbook

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The site’s Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world oceans map, and a standard time zones of the world map.

    Go to CIA World Factbook >>
  • Universal Class

    Over 500 CEU level courses covering 30 subject areas including: computer training, personal finance, DIY, general education, business, and more.

    Register at: http://hopkinscoky.universalclass.com/register.htm

    Go to Universal Class >>

Local Info & News

Research, Homework Help, and College Prep

  • Internet Archive

    The Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

    Go to Internet Archive >>
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Official site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Go to Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) >>
  • Affordable Colleges Online

    Browse or search colleges in the U.S. that offer digital learning opportunities, ranked by affordability.

    Go to Affordable Colleges Online >>
  • ACT

    Official site for the SAT, a standardized test used by many colleges as a skills assessment test for incoming undergraduates.

    Go to ACT >>
  • GRE

    Official site for the Graduate Record Exam, a standardized test used by many universities as a skills assessment test for admissions into masters and doctoral degree programs.

    Go to GRE >>
  • Scholastic GO!

    Scholastic GO is the place to go for K-12 homework help. With over 100,000 articles, images videos, and more, students can find a wealth of information on the subject of their choice.

    Please contact the Circulation Desk (270-825-2680) for log-in information.

    Go to Scholastic GO! >>
  • CIA World Factbook

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The site’s Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world oceans map, and a standard time zones of the world map.

    Go to CIA World Factbook >>
  • Kentucky Virtual Library

    Access to over 60 research and other databases for elementary through adult learners.

    Please contact the Circulation Desk (270-825-2680) for log-in information.

    Go to Kentucky Virtual Library >>
  • EBSCOhost

    A collection of databases that includes EBSCOhost Web, Explora, Novelist, Auto Repair Reference Center and more.

    User: lib
    Password: hcmpl

    Go to EBSCOhost >>

Miscellaneous

  • Wayback Machine

    The Wayback Machine archives older versions of websites. Just type in an address, pick a date, and browse through the past.

    Go to Wayback Machine >>
  • Better Business Bureau

    Collects reviews for businesses and mediates disputes between companies and consumers.

    Go to Better Business Bureau >>
  • Jobs for Teens HQ

    A website dedicated to helping teens find jobs and navigate the workforce.

    Go to Jobs for Teens HQ >>
  • Kentucky Court of Justice

    Find information on court cases as well as legal forms that can be printed out or filled out online.

    Go to Kentucky Court of Justice >>
  • LawChek

    Access state laws, law forms, and help guides pertaining to law. For everyday people who need law related information.

    Go to LawChek >>