For assistance accessing or searching the databases or using the library website, please call the ACTC Mansbach Library at (606)326-2169, email us at or submit your questions using our "Ask a Librarian" form.

Search for books in the Voyager Online Catalog for Books
Books, e-books, and other materials located in the ACTC Library and other KCTCS Libraries.

Credo Reference
Provides access to reference resources including encyclopedias and dictionaries. Many specialized full-text sources are available.

CQ Researcher
Full-text, comprehensive articles on current and controversial issues – Great for speech and research paper topics.

EBSCO Host Web Magazine and Journal Indexes
Provides access to Academic Search Premier and 25 other specialized databases. Several databases within EBSCO provide articles with full text and images. Please see the descriptions of the EBSCO databases located under the "EBSCOHost Web" link. If you know the database in EBSCO that you want to use, you can click on the direct link below. (Note:LINKS BELOW ONLY WORK ON CAMPUS. YOU MUST ACCESS EBSCO WITH THE ABOVE LINK WHEN OFF CAMPUS.)

Academic Search Premier


Audiobook Collection

Business Source Premier

CINAHL with Full Text

EBSCO e-book collection
A collection of over 60,000 e-books (full text books online).

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Health Source - Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Literary Reference Center

MAS Ultra - School Edition

MasterFILE Premier


Middle Search Plus

Military & Government Collection

Newspaper Source

OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)

Provides access to thousands of full-text articles on education and education related issues. This database also accesses the ERIC database records and articles. New to this database is access to thousands of full-text articles from Humanities, Reader's Guide, Art, Science and many other fields.    

Primary Search

Professional Development Collection

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection


Regional Business News

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Small Business Reference Center

Sociological Collection

Teacher Reference Center



Oxford Reference Online
Provides access to thousands of articles from the world's most trusted sources. Articles are from Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Oxford publications.  Articles are also cited for users.

Gale Databases

  • Academic OneFile, 1980 – Present (updated daily)
    Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
  • Computer Database, 1980 - Feb 2013
    Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
    Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
  • Pop Culture Collection
    It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
  • Health Reference Center Academic, 1980 - Feb 2013
    Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Psychology Collection
    This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
    Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
  • Small Business Collection
    Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • Vocations and Careers Collection
    Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
  • War and Terrorism Collection
    A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.
  • World History Collection
    As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
  • Agriculture Collection With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
  • Business Economics and Theory
    With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection
    From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
  • Criminal Justice Collection
    Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.
  • Diversity Studies Collection
    A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.
  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
    A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
  • Gender Studies Collection
    This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
  • Home Improvement Collection
    Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
  • Information Science and Library Issues Collection
    This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect - will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module, 1980 - Feb 2013
    Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Nursing Resource Center
    Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

Kentucky Virtual Library (KyVL)
A comprehensive collection of library catalogs and databases, including magazine and journal indexes.  Available to Kentucky residents only.  Please contact your Kentucky college or public library for password information.

Learning Express Library 3.0
(For access, please create a personal account.)

LearningExpress Library is a web-based tool that provides instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Features resources include the College Center, Career Center, College Preparation Center, Adult Learning Center, Computer Skills Center, Job & Career Accelerator, Career Center, High School Equivalency Center, and Recursos Par Hispanohablantes, Over 1000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles developed by expert academic and industry professionals. Also included is access to Popular Software Tutorials which provide a solid proficiency in software applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and Windows and Mac operating systems.

ProQuest Magazine and Journal Indexes including:

  • Education – Career and Technical Education
  • Interdisciplinary – Alt-Press Watch (APW)
  • Medical Sciences – ProQuest Nursing Journals

Salem History

Provides full text access to various sources related to the study of history including:

  • Milestone Documents of American Leaders Milestone Documents in American History is the a primary source resource. It combines 130 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
  • Historical Encyclopedia of American Business Historical Encyclopedia of American Business – provides a complete view of all aspects of American Business

Salem Health

Provides full text access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works:

  • Magill’s Medical Guide

Provides access to Automobile Repair Reference information. *NOTE: At this time, off campus access may be limited and a password is required. PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY FOR A PASSWORD.