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* Kentucky and Local Information: Getting Started

This guide is intended to help you research Kentucky and other local issues by identifying appropriate paper, microform and Internet resources.

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Finding Books on Kentucky Topics

InfoKat Discovery is a good place to start your Kentucky research. You can search by keyword, subject, author, and title to find material held in the UK Libraries. InfoKat Discovery will give you the location, call number, availability and, if available electronically, the link to those materials, as well.

Note:  Any geographic term like Kentucky or Lexington can be searched as a subject term. Searching Kentucky as a subject focused the results on information ABOUT Kentucky.

Using the InfoKat Discovery Advanced Search allows you search Kentucky as a subject in one box and other keywords or subjects to describe your topic of interest in the second box, you will items that discuss Kentucky in relation to your topic.

Also consider searching 'Kentucky' as a subject and one of the following subject terms for specific types of information:

Atlases, Gazetteers and Maps
Cemeteries
Census
City Directories
County Histories
Court Records
Emigration/Immigration/Naturalization
Family Papers/Records
Land Records
Military Records
Vital Records

Reference and Information Services

Rob Aken
Contact:
2-1 Young Library
(859) 218-1233