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Kentucky & Local Information: Kentucky Research @ UK

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

Electronic Reference Tools

Special Collections Research Center

Official Kentucky State Government Website

Finding Books on Kentucky Topics

The InfoKat Discovery Library Catalog 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.

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

Using the InfoKat Discovery Advanced Search  (click on the 'Advanced Search' link on the right of the search box) lets you combine terms by searching Kentucky as a subject in one box and other keywords or subjects that apply to your research in a second box, allowing you to find 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
City Directories
County Histories
Court Records
Family Papers/Records
Land Records
Military Records
Vital Records

Reference and Information Services