Western Kentucky University

Library Special Collections - Information

Information regarding Library Special Collections Electronic Resources

KenCat

KenCat:

short for Kentucky Library & Kentucky Museum Online Catalog. A searchable database that includes descriptions of books, manuscripts, photographs and objects housed in the Kentucky Library & Kentucky Museum aka Library Special Collections.  KYLM materials do not circulate.

Primo

  One-Search:

name for the WKU Libraries consolidated search engine.  A search engine which gives users results across nearly all library collections with a relevant-ranked list similar to a Google search. 

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.

TopCat

TOPCAT:

name for the WKU Libraries online public access catalog.  A searchable catalog that includes descriptions of books, periodicals, audio, video, electronic books, etc.  Most WKU Libraries material ciruclates.

TopScholar

TopSCHOLAR:

name for the WKU Institutional Repository.  TopSCHOLAR is a University-wide, centralized digital repository dedicated to scholarly research, creative activity and other full-text learning resources that merit enduring and archival value and permanent access. 

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.

 Last Modified 3/20/14