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Research Databases
Database Description Access
Academic Search Premier

  • A large academic multi-disciplinary database
(Library Edition)
  • Comprehensive genealogy resource
  • Provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Contains repair and maintenance information on most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles 
Business Search Premier
  • Provides the full text for many journals
  • Provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business
Consumer Health Complete
  • Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine
  • Free online Colorado DMV permit practice tests and manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • Spanish and English
  • FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
Explora Primary
  • Designed for elementary school researchers
  • Simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; Easy-to-browse categories organized by topic; Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
Explora Public Libraries
  • Designed for public library patrons. Features browse by topic, limiting search results by source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.). 
  • Includes: Business Source Complete; Columbia Encyclopedia; Consumer Health Complete; Health Source - Consumer Edition; MasterFILE Elite; Newspaper Source
Explora Secondary
  • Designed for middle and high school researchers
  • Simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; Easy-to-browse categories organized by topic; Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment
History Reference Center
  • Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers 
LearningExpress Library
  • Learn computer skills such as Microsoft products, Photoshop, and more
  • Practice for occupational tests including Civil Service, EMT, Firefighter, Nursing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Commercial Drivers License
  • Get ready for the GED test by taking courses and practicing the tests (tests offered in Spanish, too)
  • Find more than 130 eBooks (pdf format) to help you succeed
Legal Information Reference Center
  • Access hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals and full text for more than 330 journals

MAS Ultra School Edition

  • Designed specifically for high school students
  • Contains full text for more than 500 popular high school magazines
MasterFILE Premier
  • Covers virtually every subject area of general interest
  • Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags
Middle Search Plus
  • Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines and an image collection of 285,912 photos, maps, and flags
Newspaper Source
  • Provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 national (U.S.) and international newspapers.
  • Fiction readers can find new authors and titles based on topics of interest or other books enjoyed
Novelist K-8
  • Contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population
  • Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles
Points of View Reference Center
  • Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of more than 290 current issues
Primary Search
  • Contains full text for nearly 70 popular elementary school magazines and an image collection of over 250,000 photos, maps, and flags
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
  • Information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods
Regional Business News
  • Provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications
Science Reference Center
  • Designed to meet every student's needs, this contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • Provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines with over 440 full-text reference books
Teacher Research Center
  • Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provides coverage on key education topics
Topic Search
  • A current events database to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics
  • An online library of picture books and chapter book classics that you can listen to or read online
Biblioteca Tumblebook
  • TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan,para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.
  • Searchable catalog of books, videos, DVDs, web resources and other library materials owned by libraries worldwide

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