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"Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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 EBSCO Host Logo EbscoHost -

Use this site to broadcast a search across all of the Ebsco databases Vail Public Library suscribes to, or select which databases you want to search.


masultra100.gif MAS Ultra School Edition  

Specifically designed to provide high school students with full text access to periodicals, reference books, primary source documents, biographies, and more.


Student Research Center Logo   Student Research Center  

Students grades 6-12 can search magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, radio and TV news transcripts and more. Primary documents, photos, maps, and flags are also available.  





A to Z Maps Logo A to Z Maps Online

The worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps.  

 A to Z World Travel Logo A to Z World Travel


Academic Search Premier Logo Academic Search Premier  

This collection of full text articles and journals offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.


 Britannica High School 


This link will take you to research material appropriate for  high school students.  Adults will be very happy with the information from the high school level of Britannica, too.

Contemporary Authors LogoContemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on many U.S. and international authors.


eLibrary Logo eLibrary (formerly BigChalk)

General reference tool geared for students. Allows searches of magazines, newspapers, transcripts, and photos. (Library use only)

Funk and Wagnalls Logo Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  

Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics.


EBSCO GreenFile Logo GreenFile  

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Read up on PV cells, greenscaping, and much more. 

Learning Express Logo   Learning Express Library  

Explore the Learning Express web site - sharpen your skills and improve your score with online practice tests and self-paced courses.  Includes academic and career testing. Also includes new GED test materials.

litreference100.gif Literary Reference Center

Contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.


MasterFILE-Premier-button(100x50).gif MasterFILE Premier  

MasterFILE™ Premier contains nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also find nearly 500 full text reference books and biographies. 

 National Library of Medicine National Library of Medicine



Newspaper Source Logo Newspaper Source  

Selected full text from national and regional US newspapers including the Denver Post, Greeley Tribune and Pueblo Chieftain, and transcripts from TV and radio news. 

Novelist Plus Logo NoveList Plus

This fiction and non fiction reader's advisory tool contains author information.  

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 Psych_button_100.gif Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

This is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Contains full text for more than 560 journals.


Research Starter

Provides students and other researchers with a starting point for gaining an understanding of key topics.


Topic Search Logo TOPICsearch  

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.



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