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Authors and Books

Contemporary Authors

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

NoveList K-8 Plus

This reader’s advisory tool for students also contains author information.

NoveList Plus

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

Current Events

Points of View Reference Center

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Watch a tutorial on using Points of View here.


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.

Health and Science

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 4,500 journals (magazines)covering social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, medical sciences and other science topics.

Environment Complete

Comprehensive Coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

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

Discover a wealth of information at the National Library of Medicine.  Beside links to Medline and other free databases, there are links to historical medical documents, historical photos, videos, books, journals and historical medical statistics.

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.

Science Reference Center

This research database provides access to many full text science oriented content from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Watch a tutorial on using Science Reference Center here.

Encyclopedias, Newspapers, Magazines and Search Tools

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 Annals of American History

This online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews. (for access inside, the library click here| for access from home or school, click here )

 Britannica School

This link will take you to research material appropriate for elementary school, middle school and high school students.  Adults will be very happy with the information from the high school level of Britannica, too. (for access inside the library, click here | for access from home or school, click here)

  Explora High School Version

Explora is an easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments. Discover reliable information on topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Search results are aligned with a student’s grades in school.

Watch a tutorial on using Explora for High School here.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

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


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.

History Reference Center

This database features full text from more than 1900 reference books, encyclopedias and non fiction books PLUS 200 history periodicals.

Watch a tutorial on using History Reference Center here.

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.

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.

Middle Search Plus

Middle school students can access biographies, historical essays, encyclopedias, and popular, middle school magazines.

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.

Primary Search

Designed for use in Elementary Schools, this database provides access to primary sources, articles and information from popular, elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.

Social Sciences Full Text

Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.

Learn a Language

Mango Languages

Learn a language from the following list: Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, AND English for Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish speakers.

Testing Help + Subject Tutorials

Khan Academy

The motto of Khan Academy is: You can learn anything. This website offers video tutorials on a huge variety of topics from math, science and history for all grades to computer programming and  economics. You can even study for the SAT and other standardized tests. All tutorials are free and self paced.

Learning Express Library

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

Find tutorials to help you use Learning Express here.

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