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EBSCO offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Novelist, and the Auto Repair Reference Center, Student Research Center (for High School and Middle School students), Kids Search (for Middle School and Elementary School students), and Searchasaurus (for Elementary School students).

Encyclopedia Americana is a Grolier Encyclopedia suitable for students and adults.

FirstSearch is a collection of twelve reference databases covering a wide range of subjects for students and adults.  The most popular databases are WorldCat, Medline, ERIC, and the WorldAlmanac. Other databases include ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ECO, GPO, Ebooks, PapersFirst, Proceedings, and WorldCATDissertations.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia for students and adults. It indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.  Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies, as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

Grolier Online is a collection of five reference databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Popular Science, and Lands and Peoples.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.  All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Contains 84,000+ biographies, 105,000+ primary source documents, and an image collection of 400,000+ photos/maps/flags.

NewsBank contains information from newspapers and newswires including the Daily Camera, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and the Broomfield Enterprise.

Science Online Presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, biographies, and experiments.

SIRS Discoverer is a research database designed for children and young adults. It's special features include: Current Events, Spotlight of the Month, World Almanac for Kids, and Funk Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.

World Almanac for Kids is a fundamental reference resource for students. It provides biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.

World Book Online Reference Center contains every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more. It also features multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed websites, Special Reports, and Back in Time (a you-are-there chronicle of events from the World Book Yearbook that begins in 1922 and unfolds in the distinctive voice and perspective of each successive year). Find here: World Book Advanced, Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea, World Book Kids, World Book Discover, World Book Student, and Early Peoples.

Culture and Geography

CultureGrams World Edition  provides information that ranges from mile-high views of a nation, its society and institutions, to close-up views of communities, families, and individuals.  CultureGrams also provides the World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, Famous People, Photo Gallery, and the Recipe Collection.

Lands and Peoples  provide descriptions of the country's land, people, economy, history, and government as well as Facts and Figures box and a full-color map.

SIRS Discoverer Maps of the World Click on Maps of the World under Database Features on the right-hand side or select Cultures and Countries. Great for Middle School students.


Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. CHNC contains over 477,000 digitized pages and is a joint endeavor of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historical Society, and generous donors throughout the state.

Colorado Virtual Library is a cooperative project of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado library community to provide access to other libraries' collections, resources for kids and teachers, and AskColorado.  This website also provides digital collections, historic paper, geospatial data and interlibrary loan.

History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. It also contains nearly 57,000 historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps and videos.

The National Archives (Access to Archival Databases) is the nation's record keeper.  Access over 85 million historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government. The records cover a variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses. Search by using keyword(s), browse by category, or browse by subject.

The National Archives - Digital Vault allows you to use the National Archive's images to create a poster or movie for your school project. Create a visual aid using documents, records, photos, and more from the archive's database.