Most-Used Databases


  • Biography in Context - Search by a person's name or by other criteria such as nationality and occupation.


Current Issues

General Research

  • Academic Search Premier - Full text for scholarly publications.
  • Access World News - Full text from local, regional, national and international newspapers.
  • Colorado Newspapers
  • Consumer Reports - Full text issues via MasterFILE Premier (1991 - Present).
  • Consumer Health Complete - Comprehensive health and medical info, including videos, fact sheets, images and diagrams, reports and a medical dictionary.
  • Explora - Search across several EBSCO databases for videos, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and biographies on a variety of topics.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of electronic reference books covering many subject areas. Download chapters to your eReader or computer.
  • MAS Ultra - Designed specifically for high school students. Full text for periodicals, including popular magazines, and reference books on a variety of topics as well as primary sources, images and biographies.
  • MasterFILE Premier - Full text articles from a range of magazines/newspapers./periodicals. Subjects covered include general reference, business, health, multicultural studies and more.
  • Teen Health & Wellness - Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
  • TOPIC Search - Articles on popular and current events topics, including full text periodicals, government publications, biographies and public opinion polls.

Geography/Country Information

  • Background Notes - Fact Sheets,foreign policy information, & other country information
  • CIA World Factbook - Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Culture Grams -Find information about the cultures and peoples of the world. Includes maps, images, statistics, flags and more.
  • Lands and Peoples - An online encyclopedia, atlas, and almanac about countries and cultures for students.



  • GreenFILE - Government publications, scholarly articles and general-interest publications on topics including renewable energy, green building, global warming and recycling.
  • Science in Context - Science articles and books, videos and news. A great one-stop resource.
  • Science Reference Center - Science encyclopedias, books and periodicals for students.

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