Research Databases A to Z

2CarPros gives honest, tried and tested, money and time saving automotive advice for owners, enthusiasts and repair technicians. -from www.2carpros.com

A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. (Access only available while at the library.)

This database contains automobile repair information for over 23,000 vehicles. Every major manufacturer for domestic and imported vehicles is represented with auto repair information, including some makes and models starting as far back as 1945. This easy-to-read, illustrated repair information is written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer. Also included are technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and labor time estimates. With a Library card and PIN, you also have access to Auto... read more

The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. - from www.bartleby.com

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is the essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. Indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886.

Resources on DIY car repair from Car Talk.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 160+ newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. With publisher permission, we can digitize through 1963. Newspapers come from throughout the state, and CHNC includes papers published in English, German, Spanish, or Swedish. CHNC provides access to over 600,000 digitized pages from these newspapers. Digitization of additional newspapers continues through a local fund-raising model with contributions made by local... read more

We connect job seekers with great jobs. Colorado’s strong economic environment is inextricably tied to the quality of its workers. Colorado is among the top states in the nation for its highly educated workforce. We’ve been developing and nurturing that workforce for decades, bringing together a comprehensive menu of job training, education, and employment services to our network of Workforce Centers.

We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the... read more

This database contains state and federal regulations. Additional city regulations may exist, so be sure to check with the local city or county clerk licensing department. - from The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.- from www.coloradosbdc.org

The Colorado Virtual Library is produced by the Colorado State Library, and is funded in part with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

The mission of the Colorado State Library is to help develop libraries and deliver information services throughout Colorado. The Colorado Virtual Library helps connect Coloradans to their... read more

Articles, videos, images, current events, fact sheets. Includes up-to-date medical and health information on many topics, from alternative medicine to daily health care.

Dictionary.com is the world's leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, which is continually updated by our team of experienced lexicographers and supplemented with trusted, established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins to support a range of language needs. Dictionary.com also offers a... read more

The databases available are: Academic Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, History Reference Center, Legal Information Reference Center, Library, Info Science & Technology Abstracts, MAS Ultra, Masterfile Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, NoveList, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Regional Business News, Science... read more

 Elephind.com brings together many of the world’s online historic newspapers into one free search engine. By searching in Elephind you can simultaneously search newspaper sites from Colorado to Australia, rather than individually searching each site. “The goal of Elephind.com is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place.” Once you click on a search result in Elephind you will be taken directly to the... read more

Resources and articles on starting a business from the publication Entrepreneur.

Find more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Collection provides focus on education by provide full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers.

Databases Searched:

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Professional Development Collection

This interface is designed specifically for high school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Databases Searched

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
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This interface is designed specifically for primary and elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
Databases Searched

    Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
    Primary Search
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FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.

Our vision: learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database 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 and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Book recommendations, reviews and blogs, genre lists, trivia and quotes, available with or without sign-up.  For popular lists, click “Explore.”

GoodCall's scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship. Students can use this information to spend more time applying for scholarships they have a greater likelihood of winning. Also, the GoodCall scholarship engine is 100% free and open-access.... read more

This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Extensive Multidisciplinary Coverage

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.... read more

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

Tax information from the Internal Revenue Service.

For almost 90 years, we’ve been the experts in new car prices and used car values. We make it easy to research a new or used car, compare cars, find cars for sale, and make a well-informed decision. -from www.kbb.com

Legal Information Reference Center is a valuable resource for understanding the complex world of law and legal matters, providing forms and full text for top consumer legal reference books.

Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals.

A Variety of Full-Text Resources

In addition to indexing, abstracts and full text for library and information science journals, Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text provides conference proceedings, library school theses and pamphlets. PDFs of... read more

A community of  900,000 book lovers that connects you to people who read what you do.  Following sign-up, users may access booklists, join in discussion groups, talk with authors and blog with book lovers.

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

A Digital Collection of Full-Text Magazines for Public Libraries

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Covering a vast array of general reference subject areas

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications... read more

Includes the following:

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical Dictionary
  • Scrabble Dictionary
  • Spanish Translations

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. MyHeritage Library Edition provides patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Remote access and a mobile-friendly interface make it the most convenient genealogy product for libraries and institutions.

Includes research tools and resources for cars, motorcycles, RVs, Boats and more.

Full Text for Today’s Leading National and Regional Newspapers

This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Television and radio news transcripts

Newspaper Source provides complete television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR and more. 

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NoveList, the complete readers' advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities. Find your next favorite book right here!

Just-right books for every reader

NoveList K-8 is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

The EBSCO Points of View Reference Center features articles supporting pro and con sides of current issues, helping you develop arguments to support your position.

Created and Written for Elementary School Students

Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.

Helping Students and Their Teachers

Primary Search provides students with encyclopedic... read more

The Leading Full-Text Resource for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Research

This comprehensive resource is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

Deep Full-Text Journal Coverage

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides access to hundreds of full-text journals... read more

A Premier Full-Text Resource for US and Canadian Business Publications

This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story.

Reputable Resources for Your Regional News

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Science Reference Center provides easy access to science and math information, containing science experiments and full-text science encyclopedias, magazines, and journals.

SCORE offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors.

If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
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This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

You have a great idea for a business. Something that people need. Something that has never been done before. Something that you can do better than everyone out there.  It’s going to be big!

Many people start businesses, few succeed.

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center offers confidential, objective services to help your business succeed no matter what stage you’re in. From start-ups to growth companies, our... read more

This page allows the user to search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword, to access descriptive information for a specified 2,3,4-digit SIC, and to examine the manual structure. - from The Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Launching your own business from scratch takes bravery, quick thinking and careful planning; but it can also hugely rewarding - not to mention loads of fun - if you prepare properly. So this article will walk you through the basic steps of getting your business off the ground, from writing a business plan to securing funding to filing legal paperwork to organizing your office. By the end, you'll be able to start thinking about how to adapt this general process to your own business idea. So... read more

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