March 27, 2015

Template – Databases A-Z

What’s a Database?

Databases are resources the library provides (and usually pays for) that contain articles, information, statistics, and images, from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and reference books. Some databases are general collections featuring publications on a variety of subjects and others are specialty collections. The library’s subscription databases are available for use in the library or remotely 24/7 with your library card.

Database Tutorials

Databases A-Z

Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier

A multidisciplinary database with full-text for over 2,000 journals, including many peer-reviewed titles and popular magazines. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more. Includes Consumer Reports.

Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are added on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Business Search InterfaceBusiness Searching Interface

Browse and search for company profiles, industry information, market research, and country economic data.

BSP_button_150x75Business Source Premier

The industry’s most popular business research database with full-text for more than 2,200 journals and business publications, including  peer-reviewed titles. Covers management, marketing, banking, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

BlackBackCHNC Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Free access to more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing over 160 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Browse and search for feature stories, society news, advertisements, photos, editorials and more.

chc_button_150x75Consumer Health Complete

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.


EBSCOhost is a single access point to most of the individual databases listed here. Click “General Research Databases” to select and broaden your search for information and articles across multiple databases.

funk_wagnalls_button_150x75Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Features over 25,000 informative articles and images on a wide range of subjects.


This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

hrc_button_150x75History Reference Center

U.S. and World history, with full-text historical documents and articles from reference books, history magazines, journals, and newspapers. The database also provides timelines, biographies, maps, photos and video clips.

lirc_button_150x75Legal Information Reference Center

Tools and detailed how-to instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues. The database contains hundreds of full-text legal publications, consumer reference books, and thousands of legal forms searchable by subject.

LISTA_button_150x75Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Indexes over 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and conference proceedings. Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

masultra_button_150x75MAS Ultra – School Edition

Designed for high school and community college level research. The database features full-text for over 500 general interest publications, including peer-reviewed titles and reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection.

MasterFILE_Premier_button_150x75MasterFile Premier

A multidisciplinary database with full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, plus reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection. Covers general reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues, and more.

middlesearchplus_button_150x75Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school level research. The database features full-text for more than 150 magazines, plus biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

NS_button_150x75Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and selective full-text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Additionally, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from major media sources.


For fiction readers of all ages and interests. Search by favorite author, title or series, genre, or subject to find book recommendations and readalikes. The database also provides book reviews, reading lists, and discussion guides.

POVRC_button_150x75Points of View Reference Center

Full-text essays that present an overview, and both affirmative and opposing arguments for hundreds of controversial issues. The database also provides guides to critical thinking, debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.

PrimarySearchMainEdition_button_150x75Primary Search

Full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, plus the Encyclopedia of Animals, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, and an image collection of 91,000 photos, maps and flags.

psych_behav_sciences_button_150x75Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

This comprehensive resource provides extensive full-text coverage for topics in the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.

RBN_button_150x75Regional Business News

Broad coverage for full-text business publications on a regional level (U.S. and Canada) spanning over 22 years. Resources include newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires.

SciRC_button_150x75Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every science researcher’s needs. Full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Also provides teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

SERRC_button_150x75Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair and maintenance guides for all types of small engines. Detailed, yet user-friendly, the database contains over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.


This current events database covers social, political, & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular or controversial discussion topics. Provides full-text articles from U.S. and international news, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, and government publications.

UniteForLiteracy-300x285Unite for Literacy

An online library of over 120 picture books with 26 language narrations, making them perfect for emergent readers everywhere. Free website, library card not required.


WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Free website, library card not required.