Reference Databases

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier

 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.

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Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

This project from the Colorado State Library includes digital copies of more than 60 Colorado newspapers, dating from the 1850s to the 1920s. The database includes thousands of articles, graphics, letters to the editor and advertisements.

Colorado Revised Statutes

The Colorado Revised Statutes are made available for public use by the Committee on Legal Services of the Colorado General Assembly through a contractual arrangement with the LexisNexis Group, which prepares and maintains this website. The website includes access to Colorado Court Rules, the full text of the Colorado Revised Statutes, an alphabetical index, and the state and federal Constitutions.


EbscoHost is a powerful online reference system that offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases. Search for journal and magazine articles on general topics, business, science, and careers.

EbscoHost is also available in: Deutsch | Espagnol | Francais

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

 Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia contains over 25,000 articles covering an array of topics.  

Kids Search

Kids Search is designed to help elementary and middle school students with research. Students may browse by topic, or access the dictionary, encyclopedia, or image library. Topics include Animals, Arts & Music, Geography, Health, In the News, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Sports. There are resources for teachers, too.

MAS Ultra Online Magazines

This comprehensive database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and more.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains more than 150 popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Additionally, Middle Search Plus includes primary source documents including essential documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. 

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, and more.

The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers. Find Recommended Reads lists organized by age group or search for books by genre, subject, or literary award. NoveList K-8 includes reviews, annotations, and information for parents and educators.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the best databases to find the next book you want to read.  NoveList Plus provides subject heading access, reviews, annotation, and much more for over 135,000 titles including fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book lists.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

 The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor provides essential information for hundreds of occupations. Information includes typical responsibilities for specific jobs, information on what skills or prerequisites are needed to get a particular job, average pay, and typical work environment.

Primary Search

 Primary Search contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.


Searchasaurus is a research tool for children in elementary school. Research topics including Animals, Art and Music, Health and History, People and Places, Science and Math, Sports, and Stories.

Student Research Center

The Student Research Center is an online research tool created especially for high school and middle school students. Search magazines, books and articles, biographies, newspapers and radio transcripts.


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.

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
World Book Encyclopedia

World Book Encyclopedia Online is a reference source containing every article from the print set plus thousands more. It has state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed Web sites and much more. The site also contains the World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Advanced, World Book Kids and a Spanish Language Encyclopedia.

World Factbook from the CIA

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. 

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