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Databases, A to Z

What is a research database?  Databases are resources the library provides, and in most cases pays for, that contain information from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and reference books. 

Most of the information in these paid databases is not available on the Internet, like full text articles from Time magazine back to 1923, or complete Chilton's information for auto repair.  Choose from our A to Z list or select a subject in the box below to find a database to help your research.
 

  • A to Z Travel is a comprehensive and informative e-content travel database which offers free and exclusive tourist and culture information on more than 160 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe.  A to Z Travel is continuously updated and features city-specific content, maps and thousands of striking images.

  • Academic Search Premier is an academic collection by Ebsco of full text, peer-reviewed journals. Over 4,500 journals are available in full text, more than 3,700 of which are peer-reviewed. PDF back files dating to 1975 or earlier are provided for more than 100 journals. Find full text coverage of a broad array of subject areas, including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, and religion & theology.

  • Ancestry Library contains unparalleled coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection contains well over 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names. View our tutorial!

  • This Gale database contains nearly 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals, 170+ award-winning Gale reference titles and 50,000 new or updated bios are added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events.

  • Business Source Premier provides full text articles from more than 2,300 journals, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Coverage is available in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics and the database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

  • This Gale database provides resources for searching for jobs and internships, writing resumes and cover letters, and preparing for interview. It also provides resources to help identify career interests, browse career paths and search for schools and programs.

  • Search for accurate, complete and detailed repair information on your car, truck, van or SUV from the name you trust — Chilton. Professional technicians use it; now you can too! View our tutorial!

  • This essential tool for nonprofit and community-based organizations is a comprehensive, searchable online database containing over 500 hundred profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, government agencies and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. Each profile details the funder’s purpose and mission, areas of interest, geographic focus, application guidelines, financial information, board of trustees, recent grants, and more. 

  • Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

  • ConsumerReports.org offers articles, blogs, forums, and videos to enable consumers to make better purchasing decisions on products from dishwashers to digital cameras to infant car seats, to save money on home improvement plans, to shore up personal finances, improve their health, and more.

  • Click here for access to a selection of Ebsco databases covering a wide range of topics from homework help for all school ages to business and consumer information.

  • The Educator’s Edition of Ebsco's database Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

  • Looking for homework help?  Get help with your class assignments using Explora, a kid-friendly interface from EBSCO. Learn about endangered species, famous musicians, space exploration and more! Explora contains complete articles from dozens of the most popular elementary school magazines. All complete articles are assigned reading-level indicators (Lexiles®), and many articles are available in color PDF. You’ll also find easy-to-read encyclopedia entries written specifically for kids and more than one million images of photos, maps and flags!

  • Explora contains reliable information for students on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. For example, there 60,000 videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency.  Also included is EBSCO’s easy citation tool to properly cite sources in your research.

  • Explora provides easy-to-use features and relevant results with reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, including high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos.

  • Search for article and book citations and place Interlibrary Loan Requests.

  • Freegal Music is a free and legal downloadable and streaming music service. Freegal Music offers a variety of music, for recordings available from Sony Music Entertainment labels, including Arista, Columbia, RCA as well as many other labels. You can download and listen from a computer or portable devices or just stream!  All you need is your library card! View our tutorial!

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library offers online access to eBook reference titles in a variety of subject areas such as Biography, Business, Health, History and Social Science. View our tutorial!

  • Warrior Global Road Warrior is a geography database from World Trade Press designed for business people, travelers and students. It contains detailed world country information including 1575 maps and over 6500 photos.

  • Use this database to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: fitness, pregnancy, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

  • HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. Remote access is available.

  • History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

  • LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Click on a category to the right so that you can start on your path to success right now. View our tutorial!

  • Legal Information Reference Center provides the full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

  • Literature Resource Center This literature database offers critical, biographical and contextual content. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Researchers at all levels will find information they need.

  • LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. A subject navigator provides over 10,000 subject headings, and basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, timeline, and more.

  • Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications). These courses also feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as an EVLD library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection.  When you first access the database you will need to use your library card number and create a profile and a password.  From then on you can access the database through our website using your library card number and the Lynda.com password you created. View our tutorial!

    **If you forget your password please contact Client Services at 1-888-335-9632 x623 or clientservices@lynda.com

  • Mango Languages is an online language learning system that teaches actual conversation skills. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Mango Languages offers 12 language courses — Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers. View our tutorial!

  • Masterfile Premier by Ebsco contains full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data and analysis on over 41,000 investments, screening tools for stocks and mutual funds, analyst reports and ratings and protfolio analysis tools and savings calculators.

  •  Newsbank is a comprehensive resource for U.S. news containing comprehensive news coverage at the local, state and national levels in electronic editions of more than 1,500 full-text newspapers nationwide.

  • A database with over 78,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for teens, older kids and younger kids. Find reviews, lexile ratings, book discussion guides, recommended reads lists and more!

  • Search for your next great fiction or narrative nonfiction read by genre, subject heading, characters, or author. Also find author read-alikes, recommeded reads, book discussion guides and more.  Find books for all ages here. View our tutorial!

  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

  • A collection of ebooks that may be downloaded and and read on an ebook device, and eaudiobooks that can be downloaded and listened to on an MP3, iPod, phone, tablet or computer. The collection is updated monthly and is free to Eagle Valley Library District cardholders. View our tutorial!

    Need help? Book an appointment with a librarian or stop in.

  • Thanks to a grant from the Colorado State Library, EVLD's young patrons now have access to all four PebbleGo databases—Animals, Social Studies, Earth & Space and Biography. Designed for beginning researchers in grades K-3, these four databases feature leveled text for beginning readers and are enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips.

  • ReferenceUSA is the No. 1 source of information on businesses and people for researchers, students, job seekers and government agencies.  It is an invaluable marketing tool for business owners. View our tutorial!

  • A comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering encyclopedia entries, images, health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and the full text of over 100 hundred reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas with an intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.

  • Part of Thomson Gale's growing science product line, Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. This 24/7 resource reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms such as earth science, science history, life science, physical science, science and technology, space and much more.

  • Science Reference Center provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. It contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

  • A database intended for public library patrons doing small engine machinery maintenance and repair. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Click below and then scroll down and click on Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

  • Student Resources In Context is geared to high school (and early college) students and offers cross-curricular content aligned to national, state, and Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for students. This database provides support and sources for papers, projects, and presentations.

  • Teen Health & Wellness is specifically designed for teenagers on issues relating to health, fitness, alcohol, drugs, mental health, family life and more. It also provides young adults with authoritative content that is reviewed by experts in the areas of medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and counseling.

  • TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. View our tutorial!

  • ValueLine Investment Survey is an independent research company that collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries. The Investment Survey is backed by an independent research staff of approximately 80 experienced independent professional security analysts and statisticians. View our tutorial!

  • World Book Web is a suite of online research tools covering the needs of students from grade school to grad school, providing encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. The available websites include World Book Advanced (High School & College), World Book Online Info Finder (Middle School), World Book Online for Kids (Elementary School), and Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica (a Spanish Language Encyclopedia).

  • Download and keep current issues of popular magazines through Zinio. View our tutorial!

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