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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.

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including Denver Post Collection. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. View our tutorial!

  • 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.

  • BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. The animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while the paired nonfiction text allows for deeper discovery of the subject. BookFlix engages young students, reinforces reading skills, and introduces early readers to a world of knowledge and exploration.View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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 780 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  Find project ideas and instructional videos. You will have to create an account using an email address and a password.  For remote access you will also need your library card number.

  • The Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle County Historical Society work together to bring you thousands of photographs, artifacts, and many other items from historical Eagle County and the surrounding areas on the Western Slope. View our tutorial!

  • Library patrons have access to over 3000 titles from Overdrive. All magazine titles checked out are free. Download and read magazines on your Mac or Windows computer, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, and Kindle Fires using a web browser or the Libby app.  To set up an account, all you need is your library card! 

  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions. View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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.

  • LOTE Online for Kids is our online database of digital books in World Languages, for kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE Online for Kids has more than a thousand digital picture books in almost 50 languages, with new books and languages released each month – helping libraries to engage immigrant, refugee, and multilingual families in their communities.

  • 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 70 foreign language courses and 12 ESL courses, such as Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers. View our tutorial!

  • AtoZ Maps OnlineTM is a comprehensive collection downloadable maps for schools, academic institutions, and public libraries. Students, teachers, library patrons, and businesses have access to than 100,000 maps for school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports.

    Maps ONline has maps, map resources, visual glossaries, video dictionaries, geography learning games, and teacher resources.

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • Get free online access to the New York Times!  Enjoy access to the daily paper, blogs, videos, podcasts, and the NYT Time Machine featuring historical content dating back to 1851. You will need to create a New York Times user account (unless you already have one) using either link below. 

    For unlimited access from within library buildings just click the At Library Link button and enter your NYT account user name and password. 

    For remote access, just click the At Home Link button and log in with your library card number and then your NTY account user name and password for a 72 hour pass to the NYT.  When that pass expires just repeat the process for a new pass.


  • Explore Eagle history through local news, events and people with Denver Post Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. View our tutorial!

  • 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. Find troubleshooting help here.

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

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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. View our tutorial!

  • 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.

  • Teachables by Scholastic, Inc. is an online database of more than 25,000 searchable and printable educational materials to support learning beyond the traditional classroom.
    This extensive hub of preK-grade 6 resources supports homeschool populations, prepares young learners for kindergarten, and provides extra skills practice.

  • 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!

  • TumbleMath a comprehensive collection of math picture books, all in the TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.  TumbleMath also has the most comprehensive collection of math stories, all in a format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.  The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

  • 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!

  • Library patrons with active Eagle Valley Library District library cards obtain Wall Street Journal access that is valid for periods of 10 days.  Once you log in (using either link below) with your library card you will be directed to the Wall Street Journal site where you will need to set up login credentials. Once that is done you can browse and read articles and full issues of the Wall Street Journal.  After 10 days, just renew your access from here by logging in first with your library card number and then with your login credentials. 

  • Enjoy unlimited digital access to the Washington Post's expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. Real-time Q&A Discussions providing a behind the scenes look at key stories. Live-streaming of Washington Post Live events, where top-level government and business leaders, emerging voices and newsmakers discuss the most pressing national and global issues of the day.

  • Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. With Weiss Financial Ratings, you can: Check the values and ratings of stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds. Check ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies. Compare Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans. And download financial literacy & planning eBooks (PDF files to keep forever.)

  • Explore the world through food!  A to Z World Food by World Trade Press is a food culture and recipe database featuring over 174 countries and covering six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

  • A to Z World Travel World Trade Press 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 World Travel is continuously updated and features city-specific content, maps and thousands of striking images. View our tutorial!

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