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The following databases require a username and password

To gain access please come to the library or call 719-846-5593 with your Student Identification Number to get the passwords.
You can access these databases on-campus or off-campus.

  • EBSCOHost offers full-text access to over 3400 scholarly periodicals. This service is available from any computer.
  • FirstSearch contains several databases, including ERIC and WORLDCAT. http://firstsearch.oclc.org/
  • NetLibrary On-line books available anytime, call the library to get your account set up. Or view our e-books through our card catalog. http://www.netlibrary.com/



The following links are open access and contain helpful information.

  • Academic Search Premier
    ( EBSCO Website )
    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.

  • American Memory
    ( http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ )
    American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s database of more than nine million digitized documents, sound recordings, images, maps, and other American primary sources.

  • arXiv
    ( http://arxiv.org )
    Started in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is a highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Member Advisory Board, and with the help of numerous subject moderators.

  • AskColorado
    http://www.askcolorado.org/ )
    - An online information service provided by Colorado libraries.

  • Ask a Librarian
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ )
    Chat live with a librarian anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except major holidays).
    For all Colorado students and residents Ask a Librarian is an online reference service from the Library of Congress.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Auto Repair Reference Center

  • Bartleby
    ( http://www.bartleby.com/ )
    Bartleby is an online reference library publishing literature, poetry, reference books and much more. It is a good site for anyone wanting free and unlimited access to great books online.

  • BioMed Central
    ( http://www.biomedcentral.com )
    BioMed Central is a United Kingdom-based, for-profit scientific publisher specialising in open access journal publication. BioMed Central and its sister companies Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central publish over 200 scientific journals.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    ( http://www.bls.gov/home.htm )
    The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics is an excellent source for information on inflation, wages, consumer spending, employment, demographics, business costs and much more.

  • Business Searching Interface
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Business Source Premier is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

  • Chemistry Central
    http://www.chemistrycentral.com/ )
    - A new service publishing peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry, from BioMed Central - the leading biomedical open access publisher.

  • CIA Library
    ( https://www.cia.gov/library/index.html )
    - The Central Intelligence Agency has a library, an online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments, maps and a World Fact Book that offers information on countries all over the world.

  • CIA World Fact Book
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ )

  • Colorado by the Numbers (CBN)
    ( http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/research )
    This online resource provides statistical information for a variety of areas in Colorado.

  • Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
    www.ColoradoHistoricNewspapers.org )
    The Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection spans the years 1859-1923.

  • Colorado State Publication Library
    ( https://www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo )
    The State Publications Library tracks computerized reports, statistics, and other educational information from state agencies as part of its many services.

  • Colorado Virtual Library (CVL)
    www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org )
    CVL provides access to information resources of Colorado libraries.

  • Consumer Health Complete
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Consumer Health Complete provides information directed towards the needs of the patients, and to help the understanding of health-related topics.

  • Course World
    ( http://www.courseworld.org/ )
    Watch free educational videos about the Arts and Humanities. Discover and browse thousands of high-quality lectures from top universities.

  • Digital Public Library of America
    ( http://dp.la/ )
    The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

  • Encyclopedia.com
    ( http://www.encyclopedia.com/ )
    This free online library hosts reference works, such as Oxford Dictionaries and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, as well as millions of magazine and newspaper articles. Encyclopedia.com's handy search tool makes it a cinch to find what you're looking for.

  • ERIC
    ( http://eric.ed.gov/ )
    Populated by the U.S. Department of Education, the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a great tool for academic research with more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of articles and online materials.

  • The Farmer's Almanac
    ( http://www.almanac.com/ )
    The Original Farmer's Almanac is a classic resource for information on weather, gardening, astronomy and food. Other site features include a blog and a community forum.

  • Google Books
    ( https://books.google.com/?hl=en )
    This beta tool from Google is a great way to locate books and research material on every subject imaginable. If you create a free account with Google Books, you get complete access to book excerpts, reviews, maps and other useful tools.

  • Google Scholar
    ( https://scholar.google.com/ )
    Google Scholar was created as a tool to congregate scholarly literature on the web. From one place, students have the ability to hunt for peer–reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

  • Internet Public Library
    ( http://www.ipl.org/ )
    The Internet Public Library, which is maintained by a consortium of universities and colleges, is flush with reference books, search tools, newspapers, magazines, and a number of other dependable resources. The site also features electronic versions of renowned literature and poetry.

  • Legal Information Reference Center
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Providing exclusive online full-text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of publications and thousands of multi-state legal forms, with more content added on a regular basis.

  • Library of Congress
    ( http://www.loc.gov/ )
    The nation's oldest federal cultural institution is also the largest library in the world. Some of the resources available here include historical documents, manuscripts, artwork, maps, photos, letters and film.

  • Live Search Academic
    http://search.live.com/results.aspx?scope=academic&q= )
    Search for scholarly journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations and academic books.

  • National Archives
    ( http://www.archives.gov/ )
    The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.

  • National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
    ( https://www.nlm.nih.gov )
    The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is an institute within the National Institutes of Health. Its collections include more than seven million books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images on medicine and related sciences, including some of the world's oldest and rarest works.

  • Noodle Tools
    ( http://www.noodletools.com/ )
    This site is widely used among college institutions, as it provides not only an all–inclusive search functionality, but also a citation generator for bibliographies in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

  • Photogrammar
    ( http://photogrammar.yale.edu/ )
    Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

  • Points of View Reference Center
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

  • Prospector
    http://prospector.coalliance.org/screens/mainmenu.html )
    A unified catalog of twenty three academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.

  • PublicHealth.org: Education, Career, and News for 2015
    ( http://www.publichealth.org )
    PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. Our team works hard to offer you.

  • PubMed
    ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed )
    PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

  • Questia
    ( https://www.questia.com/ )
    Easily the world's largest online library of books, Questia has 67,000 full-text books, as well as 1.5 million articles. Site users can also take advantage of a virtual dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus.

  • ScienceDaily
    ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/ )
    ScienceDaily  features articles on a wide variety of science topics including: astronomy, exoplanets, computer science, nanotechnology, medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, geology, climate, space, physics, mathematics, chemistry, archeology, paleontology, and others.

  • Science.gov
    ( https://www.science.gov/ )
    Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.

  • Science Reference Center
    ( EBSCO Website )
    This comprehensive research database provides easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

  • SGI Common Threads
    (http://commonthreads.sgi.org/)
    Common Threads aims to generate interest in topics related to the development of a culture of peace and to stimulate a growing network of global citizens active in the pursuit of peace. It features articles written by a diverse range of contributors in the hope of providing a space for sustained dialogue and for exploring creative responses to a changing world.

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    ( EBSCO Website )
    Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with 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 gain the information they need.

  • STAT-USA
    ( http://guides.ucf.edu/statusa )
    Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, STAT-USA is an authoritative guide to business, trade, and economic information. You'll need to pay to use the service from home, but you can access it for free at any Federal Depository Library.

  • TRIS Online Transportation Research Information Services
    ( http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/index.do )
    bibliographic database funded by sponsors of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), primarily the state departments of transportation and selected federal transportation agencies.

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    ( http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml )
    The U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder is an incredibly useful tool - particularly if you are looking for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

  • Virtual Learning Resource Center
    ( http://www.virtuallrc.com/ )
    The site provides students and teachers with current, valid information for school and university academic projects using an index of more than 10,000 web pages gathered from research portals, universities and library Internet subject guides recommended by teachers and librarians.

  • Virtual Reference Shelf
    ( http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html )
    This site features select web resources compiled by the Library of Congress. The Virtual Reference Shelf includes links to encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, almanacs, calendars, clocks, maps, consumer information, quotations and other high quality resources.

 


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