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All Databases

National Newspaper Index

Provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Gale

Newspaper Archive

Contains tens of millions of historical newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

Heritage Microfilm

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Covers 143 U.S. and international newspapers.

Ebsco

NextReads - Email Reading Lists

NextReads

Email reading lists.

Ebsco

NoveList K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Ebsco

NoveList Plus

Novelist

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Ebsco

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues database of current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1390

Gale

Philanthropy In/Sight

An interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Foundation Center

Pikes Peak NewsFinder (Local Newspaper Index)

Contains citations to local news articles and obituaries from the Colorado Springs Gazette and other local newspapers.

PPLD

Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Ebsco

Primary Search

Primary Search

Covers children's magazines and pamphlets designed for the elementary school student.

Ebsco

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Covers topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Includes full text for more than 560 journals.

Ebsco

ReferenceUSA

Reference USA contains information on 23 million U.S. businesses and 266 million U.S. households.

ReferenceUSA now includes lifestyle and consumer data on over 60 market segments to help identify new market opportunities.

ReferenceUSA welcomes patrons to participate in their FREE online training. Click here for a schedule.

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles Tutorial

InfoUSA

Regional Business News

A full-text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.

Ebsco

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life.

Gale eBook

ResumeMaker

Resume maker. Write resumes, learn interview tips and search millions of job openings from one location.

Individual Software

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (2011)

Provides sources of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid.

Gale eBook

Science in Context

A one-stop resource for science-related research needs.

Tutorials:

Navigating the home page:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/science_home/scien...

Searching:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/science_search/sci...

Gale

Science of Everyday Things

Illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life.

Gale eBook

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for 732+ science encyclopedias and reference books, 195 periodicals, 519 science videos and other sources.

Tutorial:

Flash: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/scirc/scirc.html

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfhgQgBC4LE&feature=plcp

Ebsco

Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus

Provides access to children's magazines and reference works, including EBSCO Animals.

Ebsco

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

Gale eBook

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides users with detailed repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Ebsco

Spanish American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Gale eBook

Student Research Center

Search interface designed for secondary school students.

Ebsco

Testing & Education Reference Center

Practice tests to help prepare for higher education and the working world plus information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports. Includes scholarship information.

Tutorial:

http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/terc/tutorial/

Gale

The Crusades Reference Library

Covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

Gale eBook

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Tutorials:

Basic Search
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_BscSrc...

Advanced Search
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_AdvSrc...

Ebsco

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles

Identify viable prospects for new market opportunities based on 60 market segments for millions of consumers. Link goes to ReferenceUSA, then click on the U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles link.

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles Tutorial

InfoUSA

Universal Class

Access over 500 online courses (everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101) with CEU Certificates documenting course completion. Start learning now!

Recorded Books

Value Line Investment Survey

Comprehensive investment survey for over 7000 stocks and 20,000 mutual funds. Includes Historical Archive Reports for the Value Line Investment Survey 1,700 companies for more than 10 years.

Value Line

Vietnam War Reference Library

Covers the Vietnam War from every angle.

Gale eBook

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Covers the War in the Persian Gulf.

Gale eBook

War of 1812

Covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

Gale eBook

Westlaw Classic

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Thomson Reuters

Westlaw Next

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Please click the 'sign out' button when you have finished your session.
Thomson Reuters

Westward Expansion Reference Library

Dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

Gale eBook

Witchcraft in America

Covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca

Gale eBook

World Book Online

World Book Public Library Edition: World Book Encyclopedia plus hundreds of thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents. Includes World Book Online Reference Center and World Book Online Info Finder (Click on World Book Online Info Finder from your mobile phone, to use a mobile version).

World Book Discoverer: Includes reference content, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia and interactive video.

World Book

World Book Online for Kids

Includes easy-to-read articles and media plus hundreds of activities developed for children.

World Book

World War I Reference Library

Provides comprehensive coverage of the World War I period.

Gale eBook

World War II Reference Library

Provides comprehensive coverage of the World War II period.

Gale eBook

WorldCat

Search OCLC's database of library materials world-wide.

FirstSearch