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Farmington Public Library

Research Databases

Available at the Farmington Public Library. To access these resources anywhere else in the world, you will be asked to enter your library card and PIN.

Books & Reading

Books and Authors - A great way to find good books if you're not sure where to start looking.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Gale Literary Sources - Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Literature Resource Center - Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

LitFinder - Access to literary works and authors throughout history; includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials lke biographies, images, and more.
High School, College, Adult

NoveList - Searchable guide to finding author read-alikes and fiction titles by genre. Includes books for ages 0 through adult.
Middle School,High School, College, Adult

Scribner Writer Series - Includes biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include consice essays, citations, and biographical information. placing the author's work in personal and historical context.
High School, College, Adult

Something About the Author - Research the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Twayne's Author Series - In-depth introduction to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres. 
High School, College, Adult

WorldCat - Find Books, CDs, DVDs, and articles in libraries worldwide.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Business & Finance

Gale OneFile - Business - Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications.
College, Adult

Business Insights: Essentials - Information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports. Includes rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies.
College, Adult

Financial Literacy - Informs and inspires learners about key economics and financial topics, including entrepreneurship, career skills, money and personal finance; includes resources to support and reinforce classroom instruction.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Marketscope Advisor - CFRA - Stock and Fund reports, including S&P reports, providing thorough analysis that goes well beyond reviewing past performance and focuses on the factors that drive future success.
Adult

Morningstar Investment Research Center - Information on mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and returns; includes performance analysis and portfolio tools.
Adult

ReferenceUSA - Residential and business directories with more details than your average phone book. Residential listings also contain recent census information, median household income, median home value, latitude/longitude, etc. Business listings include key executives, SIC codes, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, franchise information, etc.
College, Adult

Gale Business - Entrepreneurship - Plan, fund, start and manage your small business. Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes. Includes over 900 business plans.
College, Adult

Value Line Elite - Reliable and unbiased information, providing accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
Adult

Careers & Jobs

Careers In Focus - Comprehensive survey of careers; ideal for students.
Middle School, High School
Bilingual

JobNow by Brainfuse - Live expert help for your job search: help writing a resume or cover letter, access to career resources, and online interview coaching.
High School, College, Adult

OptimalResume - access code: INFOWAY
Create your login and start using tools for job seekers: résumé and cover letter builders, skills assessments, video interview preparation, portfolio and website builder.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Current Issues & News

CQ Researcher - In-depth, unbiased coverage of issues from the news, 1923 to present. Topical coverage includes an overview, pro-con debates, background, tables, maps, etc.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

NewsBank - Searchable news from a variety of source types, including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes the Albuquerque Journal, Las Cruces Sun-News, and Roswell Daily Record, and the Farmington Daily Times.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Newsstand - Search thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale in Context - Opposing Viewpoints - Information, data, and opinions on hundreds of current social issues.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Do-It-Yourself

Antiques Reference - Search auction house data to learn about collectibles, antiques and fine art. Each entry contains at least one full-color picture and an expert's description.
Adult

Auto Repair Source – Auto service and repair information; includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recall notices for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles; content is from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
High School, College, Adult

Chilton Library - Authoritative automotive repair information with step-by-step service and repair procedures and close-up graphics.
High School, College, Adult

Consumer Reports Online - Thousands of products undergo rigorous testing each year, to generate unbiased reviews and ratings to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
Adult

CreativeBug - Unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes with downloadable patterns; watch the classes anytime, anywhere. Classes never expire so you can start and stop projects at your own pace.
Adult

Gale OneFile - Culinary Arts - Thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information from 150 of the major cooking journals.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Home Improvement Reference Center - Designed to assist homeowners with home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale Legal Forms - Downloadable forms and general legal information for NM, AZ, UT, and CO. Consult an attorney for serious legal matters.
Adult

Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Includes repair information for boats and personal water craft, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles, power tools, and tractor engines.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Genealogy

Ancestry - Library Edition - Census, birth, death, marriage, and other records. Content available through the Library Edition may differ from monthly membership products. (Available only inside the library.)
Adult

HeritageQuest - Search a number of genealogical indexes and sources.
Adult

MyHeritage Library Edition (formerly World Vital Records) - U.S. census records 1790-1940, U.S. Public Records Index, enhanced Social Security Death Index; also includes exclusive collections, family trees, and digitized photos and documents.
Adult

General Research

Gale OneFile - Fine Arts and Music - Resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

FirstSearch - Multiple databases on a wide variety of topics.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources, suitable for all levels of research.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale General OneFile - Includes thousands of general-interest periodicals and millions of articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Kids Collection - A wide variety of nonfiction books, including the popular DK Eyewitness titles.
Elem, Middle School
Bilingual

Kids Infobits - For beginning researchers. Includes a subject-based topic tree search, with full-text, age-appropriate content covering a wide range of subjects.
Elem, Middle School

Gale in Context - Middle School - For student researchers in grades 6-8; contains authoritative information on the most studied topics in middle schools: literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.
Middle School

Gale OneFile - High School Edition - A variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books with information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
High School

World Book Web - Online research tools, including encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Health & Science

Gale Health and Wellness - Access to standard, complementary, and alternative medical information compiled from trusted health and medical journals, videos, and articles from reference publications.
College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale OneFile - Health and Medicine - Multi-source database providing full-text nursing and allied health journal access, in addition to personal health information.
College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale OneFile - Nursing and Allied Health - A comprehensive collection of periodicals and reference content supporting health care professionals.
College, Adult

PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science - Information, experiments, and games. Topics include earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate.
Elem, Middle School

PowerKnowledge Life Science - Information, experiments, and games. Topics include animals, classification, endangered and extinct species, food chains and food webs, green living, habitats and ecosystems, the human body, life cycles, plants, and survival and adaptation.
Elem, Middle School

PowerKnowledge Physical Science - Information, experiments, and games. Topics include atoms and molecules, elements and periodic tables, energy and matter, force and motion, physical science and our planet, scientific method, and temperature and measurement.
Elem, Middle School

Gale OneFile - Psychology - A comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting all aspects of psychology.
College, Adult

Science Online - Includes a broad range of scientific disciplines, using essays, videos, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Middle School, High School

Teen Health & Wellness - Developed for teens, with their unique concerns and perspective. Topics include body basics, diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, and more.
Middle School, High School

History & Cultures

American Indian History Online - Access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.
High School, College, Adult

Gale in Context - Biography - Search for more than 528,000 individuals. Includes biographies, videos, images, historical information, etc.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

CultureGrams - Detailed information for over 200 countries, 50 states, provinces, and territories.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

CultureGrams Kids Edition - Learn about the countries and cultures around the world; includes videos, photos, country data, even recipes.
Elem, Middle School

Daily Life Through History - Discover everyday details about the past, making history relevant and meaningful.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Sanborn Maps - Historic maps of selected New Mexico cities, 1867-1970.
College, Adult

Learn On Your Own

CollegeSource - Includes tools for selecting a college, with access to college catalogs, financial aid and other resources to help launch a successful college career.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

Digital Literacy - Key digital literacy and cyber citizenship topics, including entrepreneurship and careers, communication, cyber bullying and safety, privacy and ethics, research tools for the digital age, social networking, and gaming.
Middle School, High School

HelpNow by Brainfuse - Live, online tutoring for learners of all ages, including test prep.
Elem, Middle School, High School, College, Adult<
Bilingual

KnowledgeCity - Hundreds of video classes for workplace training: safety, compliance, finance, business, and computer skills; work at your own pace, finish a course, complete the test, and provide your supervisor with a certificate of completion.
Adult
Bilingual

Learning Express Library - Practice tests and courses for GED, academic tests, licensing, and citizenship tests. Also includes tutorials for popular computer software.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Little Pim (powered by Mango Languages) - An online language learning system for ages 0-6. Accessible and engaging for young children, Little Pim incorporates words and themes that are relevant to the child's daily life.
PreK, Elem

Live Homework Help - Online tutors are available from 4 pm to 10 pm, ready to help with homework using live chat, electronic blackboards, and document sharing. Includes SAT/ACT Essentials from The Princeton Review.
Elem, Middle School, High School, College
Bilingual

Mango Languages - Learn a language at your own pace, using everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity. Choose from a variety of foreign languages or English as Second languages (ESLs).
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Universal Class - Choose from more than 500 online continuing education classes, on a variety of topics. Earn continuing education units (CEUs) as you sharpen your workplace skills, explore a new career, or simply learn something for fun. Create a login and start learning!
High School, College, Adult

Magazines & Journals

Gale Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full-text journal articles, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale Academic OneFile Select - Access scholarly journals covering all academic disciplines.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale OneFile - Informé Académico - Revistas y periódicos en español - Magazines and newspapers in Spanish.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

National Geographic Kids - Offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures.
Elem, Middle School
Bilingual

National Geographic Virtual Library - A complete archive of National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Gale OneFile - Leadership and Management - Authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more.
College, Adult
Bilingual

Farmington Public Library • 505.599.1270 • 2101 Farmington Ave, Farmington NM 87401