RESEARCH DATABASES

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

Literature Resources from Gale - Literary topics, authors, and works, covering all genres and disciplines, time periods, and world regions. Find poems, essays, plays, speeches, and stories, as well as author biographies.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

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

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

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

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Business & Finance

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

General Business File ASAP - Broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals, and company directory listings.
College, 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. 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

Small Business Resource Center - Templates, guides, and other tools to help you start, finance, and manage your small business.
College, Adult

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Careers & Jobs

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

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

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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

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

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.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

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

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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 Reference Center - Repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Frequent updates include new repair procedures and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs).
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

Culinary Arts Collection - 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

Legal Forms Library - Downloadable forms and general legal information for NM, AZ, UT, and CO. (Users should 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

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Genealogy

Ancestry - Library Edition - Census, birth, death, marriage, and other records. Only available on the library computers and wi-fi inside the library (not available outside of the library building).
Adult

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

WorldVitalRecords - U.S. census records, enhanced Social Security Death Index; also exclusive collections, family trees, and digitized photos and documents.
Adult

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General Research

Fine Arts & Music Collection - 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.  Available only on the library's Internet or WiFi.
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

General Reference Center Gold - A general interest database for finding articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

Junior Edition - Full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books, with information on current events, arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
Middle School

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

Student 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

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Health & Science

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

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

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

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

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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

Biography in Context - 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 past eras, making historical accounts relevant and meaningful.
Middle School, High School, College, Adult

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

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Learn On Your Own

CollegeSource – Includes tools for choosing a college, college catalogs, financial aid resources, 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

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, and can help with homework using live chat, electronic blackboards, and document sharing.
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 almost any imaginable topic. 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

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Magazines & Journals

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

Expanded Academic ASAP – Access scholarly journals covering all academic disciplines.
High School, College, Adult
Bilingual

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

InfoTrac Professional Collection - Custom selection of full-text journals for professional educators.
College, Adult
Bilingual

National Geographic - 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

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

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