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Kids Search - Middle School: Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.  Results can be easily sorted by source type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Student Research Center - High School and Middle School
: Search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.  Results can be easily sorted by source type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

EBSCO offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Novelist, and the Auto Repair Reference Center, Student Research Center (for High School and Middle School students), Kids Search (for Middle School and Elementary School students), and Searchasaurus (for Elementary School students).

Encyclopedia Americana is a Grolier Encyclopedia suitable for students and adults.

FirstSearch is a collection of twelve reference databases covering a wide range of subjects for students and adults.  The most popular databases are WorldCat, Medline, ERIC, and the WorldAlmanac.  Other databases include ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ECO, GPO, Ebooks, PapersFirst, Proceedings, and WorldCATDissertations.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia for students and adults.  It indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.  Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.  The database contains various images, offers brief biographies, as well as information in a variety of subject areas.  This database is updated annually.

Grolier Online is a collection of five reference databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Popular Science, and Lands and Peoples.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.  All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Middle Search Plus also contains 84,000+ biographies, 105,000+ primary source documents, and an image collection of 400,000+ photos/maps/flags.

NewsBank contains information from newspapers and newswires including the Daily Camera, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and the Broomfield Enterprise.

SIRS Discoverer is a research database designed for children and young adults.  Its special features include: Current Events, Spotlight of the Month, World Almanac for Kids, and Funk Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.

SIRS Discoverer Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia that is suitable for children and adults.  Click on Encyclopedia at the bottom of the page in the Reference box.

World Almanac for Kids is a fundamental reference resource for students.  It provides biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.

World Book Online Reference Center
contains every article from the 22-volume print set plus thousands more.  It also features multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed websites, Special Reports, and Back in Time (a you-are-there chronicle of events from the World Book Yearbook that begins in 1922 and unfolds in the distinctive voice and perspective of each successive year). Find here: World Book Advanced, Estudiantil Hallazhgos en Linea, World Book Kids, World Book Discover, World Book Student, and Early Peoples.

Culture and Geography

CultureGrams World Edition  provides information that ranges from mile-high views of a nation, its society and institutions, to close-up views of communities, families, and individuals.  CultureGrams also provides the World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, Famous People, Photo Gallery, and the Recipe Collection.

Lands and Peoples  provide descriptions of the country's land, people, economy, history, and government as well as Facts and Figures box and a full-color map.

SIRS Discoverer Maps of the WorldClick on Maps of the World under Database Features on the right-hand side or select Cultures and Countries.  Great for Middle School students.


Teen Health and Wellness  provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.  Developed for teens, with their unique concerns and perspectives in mind. 
Login and password is mdepl.


Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.  CHNC contains over 477,000 digitized pages and is a joint endeavor of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historical Society, and generous donors throughout the state.

Colorado Virtual Library
 is a cooperative project of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado library community to provide access to other libraries' collections, resources for kids and teachers, and AskColorado.  This website also provides digital collections, historic paper, geospatial data, and interlibrary loan.

Colorado Virtual Library: Biographies is a directory of biographies about famous Coloradans.

History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.  It also contains nearly 57,000 historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos, maps, and videos.

The National Archives (Access to Archival Databases) is the nation's record keeper.  Access over 85 million historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government.  The records cover a variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses.  Search by using keyword(s), browse by category, or browse by subject.

The National Archives - Digital Vault allows you to use the National Archive's images to create a poster or movie for your school project.  Create a visual aid using documents, records, photos, and more from the archive's database.

National Geographic Virtual Library 1888- current.  Browse magazines, explore topics, and search through professional photographic images.

NewsBank contains information from newspapers and newswires including the Daily Camera, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and the Broomfield Enterprise.  Features include special reports and current events. It also covers U.S. and international news, business, lifestyles, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from familiar magazines such as Time, Fortune, and Popular Science.  

World Book Advanced
features primary source documents and eBooks fully integrated with the encyclopedia content.  Research and teaching tools include timelines, citation builder, and saved research. Tailored for students in grades 8 and up

World Digital Library 
makes available on the internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


Mango Languages:  Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages.
This database also features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers.  A text translator is provided.

*First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.

Download the mobile app

Available languages

Reading and Literature

Litfinder provides a wealth of primary literature content, including full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts, full-text short stories, full-text essays, full-text speeches, and full-text plays.  LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

NoveList Plus
: Search among thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles and also retrieve author read-a-likes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.  NoveList Plus includes everything in NoveList as well as additional coverage for nonfiction titles.

NoveList K-8 Plus focuses on nonfiction reading materials that support the recreational reading interests of children and students from preschool through middle school, as well as the school curriculum.

TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks (such as non-fictions), Read-A-Longs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic), and Audio Books.  These books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and read-a-long functions which highlights text as it is read.  You also have access to lesson plans, quizzes, and out Common Core Portal.  These features make TBC Jr. a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students.  


Amazing Animals of the World offers children instant and reliable access to information about the animal kingdom and its place in our world.

Facts on File's Science Online offers biographies, essays, definitions, diagrams, experiments, timelines, and more representing significant achievements, discoveries, or natural phenomena related to the development of science.

The New Book of Popular Science is a leading science encyclopedia geared to student readers.

The Science and Education Center is located on the library's first floor.  The programs and materials are appropriate for students ages 9-18 years old.  Learn more about this space by clicking here.

Learning Express
provides access to interactive skill-building courses and a broad range of practice tests based on such official exams as the ACT, SAT, and GED.  There are also math, study skills, and much more for students in grades 4-12

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
is the only full-length online encyclopedia conceived and developed with the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas.  Click on the link in the left-hand column to access the encyclopedia.