FRCC Course Reserves
Biography In Context: biographical information for over 500,000 people from Gale reference sources and magazine articles.
CQ Researcher: Overviews of current issues and controversial topics including pro/con statements, background and chronology on the topic, assessment of the current situation, and bibliographies of key sources written by CQ Press journalists.
Culturegrams: Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Insider perspectives on daily life, culture, history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. The Culturegrams database is provided in partnership with the Poudre R-1 School District.
EasyBib: Online citation generator that converts relevant information for works to be cited, including websites, books, magazine, newspaper & journal articles and many other sources, into a properly cited bibliography. Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO Youth Reference): General encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles. Encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for the arts, environmental issues, world religions, native American tribes, biographical information on important and interesting people, history, medical topics, animals, and literary criticism.
History Reference Center (EBSCO): History Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive, full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes images, videorecordings and primary sources.
Kids Search (EBSCO): search across popular elementary and middle school magazines, Funk and Wagnalls' Encyclopedia, EBSCO Animals, and newspapers using a colorful, kid-friendly interface.
LearningExpress: K-12 students. eBooks, instantly scored practice tests, exercises, essay practice, and fun lessons designed to build skills for classes, homework, quizzes, and important exams. GED preparation and college entrance exam practice. To use this database, register for an account on the database site. The username is your PRPLD library card number. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Literature Grades 8-12, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources for information on literature. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.
Oxford Scholarship Online: covers 20 subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law including African American History, Asian Studies, Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Television Studies. It provides full-text searching of roughly 300 full-text titles and over 8000 abstracts of academic monographs.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO): A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
Primary Search (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for children's magazines and children's pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.
Pronunicator: Pronunicator provides access to learn 75 languages using 50 different language interfaces. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Each Pronunciator course has up to 10,000 exercises, 2,500 quizzes and up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content that contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Searchasaurus: Colorful animated interface with a dinosaur theme. Search articles, an online general encyclopedia and information about animals from around the world.
SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series): contains articles and reports on current topics such as racism, poverty, welfare, environment, immigration, women's rights, and criminal justice. SIRS Government Reporter is a source for federal government statistical and summary reports on a wide variety of topics. License is for use by individual patrons; use in schools or other institutions is not covered.
Student Research Center (EBSCO): The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with research tools for obtaining information from EBSCO databases. Users can search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video content by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia and explore the top searches of the day. Databases included: Health Source, MAS Ultra, Middle Search Plus, Topic Search, Newspaper Source.
Topic Search (EBSCO): Middle and high school students. Full text articles and reports on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other current topics from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
The Library Staff will be happy to assist you in using these resources.
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