American Antiquarian Society (AAS)
: provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. Subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, health and medicine, agriculture, women's fashion, family life, religion, advertising, women's issues, the history of slavery, industry and professions, culture and the arts.
Ancient and Medieval History
: provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Database includes event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, and original maps and charts.
Biography In Context
: biographical information for over 500,000 people from Gale reference sources and magazine articles.
BrainFuse Homework HelpNow
: Brainfuse Homework HelpNow provides online homework help through live, one-to-one tutoring for students in grades K-12 and college. Brainfuse provides help with subjects like math and science, an interactive writing lab and ACT and SAT test preparation. Live tutors are available 7 days a week from 3 p.m. until 12 midnight. Access is also available in Spanish. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card
: 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.
Criminal Justice Database (Proquest)
: supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. It includes U.S. and international scholarly journals, correctional and law enforcement trade publications, dissertations, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.
: 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 School District. Text-to-speech available
: is a free online encyclopedia where children ages 7-11, parents, and teachers can look up information in subject areas ranging from
science and math to geography. It uses the same visual approach to content as DK's print books.
: 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.
Elementary School Research (Ebsco's Explora)
: Resources for grades K-5. Search for articles, news and more using a single search box. Browse popular topics by category. Results can be limited to reading levels. Text-to-speech available
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. Text-to-speech available
High School Research (Ebsco's Explora)
: Resources for grades 9-12. Discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art, music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. Search for articles, news and more using a single search box. Browse popular topics by category. Results can be limited to reading levels. Text-to-speech and citation tools provided. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
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. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
: 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
prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. It provides a self-paced learning program that teaches languages through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components - vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Middle School Research (Ebsco's Explora)
: Resources for grades 6-8. Discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art, music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. Search for articles, news and more using a single search box. Browse popular topics by category. Results can be limited to reading levels. Text-to-speech and citation tools provided. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
Oxford English Dictionary
: Provides a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words -- past and present -- from across the English-speaking world. This site is not available for use with a temporary card.
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.
: PebbleGo helps teach research skills to K-3 students using built-in reading and research tools such as leveled text, consistent navigation, fun educational games, and spoken-word audio.
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. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
Primary Search (EBSCO Youth Reference)
: Provides full text for children's magazines and children's pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
: ProQuest News is the online gateway to over 850 newspapers. The database includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Denver Post, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post. Proquest News database is provided in partnership with the Poudre School District.
: offers thirty complete scientific units over six curricula strands with an emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards. ScienceFlix has leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation in a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. It also contains many ideas for Science Fair projects.
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. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
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. Text-to-speech available in HTML format
: Online resource that leverages the True Books content to help students hone literacy skills, build knowledge of subject-area content, and skills through the inquiry process. All of the True Book titles are supported with a diverse reservoir of related content and primary sources featuring videos, audio, images, and text. For beginning researchers, it includes a project goal and ideas or questions on how to do research. Related content and web links provide opportunities for further research. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card