Research for Teens

  • Academic Search Premier

    Academic SearchContains full text journal (professional) peer-reviewed articles for coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.





  • CIA World Factbook

    CIA World Factbook

    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography (maps), communications, and transportation issues for 267 countries.


  • Colorado Historic Newspapers

    Colorado NewspapersCurrently includes more than 500,000 digitized pages, representing 163 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Includes feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons.

  • The College Database

    Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.28.43 AMThe College Database is today’s most current, complete, and user-friendly source for college and university data.  Includes tuition, enrollment, and accreditation data from government and post-secondary institutions.



  • Resume Builder

    Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.12.56 AMCollege in Colorado (for people in college or not in college) is a free website to build a resume, cover letter, practice interview skills and more.


  • Culture Grams

    CultureGramsOffers detailed maps and information about a country's people, customs, lifestyles, and society. Get a kid's eye view of daily life in countries around the world. Culture Grams is great for school country reports or understanding the culture before traveling to a given destination.

  • ERIC

    eric_largeContains article citations and abstracts (article summaries) from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals (professional magazines).




  • Explora Secondary

    explora-secondarySearch by a topic or keyword to find magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video results on a wide-variety of subjects!  Great for high-school students.


  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

    Funk and Wagnalls New EncyclopediaFind pictures, facts, and general information on any topic.


  • Global Road Warrior

    Global Road Warrior grw-imagecontains 175 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images. 

  • History Reference Center

    History Reference CenterOffers paragraphs from reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from the leading history publishers.  Also contains articles from history periodicals (professional magazines), historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and videos.


  • Learning Express Library

    Interactive online tutorials, practice tests and test preparation. Includes ACT, SAT, AP, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, GED and others.

  • offers training courses in thousands of computer topics, ranging from Word and Excel to app development and graphic design. The courses are self-paced video tutorials.

  • Mango – Online Language Learning

    Mango LanguagesLearn a new language like Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Italian and more.




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  • Masterfile Premier

    Masterfile PremierContains newspaper, journal (professional magazine), magazine articles, and reference book (dictionaries, encyclopedia, thesaurus) notes covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes primary source documents and images.



    MAS UltraOffers articles from high school history magazines, biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


  • Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search PlusFor the middle schooler, contains magazine articles, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, encyclopedia, and dictionary entries.


  • National Geographic Kids

    natgeoNational Geographic Kids offers books, videos, and magazines about a variety of topics. Topics include animals, environment, history, people  & cultures, places and science & tech.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library

    nat geoRead National Geographic magazines and explore topics like history, environment and travel.

  • Newspaper Source

    Newspaper SourceProvides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided.


  • Novelist K-8

    Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words.

  • Oxford Islamic Studies

    oxfordislamicstudiesThis authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated.


  • Points of View Reference Center

    Points of View Reference CenterContains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.


  • Science Reference Center

    Science Reference CenterDesigned to meet every student's science research needs, contains articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

  • Shmoop

    ShmoopLogoFind fun study guides and other teacher resources here!


  • Topic Search

    Topic SearchAllows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.




  • Tuition Funding Sources

    tuition funding sourcesTuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.