Where Excellence is Expected

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Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected

Research Databases

Students and staff at Fort Collins High School can select from the following reliable online resources. There are many alternatives to using search engines for doing research. These databases and bibliography tools will help you find, and cite, thoroughly vetted sources for your research projects.

Online Databases

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Offsite Access requires a login. See your teacher or go to the LTC for the FCH login.

  •  is an easy-to-use database that allows for simple searches and easy-to-browse categories.
  •  is especially good for secondary school students and provides reading level indicators and grade level appropriate content.
  •  includes a text-to-speech feature.

Offsite Access requires a login. See your teacher or go to the LTC for the FCH login.

EBSCO is a database platform used worldwide by academic and public libraries. Use the following search databases to access periodicals, magazines, and academic journals:

  • Regional Business News
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • TOPICsearch
  • GreenFILE
  • Business Source Premier
  • Science Reference Center
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • History Reference Center
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
is a another group of databases of reference material and primary sources for researching topics of specific interest to high school and college students:
GALE in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.
Gale in Context: High School Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
GALE in Context: Global Issues Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, interviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Online Encyclopedia


CultureGrams is an authoritative source for information. It includes the daily life, customs and lifestyles of people from over 200 countries and territories. It helps students understand how life in other countries compares with their own.
is a Poudre River Public Library accessible database that enables users to search international, U.S., and Canadian newspapers, newswires, and news sites from the 1980s to the present.
Search this website for all the research databases available through the PRPL.
Bibliography Tools
Online automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator

Creates a Works Cited page instantly in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.

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This site is the result of a joint effort between the Writing @ CSU project and the Colorado State University Writing Center

This site (sponsored by the Purdue liberal arts school Calvin College) will walk you through the requirements for these conventional bibliographic formats:

MLA Style--an international style guide from the Modern Language Association

Chicago Style--an American English style guide from the University of Chicago Press

APA Style--from the American Psychological Association

Research Support Staff

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