What is a database?

Databases are resources the library provides (and usually pays for) that contain articles, facts, statistics, and images, from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and reference books. Whether you’re seeking consumer information, researching a medical condition, doing homework, repairing a car, or getting up to speed on any topic – news, scientific, social, historical or otherwise – John C. Fremont Library District’s databases will connect you to authoritative information. Login 24/7 with your library card.

Getting Started – Database Tutorials

EBSCOhost Main Database Selection Menu

EBSCOhost is a single access point to most of the individual databases listed A-Z below. Click “General Research Databases” to select and broaden your search across multiple databases at one time

Academic Search Premier

A multidisciplinary database with full-text for over 2,000 journals, including many peer-reviewed titles and popular magazines. Covers social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more. Includes Consumer Reports.

Auto Repair Resource

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are added on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

A to Z Food America

Contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes—including food culture articles—as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. A to Z Food America is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine.

A to Z Maps Online

The world’s largest database of downloadable, royalty-free maps. More than 100,000 maps are available in 48 categories. Users will find world, regional, country, and state maps as well as environmental, climate, antique, and other maps. The database also contains extensive teaching tools for educators with lesson plans. It even has interactive video guides for state, country, and world geography.

A to Z The USA

Information about the people, culture, geography, government, history, indigenous peoples, food, and symbols of the US states and the United States itself. Offers an in-depth understanding of the USA.

A to Z World Culture

Includes 121 topics for 175 countries. Starting with a country snapshot and cultural overview, topics including climate; food and recipes; history; language; maps; money, and much more. A to Z World Culture includes teaching tools and lesson plans for educators.

A to Z World Food

Contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredients, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind.

A to Z World Travel

AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource containing 202 Travel Guides covering 75 topics for each of 202 world cities. Topics include travel essentials, security, neighborhoods, excursions, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more.

Biography Reference Center

Thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace and more.

Business Searching Interface

Browse and search for company profiles, industry information, market research, and country economic data.

Business Source Premier

The industry’s most popular business research database with full-text for more than 2,200 journals and business publications, including peer-reviewed titles. Covers management, marketing, banking, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

Colorado Historic Newspapers

A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 909,000 digitized pages, representing more than 200 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado primarily from 1859 to 1923

Connect for Health Colorado

Where Coloradans go for exclusive savings on health insurance.

Consumer Health Complete

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

eBenefits: My Gateway to Benefit Information. eBenefits is a portal; a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos and websites.
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Environment Complete, GreenFILE

A leading full-text database for environmental studies. It provides hundreds of top environment journals covering ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental policy, sustainability and other related subjects.

Ethnic Diversity Source

Full-text database covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.

Explora Primary Schools

Explora is an easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments. Discover reliable information on topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Search results are aligned with a student’s grades in school.

Explora Middle Schools

Explora is an easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments. Discover reliable information on topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Search results are aligned with a student’s grades in school.

Explora High Schools

Explora is an easy-to-use tool that can help you complete research and classroom assignments. Discover reliable information on topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports. Search results are aligned with a student’s grades in school.

Explora General Research

Easy-to-use tool for research to help you find primary source documents, informational texts, and curriculum support materials, with information on thousands of topics that cover a wide range of subjects.

Explora Public Libraries

Whether your patrons are searching for current events, consumer health or career information, Explora serves as a simple yet powerful access point.

Explora Educators’ Edition

The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia

Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics.


This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

History Reference Center

U.S. and World history, with full-text historical documents and articles from reference books, history magazines, journals, and newspapers. The database also provides timelines, biographies, maps, photos and video clips.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

How-to instructions and creative ideas for crafters, collectors, foodies and fans. Thousands of articles from top hobby and craft magazines and books as well as recipes, videos and hobby profiles.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Your source for “how-to” information on a variety of do-it-yourself home improvement and repair projects. Contains thousands of articles from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of home repair images not found anywhere else online.

Legal Information Reference Center

Tools and detailed how-to instructions to independently address a wide range of legal issues. The database contains hundreds of full-text legal publications, consumer reference books, and thousands of legal forms searchable by subject.

Learning Express

Interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests. Also includes New GED test materials.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Indexes over 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and conference proceedings. Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

Lingo LITE

Possessing an understanding of a foreign language is essential in today’s globalized world. Even learning basic terms such as “hello” and “thank you” in another language is beneficial. Lingo LITE™ is an image- and video-based foreign language learning tool for 260 of the most basic words and terms in 30 languages. Users may select from any of 30 interface languages.

Literary Reference Center

Provides the most relevant and reliable information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time periods.

Live Lingua: Free Language Materials

MasterFILE Premier

A multidisciplinary database with full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, plus reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection. Covers general reference, business, health, education, science, multicultural issues, and more.


One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It contains billions of historical records from all over the world to support family history research.

Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and selecive full-text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Additionally, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from major media sources.


For fiction readers of all ages and interests. Search by favorite author, title or series, genre, or subject to find book recommendations and readalikes. The database also provides book reviews, reading lists, and discussion guides.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 helps you find just the right book for your younger readers.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Reliable research information on poems, short stories and the people who write them. Contains a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Points of View Reference Center

Full-text essays that present an overview, and both affirmative and opposing arguments for hundreds of controversial issues. The database also provides guides to critical thinking, debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

This comprehensive resource provides extensive full-text coverage for topics in the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.

Regional Business News

Broad coverage for full-text business publications on a regional level (U.S. and Canada) spanning over 22 years. Resources include newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every science researcher’s needs. Full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Also provides teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair and maintenance guides for all types of small engines. Detailed, yet user-friendly, the database contains over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.

Social Sciences Full Text

Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.


This current events database covers social, political, & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular or controversial discussion topics. Provides full-text articles from U.S. and international news, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, and government publications.

Trulia Real Estate Search

Trulia provides comprehensive real estate guides with up-to-date information about housing prices, real estate trends, market activity, and neighborhood information (schools, crime, community info).