Education Databases

driving tests
Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org includes practice tests for the driver's exam for cars, motorcycles, and commercial driver's license as well as online driver's manuals and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

EbscoHost

EbscoHost is a powerful online reference system that offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases. Search for journal and magazine articles on general topics, business, science, and careers.

EbscoHost is also available in: Deutsch | Espagnol | Francais

Explora
Explora

Explora includes a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to assist you in your research as well as easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give you additional research ideas. Topic overviews provide a starting point for popular research topics.

Explora Primary
Explora Primary

Explora Primary is specifically designed for elementary school researchers. Explora Primary includes a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research as well as easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas. Topic overviews provide students with a starting point for research.

Explora Secondary
Explora Secondary

Explora Secondary is specifically designed for middle and high school researchers. Explora Secondary includes a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research as well as easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas. Topic overviews provide students with a starting point for research.

GCFlearnfree.org
GCFLearnFree.org

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.  All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. -from www.khanacademy.org

Access Kids InfoBits for Garfield County Libraries patrons
Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is designed especially for student researchers in kindergarten through grade five. Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research — and makes it fun!

Learning Express

Learning Express provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. The first time you use this database, you will need to choose a username and password.

Learn a new language by using Mango Languages available with you Garfield County Libraries card
Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages including Spanish, English, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and dozens more! Mango is free to use but you must create an account to log in. Your account will help you track your progress. 

There are also free apps for Apple and Android so you can learn a new language on the go.

Download the Mango app for iPhone

Download the Mango app for Android

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains more than 150 popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.  Additionally, Middle Search Plus includes primary source documents including essential documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (OVIC) is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. OVIC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search for educators and homeschooling parents with content correlated to the standards.

Points of View Reference Center

 Points of View Reference Center contains 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.

TOPICsearch

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books with unlimited remote access from the library and home. The collection includes animated books, educational games, Spanish and French books, plus the ability to navigate the entire site in other languages such as Spanish.  Many books are now available for the iPad!

World Book Online
World Book

Access all of our World Book databases including:

  • World Book Kids
  • World Book Student
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Timelines
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Kids
World Book Kids

World Book Kids is the premier online resource developed especially for young users. The site has been optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

World Book Kids features:
* A variety of simple search and browse navigation options
* Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia
* Engaging images, illustrations, videos, maps, and animations
* More than 50 challenging games across five subject areas
* A tool for exploring and comparing animals and places
* An Important People feature to help students search and browse through thousands of biographies
* A collection of age-appropriate science projects and activities
* An atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags
* Teacher resources