Library databases are online collections of information, organized for research. Databases contain articles, eBooks, images, maps, primary sources and more. Start your research with these general databases, available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library Card.
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Biography (Gale in Context) Information on the world's most influential people. Learn about past and present figures like politicians, celebrities, activists and authors.
Biography Reference Center Provides 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.
Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.
Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.
Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) Encyclopedias about the arts, biography, country studies, history, law, literature, religion, science, and social science. Video Tutorial
Other Online Resources
Biography.com Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.
Biographies A to Z Short biographies of famous Coloradans with photographs and a “Why Important” statement. Published by the Colorado State Library.
Biographies of Notable Coloradans Read up on the historical figures that shaped the history of Colorado and the West with articles written just for students. Published by History Colorado. Available in English and Spanish.
Colorado Encyclopedia A twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial Statecurated by Colorado Humanities that can be searched by keyword or browsed by race/ethnicity/culture, gender, or career.
Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Contemporary and historical inductees with a few biographical sketches.
Colorful Coloradans Biographies Biographies of important Coloradans featuring digitized sources from the Western History collection to provide young researchers with high quality, primary source material for their history projects. Ideal for 4th grade and up.
Notable Coloradans A list of famous Coloradans by subject. Very short biographies, a helpful resource for deciding who you might want to do further research about.