Research

Access the following resources for assistance with research & homework related matters:

Databases
(Library offered databases are a reliable and authoritative source provided for your use by the Rio Rancho Public Library and/or the New Mexico State Library.)

  • El Portal
    El Portal's user-friendly access is available from any online connection - from home, work, school, the library, and portable devices such as smart phones. Search over 50 databases at once! Topics include medical, academic, arts, culinary, popular culture, business resources including newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    This database contains articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.
  • Gale Databases
    Choose from over 50 separate databases or search all of them at once. The listing includes health journals, sports medicine, fine arts, culinary arts, and popular magazines.
  • General Reference Center Gold
    This database has articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    This database contains articles about small business, endangered species, economic history, popular culture, multicultural America, biology, earth science, and biographies.
  • Informe
    Encontre una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.
  • Newsbank
    Newsbank is an online, searchable database providing access to three New Mexico newspapers. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.The papers currently included are:
    • Albuquerque Journal 1/1/1995-Present
    • Las Cruces Sun-News 2/14/2004-Present
    • Roswell Daily Record 1/2/2002-Present
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.