A to Z Listing of Research Databases

Rio Rancho Public Library database offers free access to the following resources with your valid library card (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):

Ancestry Library Edition has images of more than seven billion documents, registers, and indexes, including censuses from the U.S. and many other nations, vital records, military records, immigration lists, school yearbooks, city directories, church histories, and land records. It also has how-to guides, searching tools, ways to share with others, blank charts and forms, dictionaries, maps, pictures, and stories. Ancestry Library Edition is only available on computers within the library.  Look for the flag icon on the public access computer screen.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse HelpNow provides students of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2pm - 11pm. It includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests.

Brainfuse JobNow
Brainfuse JobNow provides career resources, resume and interview help.

Business Insights: Essentials
This resource center offers company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and business periodicals.

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals
Chilton's manuals contain do-it-yourself auto repair information.

Downloadable and Digital Media
Learn how to access the library's eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazines, music and video collections here. We are adding items on a continual basis, so check back often!

El Portal
El Portal’s user-friendly access is available from any online connection including 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. Get started today with the tutorial.

Expanded Academic ASAP
This database contains articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

Gale Databases
With Gale Databases, you can 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.

Encontre una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos.

Kids Infobits 
Infobits contains magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles geared toward elementary school children.

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: January 1, 1995 to present
  • Las Cruces Sun-News: February 14, 2004 to present
  • Roswell Daily Record: January 2, 2002 to present

New Mexico State Statutes & Rules Annotated 
Access the Annotated New Mexico Stated Statues and Rules here.

The New York Times
The New York Times: Enjoy the highly reputed reporting and interactive storytelling of The New York Times online. By using our daily Group Pass, you get unlimited articles, breaking news, multimedia and more for free with your library card number!

From home, office or on the go:

  • Start at the Library's link to The New York Times to enter your Library card number.
  • Log into (or register) your NYTimes.com account to claim your day-long pass.
  • Read unlimited articles for 24 hours!

Going mobile? 

Inside the Library:

Return here for your daily dose of the latest headlines and news from The New York Times!

NoveList is a database that assists you in finding a book specifically matched to your reading interests and preferences. Get started today with the tutorial.

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.

Research in Context
Middle school students can use Research in Context to find articles in magazines, newspapers, and reference books geared to their level.

Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.

Student Edition
Student Edition contains full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books. It is designed for high school students.