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INFOTRAC – Research database

InfoTrac is a general database that provides access to periodical and news information on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, Agriculture, Anthropology, The Arts, Business and Industry, Communications, Economics, Engineering, Health Care, History, Law, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Technology.

Basic Reference Sites

Bartleby Dictionary
CIA World Fact Book
Information Please
The Reference Desk
Virtual Reference Shelf


Link to Brainfuse via the New Mexico State Library’s El Portal link. Click on Job Now or Help Now to access job and homework assistance. Online tutoring available. Follow the online instructions to set up your personal account.

Census Bureau

Easy Stats
Quick Facts

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports


A to Z World Food  – 174 country cookbooks in one Online Resource! Access at home with you library barcode.

Digital Public Library

The Digital Public Library of America is a digital platform that links more than 11 millions items from libraries, archives and museums.


Heritage Quest – username = 2SASFKSVKZ
password = welcome

Government Sites

U.S. Federal Government
U.S. White House
U.S. Census
New Mexico State Legislature
Sandoval County
Placitas Chamber of Commerce
Coronado Soil and Water Conservation District

Health and Safety

Consumer Safety

Kid’s Zone – Safe searching for kids

Tumble Book Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books for children. Click on the image below.


Articles on Everything
Ben’s Guide to government
Goofy Taxes
Kid Information
Kid Government
Reference Desk (the kid link)

Law Sites

Legal Definitions
Attorneys, Legal Information
U.S. Supreme Court

Library Sites

Library of Congress
Albuquerque Library System

mangoMango Language Site

Interactive language learning site. Please click the icon to enter.

Map Sites

Google Earth
Google Maps

Medical Sites

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Merck Manual
NIH News in Health

New Mexico State Library Portal

The New Mexico State Library’s El Portal provides access to academic research, business analysis, homework help, personal enrichment, health inquiries, and much more! This fantastic resource is free to access from anywhere. Click here.


Sandoval Signpost
Albuquerque Journal
Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico Periodicals
NewsBank – Full text access to the Albuquerque Journal, Roswell Daily Record and the Las Cruce Sun. – Requires Placitas Library Card Number.


OverDrive is a collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks which can be downloaded onto a computer or e-reading device. A Placitas Library card and personal phone number are necessary for access. The required software is available on the Overdrive site, in the Help section. Click here and log in. Then click on the Overdrive link.

Tax Sites

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Forms
New Mexico Dept. of Taxation and Revenue
Tax forms for other States


Please note: The Placitas Community Library does not provide you with advice on any of the topics listed here. We provide these resources in an effort to help you with your information needs. During your visit to some of the sites, you may encounter pop-up ads. Placitas Community Library does not condone nor endorse any of the products, services, or companies that you may encounter during your informational searches. We are not responsible for any of the content or the availability of content from external websites. For a copy of our internet usage policy on our public computers, click here.