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Welcome to El Portal

El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free 24/7 access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.

Magazines Online


  • General OneFile - General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
  • Newsstand - InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context - Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, 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.


  • Gale provides webinars on a regular basis. Register for webinars here: http://www.attendeenet.com/gale_training/
  • Gale holds training workshops in New Mexico periodically and is usually on the program at the annual New Mexico Library Association Conference. Watch the Hitchhiker for announcements or contact Mark Adams at mark.adams@state.nm.us.
  • For help with search problems or any other questions, again contact Mark at mark.adams@state.nm.us

This program is funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.