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Academic Search Premier Magazines Magazines & Newspapers Newspapers Scholarly Journals

Full text scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and philosophy, technology, veterinary science, social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

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Acceda Noticias Newspapers

Full text of more than 90 Spanish-language news sources from the U.S. and around the world. The interface can be customized for use in Spanish or English.

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Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

A web-based search tool for finding appropriate Accelerated Reader books. Search for books in English or Spanish and by title, author, and topic.

Access Business News Newspapers

Full text articles from the current and archived editions of approximately 350 local, regional and national business and law publications from across North America. Offers extensive coverage of industries, markets, companies, executives and products.

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Adult Core Skills

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Build math and reading skills, improve writing, speaking and grammar, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

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Adult Learning Center

Live tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m., practice tests, and online resources. Get help preparing for high school equivalency tests, resume writing, Microsoft Office programs, career resources, and the citizenship test. Ask a question or upload writing samples any time to hear back via email.

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ALLDATA: Car Repair & Maintenance

Up-to-date and complete source of automotive repair information. Used by professional mechanics to diagnose and repair cars and trucks. Get the latest technical service bulletins and recall notices, and access OEM wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimator and so much more. Not available from home.

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America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

A collection of obituaries and death notices from more than 3,100 newspapers nationwide, covering 90% of recent deaths in the United States. Search by city, state, region, or the entire country with a map-based interface. 

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Ancestry Library Edition

A genealogy resource containing billions of census, vital, church, court and immigration records, and historical photos. Coverage spans from the 1500s - 2000s, and includes the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Australia.  Not available from home.

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Auto Repair Source

Up-to-date service and repair information for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Includes step-by-step repair information, technical service bulletins, recall information, wiring diagrams, specification and maintenance schedules and more.

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BiblioBoard Library Download E-books

Featuring a vast digital collection of e-books, articles, images, photographs, maps, and pamphlets on many subjects and genres. Discover local content from self-published authors and top indie e-books. No waitlists or holds.

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Biography in Context

A collection of biographies for people from around the world and throughout history. Search for people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates/places, or gender. Provides authoritative reference content alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.

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BookFlix E-books

Animated storybook classics, paired with thematically-related nonfiction e-books. The pairs are supported by comprehension activities to build skills, confidence, and curiosity.

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BrainHQ New!

Online brain-training system designed by an international team of neuroscientists. Improve your brain health with fun exercises and games that continuously adapt to your unique performance. Think faster, focus better, and remember more.  

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Cameron’s Collection

Nearly 40 e-books from the Gale Virtual Reference Library that provide targeted resources and guidance for teens and young adults on mental health and wellness. Download PDF chapters to your computer or mobile device.

Career Preparation Center

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Guidance for starting a new career or advancing in your current field. Prepare for entrance, occupational, and military exams, learn job search and workplace skills, and prepare for the WorkKeys Assessments.

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College Admissions Test Prep

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, PSAT/NNMSQT, AP Tests, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, and college application essay writing.

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College Center

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Strengthen academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

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Colorado Grants Guide

Comprehensive database of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. Research funders and find critical information like giving interests, application criteria, guidelines, deadlines, and past grantee information.

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Colorado Historic Newspapers Newspapers

A collection of digitized newspapers published in Colorado between 1859 and 1924, including papers published in English, German, Italian, Japanese, Slavic, Spanish, Serbian, or Swedish. Provided by the Colorado State Library.

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Colorado Newspapers Newspapers

Full text of Colorado newspapers, including: Arvada Press, Broomfield Enterprise, Brush News Tribune, Canyon Courier, Columbine Courier, Daily Camera, Daily Sentinel, Denver Post, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Morgan Times, Gazette, High Timber Times, Journal-Advocate, Lakewood Sentinel, Lamar Daily News, Moffat County Morning News, Rio Blanco Herald Times, Rocky Mountain News.

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Consumer Health Complete

Comprehensive health and medical information covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. Content includes videos, fact sheets, images and diagrams, evidence-based reports and a medical dictionary.

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Consumer Reports Magazines

Unbiased product reviews and ratings, as well as recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. "Patron ID" is your library card number. Select "" on the next page.

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Creativebug New!

More than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Culture Grams

Concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. Country reports go beyond mere facts and figures and include the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Contains maps, images, statistics, flags, and more. 
World Edition:  Grades 6-12
Kids and States Editions:  Grades 4-6

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Daily Life Through History

More than 9,000 primary and secondary sources to help students discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful. Explore the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, and recreational life of individuals throughout history. Research topics such as food, fashion and holidays.

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Demographics Now

A database for geographic business intelligence research. Provides information to help businesses with marketing their services, identifying new customers or sales territories and learning about competitors. Produce high quality reports with maps and charts representing the data.

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Explora Magazines

Search across several EBSCO databases for videos, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and biographies relating to arts and literature, business and careers, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, and science and math.

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Explora for Kids Magazines

Search across several EBSCO databases at once. Find information for school assignments from videos, magazines, reference books, and primary source documents relating to animals, arts and music, biographies, geography, language arts, math, science and health, and social studies.
Grades K-6

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Explora for Teens Magazines

Search across several EBSCO databases at once. Find information for school assignments from magazines, newspapers, videos, encyclopedias, primary source documents, images and biographies. Topics include arts and literature, business and government, current issues, geography, health, history, science, and math.
Grades 7-12

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Flipster Downloadable Magazines & Newspapers

Check out magazines to read on your computer or on your mobile device.  Magazine topics include academic, business, entertainment, family and kids, fitness and health, food and cooking, hobbies and DIY, home and garden, lifestyle, news and politics, religion, science and technology, sports, travel and regional, and women’s interest. Need help?

Freegal Music Music New!

Stream music from a collection of about 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, on your computer or mobile device.


Gale Virtual Reference Library E-books Encyclopedias

A collection of electronic encyclopedias and reference books covering diversity, mental health, business, medicine, technology, nation and world, science, history, law, environment, arts, education, literature, religion, social science, and biography. Download PDF chapters to your computer or mobile device.

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Generations Online

Interactive program that provides step-by-step email and internet guides for seniors with no computer experience. Website not available from home, but the apps are available for home use. Includes "Memories: Generation to Generation," a feature specially designed to link school children with seniors.

Found In: Only available at Jefferson County Public Library

GreenFILE Magazines Scholarly Journals

Government publications, scholarly articles and general-interest publications on topics including renewable energy, green building, global warming, recycling, sustainable agriculture, and pollution.

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HelpNow – Live Tutors

Online homework help, with tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get help in English, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Studies and Adult Education topics. Services include a writing lab, skill building lessons, language lab, virtual study rooms, and flashcards.

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Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy resources including census records, wills and probates, city directories, military records, immigration records, family histories, local histories and primary sources.

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High School Equivalency

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential. Prepare for the GED, GED en Español, HiSET, and TASC.

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History Collection (from Salem Press)

An online collection of Salem Press history reference books providing information about the 1950s-1970s in America, great events from history, great lives from history, and milestone documents. 

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History Reference Center

Full-text database featuring  historical reference books, periodicals, journals and primary source documents. Includes biographies, photos and maps.

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Indie Author Project

Submit your book to the Indie Author Project (IAP), a publishing community that includes public libraries, authors, curators, and readers working together to get more than 12,000 indie authors into their local libraries. After submission, your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. It can then be vetted by industry and regional library editorial partners, which can lead to expanded discovery, distribution, and networking opportunities.

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Online job search help, with live help available between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Get help with job search resources and career assessment tools. Services include interview coaching and resume reviews.

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Kanopy Streaming Movies & TV New!

Watch over 26,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films. Only available to Jefferson County residents. Need help?

Kids Can Code Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on Kids Can Code series. Readers are introduced to essential coding terms and concepts, including graphical user interface (GUI), open source resources, and robotics.
Grades 3-8

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Kids InfoBits

Authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content that covers a broad range of educational topics, including current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history, animals, geography, literature, social studies, technology, and more.
Grades K-5


Learning Express Library

Online learning platform with resources for career preparation, high school equivalency, college admissions test preparation, and adult core skills building. Includes practice tests and test prep for the GED, ACT, CLEP, U.S. Citizenship, college entrance exams, graduate school admissions exams, and more.

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Legal Forms

A wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Many forms are specific to Colorado.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. Includes NOLO books with legal how-to information. Subjects include business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, patents, copyright and trademarks, and rights and disputes.

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Web-based search tool for finding books that match a Lexile Measure. Search by author, title or ISBN number to find the Lexile text measure of that book.

Literature Resource Center

Up-to-date literary criticism, work overviews, biographical information, reviews, analysis, primary sources, literary works, and images on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world.

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Online learning platform with courses taught by industry professionals on software, computer programming, web design, photography, video, job and career skills and more. Create an account to access over 4,200 video courses free with your library card. For password assistance, please contact Client Services at 1-888-335-9632 x623 or

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Mango Languages

Online language learning resource created by PhDs and approved by linguists. Teaches real conversations in 71 languages and makes it fun. Create an account to track your progress.

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MAS Ultra Magazines

Full text periodical articles, biographies, maps, flags, reference books, and primary sources, covering many subjects including history, science, and health.
Grades 9-12

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MasterFILE Premier Magazines

Full-text magazine articles, reference books and primary source documents, including an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include general reference, education, business, health, science, multicultural studies and more.

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Middle Search Plus Magazines

Full text from over 140 popular middle school magazines as well as reference books, primary source documents and images. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
Grades 6-8

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My Heritage

Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

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Native Americans Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on Native Americans series. This series provides a narrative history of Native American peoples from all corners of North America, from before European explorers ever set foot on American soil to modern life on reservations today.
Grades 3-8

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Newspaper Source Newspapers

Full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers, newswires and news magazines. Also includes television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

NoveList K-8 Plus

A trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. Find new authors and titles, reading recommendations, reviews, book discussion guides, book talks and school resource materials.
Grades K-8

NoveList Plus

Online database of reading recommendations. Helps fiction and nonfiction readers of all ages find new authors and titles. Find read-alikes, reviews, articles, lists, book discussion guides, book talks and more.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Full-text content about both sides of current social issues. Use topic overviews, pro/con viewpoints, infographics, statistics, and primary documents to explore both sides of issues in current events, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

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Optimal Resume

Notice:  On December 31, 2019, this standalone version of Optimal Resume is going away. Optimal Resume will still be accessible via JobNow, but any information you have stored in the stand-alone version will not transfer over. To save anything you have created, log in to your Optimal Resume account, and download your resume to your computer or device.
A comprehensive online resource for job seekers. Set up an account to create professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. Practice for an interview before a job or take a skills assessment to help your career search.

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Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the accepted authority on the English language. Search for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words.

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Points of View Reference Center

Full-text magazines articles, newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, reference books, and primary source documents present multiple sides of current issues, which can be used to develop persuasive arguments and essays and better understand controversial issues. Subjects include citizens’ rights, earth and environment, global issues, health and medicine, media and communications, national debate topics, people and society/culture, sports, women’s issues and many more. 

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Primary Search Magazines

A collection of periodicals and encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration and more.
Grades K-8

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Search and borrow materials from a group of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

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Reference USA

Business and residential directories. Use business and residential data to find area competitors and create lists of potential customers. Access information from about 24 million US businesses and 260 million consumers to search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

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Regional Business News Magazines Newspapers

Full text articles from U.S. regional business journals, newspapers and newswires dating back to 1990. Key resources include newspapers (including the Washington Post), radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires.

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Scholastic GO!

Searchable content on almost every core curricula subject through nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos, maps, dictionaries and thesauruses. Includes America the Beautiful, Amazing Animals of the World, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Lands and Peoples, New Book of Knowledge, New Book of Popular Science.

School Center

Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform, with skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

Science in Context

Full-text articles and books, videos, news, experiments, and projects. Explore how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. Subjects include biographies, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, math, engineering and technology, and physics and astronomy.

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Social Studies – Interactive E-bookshelf Interactive E-books


Teen Health & Wellness

Teen-friendly articles provide students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

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TOPIC Search Magazines

Full-text articles on current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Sources include periodicals, government publications, biographies, book reviews, international newspapers, and public opinion polls.
Grades 9-12

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TumbleBooks E-books Interactive E-books

An online collection of animated talking picture books and chapter books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Includes story books, read alongs, e-books, graphic novels, nonfiction, videos, math stories, books in Spanish, playlists, and puzzles and games. Search or browse in Spanish, French, or English.
Grades K-6

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U.S. History in Context

A comprehensive U.S. history resource including reference works, news and periodical articles, and primary source documents ranging from slave journals to presidential papers. 

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Value Line

Online version of the trusted resource that provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

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Online, live experts ready to help you learn about eligible Veterans Affairs benefits and community resources and provide live job coaching. Develop college and job skills through live tutoring, resume lab, language lab, writing lab, and flash cards. Live help available between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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World Book Advanced Encyclopedias

Online encyclopedia featuring thousands of reference articles, primary sources, timelines, maps, and online books. It also includes up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, multimedia materials, and a citation builder. Perfect for high school students and adults.

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World Book Discover Encyclopedias

Basic, accessible encyclopedia articles on a variety of topics. Designed for students reading below grade-level, adult students developing their reading skills or students learning English. Includes reading comprehension questions, a life skills section, and a visual dictionary.

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World Book Kids Encyclopedias

Engaging content, features, and tools developed especially for young students. Search for articles or click the pictures to explore. Includes e-books, videos, science projects, activities and games, read-aloud, and translation features.

World Book Student Encyclopedias

A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia. Includes a citation builder and top news headlines in context for children. 

World Book Timelines Encyclopedias

Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history. Includes features for students and teachers to create and share their own timelines.

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World History in Context

A comprehensive world history resource covering the ancient world through today’s headlines. Includes primary sources, reference, and multimedia content about cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. 

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