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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 articles 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.






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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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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BookBrowse

A service that seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, and provides all the information needed to decide what is just right for you.

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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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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 articles 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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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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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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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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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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JobNow

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 job interview coaching, resume reviews, and award-winning resume creation software from Optimal Resume.

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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


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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 articles from 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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Lexile.com

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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Lynda.com

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 clientservices@lynda.com.

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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 articles 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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Niche Academy

Brief video tutorials for many of our online resources, such as e-books and research databases.

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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



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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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Prospector

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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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.

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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


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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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VetNow

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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