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Academic Search Premier Magazines Magazines & Newspapers Newspapers Scholarly Journals

Full text for scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

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Acceda Noticias Newspapers

Complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in the U.S. and archived and current articles from Spanish-language newspapers around the world.

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Access Business News Newspapers

News articles covering companies, industries, executives and products from more than 400 U.S. local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals from 1993 to the present.

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Adult Learning Center

Tutors available 2 p.m. - 11p.m. Get help preparing for the GED, writing a resume, learning how to use Microsoft Office programs and developing other skills. Also provides access to practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Ask a question or upload writing samples any time to hear back via email.

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ALLDATA: Car Repair & Maintenance

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.

Found In: Only available at Jefferson County Public Library

American History Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on American History series. This series will introduce readers to the extraordinary history of the United States and the people, places, and events that helped shape our young nation.

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American Symbols Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the PowerKids Readers series. These titles help readers explore their national heritage and nourish their budding sense of citizenship.

Ancestry Library Edition

A genealogy resource containing approximately 4000 databases of census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Content ranges from the 13th to the 21st century and provides billions of indexed names. In addition to coverage for the United States and the United Kingdom, there are record collections for Canada, Europe and Australia. Not available from home.

Found In: Only available at Jefferson County Public Library

Auto Mate

Information of most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Includes technical service bulletins, recall information, wiring diagrams, specification and maintenance schedules and more.

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Biography in Context

Provides biographies for people from around the world and throughout history. Search by a person's name or by other criteria such as nationality and occupation.

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Cameron’s Collection

Cameron’s Collection has nearly 40 eBooks that provide targeted resources and guidance on mental health and wellness. Download PDF chapters to your computer or mobile device. From Gale Virtual Reference Library

Career Preparation (Learning Express Library)

Guidance for starting a new career or advancing in your current field. Prepare for entrance and occupation exams, join the military, learn job search and workplace skills, and prepare for the WorkKeys Assessments and the TOEIC.

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Colorado Grants Guide

Search the most comprehensive database of funders that support Colorado-based community organizations.

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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 (Boulder), Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction), Denver Post, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Morgan Times, Gazette (Colorado Springs), High Timber Times (Conifer), Journal-Advocate (Sterling), Lakewood Sentinel, Lamar Daily News, Moffat County Morning News, Rio Bianco Herald Times, Rocky Mountain News (1989 to 2/28/09).

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Consumer Reports Magazines

Search for 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 "ConsumerReports.org" on the next page.

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Culture Grams

Find information about the cultures and peoples of the world. Includes maps, images, statistics, flags and more.

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Daily Life Through History

Brings history up close by looking at people's everyday lives throughout the centuries. Find out what people ate, wore, and used. 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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Energy Everywhere Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books that tie into elementary science curricula and explain to readers how energy travels and transforms the world around us. 

Explora Magazines

Search across several EBSCO databases for videos, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and biographies on a variety of topics.

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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.

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Explora for Teens Magazines

Search across several EBSCO databases at once. Find information for school assignments from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics as well as videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

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Explorers and Colonization Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization series. The biographies in this series detail the lives and deeds of the most noteworthy explorers to cross the high seas or tread new routes across continents.

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Fun Fish Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the PowerKids Readers series. Readers are introduced to a delightful collection of fish, as well as a pair of invertebrates that are commonly referred to as fish. 


Generations Online

Guides seniors who have no computer experience through four basic Internet functions: electronic mail (email), discussion (threaded chat), a multi-lingual search through a partnership with Yahoo! and links to other sites. One feature is Memories: Generation to generation, specially designed to link school children with seniors. Not available from home.

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 and recycling.

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Happy Holidays Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the PowerKids Readers series. Readers discover the traditions that enrich holiday celebrations, including delicious foods, lively decorations, fun games, and fascinating stories.

HelpNow – Live Tutors

Online homework help. Tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get help in English, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Studies and Adult Education topics.

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Heritage Quest Online

Includes U.S. Census images for 1790 through 1930, as well as indices for 1790 through 1920 and part of 1930. Also includes family histories, local histories and primary sources.

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History Collection (from Salem Press)

An online collection of history reference books. Includes the following titles from several series: Great Events from History: The Ancient World, The 18th Century and The 20th Century 1901-1940; Great Lives from History: The Renaissance, The 17th and 19th Centuries, Notorious Lives; Milestone Documents in American History: The Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

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History Reference Center

Historical encyclopedias plus historical documents, biographies, photos and maps.

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Internet DOs & DON’Ts Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the PowerKids Readers series. Online lives begin at an early age, and this collection offers at-level information on Internet safety for early readers. 



Access job search resources and career assessment tools. Log in between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. for live online help, including interview coaching and resume reviews. Submit a resume any time for help via email.

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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.

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Kids InfoBits

Designed especially for students in Kindergarten through Grade Five. Kids InfoBits meets the needs of young students with simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more.


Legal Forms

Sample legal forms for family law, power of attorney, leases and more. Many forms are specific to Colorado.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal articles and some forms. Includes NOLO books with legal how-to information.

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Use this tool if you want to know whether a specific book is within a student’s Lexile range.All you need is a book’s author, title or ISBN number to find the Lexile text measure of that book.


Create an account to access over 4,200 video courses free with your library card. Lynda features courses taught by industry professionals on software, computer programming, web design, photography, video, job and career skills and more. If you forget your password, please contact Client Services at 1-888-335-9632 x623 or clientservices@lynda.com.

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Mango Languages

This PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in 71 languages and makes it fun. Create an account to track your progress.

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MAS Ultra Magazines

Designed specifically for high school students. Full text for periodicals, including popular magazines, and reference books on a variety of topics as well as primary sources, images and biographies.

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MasterFILE Premier Magazines

Abstracts and indexing for a wide range of periodicals. Subjects covered include general reference, business, health, multicultural studies and more.

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Middle Search Plus Magazines

Designed specifically for middle and junior high school students. Full text from over 140 popular middle school magazines as well as reference books, primary source documents and images.

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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.

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Newspaper Source Newspapers

Articles from national and international newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Helps K-8 readers and K-8 teachers find new authors and titles. Find reading recommendations, reviews, book discussion guides, book talks and school resource materials.

NoveList Plus

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

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Optimal Resume

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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Primary Search Magazines

A collection of periodicals designed for elementary school students.

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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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RBdigital Comics Comics & Graphic Novels

Access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics on your computer or device. Includes blockbuster titles from Marvel®

Reference USA

Find area competitors and create lists of potential customers from consumer and business directories. Access information from about 24 million US businesses and 260 million consumers.

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Scholastic GO!

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.

Science in Context

Science articles and books, videos and news. A great one-stop resource for school projects.

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Sea Friends Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the PowerKids Readers series. Emerging readers will be excited to turn each page and discover something new about ocean life.

Space Science Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on Space Science series. This series helps budding astronomers learn about the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, and asteroids that make up our solar system.

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Speed Machines Interactive E-books

Interactive e-books that explore the history of the world's greatest sports car companies, including their founders and early models. 


Teen Health & Wellness

Provides 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

Articles on popular and current events topics from sources including full text periodicals, government publications, biographies and public opinion polls.

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Value Line

Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

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Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible Veterans Affairs benefits and community resources, receive live job coaching, and access other veteran resources.

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World Book Discover Encyclopedias

Designed for students reading below grade-level, adult students developing their reading skills or students learning English. Features basic, accessible encyclopedia articles on a variety of topics.

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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.

World Book Student Encyclopedias

A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.

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