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.
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.
A web-based search tool for finding appropriate Accelerated Reader books. Search for books in English or Spanish and by title, author, and topic.
Full-text articles of U.S. newspapers from the local, state, regional and national levels.
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.
Full-text articles from more than 4,700 sources, about issues, events, people, government and more. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections.
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. [alternate title: test prep]
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.
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. Available only inside the library. Temporary remote access has ended.
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.
Ancestry is granting temporary remote access through the end of 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history intended to facilitate learning about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.
Grades 6 - adult
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.
Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more, all for teens and young adults.
Animated storybook classics, paired with thematically-related nonfiction e-books. The pairs are supported by comprehension activities to build skills, confidence, and curiosity.
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.
Alternate title: brain hq
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A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of business. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
Full text from scholarly business journals relating to accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management information systems, and operations management.
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.
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. [alternate title: test prep]
Full-text articles from the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the present.
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.
Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform. Strengthen academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams. [alternate title: test prep]
Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on Colorado series. This series combines videos, activities, interactive timelines, primary sources, and teaching tools to provide a comprehensive understanding of the land, people, and rich history of Colorado State.
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.
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.
A variety of community resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians, including local resources and websites.
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.
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 "ConsumerReports.org" on the next page.
More than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Find adventure nearby or discover something new at the museums and cultural centers that have partnered with Jefferson County Public Library to provide access to library card holders.
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 Alternate title: culture grams
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.
Sign up for a daily dose of books. Receive an excerpt of a featured book each day and by the end of the week, you've sampled the first two to three chapters.
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.
Full-color digital reproduction of news articles, pictures and ads from the Denver Post, 2017 - today.
Full-text news articles from the Denver Post, June 1989 to the present, with a 3-day embargo.
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.
World Book Encyclopedia's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stream music from a collection of about 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, on your computer or mobile device.
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.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of genealogy. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
Interactive program that provides step-by-step email, internet, and device 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.
Up-to-date information about current world issues and international news. Topics include business and economy; conflict and diplomacy; countries and territories; environment and climate change; government, politics, and law; science and technology; society and culture; and women, children, and the family.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of government. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform, with skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Helps students in elementary and middle school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Previously part of School Center.
Government publications, scholarly articles and general-interest publications on topics including renewable energy, green building, global warming, recycling, sustainable agriculture, and pollution.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of health & medicine. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
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.
alternate title: tutoring
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Genealogy resources including census records, wills and probates, city directories, military records, immigration records, family histories, local histories and primary sources.
Alternate title: Heritage Quest
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. [alternate title: test prep]
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Part of the Learning Express Library online learning platform, with skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Helps high school students prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects. Previously part of School Center.
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.
Full-text articles from historical reference books, periodicals, journals and primary source documents. Includes biographies, photos and maps.
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.
A collection of oral histories from Jefferson County.
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.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of jobs & career. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
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.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of law. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
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.
Watch a tutorial, opens a new window.
Alternate title: Learning Express Library
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.
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.
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.
Have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from 24 genres or topics.
Alternate title: Library Aware
A Smart Kid's Guide to Personal Finance (Grades 2-3)
Core Language Skills (Grades 2-3)
Cybersmarts: Staying Safe Online (Grades 3-6)
Happy Holidays (Grades K-2)
Internet Dos and Don'ts (Grades 1-2)
Stand Up: Bullying Prevention (Grades 2-3)
Social and Emotional Learning (Grades 3-8)
Teen Cybersmarts: Staying Safe Online (Grades 7-12)
Previously known as 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.
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.
Full-text articles from the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to the present.
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.
Full-text periodical articles, biographies, maps, flags, reference books, and primary sources, covering many subjects including history, science, and health.
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.
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.
Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
"Patron ID" is your library card number.
Alternate title: My Heritage
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.
Full-text articles from the New York Times, from 1980 to the present, articles from NYT Book Review from 1988 to the present, and articles from NYT Magazine from 1997 to the present.
Full-text articles from the New York Times from 1851 to 2017.
Comprehensive collection of print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Ideal for issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Search in geographic sections, or use Find a Topic to access articles arranged by category.
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.
Brief video tutorials for many of our online resources, such as e-books and research databases.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of nonprofit. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out which JCPL resource contains a certain periodical.
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection combined with Wyoming Newspapers, containing more than 340 digitized newspapers published in Colorado and Wyoming between 1849 and 1922. Includes papers published in English, German, Italian, Japanese, Slavic, Spanish, Serbian, or Swedish. Provided by the Colorado State Library, Wyoming State Library and the University of Wyoming.
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.
A public self-publishing platform that allows you to create, edit, format and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book.
All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines.
A collection of periodicals and encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration and more.
Search and borrow materials from a group of academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.
A collection of full-text articles and abstracts from psychology journals. Subjects include anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, child and adolescent psychology and counseling, and observational and experimental methods.
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.
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.
Watch a tutorial, opens a new window. Alternate title: Reference USA, ReferenceUSA
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.
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.
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. [alternate title: test prep]
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.
Full-text articles from science magazines, journals, biographies, encyclopedias, reference books, and a vast collection of videos and images.
Repair manuals for vehicles and tools such as snowmobiles, tractors, lawn mowers, motorcycles, chainsaws and more.
American History (Grades 3-8)
American Symbols (Grades K-2)
Ancient Civilizations: Chinese, Indian, and Mesopotamian (Grades 5-10)
Ancient Civilizations: Egypt, Greece, and Rome (Grades 4-7)
Ancient Civilizations: Maya, Aztec & Inca (Grades 4-8)
Civic Action (Grades 4-8)
Civil Rights Movement (Grades 5-10)
Colorado Collection for Kids (Grades 3-6)
Explorers and Colonization (Grades 5-10)
Immigration & Migration (Grades 4-8)
Native Americans (Grades 3-8)
Pioneer Spirit: The Westward Expansion (Grades 2-3)
Thirteen Colonies: Birth of a Nation (Grades 3-8)
What Really Happened (Grades 2-3)
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of taxes. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.
A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of technology. Resources include online databases, classes, local resources and websites.
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.
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.
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Alternate title: topic search
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.
A comprehensive collection of math picture books in the amazing TumbleBook format, complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
A comprehensive U.S. history resource including reference works, news and periodical articles, and primary source documents ranging from slave journals to presidential papers.
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.
Full-text articles from the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present.
Full-text articles from the Washington Post from 1987 to the present.
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.
Grades 9-12 and adults
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history. Includes features for students and teachers to create and share their own timelines.
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.
Searchable catalog of books, periodicals and other materials in libraries worldwide. Request items found in this catalog through our Interlibrary Loan service.
A variety of writing resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians, including Pressbooks Self-Publishing Platform and Indie Author Project.