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A - D

Academic Search Premier


Search for articles on popular culture, computer sciences, engineering, physics, arts, business and more.
Includes Consumer Reports.
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Ancestry Library Edition


Search billions of genealogy documents—including census, military, immigration, birth, and death records.
Library Access | No Remote Access | Tutorials | Help

Auto Repair Reference Center


Step-by-step repair directions, diagnostics, diagrams, and updated service bulletins for domestic and imported cars from 1954 to today. New repair procedures, and other updates are added to the product on a regular basis.
Library Access | Remote Access

Boulder County Latino History


Extensive collection of documents, photographs and other sources documenting the Latino experience in Boulder County.
Library and Remote Access

Business Source Premier


Articles on companies worldwide, from top business journals, trade publications, books, newspapers and magazines. Search by company name, product name, ticker symbol or NAICS code.
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Consumer Health Complete


Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
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Consumer Reports


Free access to complete, searchable online version of Consumer Reports.
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DK FindOut!


Great resource for kids 7-11, with free access to thousands of images and age-appropriate content covering science, math, geography, English, history, and more.
Library and Remote Access

Driving-Tests.org


Free online Colorado DMV permit practice tests and manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) in English and Spanish.
Library and Remote Access


E - H

Explora Primary (Grades K-5)


Designed for elementary school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents; easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Explora Public Libraries


Designed for public library customers. Features browse by topic, limiting search results by source type (e.g., magazines, news, biographies, etc.) Includes: Business Source complete; Columbia Encyclopedia; Consumer Health Complete; Health Source – Consumer Edition; MasterFILE Elite; and Newspaper Source.
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Explora Secondary (Grades 6-8)


Designed for middle and high school researchers with simple search for articles, essays, and primary source documents. easy-to-browse topics, and overviews to help students find a starting point.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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Great Websites for Kids


Skip Google: this resource allows you to search or browse categories across multiple exemplary websites evaluated by the American Library Association. Includes resources for parents and teachers.
Library and Remote Access

GreenFile


Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
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History Reference Center


Comprehensive history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, and undergraduate research. Features articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos from reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books.
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I - L

Learning Express Library


Ace the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, and other tests by prepping with these interactive practice exams. There also are citizenship, recursos en español and career exam modules. Create a free account to get started and track your progress.
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Legal Information Reference Center


Articles from top consumer legal reference books, including books on patents, copyright and trademarks. Access hundreds of publications and thousands of legal forms. Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)


Abstracts and full-text articles on libraries and librarianship, from current back to the mid 1960s.
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M - P

MAS Ultra (Grades 9-12)


Articles from magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. Includes articles back to 1975 for key magazines.
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MasterFILE Premier


Covers a wide scope of general interest topics with articles from general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes reference books, full-text biographies, primary source documents and a collection of photos, maps and flags.
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Merck Manual


Free access to both the consumer and professional online editions (in Spanish and English) of this comprehensive and reputable medical reference resource. Easy-to-search interface to access to thousands of medical topics with images, videos and a constantly expanding set of resources.
Library and Web Access - Consumer | Professional

Middle Search Plus (Grades 6-8)


Articles from magazines, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents. Includes an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
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Newspaper Source


Provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 national (U.S.) and international newspapers.
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Novelist


Fiction readers can find new authors and titles based on topics of interest or other books enjoyed. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.
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Novelist K-8


Discover great books for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.
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Points of View Reference Center


Provides students with essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting articles.
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Primary Search (Grades K-5)


Articles from popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedia articles, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences


Information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
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Q - T

Regional Business News


Provides articles from more than 50 regional business publications.
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Science Reference Center


Designed to meet every student's needs, Science Reference Center contains articles from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
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Small Engine Repair Reference Center


Provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, and more.
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Teacher Research Center


Teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books provide coverage on key education topics.
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Topic Search


Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
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Tumblebook Library


An online collection of animated, talking picture books for young kids to discover the joys of reading.
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Biblioteca Tumblebook


TumbleBooks son libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a los niños más pequeños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.
Utilizar en la Biblioteca | Acceso desde casa o teléfono


U - Z

Worldcat


Searchable catalog of books, videos, DVDs, web resources and other library materials owned by libraries worldwide.
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