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A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. (Access only available while at the library.)

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes 160+ newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. With publisher permission, we can digitize through 1963. Newspapers come from throughout the state, and CHNC includes papers published in English, German, Spanish, or Swedish. CHNC provides access to over 600,000 digitized pages from these newspapers. Digitization of additional newspapers continues through a local fund-raising model with contributions made by local... more

Dictionary.com is the world's leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, which is continually updated by our team of experienced lexicographers and supplemented with trusted, established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins to support a range of language needs. Dictionary.com also offers a... more

The databases available are: Academic Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, History Reference Center, Legal Information Reference Center, Library, Info Science & Technology Abstracts, MAS Ultra, Masterfile Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, NoveList, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Regional Business News, Science... more

 Elephind.com brings together many of the world’s online historic newspapers into one free search engine. By searching in Elephind you can simultaneously search newspaper sites from Colorado to Australia, rather than individually searching each site. “The goal of Elephind.com is to make it possible to search all the world’s online historic newspapers from one place.” Once you click on a search result in Elephind you will be taken directly to the... more

Find more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Collection provides focus on education by provide full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers.

Databases Searched:

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Professional Development Collection

This interface is designed specifically for high school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Databases Searched

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
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This interface is designed specifically for primary and elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. Now includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
Databases Searched

    Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
    Primary Search
    Topic Overviews K-5... more

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For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.... more

GoodCall's scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship. Students can use this information to spend more time applying for scholarships they have a greater likelihood of winning. Also, the GoodCall scholarship engine is 100% free and open-access.... more

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This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Extensive Multidisciplinary Coverage

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a... more

Legal Information Reference Center is a valuable resource for understanding the complex world of law and legal matters, providing forms and full text for top consumer legal reference books.

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Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals.

A Variety of Full-Text Resources

In addition to indexing, abstracts and full text for library and information science journals, Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text provides conference proceedings,... more

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Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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A Digital Collection of Full-Text Magazines for Public Libraries

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Covering a vast array of general reference subject areas

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Includes the following:

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical Dictionary
  • Scrabble Dictionary
  • Spanish Translations

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Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection.

Supporting middle school curricula

Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including... more

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Full Text for Today’s Leading National and Regional Newspapers

This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Television and radio news transcripts

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The EBSCO Points of View Reference Center features articles supporting pro and con sides of current issues, helping you develop arguments to support your position.

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Created and Written for Elementary School Students

Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians,... more

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A Premier Full-Text Resource for US and Canadian Business Publications

This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover... more

Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary. Translate articles into more than 30 languages.

Rich Content on Popular Topics Discussed in Today’s Classrooms

Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

Fostering Informed Discussion in the Classroom

To support classroom discussion, TOPICsearch contains full text for more than 96,000 articles from diverse content sources.

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