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AtoZ World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database for 174 countries. 


  •   174 Countries
  •   1,700+ Food Culture Articles
  •   7,000+ Recipes
  •   500+ Ingredient Articles
  •   6 Food Glossaries
  •   14,000+ Color Photos

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.

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A free computer literacy course designed to prepare learners for a growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is the essential tool for business students. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. Indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886.

Search over 6,000 colleges to find the schools that match your academic preferences and get all the details on cost, admission, financial aid, graduation rate and student diversity in our college profiles.

Colorado Histories

A collection of biographies of historically important persons with connections to Colorado. Colorado has a rich history, and here we are just scratching the surface. Look around and explore the biographies of some famous – and infamous – Colorado characters.

Welcome to the Colorado Encyclopedia, a twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial State.

The Colorado Encyclopedia began in 2009 when Colorado Humanities convened a group of Colorado enthusiasts to talk about developing a reliable compendium of information on life in Colorado. From these conversations a state encyclopedia began to take shape. Through the contributions of many collaborators, it has grown to fruition.

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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... read more

We connect job seekers with great jobs. Colorado’s strong economic environment is inextricably tied to the quality of its workers. Colorado is among the top states in the nation for its highly educated workforce. We’ve been developing and nurturing that workforce for decades, bringing together a comprehensive menu of job training, education, and employment services to our network of Workforce Centers.

We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the... read more

This database contains state and federal regulations. Additional city regulations may exist, so be sure to check with the local city or county clerk licensing department. - from The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.- from

The Colorado Virtual Library is produced by the Colorado State Library, and is funded in part with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

The mission of the Colorado State Library is to help develop libraries and deliver information services throughout Colorado. The Colorado Virtual Library helps connect Coloradans to their... read more

Articles, videos, images, current events, fact sheets. Includes up-to-date medical and health information on many topics, from alternative medicine to daily health care. is the world's leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins.’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. also offers a... read more

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society

We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge. DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. The Digital Public Library of America is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Boston.

With the motto of "everyone can be a safe driver," Driving-Tests provides library patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ. In addition to being the largest and most visited independent online driver education provider in the U.S., Driving-Tests helps patrons pass their driving knowledge test faster and more effectively - learner drivers who take... read more

The Drug Rehab Advice Center exists to empower people with all the resources and tools they need to start or continue on their journey of recovery.

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... read more has gathered the best scholarship websites to fund your education. Scholarship worth $2,000

The transition from high school to college life is difficult enough for any number of students without considering a disability so we have created this guide Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities. 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 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... read 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.

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  • Academic Search Elite
  • Professional Development Collection

Start here if you need information about any topic. This database is for everyone! 

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.

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  • 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.
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FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.

Our vision: learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future.

The Freading Ebook Service is a download Ebook service sold to Libraries for free use by its registered cardholders. 

Pine River Library subscribes to Freading and any authorized cardholders may use it. 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this fuel economy website,, to inform the public about the fuel economy of various vehicles. The website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offers fuel-saving tips. This website helps consumers make informed automotive purchase decisions. ... read more

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.

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.... read more

Book recommendations, reviews and blogs, genre lists, trivia and quotes, available with or without sign-up.  For popular lists, click “Explore.”

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 variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.... read more

Read this guide for a comprehensive look at statistics on alcohol use, the science of alcohol addiction, and the effects and dangers of alcohol usage.

This guide explains the effects, trends, and dangers of cocaine use based on research.

This guide combines current research to provide you with a complete explanation of the dangers, effects, and trends of heroin use in today’s society.

This guide will take an extensive look at the statistics of methamphetamine use, covering its complete effects and dangers, as well as the science behind methamphetamine addiction.

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

Even if you feel 100% confident about your heritage and where your family came from, doing a DNA test can reveal some surprising results. Many people in the United States claim that they have a certain type of history when in fact, their genealogy is totally different. The only way you can know for certain where your family came from is with one of the best DNA tests in 2018. We've compiled data on all the best DNA services to date, and we've spared no expense to do the tough research... read more

Finding a job in today’s market takes more time than ever before. The days of simply walking into a business, handing over a resume and getting an interview on the spot are a thing of the past. Many companies will no longer accept unsolicited resumes. Unless you apply through the proper channels, your application will go right in the trash can. The best job sites of 2018 help you find the right channels to go through and let you search through thousands of posting. 

Kent District Library’s What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction.

This library website provides information on books in series and many other popular lists and links for readers. Find out what book comes next in your favorite series.

A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. (e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series)


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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.

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, library school theses and pamphlets. PDFs of... read more

A community of  900,000 book lovers that connects you to people who read what you do.  Following sign-up, users may access booklists, join in discussion groups, talk with authors and blog with book lovers.

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses.

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.

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

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications... read more