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Test Databases by Subject

Test Databases by Subject

Automotive

DMV Practice Tests

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...

Fuel Economy Government Information

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.

Kelly Blue Book

Buying or selling a car? KBB.com gives you everything you need to research a new or used car, compare cars, find cars for sale and make a well-informed

NADA Guide

Research the latest new car prices, deals, used car values, specs and more. NADA Guides is the leader in accurate vehicle pricing and vehicle information.

Business/Law Children

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network

Colorado Small Business Development Center Network

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 www.coloradosbdc.org.)

Online MBA

OnlineMBA.com helps students find the best online MBA program and includes an MBA guide, program rankings, financial aid resources, and more.

SCORE

SCORE

SCORE offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors. Just starting a business? SCORE mentors will provide an action plan, education and the tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? SCORE volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction and achieve work/life balance.

Southwest Small Business Development Center

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center offers confidential, objective services to help your business succeed no matter what stage you’re in.

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration

BA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.

Do It Yourself/Repair

Applied Digital Skills from Google

Learn skills you can use. A technology curriculum for practical problem solving with digital tools. A free computer literacy course designed to prepare learners for a growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills.

CreativeBug

Creativebug is a collection of arts and crafts video tutorials, giving you on-demand access to expert instruction in drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, baking, and more.

Digital Learn

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.

Excel Easy

Microsoft Excel is one of the most used software applications of all time. You can use Excel to enter all sorts of data and perform financial, mathematical, or statistical calculations. Learn how to use Excel with this easy to follow resource, fully illustrated with 300 examples!

GCF Learn Free

For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

Mango Languages

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.

Earth/Environment

Education/For Teachers

Applied Digital Skills from Google

Learn skills you can use. A technology curriculum for practical problem solving with digital tools. A free computer literacy course designed to prepare learners for a growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills.

Colorado Biographies from Colorado Virtual Library

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.

Colorado Encyclopedia

Colorado Encyclopedia is a twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial State that 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.

Colorado Virtual Library

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.

Dictionary.com

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.

Digital Learn

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.

Digital Public Library of America

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.

ERIC- Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

GCF Learn Free

For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. With Khan, you can learn anything.

General/News

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

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.

Colorado Virtual Library

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.

Digital Public Library of America

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.

Elephind

Elephind 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.”

New York Times Digital Access

Enjoy access to the award-winning coverage of the New York Times newspaper from the comfort of the library, your own home, or even on-the-go! Click the link from home and use your library card number and name to gain access. From the library campus, grab the WiFi, then go to www.nytimes.com/register to get access.

Wall Street Journal

Enjoy access to the Wall Street Journal current issue and up to six months of back issue articles by signing in with your Pine River Library card.

Government

Colorado Legal Resources

The Colorado Revised Statutes are available on the internet as hosted by LexisNexis (the current printer). This resource also includes the Colorado Court Rules, Colorado Constitution, and United States Constitution.

Colorado State Publications Library

Catalog of the Colorado State Publications Library. The Colorado State Publications Library provides Coloradans FREE permanent public access to state government documents.

Health/Science

Colorado Free Rehab Centers

There are a number of free drug rehab centers in Colorado. Substance abuse treatment programs offered at local rehab centers can include inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and detoxification services. This resource provides information on non-profit, free, or cost-reduced facilities only, which can be helpful for those with no insurance, low-income families, and people without housing, among others.

Detox Local Logo

Detox Local

A comprehensive database of detox facilities serving Colorado. This page also offers vast resources on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and the steps necessary to begin treatment for substance abuse.

Help.org

At Help.org it’s our mission to make the latest research together with proven, relational methods of overcoming addiction accessible to all those struggling with addiction, as well as those who been hurt or impacted by someone else’s struggle. Help.org is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. We create and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources that have been featured and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Senior Care & Assisted Living - Caring.com

Caring.com is a senior care and assisted living resource for family caregivers of aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com has been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, Forbes and referenced by a variety of governmental agencies and organizations.

History/Genealogy

Colorado Biographies from Colorado Virtual Library

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.

Colorado Encyclopedia

Colorado Encyclopedia is a twenty-first-century reference work on the Centennial State that 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.

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

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.

Colorado Virtual Library

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.

Digital Public Library of America

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.

Family Search

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.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. With Khan, you can learn anything.

Pine River Library Digital Archives

Pine River Library Digital Archives

The Pine River Library, the Pine River Valley Heritage Society, and other partners are working together to bring you yearbooks, oral histories, and other artifacts from historical Bayfield, Colorado and the surrounding Pine River Valley.

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Its mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. All content on this encyclopedia is goes through strict editorial review prior to publication.

Languages Foreign & English

Duolingo

With our the mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. With Khan, you can learn anything.

Mango Languages

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.

Sign Language 101

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) free online.

Word Reference

Free online dictionaries: Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.

Literature/Reading

Freading

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

GoodReads

GoodReads

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

Kent District Library’s What's Next®

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.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. With Khan, you can learn anything.

LibraryThing

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.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

TumblePremium is your answer to building reading, math and multiple literacy skills. TumblePremium is the amalgamation of three collections (TumbleBookLibrary, TumbleBookCloud Jr, TumbleMath) into one easy access point. One super collection, one login.

What Should I Read Next?

Enter the title and author of a book you liked and 'What Should I Read' Next will give you a list of suggestions of what to read next.

WhichBook.net

A unique way to choose the right book. By choosing various options, Whichbook provides the closest matches for your personal reading preferences.

Magazines/Newspapers

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

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.

Elephind

Elephind 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.”

Flipster Magazines

Flipster has some specific, highly-desirable magazines; check them out today! Flipster will authenticate by your library card number (or by your IP address if you are in the library).

New York Times Digital Access

Enjoy access to the award-winning coverage of the New York Times newspaper from the comfort of the library, your own home, or even on-the-go! Click the link from home and use your library card number and name to gain access. From the library campus, grab the WiFi, then go to www.nytimes.com/register to get access.

Overdrive/Libby Magazines

Check out a new magazine right on your computer, phone, or tablet! Back issues also available and over 2000 titles from which to choose.

The New York Times Time Machine

Once you have activated your New York Times pass, you may also have access to The Times Machine, a digital historical archive of The New York Times spanning over 150 years of newspapers.

Wall Street Journal

Enjoy access to the Wall Street Journal current issue and up to six months of back issue articles by signing in with your Pine River Library card.

Middle/High School

Digital Public Library of America

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.

DMV Practice Tests

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...

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. With Khan, you can learn anything.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Its mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. All content on this encyclopedia is goes through strict editorial review prior to publication.

Psychology/Sociology

Scholarship Search

College Droid

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.

Ed Smart Best Scholarship Websites

Edsmart.org has gathered the best scholarship websites to fund your education.

Online MBA

OnlineMBA.com helps students find the best online MBA program and includes an MBA guide, program rankings, financial aid resources, and more.

Honest Product Reviews Best Scholarship Search Platforms

Honest Product Reviews recommends the best scholarship search platforms and teaches students to use them to locate and apply for as many scholarship opportunities as possible.

Social Science/Humanities

Digital Public Library of America

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.

Pine River Library Digital Archives

Pine River Library Digital Archives

The Pine River Library, the Pine River Valley Heritage Society, and other partners are working together to bring you yearbooks, oral histories, and other artifacts from historical Bayfield, Colorado and the surrounding Pine River Valley.

Senior Care & Assisted Living - Caring.com

Caring.com is a senior care and assisted living resource for family caregivers of aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com has been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, Forbes and referenced by a variety of governmental agencies and organizations.