Test Databases by Subject
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 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…
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.
This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
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.
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.
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 www.coloradosbdc.org.)
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…
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 the story.
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.
Do It Yourself/Repair
A to Z Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of America’s culinary heritage, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and old-fashioned television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, A to Z Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.
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.
Languages Foreign & English
For more than 150 years, Merriam-Webster has been America’s leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Each month, Merriam-Webster.com offers language guidance to more than 40 million visitors.
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 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.
NoveList K-8 is a trusted source of read reading recommendations for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. Newspaper Source also provides complete television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR and more.
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.
The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.
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.
Reviews.com reviews the best scholarship search platforms and teaches students use them to locate and apply for as many scholarship opportunities as possible.
Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals.
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.