eResources by Subject

Academic and General Research | Automotive & DIY | Biography & History | Books & Literature | Business & Investments | Consumer Information & Legal | eBooks | Education & Job Skills | En Español | Genealogy | Grants | Health | Kids | Language Learning | Newspapers & Magazines

 

You can also view eResources A-Z or check out our Research Guides.

 

Academic and General Research (Teen/Adult)

Academic Search Premier

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Includes peer-reviewed full-text articles as well as indexed and abstracted articles, and searchable cited references.

 

Britannica Library

Three levels (children, young adults and reference center for adults) of learning to choose from.  Includes multiple encyclopedias and thousands of image, video, web and text resources.

 

EbscoHost

Select specific Ebsco databases to search.

 

Ebsco Services

List of all Ebsco services.

 

Explora – Main

Easy-to-use, dedicated search interface for all Ebsco databases.  Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.

 

Explora – Middle/High School

Ebsco search interface for grades 6-12. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.

 

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

 

GreenFile

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, alternate fuel sources and more.

 

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, as well as full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals.

 

Libguides

Comprehensive subject guides from Mesa County Libraries on popular topics such as taxes, legal issues, gardening, community information, hobbies and more.

 

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals and nearly 30 full-text monographs.

 

MAS Ultra

More than 700 popular general interest & current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975. Also School Image Collection of photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

 

MasterFILE (Popular Magazines)

Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Includes many popular magazines, such as Consumer Reports, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and more.

 

Middle Search Plus

Index, abstracts, and full text for popular middle school magazines. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

 

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

 

Psychology and Behaviorial Sciences Databases

This is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

 

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

 

TOPICSearch

Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular current events.

 

Automotive & DIY

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

 

Chilton Library (Discontinued 12/2016). Please use Auto Repair Reference Center.

 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, including motorcycles, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and lots more.

 

Biography & History

Biography In Context

Full-text coverage of more than 380,000 individuals spanning history and geography. More than 450,000 biographies, selected from award-winning reference titles. Search Tips

 

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, as well as full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals.

Books & Literature

Book Index with Reviews

A comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.

 

Catalog

Find and place holds on library materials.

 

Novelist Plus

Author read-alikes, book recommendations, and more. Fiction and non-fiction titles.

 

Contemporary Authors

Complete information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

 

Business and Investments

Business Source Premier

Company profiles & market reports.

 

Morningstar

Access comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds, or obtain data on a particular industry.

 

ReferenceUSA

Research jobs, businesses, consumers, physicians, and much more.

 

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

 

Value Line

If needed, confirm security exception once page loads.

For one-page pdf reports: from ‘Browse Research’ at top, enter ticker symbol into search box on right.  One-page reports are on the bottom of the page on the left.

Access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks.

 

Consumer Information & Legal

Consumer Reports

Direct link to Consumer Reports articles in MasterFile database. Full-text 1991 to present. Choose year or ‘search within publication’ from top-right.  If searching within publication, use the word ‘and’ before your search term.  For example, a search for washing machines would look like this: ‘JN “Consumer Reports” and washing machines’.  (The JN “Consumer Reports” part is filled in for you in the search field)

 

Legal Forms

Thousands of Colorado-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.).

 

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo­, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

 

eBooks

OverDrive Digital Library

Download or stream ebooks, audiobooks, music or video to your computer or device.

 

Education & Job Skills

Learning Express

Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

 

Lynda

Lynda is an online educational site that includes over 3,000 courses (and over 130,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.  Receive a certificate upon course completion.  View quick-start handout.

Directions for viewing courses offline

Please note: you can also access Lynda by going directly to lynda.com, but you’ll need to use these settings if not using the library link above:  http://screencast.com/t/L40CDJAcHdcG

 

Resume Builder (not a library resource)

Resource for adults from College in Colorado (college or non-college) to build a resume, cover letter, practice interview skills and more.

 

Universal Class

Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses.

 

En Español

Ebsco Español

Buscar todos los bases de datos, o buscar dentro de una combinación de bases de datos.

 

Learning Express

Recursos para hispanohablantes.

 

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical database with censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. In-library use only.

 

Heritage Quest

Search census, digitized family and local history books, genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman’s Bank Records.

 

Grants

Colorado Grants Guide (in-library use only)

Find Colorado-specific grants and funders.  In-library use only.

 

Foundation Directory Online Professional (in-library use only @ Central Library)

Grant writing & fundraising resources for non-profits.

 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (in-library use only @ Central Library)

Details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.

 

Foundation Maps (in-library use only @ Central Library)

Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool.

 

Health

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is the single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

 

Kids

ABC Mouse (in-library use only)

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

 

BookFlix

For grades PreK-3. ‘The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration’.

 

Britannica Library – Kids

Includes multiple encyclopedias and thousands of image, video, web and text resources.

 

Explora – Elementary

Ebsco search interface for grades K-5. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.

 

Novelist K-8 Plus

Just for K-8 readers. Author read-alikes, book recommendations, and more. Fiction and non-fiction titles.

 

Primary search

Research for grade-school students.

 

TumbleBook Library

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

 

Language Learning

Learning Links from the Adult Literacy Center

Learn English, practice ESL and pronunciation/speaking skills.

 

Rosetta Stone

Interactive online learning resource for 30 languages.  Instructions:  English / Spanish

 

Newspapers and Magazines

Colorado Historic Newspapers

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 500,000 digitized pages, representing 163 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.

 

Daily Sentinel Index

Index of Daily Sentinel newspaper articles from 1900 to 2005.

 

MasterFILE (Popular Magazines)

Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Includes many popular magazines, such as Consumer Reports, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and more.

 

Newspaper Source

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc.

The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

 

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

 

Zinio for Libraries – Digital Magazines

Download tons of current and back issues of popular magazines.  No checkout limits, no expiration date.  Visit Zinio how-to handouts to get started.

Zinio Title List (titles in red are in Spanish)

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