Search for magazine and journal articles, find company information, auto repair instructions, learn a language, take practice tests, and much more.
Access these resources from home with a Mesa County Library card.
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!
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.
Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only)
Genealogical database with censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
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.
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
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’.
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.
Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People.
Find Colorado-specific grants and funders. In-library use only.
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.
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.
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)
Buscar todos los bases de datos, o buscar dentro de una combinación de bases de datos.
Select specific Ebsco databases to search.
List of all Ebsco services.
Easy-to-use, dedicated search interface for all Ebsco databases. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.
Ebsco search interface for grades K-5. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.
Ebsco search interface for grades 6-12. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.
Foundation Directory Online Professional (in-library use only @ Central)
Grant writing & fundraising resources for non-profits.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (in-library use only @ Central)
Details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.
Foundation Maps (in-library use only @ Central)
Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool.
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.
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.
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.
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
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.).
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.
Comprehensive subject guides from Mesa County Libraries on popular topics such as taxes, legal issues, gardening, community information, hobbies and more.
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.
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.
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
Also note that while the library’s lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices, they are not accessible through lynda.com apps–use your mobile device’s browser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just for K-8 readers. Author read-alikes, book recommendations, and more. Fiction and non-fiction titles.
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.
Research for grade-school students.
This is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Research jobs, businesses, consumers, physicians, and much more.
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.
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.
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9
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.
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.
Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular current events.
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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.
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)