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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.
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.
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.
Britannica (removed) Please use Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
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Colorado Grants Guide (in-library use only)
Find Colorado-specific grants and funders.
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 at right to select a particular issue to read OR choose ‘search within publication’ from top-left. If searching within publication, use the ‘Advanced Search’ option and enter your search term below the field that reads: JN “Consumer Reports”.
Direct link to Consumer Reports Buying Guide in MasterFile database. Full-text 1999 to present. Choose year at right to select a particular issue to read OR choose ‘search within publication’ from top-left. If searching within publication, use the ‘Advanced Search’ option and enter your search term below the field that reads: JN “Consumer Reports Buying Guide”.
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Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.
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.
A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
Gale In Context: Biography offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure researchers have access to the very latest information.
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.
Kanopy makes it easy to watch some of the most critically acclaimed films ever made along with Great Courses options. Mesa County Libraries cardholders get 10 Kanopy checkouts per month, in addition to access to Kanopy Kids. Kanopy movies are available for any use, including classroom lessons and public performances. Can not access with Digital Access Only or Temp card types. Please note, a checkout registers after 5 seconds of play. View Kanopy guide.
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in kindergarten through grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
LearningExpress Library is a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.
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.
OverDrive’s Libby app is an alternative to the OverDrive app. It’s great for first-time users of OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks, but it doesn’t yet have some features, like a multilingual interface, accessibility options and more. The OverDrive app will remain an option for the foreseeable future.
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.
Designed to teach foreign languages to children from birth to age 6, Little Pim includes 12 languages. Their Entertainment Immersion Method® makes language learning accessible, easy and fun for kids.
Please note: Library access to Lynda will end December 2019.
Lynda is an online educational site that includes over 13,000+ expert-led courses 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. Can not access remotely with Digital Access Only card. 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
Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Apps available for Apple and Android devices.
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.
Learn how to use popular databases and library resources with step-by-step video tutorials.
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.
Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
The Associated Press Newswire (formerly AP NewsMonitor collection) is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story. This database’s content is already included in Newspaper Source Plus.
Just for K-8 readers. Author read-alikes, book recommendations, and more. Fiction and non-fiction titles.
Physical Review Journals (in library use only)
Published by the American Physical Society. Includes access to: Physical Review Letters (PRL) (brief important papers, all topics in physics), Physical Review A (atomic, molecular, and optical physics), Physical Review B (condensed matter and materials physics), Physical Review C (nuclear physics), Physical Review D (particles, fields, gravitation and cosmology), Physical Review E (statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics), Physical Review X (open access articles, all topics of physics), Physical Review Applied (applied physics), Reviews of Modern Physics (in-depth articles, all topics in physics), Physical Review Special Topics – Accelerators and Beams, Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research and The APS Journal Archive (back to 1893).
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.
Download tons of current and back issues of popular magazines. No checkout limits, no expiration date. Can not access remotely with Digital Access Only card. Visit RBdigital how-to handouts to get started.
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.
Not sure where to start? Check out our staff-curated research guides that cover a variety of useful topics.
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.
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.
Explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular current events.
EBSCO’s Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record.