eResources A-Z

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.

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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!


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.


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

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.



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.



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’.


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.



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


Business Source Premier

Company profiles & market reports.



Career Online High School

Earn your High School Diploma + Job Skills



Find and place holds on library materials.


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


Colorado Grants Guide

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


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.


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.


Consumer Reports

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”.


Consumer Reports Buying Guide

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”.


Contemporary Authors

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



Daily Sentinel Index

Index of Daily Sentinel newspaper articles from 1900 to 2005.



Ebsco Español

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



Select specific Ebsco databases to search.


Ebsco Services

List of all Ebsco services.


Environment Complete:
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.


Explora – Main

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


Explora – Elementary

Ebsco search interface for grades K-5. 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.



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.


Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

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




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.



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.


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.



Learning Express

Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.  Job search and workplace skills, including resume and cover letter writing, are covered in the Career Center.


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.



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.



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, but you’ll need to use these settings if not using the library link above:



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.


MyHeritage Library Edition

Includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.



Newspaper Source Plus

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.


Novelist K-8 Plus

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


Novelist Plus

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



OverDrive Digital Library

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



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.


Primary search

Research for grade-school students.


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.



RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

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



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

ReferenceUSA Tutorials


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.


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.


Rosetta Stone

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

Watch how-to video



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.


Small Business Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.


Small Business Resource Center

A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.


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.


Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

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.


TumbleBook Library

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



Universal Class

Over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education Courses.



Web News:

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.


World Book Advanced (Trial)

World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more. For high school and college age level.



Zinio for Libraries – Digital Magazines (Please see RBdigital)



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