eResources A-Z

View our complete list of 24/7 resources below. Access these resources from home with a Mesa County Library card. You can also search eResources by subject or check out our Subject Guides.

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ABCmouse in-library use access
ABCmouse at-home use access (library card required)

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. How to use Ancestry Library Edition

AtoZ World Food

This database provides access to over 1,000 recipes from around the globe!

AtoZ World Travel

More than 200 travel guides are available with AtoZ World Travel. Find essential info on culture, neighborhoods, language, security, food, restaurants, and excursions.

Auto Repair Source

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.


Biography Reference Source

Biography Reference Source provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace and more.


Please note we will be discontinuing this resource on June 30, 2024.

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.

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.

Colorado Grants Guide (Access to this database ended June 1, 2023)

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".


Daily Sentinel Index

Index of Daily Sentinel newspaper articles from 1900 to 2005.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

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


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.

Ethnic Diversity Source

This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.

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.


FamilySearch (in-library use only)

Offers a database of genealogical records to build family trees. Requires a user to create a free account. How to use FamilySearch

Foundation Directory Online Professional by Candid (in-library use only @ Central, no library card required)

Grant writing & fundraising resources for non-profits and individuals.

Please note starting March 27, 2024, the former Grants to Individuals (GTI) database will be included in Foundation Directory. This help article outlines the steps to conducting a search.

Funk and Wagnalls New World 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.

Grants to Individuals Online by Candid (in-library use only @ Central)

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

Please note: starting March 27, 2024, Grants to Individuals (GTI) will automatically redirect to Foundation Directory. This help article outlines the steps to conducting a search.

GuideStar by Candid (in-library use only @ Central)

GuideStar is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit information. In-library use only at the Central Library.


HeritageQuest Online

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. How to use HeritageQuest Online

History Reference Source

History Reference Source 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.

Hobbies and Crafts Source

A database of detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas that meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Source

Offers full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of images not found anywhere else online. Conduct keyword searches or browse projects by category.


Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. Cannot access with digital access only card.


Job and Career Accelerator
In this award-winning job and career platform, patrons can build workplace skills, search for jobs, write winning resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and much more.



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. Cannot access with digital access only or temporary cards.  Please note, a checkout registers after 5 seconds of play.  View Kanopy guide.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Cannot access with digital access only or temporary cards.  Please note, a checkout registers after 5 seconds of play.  View Kanopy guide.



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.

LearningExpress College Finder

Discover colleges and thousands of scholarships.

LearningExpress En Español

Prepárese para el examen de GED, mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector, desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas y más.

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 Source

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.


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, or magazines to read on your phone, tablet, or computer.


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.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda)

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand software, business, creative, and personal development skills from industry experts. If the website or mobile asks you for a Library ID, it is: mesacountylibraries

Please note: your learning history is attached to your card number - if you get a new card, you will lose your course history. See staff for details. LinkedIn Learning FAQ.

Literary Reference Source

Literary Reference Source is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.


Mango Languages

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.  Mango Quick-Start Guide   |   Mango Reader Chrome Plugin   |   Mango Reader Chrome Plugin Tutorial

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.

Mesa County Libraries Academy

Learn how to use popular databases and library resources with step-by-step video tutorials.

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. The login screen for access from home has changed. You will now see the option to sign in with a Google account or with a library card number. You must sign in with a library card number in order to access the resource.


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.

The New York Times

Get unlimited access to the latest articles, news, and multimedia from The New York Times. Includes access to articles from 1851 to present day.

New York Times in-libary use access -  After creating a free account, enjoy unrestricted access.
New York Times at-home use access -  Library card required. After creating a free account, get unrestricted offsite access to The New York Times for 72 hours. After that, use this link again for a new 72-hour pass.  (Quickstart guide .pdf file)

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.

Novelist Search Strategies - learn how to harness the searching tools within Novelist to find the perfect read.


OverDrive Digital Library

The OverDrive App was discontinued in April 2023. Patrons can access the library's digital collection from the Libby app or or through the OverDrive website via Cannot access with digital access only card.


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).

Poetry and Short Story Reference Source

Poetry & Short Story Reference Source is a rich full-text database containing thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.

Points of View Reference Source

Points of View Reference Source 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 Behavioral 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.


ReferenceUSA (now Data Axle Reference Solutions)

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.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.


Science Reference Source

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 Source contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Small Engine Repair Source

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.

Subject Guides

Not sure where to start?  Check out our staff-curated research guides that cover a variety of useful topics.



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


Universal Class

Universal Class is an online learning platform offering over 600 continuing education courses on a diverse array of topics. Cannot access with digital access only card.


The Washington Post

Get unlimited access to the latest articles, news, and multimedia from The Washington Post.

The Washington Post in-library use access - no account needed when in a library location.
The Washington Post at-home use access - After creating a free account, get unrestricted offsite access to The Washington Post for 7 days. On the eighth day, use this link again for a new 7-day access pass.

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.