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Full text for scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in the U.S. and archived and current articles from Spanish-language newspapers around the world.

News articles covering companies, industries, executives and products from more than 400 U.S. local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals from 1993 to the present.

Full text from local, regional, national and international newspapers. 

Tutors available 2 p.m. - 11p.m. Get help preparing for the GED, writing a resume, learning how to use Microsoft Office programs and developing other skills. Also provides access to practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Ask a question or upload writing samples any time to hear back via email.

Covers each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and major territories. Articles cover history, geography, economics, government, culture, and major cities. Special features include essays on U.S. presidents and major Native American tribes, timelines, educational games and an almanac.
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A collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. 

Watch documentaries, newsreels and archival footage about American History. Includes acclaimed programs from major producers such as PBS.

Contains detailed articles, historical documents, maps and charts, biographies, images, legends and timelines.

A genealogy resource containing approximately 4000 databases of census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Content ranges from the 13th to the 21st century and provides billions of indexed names. In addition to coverage for the United States and the United Kingdom, there are record collections for Canada, Europe and Australia. Not available from home.

A database of Spanish-language articles about parenting. Topics covered include family health and psychology, pregnancy and caring for babies and natural and alternative health remedies.

Information of most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Includes technical service bulletins, recall information, wiring diagrams, specification and maintenance schedules and more.

Provides biographies for people from around the world and throughout history. Search by a person's name or by other criteria such as nationality and occupation.

Watch video versions of classic children's books.

For all subject areas related to business. Full text from scholarly business journals. Also includes indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886. 

Provides an online career test, career reports, bulletin boards and career news and trends. User name: 163w, Password: future

Browse college catalogs for two-year, four-year, graduate and professional schools.

Full text of Colorado newspapers, including: Arvada Press, Broomfield Enterprise, Brush News Tribune, Canyon Courier, Columbine Courier, Daily Camera (Boulder), Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction), Denver Post, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Fort Morgan Times, Gazette (Colorado Springs), High Timber Times (Conifer), Journal-Advocate (Sterling), Lakewood Sentinel, Lamar Daily News, Moffat County Morning News, Rio Bianco Herald Times, Rocky Mountain News (1989 to 2/28/09).

A collection of newspapers published in Colorado between 1859 and 1930.

Contains Spanish-language reference works in history, geography, medicine, alternative medicine, science, literature, biographies, bilingual dictionaries, atlases, journal articles, and an encyclopedia.

Comprehensive health and medical info, including videos, fact sheets, images and diagrams, reports and a medical dictionary.

Full text issues via MasterFILE Premier (1991 - Present).

A directory of over 700,000 parent and subsidiary businesses worldwide.

Find information about the cultures and peoples of the world. Includes maps, images, statistics, flags and more.

Brings history up close by looking at people's everyday lives throughout the centuries. Find out what people ate, wore, and used. Research topics such as food, fashion and holidays.

A database for geographic business intelligence research. Provides information to help businesses with marketing their services, identifying new customers or sales territories and learning about competitors. Produce high quality reports with maps and charts representing the data.

Full text of the Denver Post from June 1989 to the present.

Online access to the microfilm editions of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times from 2008 to the current year. View, print and save copies of full pages from these two publications.

Find full-text magazine, newspaper, journal articles and electronic books in JCPL's subscription databases.

A Spanish-language encyclopedia intended for young readers and beginning students of Spanish.

Online access to Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings. Independent financial strength ratings and planning tools for banks, insurance, stocks and mutual funds.

A collection of electronic reference books covering many subject areas. Download chapters to your eReader or computer.

Guides seniors who have no computer experience through four basic Internet functions: electronic mail (email), discussion (threaded chat), a multi-lingual search through a partnership with Yahoo! and links to other sites. One feature is Memories: Generation to generation, specially designed to link school children with seniors. Not available from home.

Provides up to date information about current world issues and international news stories.

Find information about prehistoric and classical mythology as well as more contemporary myths from literature and popular culture.

Government publications, scholarly articles and general-interest publications on topics including renewable energy, green building, global warming and recycling.

Find information on a variety of health and medical topics, including medical conditions and medications. Includes general information on these topics, a medical directory and many online health assessment tools.

Online homework help. Tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get help in English, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Studies and Adult Education topics.

Includes U.S. Census images for 1790 through 1930, as well as indices for 1790 through 1920 and part of 1930. Also includes family histories, local histories and primary sources.

Searches the collections of both World History in Video and American History in Video for newsreels, documentaries and archival footage. Includes videos from major producers such as PBS, BBC and A&E.

Historical encyclopedias plus historical documents, biographies, photos and maps.

Stream video, music, and audiobooks with your library card.

Provides indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines.

An online version of the Marshall Cavendish International Wildlife Encyclopedia. Find information about species from every branch of the animal family.

Access job search resources and career assessment tools. Log in between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. for live online help, including interview coaching and resume reviews. Submit a resume any time for help via email.

Designed especially for students in Kindergarten through Grade Five. Kids InfoBits meets the needs of young students with simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more

Find information about the countries of the world. 
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Practice tests and test prep for the GED, ACT, U.S. Citizenship, entrance exams and more.

Sample legal forms for family law, power of attorney, leases and more. Many forms are specific to Colorado.

Legal articles and some forms. Includes NOLO books with legal how-to information.

Find literary criticism, author biographies and work overviews, as well as literary works such as poems, stories and plays.

Designed specifically for high school students. Full text for periodicals, including popular magazines, and reference books on a variety of topics as well as primary sources, images and biographies.

Abstracts and indexing for a wide range of periodicals. Subjects covered include general reference, business, health, multicultural studies and more.

Spanish-language articles on a variety of health and medicine topics, including anatomy, physiology, nursing and allied health. Also features several medical dictionaries and an anatomical atlas.

A Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. 

Designed specifically for middle and junior high school students. Full text from over 140 popular middle school magazines as well as reference books, primary source documents and images.

Online access to the microfilm edition of the New York Times from 2008 to the current year. View, print and save copies of full pages from the available issues.

Articles from national and international newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts.

Helps K-8 readers and K-8 teachers find new authors and titles. Find reading recommendations, reviews, book discussion guides, book talks and school resource materials. 

Helps fiction and nonfiction readers of all ages find new authors and titles. Find read-alikes, reviews, book discussion guides, book talks and more.

A Spanish-language encyclopedia, containing 15,000 articles, 6,500 photographs and more than 15,000 Internet links.

A collection of online dictionaries providing definitions and thesauri for Spanish as well as translations for Spanish with English, French, German and Portuguese. Also includes grammar guides in Spanish for these five languages.

Downloadable audiobooks.

Find information about current social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, news and more.

A comprehensive online resource for job seekers. Set up an account to create professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. Practice for an interview before a job or take a skills assessment to help your career search.

Browse, check out, and download eBooks, audiobooks and music to your computer or device. Note: These titles may be checked out by anyone with a valid Jefferson County Public Library card, but cannot be downloaded on a library computer.

Reliable information for multiple sides of current issues.

A collection of periodicals designed for elementary school students.

A collection of articles and abstracts on Psychology and Psychiatry.

Contains directory information for millions of U.S. businesses. 

Contains over 180 million names, addresses and phone numbers.

Full text from U.S. regional business journals, newspapers and newswires

Learn a language and develop language skills. Learn how to speak Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish (Spain and Latin America). If you are using Rosetta Stone Advantage for the first time, you'll need to create an account.

An online collection of history reference books. Includes the following titles from several series: Great Events from History: The Ancient World, The 18th Century and The 20th Century 1901-1940; Great Lives from History: The Renaissance, The 17th and 19th Centuries, Notorious Lives; Milestone Documents in American History: The Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

Science articles and books, videos and news. A great one-stop resource for school projects.

Science encyclopedias, books and periodicals for students.

Available to all users. Library card not required.
Designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Find information about financial planning, market analysis, business plan creation, regional tax law and more.

Repair manuals for vehicles and tools such as snowmobiles, tractors, lawn mowers, motorcycles, chainsaws and more.

A complete online archive of the Something About the Author series of reference books, including the current edition. Provides biographical profiles for authors and illustrators of children's books as well as autobiographical essays from the Something About the Author Autobiography Series.

A comprehensive resource for investment research, including reports and analysis for stocks, bonds and funds, as well as company profiles, corporation records and industry reports.

Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

Basic source for identification of U.S. manufacturers. Online version includes company information, product catalogs and CAD drawings.

Articles on popular and current events topics from sources including full text periodicals, government publications, biographies and public opinion polls.

A comprehensive U.S. History resource.

Online access to the microfilm edition of the Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the current year. View, print and save copies of full pages from the available issues.

Designed for students reading below grade-level, adult students developing their reading skills or students learning English. Features basic, accessible encyclopedia articles on a variety of topics.

For young students. Search for articles or click the pictures to explore.

A general encyclopedia containing all articles of the 22-volume print set, as well as pictures, maps, videos and research resources for students. 

Contains World Book Online Reference Center's general encyclopedia, as well as a collection of Primary Sources, Pathfinders, Timelines and more.

A comprehensive World History resource.

A large collection of documentaries, newsreels and archival footage about World History, from pre-history to the Twenty-First Century. Includes acclaimed programs from major producers such as BBC.

Books, periodicals and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Check out magazines on your computer and read them on your mobile device.