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Subscription Databases and Web Links
The Library provides free access to online databases and most are accessible from home. Databases are not the same thing as web sites, even though they can be accessed through the Internet. The Library subscribes to these databases for a fee and then provides access to them for our patrons. They contain information such as journal, newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles.
Database is accessible from Home, most require login with a Library Card.
Database is accessible ONLY in the Library.
Web Links are chosen to guide researchers to specific Internet sites on specific topics. Web Links are accessible from home or on the library Internet stations.
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Complete List of eResources
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): Search specialized reference sources for education information.
ALLDATA: auto repair with diagnostic information for foreign and domestic cars. Access manufacturers' automotive repair manuals from 1982 to the present. Included are maintenance schedules, illustrated diagnosis and repair procedures, and the most recent technical service bulletins and recall notices. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use, or use with a temporary card.
American Memory: A digitized collection of materials that chronicle American historical events. These materials include recordings, images, maps, sheet music, and other records from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.
America's Newspapers/Newsbank: U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. Included are printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
America's Obituaries & Death Notices: comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Search by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), and philanthropic activities.
Ancestry® Library Edition: delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It's an online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use.
Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO): 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.B
Biography and Genealogy Master Index: Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and throughout the world.
Biography, Gale Virtual Reference Library: multicultural, biographical sources that cover notable individuals from every part of the world.
Biography In Context (Gale): biographical information for over 500,000 people. Search for current or historic figures based on name, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates, places, or occupation.
Book FLIX (use in Library): PreK-3, early readers, reluctant readers and English Language Learners. 190 animated, talking picture books with more than 50 books in Spanish. Play educational games.
Book FLIX (use from Home): PreK-3, early readers, reluctant readers and English Language Learners. 190 animated, talking picture books with more than 50 books in Spanish. Play educational games. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Books in Print: information on more than 7.5 million U.S. book, audiobook, and video titles, as well as 12 million international titles. Access reviews, tables of contents, full-text previews, author biographies, awards information and more.
Business and Marketing (Gale): Search this database for basic information, definitions and current status on such topics as marketing, business plans, branding and others.
BusinessDecision: is a demographic and mapping service that enables local businesses to access accurate and reliable consumer, demographic and market information, and immediately download a range of reports, graphs and maps to help you understand your market and choose the right location. The powerful mapping and report capability will reveal consumer buying and demographic trends, and patterns. Check out the tapestry component that can give you a narrative description of a potential market.
Business Plans Handbook Collection (Gale): Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. Start your search by a basic key word search.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO): provides full text for thousands of business journals, including peer-reviewed, scholarly business publications. Coverage includes all subject areas related to business, including accounting, management, finances, personnel, and more. Need to research a company or industry? Business Source Premier provides full text Datamonitor reports for companies and industries. Need to keep up with your profession or trends in your industry? Try searching trade journals or business journals by key word.C
CareerOneStop: CareerOneStop is a free pathway to career planning, with extensive tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this is an important site for any career changer or job seeker. America's Career & InfoNet can be accessed through CareerOneStop.
Cemetery Information: Cemetery maps and records about the deceased that are buried in Roselawn or Grandview cemeteries in Fort Collins.
Chronicling America: A collection of selected historic newspaper pages representing the time period 1836-1922. Pages selected are from approximately half of the states in the United States, and document significant events in each of those state's history and geography.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO General Health): full text for journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials in nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
Colorado Grants Guide: This tool for nonprofit and community-based organizations is a comprehensive grants database containing hundreds of profiles of funders that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The searchable online database allows grant- seekers to research funders that support a specific area of interest, geographic location or type of grant such as general operating support or capital campaigns. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use.
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. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923.
Consumer Health Complete: Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. This database is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. It provides content covering areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Reports: Full text articles 01/01/1991 to present are available in EBSCO's Masterfile Premier database. You can search by browsing in individual issues or click "Search within this publication" to search mulitple issues at the same time.
Contemporary Authors: biographical and bibliographical information and references on U.S. and international authors. Updated monthly, users may search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: extensive collection of full-text critical essays about novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers who are now living or who died after December 31, 1959. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.
CQ Researcher: Overviews of current issues and controversial topics including pro/con statements, background and chronology on the topic, assessment of the current situation, and bibliographies of key sources written by CQ Press journalists.
Culturegrams: Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Insider perspectives on daily life, culture, history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. The Culturegrams database is provided in partnership with the Poudre R-1 School District.D E
EasyBib: Online citation generator that converts relevant information for works to be cited, including websites, books, magazine, newspaper & journal articles and many other sources, into a properly cited bibliography. Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries: provides industry overviews, history, and current status of new industries, business segments that are pioneering new technologies and those introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. The encyclopedia includes detailed profiles on approximately 140 emerging industries from alternative education and biometrics to wireless communication and WAP. To start, enter a key word, or drop down the Table of Contents.
Encyclopedia of Global Industries: chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most high-profile industries. The encyclopedia includes comprehensive, international coverage organized by industry, providing a unique blend of overview and outlook. The work consists of approximately 125 detailed profiles of major global industries, such as mining, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles and many others. Simply enter a key word, or drop down the eTableofcontents.
Environment, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on environmental issues.F
Fort Collins Coloradoan: Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. (1999 - current)
Fort Collins History Connection: Archive of online historical materials, records, and photographs for Fort Collins and Larimer County.
Foundation Directory Online: is the nation's leading online resource for funding research. Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides details of more than 108,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, over 3 million recent grants, and over 500,000 key decision makers. Available only on-site at Harmony Library.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: is an online database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available only on-site at Harmony Library.
Freading: Downloadable fiction and nonfiction eBooks for all ages. Ebooks checkout for a two-week loan period with a two-week renewal option. Customers are allotted 5 tokens per week to check out books. Customers can accumulate up to 20 tokens in a month but they expire at the end of each month. Each book has an established token value of one to four tokens, depending on its popularity and release date. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Freegal Music: Downloadable music service with access to hundreds of thousands of songs in more than 100 genres of music. Download up to five songs per week to an iTunes account for uploading them to an iPod, MP3 player or other devices. The songs are yours to keep. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO Youth Reference): General encyclopedia for K-12 students includes full text articles. Encyclopedic entries are searchable by subject or keywords.G
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media: contains contact and personnel information for radio and television stations and cable companies. Scope includes U.S., Canadian, and international media.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for the arts, environmental issues, world religions, native American tribes, biographical information on important and interesting people, history, medical topics, animals, and literary criticism.
GreenFILE (EBSCO): Articles, many in full text, from both academic and general magazines & government reports which focus on the relationship between human beings and the environment Topics range from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond useful in studies of ecology and agriculture, education, law, health and technology.H
HeritageQuest: Family histories, genealogical serials, local history, and primary sources. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
History, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources on American history and some world history.
History Reference Center (EBSCO): History Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive, full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Includes images, videorecordings and primary sources.I
Indieflix: Online streaming service that offers access to independent films, shorts, and documentaries to library cardholders on computers, Android and iOS tablets and mobile devices and Roku. Provides unlimited access to films screened at more than 2,000 film festivals worldwide.J
Jobs & Career Accelerator: is a career guidance and job searching tool that integrates occupation and career exploration, real time jobs listings, resume and cover letter preparation, job search skills, and a personal job search tracking system. It also includes access to skill building resources, including more than 60 interactive computer training courses, and direct access to LearningExpress occupation practice tests and skills tutorials. To use this database, register for an account on the database site. The username is your PRPLD library card number. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
JSTOR (Arts & Sciences): Access to academic journals 3 years old and older in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including education, business, law, psychology, philosophy and public policy. Also included are a large number of journals in the biological sciences. This large backfile includes journals from early in the 1900's.
JSTOR (Life Sciences): Full-text access to scholarly journals. Complete back runs of many titles available spread out over the last 150 years but no current coverage for the last 3-5 years. Available collections include Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Paleontology, and Health Sciences.
Jump$tart: is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.K
Kids Search (EBSCO): The Kids Search interface is designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. Students have the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases. Databases included: Funk and Wagnalls' Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Ebsco Animals, Primary Search and Newspaper Search.L
Larimer County Workforce Center: Looking for work or thinking of switching careers, but not sure where to start? Make your first stop the Larimer County Workforce Center. The Workforce Center offers training, workshops and a variety of other tools to help with all areas of your career search or transition. For job seekers, resources include an online job bank and on-site resource lab, job fairs and hiring events and one-on-one consultations with an employment specialist.
LearningExpress: If you're searching for a job, thinking about a career change, or want to take that next step on the ladder to success, LearningExpress can help you. You'll find courses and practices full of helpful information on a wide variety of career and workplace subjects: choosing a great career, job hunting, interviewing, networking, sharpening your business writing skills, dealing with coworkers, achieving success on the job, and much more. Preparing for a professional exam? Curious about a particular occupation? You'll find instantly scored practice tests based on the official exams for a wide variety of careers. Explore your future now. To use this database, register for an account on the database site. The username is your PRPLD library card number. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO): Contains 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.
Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) with full text: Designed for librarians, LISTA 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.
Literature, Gale Virtual Reference Library: contains information on American and world literature as well as critical analysis of over 100 individual literary classics of fiction, short stories, and poetry.
Literature Grades 8-12, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources for information on literature. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.M
Market Share Reporter (GALE): presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.
MAS Ultra (EBSCO): Contains full text for popular general interest magazines, biographies and primary source documents. Large image collection of photos,maps, & flags. Expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Topics include history, health, education, business, astronomy, biology, politics, mathematics and more.
MasterFILE (EBSCO): provides full text coverage for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues including full text access to the Consumer Reports Magazine.
Medicine, Gale Virtual Reference Library: multi-volume encyclopedias on traditional and alternative medicine and drugs.
Medline Español: Información sobre enfermedades, condiciones, y las cuestiones de bienestar en un idioma que puede entender. Aprenda acerca de los últimos tratamientos, busque información sobre un medicamento o suplemento, averigüe el significado de las palabras, o vea videos e ilustraciones médicas. Tenga acceso a los sitios de internet con lo último en investigación médica y averigüe acerca de estudios clínicos sobre una enfermedad o condición. Un servicio de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de E.U.
Medline Plus: information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos and illustrations. Access links to the latest medical research and find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Middle Search Plus (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.
Money Smart: is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Morningstar Mutual Funds: provides fast and easy access to Morningstar Mutual Funds.
Music Online (from Alexander Street Press): Listen online to hundreds of thousands of classical, jazz, world, and American roots pieces. Liner notes and information on composers are included for most items. Build playlists using any content from Music Online and then keep them at a permanent URL for private use or you can share them. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.N
Naxos Music Library: Streamed recordings of primarily classical music and also world/folk music, Chinese orchestral, and traditional music. Background and educational material is included. Create personalized playlists to bookmark favorite pieces. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
NEHGS American Ancestors: Access records for New England, New York and beyond. Contains vital records (births, deaths, marriages) by state and locality for selected time periods. There are church records, probate records, and histories of individual families, as well as cemetery and burial records, local histories, court records and land records. NOTE: Available only at the Old Town Library.
Newsbank/America's Newspapers: U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. Included are printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO): Provides full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, and newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times.
Novelist Plus: information about popular fiction and nonfiction titles that will guide you as you select what to read next. Search among hundreds of thousands of titles. Includes Author Read-Alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, lists of award winners and more.O
OneClick Digital: thousands of downloadable fiction and non-fiction audiobooks to be played on a computer or transferred to a portable device. NOTE: Must have a library card to create an account and download.
OverDrive: thousands of downloadable fiction and non-fiction eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos for use on a computer or a portable device. NOTE: Must have a library card to create an account and download.
Oxford Art Online: Comprehensive, worldwide visual arts resource spanning prehistory to the present day. Access to thousands of images, artist biographies, and extensive image links to museum and gallery web sites around the world. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Oxford Music Online: all types of popular music including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present day. Includes articles, biographies and links to music-related web sites. Listen to examples of these different types of music, find musician biographies, and view 3-D interactive images of musical instruments. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
Oxford Scholarship Online: covers 20 subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law including African American History, Asian Studies, Film Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Television Studies. It provides full-text searching of roughly 300 full-text titles and over 8000 abstracts of academic monographs.P
Philanthropy In/Sight® : is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics. It combines the Foundation Center's data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps. Useful for creating maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships. Grant data can be overlayed with over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs. Available only on-site at Harmony Library.
Plunkett Research: makes it easy for anyone to readily access and understand vital industry trends (including finance, markets, technologies, deregulation, research/development and globalization) in order to understand how individual industries work today and how where they will be tomorrow. Useful for conducting market research, looking for business prospects, writing a business plan, planning a business strategy or looking for a job.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO): A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
Primary Search (EBSCO Youth Reference): Provides full text for children's magazines and children's pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.
Primary Sources (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A single search of this collection of electronic reference books will return primary source documents on many current controversial topics and on 20th century U.S. history.
Pronunicator: Pronunicator provides access to learn 75 languages using 50 different language interfaces. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Each Pronunciator course has up to 10,000 exercises, 2,500 quizzes and up to 350 hours of downloadable audio lessons. NOTE: This database is not accessible with a temporary card.
ProQuest Science Journal and ProQuest Set for Science: ProQuest Science Journals contains full text journals related to both applied and general sciences, including physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and other scientific fields. ProQuest Set for Science contains full text journals with a focus on earth, life, physical, medical, and applied sciences. Both of these science databases can be searched simultaneously.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO): A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO.Q R
Reference USA (use in Library): Locate and research companies you want to work for. Reference USA has details on millions of U.S. businesses, including human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size and weblinks. Search by ZIP code, metro area, city, state, business type.
Reference USA (use from Home): Locate and research companies you want to work for. Reference USA has details on millions of U.S. businesses, including human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size and weblinks. Search by ZIP code, metro area, city, state, business type.
Regional Business News (EBSCO): provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Religion / Philosophy, Gale Virtual Reference Library: A single search of this collection of electronic reference books will return primary source documents on many current controversial topics and on religions, mythology, and philosophy.S
Sanborn Maps: Fire insurance maps that show locations of businesses and residences in downtown areas of major towns in Colorado. Maps depict the size and footprints of the buildings.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (GALE): provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Science, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on science and animals.
Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content that contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Searchasaurus: Colorful animated interface with a dinosaur theme. Search articles, an online general encyclopedia and information about animals from around the world.
Select Families of New Mexico: This genealogical database contains over 500,000 individuals mainly of Spanish and Native American heritage. It was compiled by Ladeane Miller. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use.
SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series): contains articles and reports on current topics such as racism, poverty, welfare, environment, immigration, women's rights, and criminal justice. SIRS Government Reporter is a source for federal government statistical and summary reports on a wide variety of topics. License is for use by individual patrons; use in schools or other institutions is not covered.
Small Engine Repair (EBSCO): 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. There are over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.
Student Research Center (EBSCO): The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with research tools for obtaining information from EBSCO databases. Users can search magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video content by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia and explore the top searches of the day. Databases included: Health Source, MAS Ultra, Middle Search Plus, Topic Search, Newspaper Source.T
Theater/Film/Television, Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search specialized reference sources for information on the theater, film, and television.
Topic Search (EBSCO): Middle and high school students. Full text articles and reports on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other current topics from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.U
USAJOBS: USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Learn how to use USAJOBS, how the federal hiring process works; discover special hiring programs; search by agency, occupation, location. See which jobs are in demand. Apply to Federal Agencies.V
Value Line: Information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Due to licensing restrictions, this site is not available for at-home use. Please see a librarian for help in accessing this site.W
WorldCat: search the collections of libraries in the United States and around the world. Search for books, music CDs, videos and digital content, article citations with links to their full text, authoritative research materials, documents and photos of local or historic significance and digital versions of rare items.X Y Z
Zinio: Unlimited simultaneous access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. The library subscribes to 55 popular titles such as, Consumer Reports, Economist, Newsweek, The Oprah Magazine and ESPN, Zamoof for Kids, Gamesmaster and Beer Connoisseur Magazine.