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Full-text articles and reference sources on many subject disciplines. Updated daily.

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Full-text articles on popular culture, computer sciences, engineering, physics, arts, business and more. Includes Consumer Reports. Help

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International and U.S. news from thousands of newspapers, media and online sources. Search the world or choose a region, country, state or city.

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Full-text of the Denver Post, the Denver Rocky Mountain News and hundreds of newspapers nationwide.

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Search by name of deceased or keyword in a growing list of newspapers, including the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.

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Index to historical coverage of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

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Streaming music collection includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys, songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Includes the African American Song collection.

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Images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, immigration lists and thousands of other databases. Not available for remote users.

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Locate nonprofits, national, international and local associations, for a total of more than 456,000 organizations. Search by name or acronym, geographic location, subject, SIC code or free-text.

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Illustrated repair manuals from Chilton, plus Technical Service Bulletins and wiring diagrams. Video Tutorial

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Index to biographical information on people by time period, geographical location, and field of endeavor. Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Research, analyze and compare companies and industries with industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories and more. Formerly Business & Company Resource Center.

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A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans.

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Full-text articles covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business professional and trade journals.

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A reporting and mapping service that combines consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data with GIS mapping technology.
Tapestry Segmentation Reference Guide (PDF 96p.)
Your Guide to BusinessDecision (PDF 11p.)
Reports and Maps (PDF 11p.)

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A broad collection of streaming classical music recordings for listening with headphones or speakers, accompanied by a vast reference database.

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Catalog of the Colorado State Publications Library. Documents can be found at the Library. Many are available online.

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Browse or search Colorado Grants by funder type, name or various criteria.

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Colorado Media Guide

Current, accurate information on Colorado print, news & wire services, college & military, online, radio and TV media. Call or visit the Central Library Reference Department to search the Colorado Media Guide database.

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Search or browse the full-text of the Colorado Revised Statutes and Colorado Court Rules.

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Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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CIS Index, Congressional Record, United States Code, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations. Track bills or find information on members of Congress. Formerly Congressional Universe.

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Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

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Ratings and evaluations of cars and other consumer products.

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Contemporary Authors (see Literature Resource Center)

Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism are incorporated into this larger database.

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The sounds of all regions from every continent. Genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

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In-depth analysis of topics in the news ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, science and technology. Covers all sides of the issues. Great for school assignments.

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Information about countries and states. Find recipes by country, printable flags and maps, audios of national anthems and more.

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Digital archives of the Denver Catholic Register from March 1900 to present (updated 2 times a year). Find local information on baptisms, marriages, deaths, and more.

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Search the full-text of the Denver Post from 1989 to present.

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Browse and place holds on books, audio and video items. Get library materials delivered to your local branch. Mobile catalog: accessible, also recommended for slower connections.

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Search the full-text of the Denver Rocky Mountain News from 1989 to 2009.

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Online collection containing a selection of photographs, maps, broadsides, architectural drawings and other documents from the collections of the Western History/Genealogy Department. Formerly known as the Digital Image Catalog and Photoswest.

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Browse PDF images of New York Times and Wall Street Journal issues from January 2008 to two months ago. Browse by newspaper title and exact date. Use New York Times Current or Wall Street Journal Current to search by topic.

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eBooks, fiction and nonfiction, that can be read on your home or work computer, laptop, or PDA with a Denver Public Library card. Audio eBooks and eFlicks downloadable to computer or portable device.

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eBooks and audio eBooks, both fiction and nonfiction, that can be downloaded and read on a computer, laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone with a Denver Public Library card.

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Netlibrary is now Ebsco eBooks. Searchable eBooks that can be read online. Not downloadable.

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Annotated references to educational materials issued in the monthly Resources in Education and journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education.

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Scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full-text and images.

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The GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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Catalog of U.S. government publications. Many link to full-text.

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Foundation Center

Call or visit the Central Library Reference Department to search the Foundation Center database.
Overview Video Tutorial
Grants to Individuals Video Tutorial

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Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Search multiple Gale and Infotrac databases simultaneously.

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Access full-text encyclopedias covering the arts, biography, country studies, history, law, literature, religion, science, social science and more! Great for research and homework. Video Tutorial

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Magazines and journals on gardening, landscaping and horticulture.

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Broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full-text and images.

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Articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, many with full-text and images.

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Magazines and journals focused on science

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All aspects of human impact on the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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Information on health, medicine, and wellness. The material is intended for informational purposes only.

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Full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a variety of personal health information sources. The material is intended for informational purposes only.

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Complete set of U.S. Federal Census records from 1790-1930, over 25,000 full-text family and local histories, PERSI index to genealogy and local history articles. For help with HeritageQuest, see Help.

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Search full-text articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos. Great for students of history. Classic version. Video tutorial.

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Magazines and journals focused on home improvement.

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Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

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One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

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Streaming music collection of thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

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Students can search by keyword or by topics such as animals, geography, math or in the news.

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A new site for Learning Express adds new GED tests along with an updated look for practice tests and courses for all ages, from school age help for tests and skills, to high school equivalency, college prep and college skills, to career skills, citizenship and recursos en español. Create a new account to get started and track your progress. Accounts and test progress does not carry over from the previous site. Please complete courses or tests you've already started in Learning Express 2.0 by June 1, 2014.

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Downloadable, printable forms that comply with the laws of Colorado.

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Full text of top consumer legal reference books, many from NOLO. Classic view.

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Index to articles in major law reviews and journals, legal newspapers, and federal and state cases, laws and regulations.

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Full-text and indexing of key library and information science periodicals.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Full text articles on libraries and librarianship, from current back to the mid 1960s.

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Biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. Find literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Great for book clubs and homework. Search Tips (PDF)Video Tutorial

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Learn a language by conversation. Learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Spanish speakers and others can learn English. Log in to continue where you left off, or "Start Learning Now!" Video Tutorial

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Full-text magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles back to 1975 for key magazines.

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Covers a wide scope of general interest topics with full-text for general reference publications dating as far back as 1975, reference books, full-text biographies, primary source documents and a collection of photos, maps and flags.

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Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

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Business & financial data about U.S. public companies. Report includes five years of quantitative "as-reported" data. Presentation-quality, one-page summary equity reports on more than 1,500 NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX companies. Reports are updated quarterly with critical investment information, including summaries of recent quarterly results, analyses of future prospects, income statement and balance sheet information, key operating statistics and ratios, and much more.

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Full-text magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

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Research stocks and mutual funds. Identify stocks that meet your criteria, see what analysts have to say about that investment, or enter two or more stocks or funds to see how they work together as a portfolio.

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Search all of Denver Public Library's streaming music collections: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound.

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An interactive online way for kids to learn languages.

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Search or browse the full text of these core newspapers:

  • New York Times, June 1980-current
  • Wall Street Journal, January 1984-current
  • Christian Science Monitor, October 1988-current
  • Los Angeles Times, January 1985-current
  • Washington Post, January 1987-current
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New England Ancestors

Call or visit Western History & Genealogy in the Central Library to search New England Ancestors.

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New York Times full text from June 1980-current. Search by keyword or browse by date.

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Contains full-text and images in PDF format of the New York Times from 1851 to three years before current year.

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Cover-to-cover full-text for 25 national and international newspapers plus selective full-text for more than 335 regional U.S. newspapers. Also full-text television and radio news transcripts.

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Find new fiction titles to read. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.

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Find fiction titles for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.

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Origins Network

Comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish genealogy record collections dating back to the 13th century. Call or visit Western History & Genealogy in the Central Library to search Origins Network.

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Find the meaning of a word, its origin, and how you might use it most effectively.

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A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of English words, both present and past.

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Controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting articles.

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Full-text magazine articles for elementary school research. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles.)

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Combined catalog of 23 Colorado libraries, including Denver Public Library. Use this when you don't find an item in the Denver Public Library Catalog. Place a hold from here.

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Use the database the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Patent Examiners use. Available only at the Denver Public Library's Reference Department at the Central Library, Level 3. Call 720-865-1363 for more information or to make an appointment. More information.

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Business and Residential. Find company info by name, geographic location and industry; residential listings by name, address, city, state or zip code. Includes a reverse address/phone number directory. Video Tutorial

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Comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications.

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Search the full-text of the Rocky Mountain News from 1989 to 2009.

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Historical maps for the states of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Help

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Full text articles from science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals. Classic view.

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An easy way for elementary school students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.

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Magazines and journals focused on small business.

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Clymer repair manuals for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, and more.

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Listen online to traditional folk, blues, jazz and spoken word recordings streaming from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and other audio collections.

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Locate a death certificate, find an obituary, discover cemetery records, track down probate records.

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An index to the sheet music collection at the Central Library. Search the PDF by name, song title, or keyword to find the box number for the item. Visit Reference Services on Level 3 to locate the sheet music. (Not available for checkout.)

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The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Historical editions (1878-2012) available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Search by keyword or topic to find information in magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

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Reference essays, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles and primary source documents, historical timelines, biographies, and classroom topics. Great for homework. Formerly Student Resource Center.

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Tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics.

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Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books for young kids to discover the joys of reading.

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The Value Line Investment Survey, published weekly, tracks approximately 1,700 stocks in over 90 industries. Its Timeliness Ranking System ranks stocks on a scale of 1 to 5 for probable market performance over the next 6 to 12 months. The Small & Mid-Cap Survey reports on approximately 1,800 small & mid-cap stocks not included in The Value Line Investment Survey. These mostly small-capitalization stocks are ranked for Performance, Technical Merit, and Safety. Video Tutorial

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Magazines and journals focused on vocations, careers and technical education.

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Search full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to present.

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A selection of historic photographs from the collections of the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department and the Colorado Historical Society.

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Catalog of books, videos, DVDs, web resources and other library materials owned by libraries worldwide. Use this if you can't find an item in the Denver Public Library Catalog.

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Full digital copies of your favorite magazines to download and view on your computer or mobile device. Tips to Create an Account and Get Started

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