RESEARCH & DATABASES



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A to Z World Food

AtoZ World Food is a comprehensive database of recipes and food culture articles for 174 countries. Think of it as a world cookbook for 174 countries, although it’s much more. People have been connecting with other cultures through food for thousands of years. Knowledge of local food and food culture is a fun, exciting, and essential ingredient in understanding people of another country.

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Partner this database with the PCCLD Spice Library at our Patrick A. Lucero location and create some amazing dishes!

 

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier contains full-text articles for nearly 4,500 journals including 3,600 scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals.

 

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Acceda Noticias

Find current and archived articles from full-text Spanish-language newspapers published in the U.S., along with dozens of newspapers and other news sources from around the world. Choose an interface and navigation in either Spanish or English.

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Access Business News

Find full-text articles from the current and archived editions of approximately 200 local, regional and national business and law publications from across North America. Offers extensive coverage of industries, markets, companies, executives and products.

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America's News Magazines

Full-text electronic editions of valuable national U.S. magazines--all in one easy-to-search database. Magazines include Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, Smithsonian, Field & Stream, Science Illustrated, Baby Talk and many others that offer unique coverage of news, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and cultural activities. Most magazines include shortcut hyperlinks that connect to the most current editions and present material under organized headings.

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America’s Historical Newspapers

Continually expanding, it offers searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your unique family history! Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to billions of records from around the world, with new content being added each week. It has unparalleled coverage of the U.S and the U.K. including census, vital, church, court and immigration & passport records as well as record collections from Canada, Ireland and other countries. See our librarian tutorial.

 

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Asian Life in America

From the first commercial trade through modern times, people of Asian heritage have shaped the geography, arts, culture, and civil discourse of the United States in immeasurable ways. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of Asian American history and daily life – as well as the ways popular culture has portrayed and perceived people of Asian descent.

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Automate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate 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.

 

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Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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Business Source Premier

Provides full text for more than 2,150 journals, magazines & trade publications covering all business disciplines. It offers full text dating back to 1886. BSP's additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

 

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Chilton's Automotive

Chilton's is your 24-hour on-call "mechanic" with quick online access to car repair, maintenance and service information for vehicles from the major domestic and import manufacturers. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures help to simplify even the most arduous tasks.

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Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection (CHNC) currently includes 147 newspapers published in Colorado from

1859 to 1923. Newspapers come from 60 cities and 40 counties throughout the state, and contains papers published in English, German,

Spanish, or Swedish.

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Colorado Newspapers

Find full text articles from the current and archived editions of approximately 75 Colorado newspapers.

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Company Profiles

Offers detailed profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

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Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

 

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Consumer Reports Buying Guide

When you know more, you can shop smarter. Get product ratings on over 950 brand-name products, a listing of manufacturers, product repair histories and shopping strategies to help make the best buying decisions from Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

 

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Consumer Reports Magazine

Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

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Data Axle

Data Axle is a great tool for conducting business research, analysis & marketing as well as for finding company information by name, geographic location & industry and residential listings by name, address, city, state, or zip code.

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Educate Station

Educate Station contains full curriculum Pre-k through Fifth Grade. Perfect for homeschool families, early learners, or to supplement pre-k through 5th grade educational needs. 

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Tap into the knowledge of experts from around the globe, including historians and Nobel Prize winners. Add in Britannica's in-house editorial proficiency and fact checking combined with the experience of curriculum specialists.

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Exlpora - Elementary School Explora
Student tools, teacher lesson plans and more!
Explora - High School Explora

Student Tools, Teacher Lesson Plans and more! See tutorial

 

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Explora - Middle School Explora

Student Tools, Teacher Lesson Plans and more! See tutorial Explora - General Research All your reference needs! Arts, Literature, Geography, Health, Business and so much more!

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Fold 3

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Libguide

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

The reference books in this online collection are available to be viewed 24x7 on any computer with an internet connection. Reference books are included in the following subject areas: History, Environment, Biographies, Cultures around the World, Religion, Law, Literature, Science and more.

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GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.

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HelpNow

Provides assistance with tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education.  Live online tutors will be available daily from 2:00-11:00 pm while you’re at the library or at home.  HelpNow includes a writing lab, SAT/ACT/GED test prep, virtual group workrooms, and live help with English, Social Studies, Science, and Math.

 

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Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest Online includes U.S federal Census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War record, and more to help you trace your American ancestor path across history.

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Hispanic Life in America

From the earliest days of the colonial era through modern times, people of Spanish-
speaking heritage have shaped the geography, arts, culture, and civil discourse of
the United States in immeasurable ways. This primary source collection offers an
expansive window into centuries of Hispanic American history, culture, and daily life
– as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of
Hispanic descent.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. Also includes access to a number of history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, and 77,000 biographies.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts is your go to source for more than 1,800 magazines and books on your favorite crafts and pastimes.
It also hosts over 720 how to vidoes, 180 full text hobby profiles and 13,000 plus full text receipes for your cooking pleasure.
Access to this service only requires a valid Pueblo City County Library District Library card.
 
Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Resource Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and books, plus images not found anywhere else online. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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International Building Code 2009

International Building Code 2009 offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications.

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International Mechanical Code 2009

International Mechanical Code 2009 offers the most current mechanical codes that address the design and installation of the most current mechanical systems. IRC 2009 is designed to provide comprehensive regulations for mechanical systems and equipment, including coverage of HVAC, exhaust systems, chimneys and vents, ducts, appliances, boilers, water heaters, refrigerators, hydronic piping, and solar systems.

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International Residential Code 2009

International Residential Code 2009 was created to serve as a complete, comprehensive code regulating the construction of single-family houses, two-family houses (duplexes) and buildings consisting of three or more townhouse units, that combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource.

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JobNow

JobNow is a unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, and career coaching.  JobNow also offers an Adult Learning Center which includes GED and citizenship test preparation, an expert writing lab, study tools, and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors available from 2:00-11:00pm daily.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues. This resource includes hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.

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LGBTQ+ Life

LGBTQ+ Life provides indexing and abstracts for traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle and regional publications, as well as many historically significant titles. It also includes an LGBTQ+ thesaurus of nearly 9,500 terms. 

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LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

LISTA indexes nearly 690 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship back as far as the mid-1960s.

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Mango Online

Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. There are 47 foreign language learning courses, as well as 16 English language learning options. Check out the mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow the ability to learn a new language wherever you are! View a Mango Tutorial by our own Digital Librarian.

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MAS Ultra

MAS Ultra contains full-text for more than 500 popular high school magazines, more than 360 full-text reference books, 84,774 biographies,100,554 primary source documents, and an image collection of 293,480 photos, maps & flags.

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MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 1,750 general periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general 105,787 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags.science, multicultural issues and much more. It also includes 86,019 biographies.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full-text for 140 popular middle school magazines as well as 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents and an image collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. The print subscription will be going away as of Dec 24th, 2012. Contact the Reference/Readers Advisory Department at 562-5601 with any questions. Guide

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MyHeritage

Discover your family story. Grow your family tree, find new relatives, and explore billions of historical records.

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National Electric Code 2008

National Electric Code 2008 provides regulations for electrical wiring and equipment in virtually all types of buildings in an effort to maximize public safety, emergency preparation, and electrical worker protection. This new edition responds to industry needs with expanded requirements based on research, new technologies, and recent events.

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New York Times

Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism on nytimes.com. Enjoy The New York Times in your library or at home for free! To activate your subscription you will need to login or register. Click here to access.

In-Library New York Times here.

Out of Library New York Times.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for six national (U.S.) and 125 international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 335 regional (U.S.) television & radio news transcripts are provided from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.newspapers.

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Novelist

NoveList is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

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OERColorado

OERColorado is an openly licensed digital library of free curriculum and educational resources for Colorado's PK-12 education community. 

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Peterson Test and Career Prep

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. A variety of interactive methods prompt personalized career recommendations and insight on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

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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.

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Primary Search

Primary Search includes full-text articles for 70 popular elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). It also includes an image collection of over 293,840 photos, maps and flags.

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Provides information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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Pueblo Library Digital Collections

Pueblo City-County Library Digital Collections of archived photos.

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Regional Business News

Provides full-text articles for more than 80 regional business publications, including business journals, newspapers and newswires from all over the United States & Canada - includingColorado Biz & the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

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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.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Subjects include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Offers quick online access to repair information for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft/jet skis & more. The database offers assistance in providing routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.

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Social Science Full Text Review

Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.

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The Denver Post

Browse articles from The Denver Post on NewsBank.

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The Pueblo Chieftain

Search the Pueblo Chieftain from 1991 – today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Available from inside the library or from home.

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The Pueblo Star Journal
The Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere. Simply click on the link to create your account. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. At the conclusion of the 3 day period, you may click the link again. Log in as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

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The Washington Post
For offsite viewing you will be asked to create an account and will be given access for 7 days.
Click here. For viewing within any library location click here.

 

Topic Search

Topic Search is a current events database that includes social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. It contains over 105,000 full-text articles from 1,622 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

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Value Line Investment Survey Plus

Is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy available in a concise, easy-to-use format. Also included is the Small & Mid-cap Survey which reports on approximately 1,800 small & mid-cap stocks not included in The Value Line Investment Survey.

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World Cat Discovery

WorldCat Discovery helps people easily find and get resources available at your library and in libraries worldwide through a single search of WorldCat and familiar, authoritative e-content collections. It also connects users to your collections via popular websites where people typically start their research.

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