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Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier contains full-text articles for nearly 4,500 journals including 3,600 scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals.
  American History Resources
Search here to learn more about people, events, places & more that make up America's history.
EBSCO ebooks and e-Audiobooks
EBSCO ebooks and e-audiobooksare each an internet-based electronic library that offers the full-text of online books (e-books) that can only be read online as well as downloadable audiobooks (e-audiobooks) that can be downloaded to computers or a wide range of portable devices. Our ebook collection includes many classic titles, as well as CliffsNotes. Our e-audiobook collection includes over 2000 fiction, nonfiction and classic titles.
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. Combine with the experience of curriculum specialists, educators and professional developers of innovative technology products. The result is high-quality standards-aligned, award-winning resources that make teaching and learning more effective.
Environment Complete
Comprehensive Coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

Exlpora -Elementary School Explora -Student Tools, Teacher Lesson Plans and more!

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General Research Explora All your reference needs! Arts, Literature, Geography, Health, Business and so much more!
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written covering a variety of subject areas.
GVRL 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.
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.
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.
  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.
Learning Express Library 3.0
You will need your library card to log in and then an email address to register. Learning Express Library provides online practice tests that are previews of the official exams including the GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, firefighter, corrections officer, realtor and more, as well as computer tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft programs.
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 - PCCLD is excited to offer Mango, a new language learning database! 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!
Novelist K-8
Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
  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.
  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.
Social Sciences Full Text 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.
  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.
General Research Explora All your reference needs! Arts, Literature, Geography, Health, Business and so much more!
  GCFLearnFree This free, self paced learning website allows users the opportunity to learn on their own time and at their own pace. This sites teaches many practical applications such as Internet Basics, Microsoft Office, Job Development, Google, and much more.
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.
  Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center indexes over 260 of the most popular teacher & administrator trade journals, periodicals & books with coverage on key educational topics.
  Accredited Colleges Online, aims to offer the web’s best resource for finding online accredited colleges and universities. Attending college online can seem risky, and online degree accreditation is confusing when you’re just starting out in pursuing a degree. We are proud to host a searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs.

College Board - Prepare and register for SAT, PSAT, NMSQT, use the expert college planning tools here. is a free, comprehensive website dedicated to providing students & parents with everything they need to know about career exploration and planning, selecting high school courses, choosing and applying to colleges, obtaining financial aid and getting ready to take the SAT, ACT or GRE tests.
CollegeInvest's mission is to address the challenges Coloradans face regarding both the affordability of and access to higher education. As Colorado's leading education financing resource they provide expert information, simple financial planning tools, scholarships, tax advantaged college savings plans and low-cost student and parent loans to take education dollars as far as they can go.

Colorado Department of Higher Education - Everything you need to know about Colorado schools offering post-high school course work including public and private colleges and universities, occucpational and technical colleges and community college. Information at this site includes cost of attending the school, programs offered, details about applying and admission eligibility, financial aid and much, much more.

  Colorado Encyclopedia Search for references all about Colorado.

Education Cents - Want to go to college? START HERE!

This site will take you through lessons on money management, spending and saving, credit, identity theft, taxes AND how to pay for college. You will get information on completing the FAFSA, tuition aid in Colorado, finding and applying for scholarships AND you could win a scholarship by participating in this site!

ERIC is the world's largest digital library of education resources, with more than 1.2 million records of journal articles, books, papers, reports, and other materials indexed from 1966 to the present. With ERIC you can search more than 600 journals with links more than 225,000 full-text documents.
  Famous Quotes & Authors
Famous Quotes & Authors is the most complete and useful Quotations web resource. There are over 25,000 quotes included from over 6,700 famous authors. You can browse popular quotes or you can search for quotes by topic, author or keyword.
  Holiday Customs around the World (selected eReference books)
Search here to find information on holiday customs from around the world.
  Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
  National Archives Explore our nation's history through photos, documents and records
  Online College Courses provides students with access to free, high-quality, college-level classes across many different subjects that will allow them the opportunity to explore different areas of study and supplement their education.
  Presidents of the United States
The Presidents section of the White House website offers information about the lives and presidencies each of the Presidents of the United States.
  Federal Student Aid- From preparing for your higher education to choosing a school to the ins and outs of financial aid, this site will give you the information you are looking for.