Research & Databases

General Interest & Academic

Students, avid readers, businesspeople, and do-it-yourselfers alike all need reliable online research materials.
EBSCOHost from within the Library
from within the library

EBSCOHost from your home
from within the library

The databases available are: Regional Business News, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, TOPICsearch, Primary Search, MAS Ultra ? School Edition, Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, MasterFILE Elite, and GreenFILE.? We also have Searchasaurus, Student Research Center, and Kids Search, which can be here and also on the Teens and Kids pages.?

Encyclopedia Britannica
[only available from the library's local network]
Encyclopedia Britannica

Bartleby - Bartelby
Merriam-Webster Online - - Diction, Thesaurus, Spanish-English
Internet Public Library

Colorado Virtual Library
colorado virtual library

Ask Colorado
ask colorado

Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection


Kelly Blue Book -
NADA Guides -
2CarPros -
Car Talk Do It Yourself Guide - Car Talk

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Colorado Labor Laws -
Colorado Licensing Requirements -
Colorado Small Business Resource Guide -
Entrepeneur: Starting a Business -
IRS: Tax Information for Businesses -
Reference USA (Search company info by name, geographic location and more!) -
The Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business -
SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Businesses -
Southwest Small Business Development Center -
(SIC) Standard Industrial Classification Codes (U.S. Department of Labor) -
U.S. Small Business Administration -

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Directories & Locators

Dex Online -
Area Code Map -
Country Calling Codes -
Zip Code Lookup -

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Education - -
IPEDS College Opportunities Online -

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National Archives -
USGenWeb Project -
FamilySearch -
Cyndi?s List of Genealogy Sites -
Ellis Island -
Free Internet Access to Public Records ?
An extensive list of links to a variety of federal and local government databases containing selected public records, such as membership lists, most wanted lists, deeds, court documents and incarceration records.

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La Plata Clounty Directory of Departments -
US Census Bureau/American Fact Finder -
Colorado General Assembly -
Country Profiles -
Library of Congress / Thomas - - Search current and past bills, view the latest legislative and committee actions, and link to issues of Congressional Record.
US Department of State Background Notes - Department of State
Government Printing Office -
Congressional Record -
Find Your Elected Officials - Local Elected Officials
Free Annual Credit Report -

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Health & Medicine

MedlinePlus - Medline Plus
Medlineplus en espanol - Medline Plus - Espanol - -
Good Health Information @ Your Library - GoodHealth
Mayo Clinic -

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History & Geography

American Memory from the Library of Congress - American Memory
HistoryNet -
HyperHistory -
City Data -
Lewis & Clark Expedition -
Lonely Planet -
Portals to the World from the Library of Congress - Internation Portals
National Geographic Xpeditions Atlas -
National Atlas ?

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Do-It-Yourself & Home Improvement

La Plata County Building Department - La Plata County -
GetCrafty ?
DIY, House & Garden ? Videos - -
Colorado Building & Energy Codes -
Colorado Gardening -
Colorado State University Extension -
USDA Hardiness Zone Finder -


US Internal Revenue Service -
Colorado State Income Tax -
Free Annual Credit Report -

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Internet Search Engines


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Email Providers

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Legal Resources

La Plata County Courts -
Colorado State Judicial Branch -
Colorado State Judicial Branch ? Self Help Forms -
Colorado Legal Services -
United States Code -
NOLO Law for All -
Free Annual Credit Report -

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Math & Sciences

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) -
US Geological Survey -
National Geographic -
How Stuff Works -
Greenfile (EBSCO) -\
Science Buddies - - - Lots of conversion charts.
Wolfram MathWorld
The Periodic Table -
What's That Stuff? -
Astronomy -
Scientific Biography -
Chemistry -
Physics -
Community Resource Center (Colorado Nonprofits & Grants) ?
National Park Service -
Colorado State Parks -
Colorado By the Numbers -
Colorado State Symbols & Emblems -
Colorado Water Rights & State Water Resources -
Internet Archive -