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: Academic Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, History Reference Center, Legal Information Reference Center, Library, Info Science & Technology Abstracts, MAS Ultra, Masterfile Premier, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, NoveList, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Regional Business News, Science Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, and Topic Search.

Reference USA
Reference USA

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 -
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 -