Research & Databases

General Interest & Academic


Students, avid readers, businesspeople, and do-it-yourselfers alike all need reliable online research materials.
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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
Dictionary.com Dictionary.com
Merriam-Webster Online - merriam-webster.com/ - Diction, Thesaurus, Spanish-English
Internet Public Library ipl.org/
 

Colorado Virtual Library
colorado virtual library


Ask Colorado
ask colorado


Colorado Historical Newspaper Collection

Automotive


Kelly Blue Book - kbb.com/
NADA Guides - nadaguides.com/
2CarPros - 2carpros.com/index.htm
Car Talk Do It Yourself Guide - Car Talk

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Business


Colorado Labor Laws - www.colorado.gov
Colorado Licensing Requirements - www.dora.state.co.us
Colorado Small Business Resource Guide - www.colorado.gov
Entrepeneur: Starting a Business - www.entrepeneur.com
IRS: Tax Information for Businesses - www.irs.gov
The Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business - www.rileyguide.com
SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Businesses - www.score.org
Southwest Small Business Development Center - www.sbdcfortlewis.org
(SIC) Standard Industrial Classification Codes (U.S. Department of Labor) - www.osha.gov
U.S. Small Business Administration - www.sba.gov

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Directories & Locators


Dex Online - dexknows.com/
Area Code Map - nanpa.com/area_code_maps/ac_map_static.html
Country Calling Codes - countrycallingcodes.com/index.php
Zip Code Lookup - http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

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Education


College.gov - college.gov/wps/portal
Students.gov - students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public
IPEDS College Opportunities Online - http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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Geneology


National Archives - archives.gov/genealogy/start-research/
USGenWeb Project - usgenweb.org/
FamilySearch - familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
Cyndi?s List of Genealogy Sites - cyndislist.com/
Ellis Island - ellisisland.org/
Free Internet Access to Public Records ? brbpub.com/freeresources/pubrecsites.aspx
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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Government


La Plata Clounty Directory of Departments - http://co.laplata.co.us/admin/departments.htm
US Census Bureau/American Fact Finder - http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en
Colorado General Assembly - leg.state.co.us/
Country Profiles - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles.html
Library of Congress / Thomas - http://thomas.loc.gov/ - 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 - bensguide.gpo.gov
Congressional Record - gpoaccess.gov
Find Your Elected Officials - Local Elected Officials
Free Annual Credit Report - FreeCreditReport.com

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Health & Medicine


MedlinePlus - Medline Plus
Medlineplus en espanol - Medline Plus - Espanol
DrugWatch.com - drugwatch.com/
FamilyDoctor.org - familydoctor.org
Good Health Information @ Your Library - GoodHealth
Mayo Clinic - mayoclinic.com/

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History & Geography


American Memory from the Library of Congress - American Memory
HistoryNet - thehistorynet.com/
HyperHistory - hyperhistory.com
City Data - city-data.com/
Lewis & Clark Expedition - pbs.org
Lonely Planet - lonelyplanet.com
Portals to the World from the Library of Congress - Internation Portals
National Geographic Xpeditions Atlas - nationalgeographic.com
National Atlas ? nationalatlas.gov/

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Do-It-Yourself & Home Improvement


La Plata County Building Department - La Plata County
DoItYourself.com - doityourself.com/
GetCrafty ? getcrafty.com/
DIY, House & Garden ? Videos - videojug.com
KnittingHelp.com - knittinghelp.com/
Colorado Building & Energy Codes - coloradoenergy.org
Colorado Gardening - coloradogardening.com
Colorado State University Extension - ext.colostate.edu
USDA Hardiness Zone Finder - garden.org/zipzone/

Financial


US Internal Revenue Service - irs.gov/
Colorado State Income Tax - Colorado.gov/revenue/tax
Free Annual Credit Report - FreeCreditReport.com

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Internet Search Engines

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Email Providers

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Legal Resources


La Plata County Courts - courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm/County_ID/13
Colorado State Judicial Branch - http://www.courts.state.co.us/Index.cfm
Colorado State Judicial Branch ? Self Help Forms - courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm
Colorado Legal Services - http://coloradolegalservices.org/co/homepage.html
United States Code - gpoaccess.gov/uscode/
NOLO Law for All - nolo.com/
Free Annual Credit Report - FreeCreditReport.com

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Math & Sciences


National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) - nasa.gov/home/index.html?skipIntro=1
US Geological Survey - usgs.gov
National Geographic - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/index.html
How Stuff Works - http://howstuffworks.com/
Greenfile (EBSCO) - http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/search?vid=1&hid=12&sid=e96ac3e8-9428-4478-9326-88595c648e2c%40sessionmgr13\
Science Buddies - sciencebuddies.org/
Convert-me.com - convert-me.com/en/ - Lots of conversion charts.
Math.com math.com
Wolfram MathWorld http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
The Periodic Table - webelements.com/
What's That Stuff? - http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff.html
Astronomy - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/
Scientific Biography - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Chemistry - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Physics - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/
Community Resource Center (Colorado Nonprofits & Grants) ? crcamerica.org/
National Park Service - nps.gov/index.htm
Colorado State Parks - http://parks.state.co.us/
Colorado By the Numbers - colorado.edu/libraries/govpubs/online.htm
Colorado State Symbols & Emblems - colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/history/symbemb.htm
Colorado Water Rights & State Water Resources - cde.state.co.us/stateinfo/QGWaterRights.htm
Internet Archive - archive.org/index.php