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(U.S.) History in Context

Covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Tutorial:

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Gale

(World) History in Context

Reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Includes rare primary sources and reliable references.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
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Gale

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. (This database is supported by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society.)

Gale

A to Z

Looking for the full text of a magazine article? Search A to Z by magazine title to see if the full text is included in one of our databases, then click on the link to find the article.

Serial Solutions

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Contains full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,550 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study.

Tutorials:

Basic Search
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Ebsco

All-In-One Search

Search a number of databases covering a variety of topics.

Ebsco

AllData

AllData (All Data) provides current and comprehensive automotive repair information including engine-specific diagnostic and repair procedures, electrical diagrams, maintenance schedules and more. This database requires IE, Firefox, or Opera.

ImportantThis database is only available at the East, Fountain, Library 21c, Penrose, Ruth Holley, and Sand Creek Libraries.
AllData LLC

Alternative Energy

Introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Gale eBook

America's News

Includes the complete electronic editions of more than 2,000 U.S. newspapers and news video clips including The Gazette.

NewsBank

America's Top-Rated Cities

Includes current, comprehensive statistical information on top-rated U.S. cities.

Gale eBook

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities

Designed to provide current, concise statistical profiles of top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 99,999.

Gale eBook

American Ancestors

Research family history in the New England area using hundreds of databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the oldest genealogical society in the United States.

ImportantThis database is only available at the 1905 Carnegie Library.
New England Historic Genealogical Society

American Civil War Reference Library

Offers comprehensive and wide-ranging research options on this compelling era of American history.

Gale eBook

American Decades (1900-1999)

Covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999.

Gale eBook

American Decades (2000-2009)

Covers 21st-century events and social history beginning in 2000 and ending in 2009.

Gale eBook

American Decades Primary Sources

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century.

Gale eBook

American Home Front in World War II

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America.

Gale eBook

American Revolution Reference Library

Supplies in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

Gale eBook

Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

ImportantThis database is not available outside of Library facilities.

Help with Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Examines the ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions.

Gale eBook

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Profiles milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion.

Gale eBook

Automotive Repair Center

Automotive Repair Center

Provides information from manuals on automotive repair.

Tutorials:

Adobe Flash
http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/ARRC.html

PowerPoint
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Ebsco

Biography in Context

Biographies of contemporary and historical figures.

Tutorials:

Navigating the home page:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/bio_home/bio_home.htm

Searching:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/bio_search/bio_sea...

Gale

Business Plans Handbook

Examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. Includes a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.

Gale eBook

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications with some titles dating back to 1985.

Tutorial:

Business Searching Interface – Tutorial – PowerPoint
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_Busine...

Ebsco

BusinessDecision

GIS data, reports, and maps providing consumer market, market segmentation, and demographic data.

CivicTechnologies

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government.

Gale eBook

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

In-depth, current, and accurate information on 112 known chemical elements.

Gale eBook

Cities of the World

A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports.

Gale eBook

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc - from the end of World War II through 1989.

Gale eBook

Colonial America Reference Library

Provides students with comprehensive information on the Colonial American period.

Gale eBook

Colorado Grants Guide

Provides training, technical assistance and consultation to nonprofits and community-based organizations in Colorado and across the country.

ImportantThis database is only available at the East Library and Penrose Library.
Community Resource Center

Computer Database

Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Gale

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive full-text resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Ebsco

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Find product reviews and ratings on thousands of products. Click on the full-text link to search.

Ebsco

Countries and Their Cultures

Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others.

Gale eBook

Crime & Punishment in the United States

Examines the core aspects of criminal justice. Essays focus on types of crimes, apprehension of wrongdoers, criminal trials, and types of punishment.

Gale eBook

CultureGrams Online

Includes over 200 reports on countries and cultures and state reports outlining the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Designed for upper elementary-aged children.

Short Video Tutorial

ProQuest

DearReader

Sign up for an online book club. Each day, Monday through Friday, you will be emailed a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. If you like the book, you can put it on hold to read in its entirety.

DearReader

Dictionary of American History

Serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history.

Gale eBook

Digital Photograph Archives

Contains images depicting Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West and the Southwest. Images "born digital" increasingly are being added to the collections.

PPLD

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents.

Gale eBook

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book

Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

A three-volume survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays, arranged alphabetically.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Religion

Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

An introduction for students into the topic of weather and natural disasters for students.

Gale eBook

Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies.

Gale eBook

Endangered Species

Color photographs and maps illustrate the many species threatened by extinction.

Gale eBook

Endangered Species, 1st Edition

Offers a wealth of information at a lower reading level, in a bright, engaging package. This ebook helps more students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world.

Gale eBook

FamilySearch

Discover your family history through the vast resources of the world’s largest genealogical library.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Fashion, Costume, and Culture

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day.

Gale eBook

Fold3

Provides 66,369,420 digitized historical images though partnerships with The National Archives, Library of Congress and other institutions.

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose and 1905 Carnegie Libraries.
Ebsco

Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

ImportantThis database is only available at the East Library, Library 21c, and Penrose Library.
Foundation Center

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting individuals to tools they can use and information they can trust.

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Foundation Center

Freegal Music

Download up to three songs per week for free.

Freegal

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War.

Gale eBook

Gale Directory Library

Includes Encyclopedia of Associations (National, International, Regional, State and Local), National Email & Fax Directory and Carroll's directories for County, Federal, Federal Regional, Municipal, and State resources.

Gale

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Searches our entire collection of Gale eBooks on a variety of subjects, including history, science, government, and more.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
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Gale eBook

GreenFILE

GreenFILE

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment from scholarly and general-interest titles. Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

Ebsco

HelpNow!

HelpNow!

Live homework help and skills building from expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English plus writing and reading assistance. Designed for grades K - Adults. Tutors available online Monday - Sunday from 2 - 11 p.m.

Brainfuse

HeritageQuest

Heritage Quest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

Help with HeritageQuest

ProQuest

History Collection

Searches all Gale eBooks pertaining to history.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1890

Gale eBook

History Reference Center

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books; full text for 200+ history periodicals; nearly 57,000 historical documents and much more.

Tutorial:

Flash: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/hrc/hrc.html

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bul8t3fi2s&feature=plcp

Ebsco

Industrial Revolution Reference Library

Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked the Industrial Revolution as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

Gale eBook

International Wildlife Online

Covers thousands of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates as well as all major biomes and habitats.

Marshall Cavendish

JobNow!

JobNow

Get LIVE job coaching, resume assistance and more. Assistance available online Monday - Sunday from 2 - 11 p.m.

Brainfuse

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide.

Gale eBook

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories.

Gale eBook

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico.

Gale eBook

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world.

Gale eBook

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. dependencies.

Gale eBook

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Offers in-depth information on world holidays.

Gale eBook

Kids Search

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Search a wide variety of topics, designed for grades K-5.

Ebsco

Korean War Reference Library

Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period.

Gale eBook

Learn On Demand

Interactive online training for Microsoft Office software. Includes Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows and Word. New users will need to create an account.

CustomGuide

Legal Forms

Provides access to thousands of customizable online legal documents that are designed for Colorado residents.

Gale

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications including reference books provided by Nolo and thousands of legal forms. Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms.

Ebsco

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

This database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 160 journals.

Ebsco

Literature Resource Center

Includes biographical information on 122,000 authors and literary criticism on their works.

Tutorials:

Literature Resource Center Basic Search Guided Tour
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Literature Resource Center Advanced Search Guided Tour
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1968

Literature Resource Center Article Options Guided Tour
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1971

Literature Resource Center Managing Results Guided Tour
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Gale

Local Agencies

Over 500 social service and community action agencies in the Pikes Peak region.

PPLD

Local Arts

Artists and arts organizations in the Pikes Peak region.

PPLD

Local Authors

Authors who live in or write about the Pikes Peak region.

PPLD

Local Child Care

Licensed childcare services in El Paso County.

PPLD

Local Courses

Local educational and recreational learning opportunities.

PPLD

Mango Languages

Learn a new language. Choose from 22 foreign languages plus 14 English as a Second Language options.

Mango Languages offers an App for your Android or iOS mobile device!

Create an account here to use the App!

Click here to use Mango on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad!

How Does Mango Languages Work?

Mango

MAS Ultra - School Edition

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Provides full text for over 460 general interest and current events magazines.

Ebsco

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Provides full text for more than 1,700 periodicals and 500 reference books with coverage dating as far back as 1975 and covering virtually every subject area of general interest.

Tutorials:

Basic Search
http://support.ebsco.com/uploads/CustSupport/UserDocumentation/EN_BscSrc...

Advanced Search
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Ebsco

Mexican American War

Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848).

Gale eBook

Microfilm Collection

PPLD's periodical microfilm holdings.

PPLD

Middle Ages Reference Library

Covers the Middle Ages and helps students find causal links in historical events.

Gale eBook

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Provides full text for over 120 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.

Ebsco

Million Dollar Directory

Find SIC, total employees, legal status, annual US sales dollar equivalent, and more, for 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses.

Dunn & Bradstreet

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides analysts’ independent opinion on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 300 exchange rated funds plus accurate, up-to-date data on 35,000 stocks and funds, along with industry and market data.

Morningstar

National Newspaper Index

Provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Gale

Newspaper Archive

Contains tens of millions of historical newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.

Heritage Microfilm

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source

Covers 143 U.S. and international newspapers.

Ebsco

NextReads - Email Reading Lists

NextReads

Email reading lists.

Ebsco

NoveList K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Ebsco

NoveList Plus

Novelist

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Ebsco

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues database of current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.

Tutorial:

Navigation Guide
http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1390

Gale

Philanthropy In/Sight

An interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Foundation Center

Pikes Peak NewsFinder (Local Newspaper Index)

Contains citations to local news articles and obituaries from the Colorado Springs Gazette and other local newspapers.

PPLD

Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Ebsco

Primary Search

Primary Search

Covers children's magazines and pamphlets designed for the elementary school student.

Ebsco

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Covers topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Includes full text for more than 560 journals.

Ebsco

ReferenceUSA

Reference USA contains information on 23 million U.S. businesses and 266 million U.S. households.

ReferenceUSA now includes lifestyle and consumer data on over 60 market segments to help identify new market opportunities.

ReferenceUSA also includes 2.5 million job and internship postings.

ReferenceUSA welcomes patrons to participate in their FREE online training. Click here for a schedule.

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles Tutorial

InfoUSA

Regional Business News

A full-text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.

Ebsco

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life.

Gale eBook

ResumeMaker

Resume maker. Write resumes, learn interview tips and search millions of job openings from one location.

Individual Software

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (2011)

Provides sources of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships, work study, and other education-related financial aid.

Gale eBook

Science in Context

A one-stop resource for science-related research needs.

Tutorials:

Navigating the home page:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/science_home/scien...

Searching:
http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/In_Context/science_search/sci...

Gale

Science of Everyday Things

Illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life.

Gale eBook

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for 732+ science encyclopedias and reference books, 195 periodicals, 519 science videos and other sources.

Tutorial:

Flash: http://support.ebsco.com/training/flash_videos/scirc/scirc.html

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfhgQgBC4LE&feature=plcp

Ebsco

Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus

Provides access to children's magazines and reference works, including EBSCO Animals.

Ebsco

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

Gale eBook

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides users with detailed repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Ebsco

Spanish American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Gale eBook

Student Research Center

Search interface designed for secondary school students.

Ebsco

Testing & Education Reference Center

Practice tests to help prepare for higher education and the working world plus information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports. Includes scholarship information.

Tutorial:

http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/terc/tutorial/

Gale

The Crusades Reference Library

Covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

Gale eBook

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Tutorials:

Basic Search
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Advanced Search
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Ebsco

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles

Identify viable prospects for new market opportunities based on 60 market segments for millions of consumers. Link goes to ReferenceUSA, then click on the U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles link.

U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles Tutorial

InfoUSA

Universal Class

Access over 500 online courses (everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101) with CEU Certificates documenting course completion. Start learning now!

Recorded Books

Value Line Investment Survey

Comprehensive investment survey for over 7000 stocks and 20,000 mutual funds. Includes Historical Archive Reports for the Value Line Investment Survey 1,700 companies for more than 10 years.

Value Line

Vietnam War Reference Library

Covers the Vietnam War from every angle.

Gale eBook

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Covers the War in the Persian Gulf.

Gale eBook

War of 1812

Covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

Gale eBook

WestlawNext

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose Library.
Please click the 'sign out' button when you have finished your session.
Thomson Reuters

Westward Expansion Reference Library

Dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

Gale eBook

Witchcraft in America

Covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca

Gale eBook

World Book Online

World Book Public Library Edition: World Book Encyclopedia plus hundreds of thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents. Includes World Book Online Reference Center and World Book Online Info Finder (Click on World Book Online Info Finder from your mobile phone, to use a mobile version).

World Book Discoverer: Includes reference content, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia and interactive video.

World Book

World Book Online for Kids

Includes easy-to-read articles and media plus hundreds of activities developed for children.

World Book

World War I Reference Library

Provides comprehensive coverage of the World War I period.

Gale eBook

World War II Reference Library

Provides comprehensive coverage of the World War II period.

Gale eBook

WorldCat

Search OCLC's database of library materials world-wide.

FirstSearch