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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 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:

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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!

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.

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ProQuest

History Collection

Searches all Gale eBooks pertaining to history.

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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.

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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!

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:

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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:

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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