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ABCmouse The multi-award-winning ABCmouse Early Learning Academy offers the most comprehensive online curriculum available for children ages 2–8, with more than 10,000 learning activities in reading & language arts, math, science, social studies, art and music.
Academic Search Premier Contains full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and more for over 4,600 journals and archives from 1975 and earlier.
Aurora ESL Classes An interactive map of all ESL locations in the city of Aurora, including ESL classes, conversation groups, citizenship classes, and bilingual tutoring services.
Auto Repair Source Contains repair and maintenance information for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Provides videos and pictures.
Biography Reference Source Biography Reference Center provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace and more.
Brainfuse CollegeNow CollegeNow provides SAT/ACT prep, application and interview help and access to a writing lab to strengthen your essays. There are also scholarship, loans and FAFSA resources and live online guidance counselors available.
Brainfuse HelpNow HelpNow provides live tutoring help, a writing lab, studying resources, and other programs for K-12 learners. Prepare for important exams like the GED, ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.
Brainfuse JobNow JobNow provides resume help including live assistance, interview help including a live interview coach, and help with job searching including a live job coach.
Business Source Premier Provides full-text marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics articles for over 2,300 journals.
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection A searchable collection of over 750,000 digitized pages, representing over 199 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.
Colorado Legal Resources Complete list of the Colorado Constitution, Revised Statutes, and Court Rules. Updated on a yearly basis.
Colorado Legal Services Legal assistance and legal advocates for low-income Colorado residents.
Colorado PEAK Determine state eligibility for medical, food, or child care assistance programs.
Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) Discover Colorado's expansive network of trails and track your experience out on them.
Consumer Health Complete Provides full-text information on mainstream and holistic medicine, with topics on aging, cancer, fitness, and more. Provides information gathered from the U.S. federal government. Topics include agriculture, education, health, science, public safety, and more.
Directory of Open Access Journals A searchable site of more than 11,500 peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals, including full-text articles from over 130 countries.
DMV Permit Test collects thousands of knowledge test questions to provide a free resource that both aspiring and existing drivers can use to test and improve their driving knowledge, thus making public streets and highways safer for all road users. A free Colorado driver's education program containing: 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), a Colorado road sign test in Spanish, and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
EBSCO Research Databases A complete list of all EBSCO databases available to Aurora Public Library cardholders.
Ethnic Diversity Source This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.
Explora an easy-to-use interface for searching EBSCO database content, including subjects on business, current events, health, and math.
Explora - Elementary School an easy-to-use interface for searching EBSCO database content for elementary school ages, including subjects on business, current events, health, and math.
Explora - Middle School an easy-to-use interface for searching EBSCO database content for middle school ages, including subjects on business, current events, health, and math.
Explora - High School an easy-to-use interface for searching EBSCO database content for high school ages, including subjects on business, current events, health, and math.
Exploring Race in Society This research database offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.
Government Information A resource on government information and services, including housing, unemployment, and travel help.
GreenFILE Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.
History Reference Source A comprehensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Contains biographies, maps, photos, and videos.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center A DIY database of leading full-text hobby and craft magazines, hobby profiles, recipes and videos to inspire creativity and nurture extra-curricular interests.
Home Improvement Source A DIY database of full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of images not found anywhere else online.
International Children's Digital Library A digital library to access books in different languages.
International Travel Tips Information about traveling abroad from the U.S. State Department, including visa requirements.
Kids Food Finder Find locations for summer food sites in Colorado that offer free meals to kids and teens up to 18 years old. Tambien en espanol.
Legal Information Reference Center Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms and legal books from Nolo.
Library of Congress The world's largest library, with books, maps, photographs, and audio, covering topics from Art to Science to History to Law, and more.
Library Reference Source Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.
Making of America Provides historical sources about U.S. history through a collaboration of libraries and universities.
MAS Ultra School Edition A full-text general reference database designed for high school and junior college students. Includes over 500 magazines, as well as The Columbia Encyclopedia, Complete Idiot's Guides, and The World Almanac & Book of Facts. Also provides documents from Supreme Court cases and Essential Documents in American History.
Master FILE Premier Contains full-text coverage for nearly 1,700 periodicals on subjects such as general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. Offers full-text coverage for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, & flags. Offers PDF archives (as far back as 1975) for key publications including Foreign Affairs, History Today, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.
MyHeritage - Library Edition MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. MyHeritage Library Edition provides patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
Newspaper Source Plus Provides cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selective full-text articles from 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Also provides full-text television & radio news transcripts.
New York Public Library Digital Collection The New York Public Library’s collection of 800,000+ images, including maps, photographs, and more.
NoveList A reader's advisory database that helps one discover information about books, authors, and series. Search by favorite author, title or series and find read-alikes, reviews and book discussion guides.
NoveList K-8 A reader's advisory database geared towards students in grades K-8, that helps one discover information about books, authors, and series. Search by favorite author, title or series and find read-alikes, reviews and book discussion guides.
OERColorado Colorado’s microsite for Open Educational Resources, where PK-12 educators are empowered to use openly licensed digital resources.
Petrucci Free Music Library A virtual library containing public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge.
Poetry and Short Story Reference Source Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database containing thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.
Points of View Reference Source Presents multiple sides of issues through essays, political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.
Project Gutenberg A collection of over 50,000 free e-books that can be read on your PC, iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.
Prospector A collaborative system of 25+ libraries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Look here to find items not available at Aurora Public Library.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Covers topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods from nearly 400 journals.
Regional Business News Provides comprehensive full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications, covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Religion and Philosophy Collection With hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals, Religion & Philosophy Collection provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Science Reference Source Provides full-text multimedia content from nearly 640 science reference books, periodicals, and encyclopedias covering biology, chemistry, health & medicine, life science, scientists, wildlife, and more.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center Provides detailed and user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, and generators. Contains pictures and photos.
Social Sciences Full Text Social Sciences Full Text provides sources covering a wide array of subjects, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.
Social Security Information from the U.S. government about Social Security retirement benefits, applications, Medicare, and more.
State Tax Help Provides information from the Federation of Tax Administrators about state taxes, including yearly tax forms and state agencies.
Transparent Language Online An easy-to-use language learning resource that provides users with unlimited access to hundreds of hours of instruction for 95+ languages, including English.
TumbleBooks Offers a wide variety of children's books, videos, and learning aids.
U.S. Naturalization/ Citizenship Test Preparation Study aids and practice tests for the naturalization test, from the United States government.
WorldCat An index of books and other materials held in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Over 2 billion items in 400 languages can be searched by author, title, keyword, or type of material.
World Wide Science Offers information about energy, medicine, and environmental issues. Content available in 10 languages including Arabic, Spanish, German, and Russian.

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