All eResources

High Plains Library District provides access to many online resources and services including encyclopedias, magazines, newspaper articles, medical and health information, business resources, and reference information on science, literature, math, the arts and education. These unique resources contain information not found using a search engine such as Google!  These resources have been sourced, written, or reviewed by professionals, providing a wealth of free information on thousands of topics, for a variety of age levels. Many of our online resources can also be used from home, office or school with a valid library card and access to the Internet.

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Academic Search Premier
Access full text articles from thousands of publications, 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 available for over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

AllData Online
AllData is a powerful, easy-to-use, comprehensive, online auto repair resource with information for models back to 1982. The information is unedited and updated regularly.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

American Ancestors
Access the American Ancestors genealogical database via the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s website.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only - Centennial Park Library only

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry provides access to census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Associations Unlimited
Associations Unlimited provides an index to Associations in the United States. Search by name or acronym, location or subject.

Auto Repair Source
Auto Repair Source provides accurate and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Covers individuals both living and dead, from every field of activity, and from all areas of the world. Sources include biographical dictionaries, Who's Who, encyclopedias and literary resources.

Biography In Context
Nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that's updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user. Over 600,000 biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals. 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events. Integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content.

Business Source Premier
Coverage includes many subject areas related to business.
Provides full text for nearly 8,200 serials dating back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. This database is updated on a daily basis.


Colorado Courts - Forms, Help & General Information
Find Colorado Courts related forms and information

Colorado Grants Guide Online
Fundraising resource for nonprofit and community-based organizations in Colorado. Contains hundreds of profiles on: local foundations and trusts; corporations; government agencies; and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

Colorado Statutes & Rules
Research or browse the Colorado Constitution, Colorado Revised Statutes, and Colorado Court Rules.

Consumer Health Complete
Provides content covering many areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports Buying Guide
Online text version. Information on a wide range of consumer products including such items as electronics, household appliances, and automobiles.

Consumer Reports Magazine
Online text version. Full text access to the online text version of Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports Online
Easy to search Website version.
Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

Aggregating the world's open access research papers.
CORE's mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. CORE helps facilitate free unrestricted access to research for all.

CultureGrams Online
Offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the history, customs, and lifestyles of the various cultures of the world.

Cypress Resume
Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes!


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Database of open access journals covering all scientific and scholarly subjects. Primarily used to identify open access journal titles and forty percent of them are searchable at the article level. Journals can be browsed by title or by broad subject area. Articles are searchable by article author or title, ISSN, journal title, abstract, or key words. Full-text is not searchable but is fully accessible. To be included in the DOAJ, journals must use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access and must exercise peer-review or editorial quality control.
Whether you want to get behind the wheel of an automobile or motorcycle, has practice tests for everyone. Driver's Handbooks, too!


eBooks - HPLDs eBook collection
Go to the eBook collections list on our Databases by Subject page.

Ebsco eBooks
Choose from thousands of eBook titles viewable on your personal computer.

Search EBSCO’s leading research databases anytime and anywhere using EBSCO’s mobile access technology. EBSCOhost MOBILE is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices and provides the same user-friendly and easy-to-use search experience that is available with the full version.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
High Plains Library District's EBSCOHost subscription database collection at-a-glance.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Index
A guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education).

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education.

ERIC provides access to 1.5 million bibliographic records (citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data) of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added every week.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. Pulse en la primera letra del título del artículo para ver el artículo.

Environment Complete
Comprehensive Coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

Explora - Elementary School
Resources for primary through early middle school students. Includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, magazine articles and encyclopedia of animals.

Explora - High School & Middle School
Formerly: Student Research Center
Search databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit searches according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.


Browse the latest digital version issues of popular magazines. Easily browse magazines online from home via your desktop computer or on the go from any mobile device. Download your favorite magazines for offline reading anytime anywhere.

Foundation Directory Online
Access timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Search 80,000 foundations, corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities, as well as 500,000 recently awarded grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Access up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grantseekers. More than 6,200 entries in all. Records include detailed descriptions of approximately 2,000 programs which fund individual grantseekers.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only 

Please ask staff for assistance. Access only from the following locations:
Farr Regional
Eaton Public Library
Erie Community Library
Hudson Public Library

The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


Gale Databases
High Plains Library District's Gale-Cengage subscription database collection at-a-glance.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks titles covering the following subject areas: Arts, Business, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and Science.

Greeley Tribune
Greeley, Colorado area daily newspaper.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

Information covering aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

GuideStar is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. The database provides information on millions of nonprofit organizations within the U.S.


HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection.

History Reference Center
Comprehensive, full text, history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, and undergraduate research. Features full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Access information on popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

Hoopla is a digital service that provides access to hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more. Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you've borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started.


Interlibrary Loan
Request and track  ILL titles.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


Kanopy offers on-demand streaming of over 30,000 films and documentaries as well as children’s programming. Movies can be streamed on any computer or mobile device.

A one-time registration and email verification is required.
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Kids Infobits
Provides multi-media research resources designed for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.


LearningExpress Library
Test preparation program includes:
- Academic tests: GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, Advanced Placement and more.
- Civil Service: postal worker, EMT, firefighter, law enforcement.
- Military ASVAB
- Real Estate
- Citizenship

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by top subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

LibraryAware [NextReads]
Sign up and receive email newsletters telling you what’s new and hot. No more searching for the next thing to read. Now, with LibraryAware, the titles come to you!

Literary Reference Center
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Local Digitized History
The High Plains Library District's Local Digitized History collection is comprised of digital preservation partnership projects with museums and sights of historical interest within Weld County, an eclectic selection of homegrown HPLD content such as past newsletters & photographs, and HPLD’s very own Weldcast podcast. is an online learning resource offering thousands of video courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work samples.

September 2019 Update: has been purchased by LinkedIn Learning, which means that users of Lynda will now have to create a LinkedIn account in order to use Once that LinkedIn account is created, users can choose not to utilize it for anything other than accessing, however data regarding usage will be tracked by LinkedIn.

Please contact the High Plains LIbrary District if you need assistance in creating a LinkedIn account or managing its privacy settings.

Mobile App login:

1. Download the app
2. Select the "Organization" option on login screen
3. Enter in the Web Portal option field
4. Login with you barcode and PIN


Mango Languages
Foreign language courses online
Learn to speak:
-Brazilian Portuguese
-Mandarin Chinese
-English for Spanish, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese speakers.
-And more...

MAS Ultra: School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for more than 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Contains 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flag of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an all-inclusive investment research database. It features data and analysis on over 13,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1300 exchange traded funds. Plus, the database boasts a comprehensive Help and Education Center, Portfolio X-Ray and robust screening tools.

MyHeritage includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles.  MyHeritage Library Edition focuses on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time.


National Geographic Magazine Online, 1888-Present
Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to one month of the current print issue, National Geographic Magazine Online, 1888-Present, includes every article, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

New York Times
Complete access to the online digital version of the New York Times.
One time registration on site at one of our libraries is required.

New York Times : REMOTE ACCESS
Need to access the New York Times from home or somewhere other than one of our branch locations? Use this link

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and more.

Access tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. The Greeley Tribune is available from 1916-1977. Use the archive to view, save and print full-page newspapers from around the world.

Niche Academy
Niche Academy makes it easy for you to learn via online tutorials. Niche Academy includes a set of ready-to-use tutorials for common services like OverDrive, and Hoopla.

NoveList Plus
Fiction and nonfiction readers' advisory resource. Search titles by author, title, or series. Find read-a-likes by author or plot description. Included are best book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, feature articles and author interviews.

NoveList Plus K-8
Fiction and nonfiction readers’ advisory for children and young adults.


Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OOH includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. The OOH is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Open Library
A huge collection of freely accessible eBooks online. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Open Textbook Library
The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

OverDrive eBooks & Audio eBooks
Browse or search thousands of great Audio eBook and text eBook titles and download them to your computer; transfer them to a portable device or burn onto a CD.


Points of View Reference Center
Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research.

ProCitizen English
ProCitizen prepares you for U.S. Citizenship

ProCitizen Español
Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over tens of thousands of free ebooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Project Gutenberg carries high quality ebooks. Most Project Gutenberg ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. Project Gutenberg digitizes and proofreads all material with the help of thousands of volunteers.

ProLibrary English
ProLibrary is designed to help librarians communicate with Spanish-speaking patrons, and vice versa!

ProLibrary Español
¡Prolibrary está diseñado para ayudar a los bibliotecarios comunicarse con el público hispanohablante, y viceversa!

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 138 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.


ReferenceUSA provides access to over 45 million US Businesses and over 198 million US Historical Businesses. Information includes company name, address, phone, executive contact names, titles and bios, employee size (location and corporate), sales volume, SIC codes, NAICS codes, credit rating, square footage, location type, business type, company news, 10-K’s, Annual reports, and much more. Residential data includes information on over 271 million residents: name, address, phone, home value, income level, housing type, lifestyle information. Databases give users the ability to download, print, create customize charts, heat maps and summary reports.

Regional Business News
Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Resume Maker
Resume Maker is an online resumé creation application. Resume Maker offers a step-by-step guide to creating your resume as well as a list of thousands of suggested phrases, several format styles, a web page publishing option and resume writing advice.

We recommend using Google Chrome browser for the best user experience.

One-time, in-library registration required for all new user accounts. Please see library staff for help.

 Resume Maker accounts require a valid email address.

When prompted, enter registration code:  HPL98238

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone and EBSCO Information Services have combined to offer your library the first level of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages.

Clicking on the above link will take you to a login page. If this is your first time using Rosetta Stone, you will need to enter an email and password to begin using Rosetta Stone.


Safari Tech Books Select
Collection of over 500 technical/computer/electronic eBooks from the world's top publishers. Covers the top subjects in the area of popular IT subjects, ranging from desktop software to web design to digital photography.

Science Reference Center
Access science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine, outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow-blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.

Social Sciences Full Text 
Covering the latest concepts, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.


Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
Comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It’s both a research/report tool and a self-help resource.

Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Contains full text for over 92,700 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

TumbleBook Library
Animated, talking picture eBooks in a format kids will love. TumbleBooks transform existing picture books by adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book.



Wall Street Journal
Complete access to the online digital version of the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, published six days a week.

No Remote Access - Library Use Only

Recording, archiving, and sharing the stories of Weld County, Colorado

World Book (Home)
World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. The site features thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features developed especially for public library patrons such as Computer and Web Tutorials, How To… documents, and Government Resources.

Links to all of HPLD's World Book products.
World Book Online For Kids
World Book Online Info Finder
World Book Online Reference Center

Spanish Language products:
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

World Book Kids
World Book Online for Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

Comprehensive bibliography, with more than 57 million bibliographic records representing over 400 languages on materials ranging from stone tables to electronic books. You may also place interlibrary loan requests from your Interlibrary Loan account