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 from EBSCOhost
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 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
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). Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index
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.
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.
Consumer Reports Online
Easy to search Website version.
Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.
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.
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.
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.
Including: Gale Directory Library (Encyclopedia of Associations), Gale eBooks, Gale in Context: Biography, Gale in Context: Elementary, Gale Literacy Index, Gale Literature Criticism, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors and National Geographic Virtual Library
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.
HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 188 million pages and 292,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
History Reference Center
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
Information on popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities. Subject areas include arts & crafts, games & electronics, models, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & paper craft.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
Formerly known as Lynda.com, Linkedin Learning 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
O’Reilly For Public Libraries
More than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video on information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications for those working to advance their careers, tune into business and technology trends, or explore new software. In-library use only.
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 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.
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).
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 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.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
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.
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.
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
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.
Spanish Language products:
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book Kids
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.