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.
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
Access the American Ancestors genealogical database via the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s website.
No Remote Access : 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.
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.
Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
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.
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 Department of Human Services
Information about living assistance (TANF, CCAP, LEAP, Snap, and more) as well as other important social services in the state.
Colorado Statutes & Rules
Including the Colorado Constitution, Colorado Revised Statutes, and Colorado Court Rules.
Consumer Health Complete
Covering many areas of health and wellness including mainstream, complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Reports Buying Guide
Information on a wide range of consumer products including electronics, household appliances, and automobiles.
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.
Aggregates all open access research papers from repositories and journals worldwide and makes them available to the public.
Concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on the history, customs, and lifestyles of the various cultures of the world.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Index
A guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.
Elementary: Gale in Context
Provides multi-media research resources designed for Kindergarten through Grade 5 students.
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.
Coverage of Environmental Studies topics including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and others.
Explora: Elementary School
Resources designed for elementary school students. Includes encyclopedia, dictionary, magazine articles and encyclopedia of animals.
Explora: Middle School and High School
Resources for middle and high school students including the option to search by Lexile reading level.
A self-paced learn-to-code software for kids ages 8-18, with hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects to prepare for the jobs of the future and instill life skills like problem solving and creative thinking.
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.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Mapped to four key business stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—this resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
This intuitive resource is a step-by-step online planning tool designed for people who want to learn how to start, manage, and optimize a business or non-profit organization.
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
The Colorado Legal Forms Library provides access to thousands of customizable legal documents.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks titles covering: Arts, Business, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and Science.
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.
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
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.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Do-it-yourselfers will find detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
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.
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.
Go to https://highplains.kanopy.com
Click the SIGN UP button and create an account.
Verify your email and then enter your library card number and PIN to complete the registration process.
You can also view our Quick Guide here.
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.
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.
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.
Prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.
Mango Languages Guia Rapida
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.
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 – No Longer Available!
HPLD has replaced Morningstar with Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
Thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. Database also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.
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.
ProLibrary is designed to help librarians communicate with Spanish-speaking patrons, and vice versa!
¡Prolibrary está diseñado para ayudar a los bibliotecarios comunicarse con el público hispanohablante, y viceversa!
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 Business Reference Center
Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
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
Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online
Weiss Ratings offers a single source for Financial Strength Ratings and Financial Planning Tools covering Insurance, Medigap Plans, Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds, Stocks, and Helpful Financial Literacy Tools to help users get started. The financial strength ratings from Weiss Ratings provide the accurate, independent information needed to make informed decisions about financial planning.
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.
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