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InformationDatabases require a valid library card number and PIN when accessing outside of Library facilities.

Covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

Publisher: Gale

Reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Includes rare primary sources and reliable references.

Publisher: Gale

Provides access to approximately 1.8 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the nineteenth century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. Titles were selected by leading scholars of the nineteenth century American press, and headnotes have been included for the individual titles. (This database is supported by the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society.)

Publisher: Gale

Contains full text for more than 2,000 journals, including more than 1,550 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Tutorials:

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Publisher: Ebsco

Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs or just want to brush up on an academic skill, the Adult Learning Center will help you achieve your goals. It offers live tutoring, skills building, writing lab and test center, such as GED and US Citizenship.

Publisher: Brainfuse

Search a number of databases covering a variety of topics.

Publisher: Ebsco

AllData (All Data) provides current and comprehensive automotive repair information including engine-specific diagnostic and repair procedures, electrical diagrams, maintenance schedules and more. This database requires IE, Firefox, or Opera.

ImportantThis database is only available at the East, Fountain, Library 21c, Penrose, Ruth Holley, and Sand Creek Libraries.
Publisher: AllData LLC

Includes the complete electronic editions of more than 2,000 U.S. newspapers and news video clips including The Gazette.

Publisher: NewsBank

AmericanAncestors.org provides access to 1.4+ billion records spanning the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the only online source for records from Boston's Catholic Archdiocese.

 

ImportantThis database is only available at the 1905 Carnegie Library.

 

Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resources to the library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Using the more than 7,000 available databases, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

 

ImportantThis database is only available at PPLD Libraries.

 

Publisher: ProQuest

AtoZ Maps Online is a comprehensive collection of downloadable maps including more than 100,000 royalty-free maps designed for non-commercial use by students, teachers, and library patrons.

Publisher: World Trade Press

Featuring original equipment manufacturers content from MOTOR. The product includes service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls, maintenance schedules, specifications, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimates, parts pricing, and component locations – everything needed to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Publisher: Ebsco

Biographies of contemporary and historical figures.

Publisher: Gale

Biography Reference Center provides thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete text of Biography and Biography Today.

Publisher: Ebsco

Provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications with some titles dating back to 1985. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Coverage: 1996 - current

Publisher: ProQuest

Provides training, technical assistance and consultation to nonprofits and community-based organizations in Colorado and across the country.

Publisher: Community Resource Center

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

A comprehensive full-text resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Find product reviews and ratings on thousands of products. Click on the full-text link to search.

Publisher: Ebsco

As a library user, you have access to all the valuable content on Consumer Reports through your library membership.

  • Unlimited access to unbiased ratings and reviews for over 8,500 products and services
  • Test scores on performance, safety and reliability
  • Shopping advice to save you time and money
  • Expert buying guides and how-to videos
  • Latest news on recalls, health, money & food
Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Includes over 200 reports on countries and cultures and state reports outlining the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Designed for upper elementary-aged children.

Publisher: ProQuest

Learn by doing, not just watching training videos. Take interactive classes and earn certificates for training in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Google apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Classroom); email systems (Outlook, Gmail); virtual platforms (Google Meet, Skype, Teams, Zoom) and much more. New users need to create an account.

Publisher: CustomGuide

Data Axle contains information on 44 Million Businesses, 4.1 New Businesses, and 148 Million Residents Data Axle now includes lifestyle and consumer data on over 60 market segments to help identify new market opportunities. Data Axle also includes 2.5 million job and internship postings. U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles Tutorial Download the App for iPad

Publisher: AllData LLC

Sign up for an online book club. Each day, Monday through Friday, you will be emailed a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. If you like the book, you can put it on hold to read in its entirety.

Publisher: DearReader

Delivers the data you need to make sound business decisions. With Demographics Now you can analyze the demographic and market potential of any geography in the U.S. Includes mapping.

Publisher: Gale

Select the Denver Post image format from the list to view the newspaper as it appears in print.

Publisher: NewsBank

Contains images depicting Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West and the Southwest. Images "born digital" increasingly are being added to the collections.

Publisher: PPLD

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist.

Publisher: Gale eBook

An introduction for students into the topic of weather and natural disasters for students.

Publisher: Gale eBook

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

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

Publisher: Ebsco

This book discusses epidemics and pandemics, their impact on public health, and how they shape and are shaped by political, economic, and social forces.

Publisher: Gale eBook

This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It contains a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies and primary source documents.

Publisher: Ebsco

Designed for elementary school students, students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Publisher: Ebsco

Find articles and facts from the world’s leading magazines and reference books in one search.

Publisher: Ebsco

Designed for high school students, students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Publisher: Ebsco

Discover your family history through the vast resources of the world’s largest genealogical library. Search the extensive FamilySearch records database, join their collaborative family tree, or learn more about genealogical research, locations, and records using the Research Wiki. Special Collections at Penrose Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Affiliate library locations have access to certain collections that are unavailable remotely.

Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

With more than 8 billion records to search, build your family tree and discover your ancestors' stories on the world's best website for British and Irish family history research.

 

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose and 1905 Carnegie Libraries.

 

Publisher: Find My Past

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

 

ImportantThis database is only available at the Penrose and 1905 Carnegie Libraries.

 

Publisher: ProQuest

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s Foundation Directory Online Essential through the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center. Candid 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.

ImportantFoundation Directory Online Essential will no longer be available starting on May 31, 2022. Foundation Directory Online Professional will still be available for in-person use at the Penrose Library.
Publisher: Candid

Candid 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. Access Foundation Directory Online's Professional database to research funders, grants, grant recipients, and organizations.

ImportantThis database is only available at Penrose Library.
Publisher: Candid

Comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.

Publisher: Gale

Step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

Publisher: Gale

Includes Encyclopedia of Associations (National, International, Regional, State and Local)

Publisher: Gale

Gale In Context: Elementary, formerly Kids InfoBits, gradually lets elementary school children gain comfort with research by delivering age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of subjects taught in the classroom like animals, arts and music, social studies, and more.

Publisher: Gale

Searches our entire collection of Gale eBooks on a variety of subjects, including history, science, government, and more.

Publisher: Gale eBook

ImportantThis database is only available inside Library facilities.

 

Foundation Grants to Individuals includes profiles of 10,000 grantmakers with details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.

Publisher: Candid

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. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Publisher: Ebsco

This ebook offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals.

Publisher: Gale eBook

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.

 

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Publisher: Brainfuse

Discover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today.

Publisher: NewsBank

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American and international genealogical records—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. With remote, at-home access and billions of records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources (with coverage dating back to the 1700s) including federal census records, city directories, local histories, genealogical publications, full sets of Revolutionary War pension records, Freedman's Bank records, and more.

Publisher: ProQuest

Searches all Gale eBooks pertaining to history.

Publisher: Gale eBook

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. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Tutorial:

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Publisher: Ebsco

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Publisher: Ebsco

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides do-it-yourselfers with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Publisher: Ebsco

Get LIVE job coaching, resume assistance and more. Assistance available online Monday - Sunday from 2 - 11 p.m.

Publisher: Brainfuse

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide.

Publisher: Gale eBook

Provides access to thousands of customizable online legal documents that are designed for Colorado residents.

Publisher: Gale

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. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Publisher: Ebsco

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.

Publisher: Ebsco

Formerly Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning offers online video tutorials to help you learn software, creative, and business skills.

 

InformationFor users who download the LinkedIn Learning app onto their device please select "Sign in with your library card" option. At the "Enter the Library ID" page add "pikespeak" to the end of the URL and then tap on "Continue".

 

Publisher: LinkedIn

Literary Reference Center is a 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.

Publisher: Ebsco

Includes biographical information on 122,000 authors and literary criticism on their works.

Publisher: Gale

PPLD's Local Music Project features music and information about musicians and music ensembles whose original work has a definitive local connection, being composed, performed, produced, and/or recorded in the Pikes Peak Region.

Publisher: PPLD

Coverage: 1996 - current

Publisher: ProQuest

Learn a new language! Choose from 70 languages, including 21 English as a Second Language (ESL) options.

Publisher: Mango

Provides full text for over 460 general interest and current events magazines.

Publisher: Ebsco

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. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Tutorials:

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Publisher: Ebsco

PPLD's periodical microfilm holdings.

Publisher: PPLD

Provides full text for over 120 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.

Publisher: Ebsco

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.

Publisher: Morningstar

My Heritage is a diverse genealogy database providing access to billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources that span the past five centuries.

Publisher: Ebsco

Coverage: 1980 - current

Publisher: ProQuest

NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. NewspaperARCHIVE.com adds one newspaper page every second - that's over 80,000 images a day!

Publisher: Heritage Microfilm

Covers 143 U.S. and international newspapers.

Publisher: Ebsco

Email reading lists.

Publisher: Ebsco

Northstar Digital Literacy uses self-directed learning modules and assessments to help you learn the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online for daily life and employment. Verify your skills and earn certificates and digital badges in areas like Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology in Daily Life. New users need to create an account.

Publisher: Literacy Minnesota

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Publisher: Ebsco

Search fiction and nonfiction titles for read-alikes, series, genres, authors and subjects and browse lists of award winning titles

Publisher: Ebsco

Social issues database of current event topics - the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.

Publisher: Gale

Practice tests to help prepare for higher education and the working world plus information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports. Includes scholarship information.

Publisher: Gale

Contains citations and links to full text of: news articles and obituaries from the Colorado Springs Gazette and other area newspaper titles, 1872-present; the Colorado Springs Death Registers, 1872-1920; Colorado Springs church records, ca. 1873-1942; the Colorado Veterans Graves Registration, 1870-1950; and other resources.

Publisher: PPLD

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a 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.

Publisher: Ebsco

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, helping students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Publisher: Ebsco

PPLD's Digital Collections features historic photographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, oral histories, films and more that highlight the rich history of the Pikes Peak area. The materials come from the Special Collections of the Pikes Peak Library District, housed in the 1905 Carnegie Library in downtown Colorado Springs.

Publisher: PPLD

Covers children's magazines and pamphlets designed for the elementary school student.

Publisher: Ebsco

Covers topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Includes full text for more than 560 journals. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Publisher: Ebsco

A full-text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.

Publisher: Ebsco

Religion & Philosophy Collection is a full-text database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy and philosophy of language.

Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Resume maker. Write resumes, learn interview tips and search millions of job openings from one location.

Publisher: Individual Software

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for 732+ science encyclopedias and reference books, 195 periodicals, 519 science videos and other sources. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

Publisher: Ebsco

Provides users with detailed repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Publisher: Ebsco

Covers 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.

Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics.

Publisher: Gale eBook

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.

Publisher: Gale eBook

Colorado Springs’ daily newspaper from April 2, 1988 to current.

Publisher: NewsBank

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Download the EBSCO App for iOS and Android!

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Publisher: Ebsco

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

An online collection of always available ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! Best for grades 3-6.

Publisher: Tumblebooks

Animated, talking picture books, eBooks, Spanish and French books and more always available. Best for K-6.

Publisher: Tumblebooks

Richard K. Miller & Associates (RKMA) publishes annual business reference eBooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Each eBook includes market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, and statistics. In addition to in-depth analyses, the eBooks include links to hundreds of websites for additional information.

Publisher: RKMA

U.S. Major Dailies provides access to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. The current day’s content is available by 8 a.m. each day.

Publisher: ProQuest

 

Value Line now asks for a barcode instead of your library card number and PIN. The barcode is your library card number.

 

Comprehensive investment survey for over 7000 stocks and 20,000 mutual funds. Includes Historical Archive Reports for the Value Line Investment Survey 1,700 companies for more than 10 years.

 

Publisher: Value Line

VetNow is an online service that supports Veterans and their families by offering live tutoring, aid in building marketable skills, standardized tests preparation, employment transition assistance, writing labs, test centers, and guidance navigating Veterans Administration. 

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Publisher: Brainfuse

Coverage: 1984 - current

Publisher: ProQuest

Coverage: 1987 - current

Publisher: ProQuest
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Publisher: Thomson Reuters

World Almanac for Kids (for elementary-middle school students) and World Almanac for Elementary (for younger elementary students) both provide a wealth of trusted content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for students who are developing online research skills.

Publisher: World Almanac/Infobase

Search OCLC's database of library materials world-wide.

Publisher: FirstSearch