Online Resources

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American Memory Collection

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

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Arizona v. California Collection at the William A. Wise Law Library

The Arizona v. California Collection at the William A. Wise Law Library contains more than 160 full-text, searchable pleadings, briefs, orders, transcripts, and reports from the historic, 12-year original proceeding in the U.S. Supreme Court filed by the State of Arizona against the State of California, which sought to clarify rights to the use of Colorado River basin water. The case culminated in a June 3, 1963 decision, reported in Arizona v. California , 373 U.S. 546 , which was implemented by a March 9, 1964 decree, reported in Arizona v. California , 376 U.S. 340 .

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CIA - The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, standard time zones of the world map, a kids page.

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College Database

An updated, non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. Site incorporates Google maps and highlighted key data points for each college, including tuition rate, enrollment, and institution type – vital decision-making factors for potential students.

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Colorado Grants Guide

This online guide is available for use on any public access computer at all 5 Grand County Library District locations. Logins are restricted to one person per branch at a time.  Please see a staff member for assistance.

This guide will provide you with continuously updated funder profiles, a quick way to target funders who are interested in your funding needs, and immediate access to a foundation’s website (when available).

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Colorado Historic Newspapers

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 500,000 digitized pages, representing 163 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923.

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Colorado Legal Services
This site provides help for low-income Coloradans seeking civil legal information such as: self-help legal information, where to find no or low-cost legal help and whether you qualify for that help, information about the courts and more!

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Colorado Workforce Center

Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers alike. These include: job listings, computer & internet access, career counseling & training for job seekers; and recruitment of workers, pre-screening & referral services, tax credits, and training reimbursement for employers. Customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.

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Consumer Reports is your trusted one-stop shopping resource complete with: 1000+ Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips. Proven product reliability data. Complete product specifications. Frequently updated information. Quick recommendations. A Shop Online feature. 100% unbiased because we take no outside advertising. This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site below, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces). The EBSCO databases available to you will be listed after you sign in.

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Consumer Safety Product Commission

Help keep your family safe by checking product recalls and safety news from CPSC. Report an incident with a product that caused an injury. View recent recalls. Sign up for e-mail announcements.

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Digital Literacy

Learn the Basics of Digital Literacy! Build digital literacy skills by selecting from these categories: Using a Computer or Mobile Device Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, icons, and folders Using Software and Applications Use software applications: word processing, creating spreadsheets, tables and databases Using the Internet Search the Internet, use email, register on a website Communicating on the Web Share photos and videos, communicate using social networks, learn to be an informed digital citizen Child Online Protection Help children learn to be responsible and make informed decisions online.

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Directory of Top Accredited Online Schools, Online Colleges and Online Universities of 2014 aims to offer the web’s best resource for finding online accredited colleges and universities. Attending college online can seem risky, and online degree accreditation is confusing when you’re just starting out in pursuing a degree. We are proud to host a searchable directory of online colleges and universities to let you find the online accredited colleges that fit your own educational needs.

Link to this resource is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition

As the only online reference site created specifically for libraries, Britannica Online® Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online® Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information. This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces). 

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Energy Star

The Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy offer the consumer information galore. So many tips! Check out the Kids website link as well. Products, Home Improvement, New Homes, Buildings & Plants, Partner ResourcesPublications, Recursos en Español.

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Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Today, Federal Student Aid performs a range of critical functions that include, among others:

  • Educating students and families on the process of obtaining aid;
  • Processing millions of student financial aid applications each year;
  • Disbursing billions of dollars in aid funds to students through schools;
  • Enforcing financial aid rules and regulations;
  • Servicing millions of student loan accounts, and securing repayment from borrowers who have defaulted on their loans; and
  • Operating information technology systems and tools that manage billions in student aid dollars.

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FedStats (Federal Statistics Service)

FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information. FedStats provides information for Federal agencies that are listed in Statistical Programs of The United States Government and reporting expenditures of at least $500,000 per year in one or more statistical activities including.

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Gale Literary Database

Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.Contemporary Literary Criticism contains an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site below, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces).


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Genealogy - Heritage Quest
Search census records from 1790-1930; Search Books for family histories; Search PERSI, an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles or Search Revolutionary War records. This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site below, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces).

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Grand County History

Look at Places, People, Timeline, Community Life, Business/Industry or Transportation. Each area includes articles and photographs of life in Grand County, Colorado.

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Health A - Z

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

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KeyTrain - Job Skills via Colorado Workforce

KeyTrain is the complete interactive training system for career readiness skills, based on ACT's WorkKeys® assessment system and the National Career Readiness Certificate. Please contact the Granby Workforce Center (970)887-1857 or to access this system.


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Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud

Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH), como parte del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos, son los primeros organismos Federales que realizan y apoyan la investigación médica. Al abrir camino hacia importantes descubrimientos médicos con el objetivo de mejorar la salud y de salvar vidas, los científicos de NIH investigan las causas, los tratamientos y las posibles curas de las enfermedades más comunes y también de las más inusuales. Los NIH, integrados por 27 Institutos y Centros, proporcionan liderazgo y apoyo financiero a los investigadores en cada estado y en todo el mundo.

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Mango is fun, interactive and easy to use. There are 49 foreign languages to choose from (including Pirate, ARRR!) and 15 ESL courses. Best of all, it is FREE for GCLD customers. All you need is an email address and a library card. Get started with Mango today! This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit this site remotely, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces). 


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The official U.S. Government site for Medicare. Health & drug plans, facilities & doctors, eligibility, coverage, application, manage your health.

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MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

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National Atlas of the United States™ contains a remarkable range of products and services to meet the diverse needs of people who are looking for maps and geographic information about America. Within this Web site, we offer the following products and services.

  • Printable maps
  • Wall maps
  • Dynamic maps
  • Map articles
  • Map layers

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Novelist - Your Guide to Reading

NoveList Plus and NoveList Plus K-8 are databases that provide subject headings access, reviews, annotations, and more for over 150,000 fiction titles and 50,000 non-fiction titles. They also offer author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. The database is searchable by author, title, series, category, genre, theme, or key word (plot description). This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site below, you will be instructed to type in your library card number (whole number, no spaces).

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Online Colleges in Colorado

Although online education is becoming increasingly popular, many potential online students have been deterred by the lack of reliable information that is available. In the past, it was difficult to find trustworthy information if you were interested in earning your education online because there were serious flaws in the presentation of the data. Not anymore. Online Schools aims to change all that with our national directory of colleges, universities and technical schools that offer online educational options. We want to make conducting research easier for you. So over the last year, we have poured massive amounts of our time, energy and resources into creating a comprehensive database chock-full of the kind of information that prospective students are looking for.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.

All that you need is an Internet connection and the Flash plug-in for your web browser which is preloaded on most computers and reading tablets. If you are unable to view the TumbleBooks, you can download the plug-in for FREE at For mobile users (iPad, iPhone and Android) or any device that does not support Flash, our site will automatically redirect you to our "iPad& Mobile Device" site when you log in. However if you are not automatically redirected, simply choose "Mobile" from the drop down menu at the top right corner and click "Go". All of our content is streamed, not downloaded, so it never takes up space!

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Universal Class

Universal Class provides online continuing education courses to schools, libraries, companies, educators, and individuals throughout the world. With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality continuing education. This is a paid database through Grand County Library District. When you visit the site, you will be instructed to register with your library card number (whole number, no spaces).

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USA Jobs

Official information and services from the U.S. government. CareerOneStop: Tools and Resources for Job Seekers Employment Assistance and Services – Local and Regional Programs of the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment for Visitors to the U.S. Government Jobs and Kids' Career Sites.

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  • Government services
  • U.S. Government Information, by Topic
  • Agencies
  • Contact U.S. Government
  • Consumer Information
  • Green cards
  • Grants
  • Mobile Apps

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Western History Photos (Denver Public Library)

Over 120,000 of the images in the collection have been digitized and are available for viewing online in the Digital Image Catalog (formerly Photoswest). The Digital Image Collection consists of prints and negatives that document the history of Colorado and the American West.

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WorldCat - Find it in Libraries Near You! lets you search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby, find books, music, and videos to check out, find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded, and post your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it. You may need to have an active offline membership with a WorldCat library to view/download content or check out materials through its Web site.