Online Resources

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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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ConsumerReports.org is your trusted one-stop shopping resource complete with ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews, product specifications, and product video clips.

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Britannica Online® Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information. 

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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.

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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. 
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Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages.
 

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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). 

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With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card. Install OverDrive's free mobile app to find, borrow, and enjoy titles on popular devices.

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TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBook Library also includes National Geographic videos and games.

All that you need is an Internet connection and the Flash plug-in for your web browser.  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".

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Universal Class provides online continuing education courses.  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. 

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Zinio for Libraries is an online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can view Zinio magazines via a web browser or via an app. Zinio apps are available for most devices.