Research Tools

Did you know that the Carnegie Public Library provides access to thousands of magazines, poems, newspaper articles and other information sources through its online databases? And in many cases, you don’t even have to come to the library to have access. If you have a home computer and a library card, you can log on using your card number. For questions about these resources, please contact the reference department at 719-846-6841. Remember, you must have a library card in order to use these resources from home.

You can browse a list of all our resources below, or follow these links to narrow the list by subject:

aspremier100.gifAcademic Search Premier

This collection of full text articles and journals offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

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Repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles, from 1945 to present. Includes drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins & recalls, maintenance schedules, and more.

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This premier resource provides access to over 1,000 business publications general magazines to trade publications and top management journals as well as over 10,000 company profiles.

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The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Read up on PV cells, greenscaping, and much more. Access: Click here.

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History Reference Center® is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database including full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents. This resource also offers more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

SwiftLogo-Small.jpgInterlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan service provides patrons with a way to obtain materials their local library does not have in its collection. This link will allow you to find out if another area library has what you want.

Once you enter the site, choose the button on the left that says “BibSearch” and then choose one of the options in the drop down box. Choosing “ALL LIBRARIES” will result in a long wait with many hits. Choosing “SouthEast Search” will take less time because it will only search libraries in southeastern Colorado, but the results will not be as complete. For more information, see our Interlibrary Loan Services page.

law_depot_logoLaw Depot

LawDepot is a leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal documents and templates. Click on Document Center for a master list of Law Depot documents. Users will need to create a username and password.

legalreference.gifLegal Information Reference Center

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues. Users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by all 50 U.S. states and by top subject areas, including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

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LISTA covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

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Specifically designed to provide high school students with full text access to periodicals, reference books, primary source documents, biographies, and more.

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MasterFILE™ Premier contains nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also find nearly 500 full text reference books and biographies. Also use this resource to access Consumer Reports online for free.

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Middle school students can access biographies, historical essays, encyclopedias, and popular, middle school magazines.

NewsSourcePlus_logoNewspaper Source

Selected full text from national and regional US newspapers including the Denver Post, Greeley Tribune and Pueblo Chieftain, and transcripts from TV and radio news.


This is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We’re Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

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This resource allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left hand column of your screen.


The Carnegie Public Library now has OverDrive, a program that enables patrons to download eBooks to their Nook, Kindle, iPad etc. In addition to eBooks, patrons can download eAudio Books and movies to their MP3 players. We are VERY excited about this new program, which is free to Carnegie Library patrons. (All that is required is a valid library card.)

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Access to articles and information from popular, elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.

Psych_logoPsychology & Behavioral Sciences

This premier resource contains full text for more than 560 journals concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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This premier resource provides access to 50 regional business publications.

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Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of 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.

serrc100.gifSmall Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is your online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. Library card required to use from home.


This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.


Trulia is providing libraries with free in depth neighborhood information so your patrons can study tax records, school ratings, crime reports, hazard maps, pollen counts . . . all in one spot. Additionally, we offer extensive guides so your patrons can learn the best way to buy/sell a home. Trulia is not selling anything to consumers, and we receive no benefit if they find a home or local professional to work with from our site. Our data is meant to be purely educational and consumer friendly. We are predominantly backed by local real estate brokerages, which is how we are able to provide all of our content for free!

UC-Web-Banner.jpgUniversal Class

Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. You will need to create a user name and a password.

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