A-Z Databases


Abdo Digital Comics eBooks

Pre-K through elementary kids will find their favorite Marvel comics like Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, all available to read through your browser. They may find a few new favorites as well!

  • If you're reading outside a library, enter the first 5 numbers on your library card as the username and password.
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Ancestry Library Edition

Discover where you came from! The library edition of the popular genealogy service features more than 9,000 databases and 200 billion images from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Australia. Search census records, the Social Security Death Index, as well as military and immigration records to explore your family history.

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Auto Repair Reference Center

The ultimate DIY database for gearheads — or those who want to be! Featuring DIY repair and maintenance information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to 2015. With millions of drawing and step-by-step photographs, maintenance schedules, a labor time estimator as well as service bulletins and recalls, you'll always be up to speed.

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Bookflix eBooks

Help your early reader develop and practice essential reading skills. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to create a fun link between fact and fiction. Spanish language options, key-word definitions, games and activities help your child discover learning can be easy and fun!

Using outside of a library? After logging in with your library card and PIN, you can login with the following:

  • Username: arapahoelibraries
  • Password: library
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Business Source Complete

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, this database is an essential tool for business research. Find information on marketing, management, accounting, banking and finance. Also view videos from the Associated Press and explore detailed information on more than 1.1 million companies worldwide.

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Comics Plus eBooks eMagazines

Unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga on any device. Instantly check out your favorites with no holds and no waiting.

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Consumer Reports Newspapers & Journals

Consumer Reports puts over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year to provide unbiased product ratings and reviews so you can compare before you buy. You'll also find advice and tips on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more.

  • Looking for back issues of Consumer Reports prior to 2009? Please use the Advanced Search feature in MasterFILE Premier.
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Explora for High School Students

This database features a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

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Explora for Middle School Students

This database features a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help middle school students feel successful in their research.

Exploration Pass Library Card Required.

Your ticket to adventure! Any Arapahoe Libraries card holder can reserve passes to metro-Denver attractions including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Butterfly Pavilion, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and more, at no charge.

  • Book passes up to 30 days ahead of time.
  • Maximum of two passes booked at one time.
  • Each pass covers 2 or more visitors. See pass information for details.
  • If you need help booking, call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).


Financial Literacy

Increase your money IQ! From personal and household finance to market economics and globalization, this database makes money easy to understand. Learn how to plan for college or retirement, manage debt, save and invest with confidence, and avoid scams.

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Freegal Music eMusic

Like free music? Who doesn't! Use Freegal to download up to 5 songs per week. They're yours to keep. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music per day. With over 11 million songs and 15,000 videos including many of today’s top artists and music from around the world, there's something for everyone.

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Gale Courses

Looking to enhance your career or enrich your personal life? With Gale Courses you can explore hundreds of interactive courses on adult education topics. All courses are self-paced and led by expert instructors. Best of all, they are offered at no cost to you with your library card! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. What are you waiting for?

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Gale Directory Library eBooks

Attention business researchers! Gale Directory Library is a treasure trove of directories on companies, publishers, associations and more. You can search, sort, export and analyze data to your heart's content.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks

This collection of high quality digital reference books includes encyclopedias, histories, biographies and how-to books for all ages. Whether you're a student researching a school project or an entrepreneur looking to lay out a business plan, you've come to the right place!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library – Middle School

This collection of high quality digital reference books includes encyclopedias, histories, biographies and how-to books for all ages. Whether you're a student researching a school project or an entrepreneur looking to lay out a business plan, you've come to the right place!


Hoopla eAudiobooks eBooks eMusic eVideos

Download and stream books, movies and music when and where you want. Hoopla features hundreds of thousands of titles, from Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors — not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well — all accessible from your computer or mobile device.

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Kanopy eVideos Library Card Required.

Choose from over 30,000 award-winning indie and foreign films, documentaries, classic movies and educational courses to stream on most any device! 

This is a great resource for educators as well, it's packed full of content for teachers and students alike.

Patrons get 5 film credits per month. Kanopy is available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast. If you need help downloading the app or streaming videos, check out their help page.

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Learning Express Library

Want to be more successful at work or school? Are you working to become a U.S. Citizen? Learning Express Library can help! Take lessons to build skills in math, reading, grammar and vocabulary. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, teacher certification, law enforcement, and United States Citizenship exams. You'll also find invaluable career resources for job search skills, resume-building and career certification. Get started today!

  • Some content may not work on mobile devices.
  • Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started.


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Library Literature and Information Science Full Text Newspapers & Journals

This bibliographic database indexes library and information science periodicals for easy searching. It also covers books, chapters within books, library school theses, pamphlets and so much more. Let the bibliomania commence!

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Literature Resource Center

The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Its rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills.

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MAS Ultra Library Card Required.

Designed for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. 

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MasterFILE Premier Newspapers & Journals

Provides full text for nearly 2,000 general periodicals with full text dating as far back as 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, book reviews, primary source documents, business, health, education, science, multicultural topics and an image collection.

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Middle Search Library Card Required.

Provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. Includes biographies, primary source documents and collections of photos, maps and flags. 

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Find all the stock, fund, industry and ETF information you need for informed portfolio construction. This database includes screening and report building tools along with help and education materials for the novice investor.

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MyHeritage New!

Interested in finding out about your family history? MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. MyHeritage Library Edition provide patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. 

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Newspaper Source Plus Newspapers & Journals

Features cover-to-cover full text for 23 national U.S. and international newspapers, selected full text from hundreds of regional U.S. newspapers, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from major news networks and NPR.

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NoveList features author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks and feature articles.

Search Tips: Take the five-minute tour, or click on Tour NoveList when you visit the site.

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 features grab and go booklists and series information for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. NoveList K-8 can also help parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts and engage young readers.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. The informed, differing views present each side of an issue to help you develop the confidence to draw your own valid conclusions.

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Overdrive Digital Content eAudiobooks eBooks eVideos

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos to your PC, smartphone or eBook reader.

Looking for the new Libby by Overdrive mobile app? You can find it here.

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Reference USA

Reference USA is one of the world's largest databases of industry and company information, to research companies and keep up with the competition You'll find contact information, sales, and employee figures. In addition to business information, you can search US and Canadian white pages as well as search for healthcare providers.

Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started.

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Regional Business News Newspapers & Journals

This robust database features ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story.

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Scholastic GO!

Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Using outside of a library? You can login with the following:

  • Username: arapahoelibraries
  • Password: library
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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows you to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.

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Transparent Language Online

Learn many different languages! Transparent Language Online is a rapid language learning system which takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation.

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Travel eBooks eBooks

Travel eBooks from Gale features travel books from the Rough Guide series and the DK Eyewitness Travel series to help you plan your vacations. For anyone looking for state or country information from a travel point of view.

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Treehouse Web Development

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform with a focus on the design and development of websites, mobile and web apps. Classes include coding languages like Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. In addition to coding languages, learn about user experience, business, and more.  Treehouse offers unlimited access to more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by experts. The course library is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology.

  • Learn more about Treehouse through this brief video.
  • If you do not have an account, you will be required to fill out a form to request access. Once approved, you may log into Treehouse with your email and password.
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TumbleBooks eBooks

This resource features interactive, animated stories, puzzles and games. There are stories by well-known authors, original stories, classic fairy tales, puzzles and games in English, Spanish, French and a mobile version. Some bilingual stories are also available. You can have stories play automatically, or click through at your own pace.

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