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A-Z Databases


Abdo Digital Comics eBooks

Pre-K through high school 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.

Access World News Newspapers & Journals

Get the latest reliable and credible information with Access World News, which features a wide variety of international, national and local news sources. You can research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as political science, English, sociology, humanities, business, international studies and more.

Search for Coloradans and obituaries in the Rocky Mountain News (Denver, 1990 to 2009) , The Denver Post (1989 to Current) and other regional news sources.

Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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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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Take Arapahoe Libraries with you everywhere you go! Use the ArapApp as your library card, scan an item's barcode to see if it is available at your library and more.


• Place holds, renew checked out items, and manage your account
• Browse bestsellers, new releases & staff picks
• Register for upcoming events like storytimes, author talks & computer classes
• Check library hours & locations
• Search the catalog
• Track what you've read (or watched & listened to!)

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Ask a Librarian

Need help? Follow the link above then fill out the form and a librarian will contact you as soon as possible. They're information experts who can assist you in finding the right resources to answer your questions. Librarians also offer 30-minute appointments free of charge.

AtoZ World Travel

Want reliable, up-to-date information on your next travel destination? AtoZ World Travel provides information on activities, food, transportation, security information, maps and more for 202 cities world-wide. Adventure awaits!

Auto Repair Source

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. 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. 


Biography in Context

Features a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. It's continuously updated to ensure access to the latest information.

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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? You can login with the following:

  • Username: arapahoelibraries
  • Password: library
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BrainHQ Library Card Required.

Want to think faster, focus better and remember more? BrainHQ can help improve your brain health with clinically proven brain training exercises.

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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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CultureGrams States Edition

Explore all 50 states without leaving home. You'll find info on flags, state economy, weather, history and so much more. Want to nail that school project? We've got you covered!

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CultureGrams World Edition

The world at your fingertips! Find reliable, up-to-date information on more than 200 countries and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. You'll discover the history and people of each country, then take your knowledge farther with recipes, interviews and videos.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions, formerly 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, opens a new window to get started.

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Denver Post, The Newspapers & Journals New!

Browse or search The Denver Post print editions online, from 2017 until the current day. You'll experience full-color layouts of all news articles, graphics, advertisements, classifieds, weather reports, box scores, puzzles, cartoons and more. This online resource is available the same day as print editions through Access World News.

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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).



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 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!

Goodwill Online Training

Learn essential skills to live and work in the 21st century with self-paced courses from Goodwill Online Training (GCFLearnFree). From computer basics, to reading and math, career planning, job searches and more, you'll find tutorials on the subjects you need to continue your education—or get it started. Courses cover more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, over 1,000 videos, and 50+ interactive programs and games, all completely free.

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Health eBooks from Gale eBooks

A collection of eBooks on health and medicine covering topics like bullying, mental health, sports medicine and more.

HelpNow New! Library Card Required.

Get help with homework online daily from 2 pm to 11 pm MST. Available in English and Spanish in core subjects for early elementary students through advanced college prep.

Get expert help with:

  • Writing assignments
  • Spanish homework
  • English as a second language lessons

Use test prep tools for the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE and more.

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History Reference Center Newspapers & Journals

The world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.



Job & Career Accelerator

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has powerful tools and expert guidance to help you every step of the way.

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JobNow from Brainfuse New! Library Card Required.

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

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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 10 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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Kanopy Kids eVideos

Kanopy Kids categories include Movies, TV Series, Story Time, Learning Languages and more. With favorite titles like Arthur, Franklin & Friends and Max & Ruby, plus award-winning movies and documentaries, you're sure to find something to love.

  • Kanopy Kids content is completely separate from the rest of Kanopy's content, even the search results will only retrieve kids content.
  • No credits are deducted or required for streaming Kanopy Kids titles.
  • All titles in the Kanopy Kids collection have unlimited plays.
  • Parental controls can be set up to prevent the children from accessing the content outside the Kanopy Kids collection.
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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!

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Legal Information Reference Center

Featuring hundreds of publications and thousands of legal forms broken down by category and by poplar forms. The full-text legal reference eBooks are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

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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

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

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MasterFILE Complete 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 Plus

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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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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Niche Academy

Looking for help using your favorite library resource? Niche Academy has ready-to-use tutorials for resources such as OverDrive, Kanopy, Hoopla and more.

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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

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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PebbleGo is a pre-kindergarten to third grade resource for reading and research. It features six modules: Animals, Animales (Spanish edition of Animals), Earth and Space, Biographies, Social Studies, and Dinosaurs. Each includes leveled text, educational games and video support to help emergent readers and researcher learn database and reading skills.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

This comprehensive resource is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

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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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Rosetta Stone Library Solution Library Card Required.

Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.

  • If accessing via the mobile app:
  • or, after creating an account:
    • Sign in on app using Work or School account option
    • Enter "araplib" in Namespace field
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Scholastic GO!

Scholastic GO! offers the most comprehensive source of nonfiction content targeted for grades 3 and up – Includes 8 encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science

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

  • Username: arapahoelibraries
  • Password: library
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Science eBooks eBooks

Find chemistry, earth science, marine science and many other topics in this Gale Virtual Reference Library ebook collection.

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.


Teen Health & Wellness

Provides teens with nonjudgmental, straightforward information on a range of topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life and more.

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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.

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, opens a new window.
  • 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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VetNow New! Library Card Required.

VetNow helps veterans transition to civilian life through live, interactive career assistance, academic tutoring and much more.

Get expert help with:

  • Cover letters for job applications
  • Interview strategies
  • Academic skills including math, science, reading and writing

Use test prep tools for the ACT, SAT, GED, GRE and more.

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