A-Z Databases


Abdo Digital Comics eBooks

Abdo Digital Comics is where 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 Library Card Required.

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 and newspaper sources.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
  • Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
  • Need help? Check out these How-To Videos, opens a new window to get started.
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Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

Discover where you came from! Ancestry Library Edition, opens a new window is a popular genealogy service featuring 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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Ask a Librarian

Need help? Then fill out the Ask a Librarian 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 Library Card Required.

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!

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.

Auto Repair Source Library Card Required.

Auto Repair Source is 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. 

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.


Biography in Context Library Card Required.

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.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
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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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Business Plans Handbook eBooks Library Card Required.

Search by keyword for successful business plan samples, download templates and find lists of industry specific associations and organizations with Business Plans Handbook. Every business plan was written by an entrepreneur and used to obtain funding for their business. Use these successful business plans as a template for your own plan. The business plans can be downloaded as either PDFs or in Word. Refer to the latest volume for a list of organizations, associations and consultants that are of interest to entrepreneurs.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
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Business Source Complete Library Card Required.

With premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals, Business Source Complete 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.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
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CodeCombat New! Library Card Required.

In CodeCombat, opens a new window, choose your hero, collect gems and defeat enemies as you make your way through this online gaming platform that teaches multiple practical coding languages, including Javascript, Python and more. Play different levels to learn new ideas and build on existing concepts to master web or game development. Geared towards upper elementary (3-5) and middle school (6-8) but fun for all ages.

  • A library card is not required to access within the library.
  • To access outside the library, simply enter your library card number and get coding.
  • To save your progress, create a free account with your email address.    

Consumer Reports Newspapers & Journals Library Card Required.

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.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
  • Looking for back issues of Consumer Reports prior to 2009? Please use the Advanced Search feature in MasterFILE Premier.
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CultureGrams World Edition Library Card Required.

The world at your fingertips with CultureGrams World Edition! 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.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions, formerly Reference USA, is one of the world's largest databases of company information. Use this to create lists of competitors, find their contact information, and get a huge amount of information. The U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles section allows you to run lists of households with matching interests or hobbies in a geographic area. In addition, you can search US and Canadian White Pages and 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 Library Card Required.

Browse or search The Denver Post newspaper 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.

  • No library card needed when accessing in the library.
  • Need help? Check out these How-To Videos for using all the resources available through Access World News.
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Embodied Labs Library Card Required.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to have dementia? How would your vision work if you had macular degeneration? Use Embodied Labs, opens a new window to better understand aging adults through first-person immersive experiences and see the world through their eyes.

Experience health conditions and common life realities related to aging such as Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, social isolation, vision and hearing impairments, end-of-life conversations, trans health and LGBT aging, and inclusive care.

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Exploration Pass Library Card Required.

The Exploration Pass is 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 eBooks Library Card Required.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a 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 Library Card Required.

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 with the Middle School edition of Gale Virtual Reference Library!

Genealogy Resources

Discover your family's story and how to preserve it with resources from the library. Learn how to find obituaries, get search tips for newspapers and genealogy websites, explore recommended books, and find out how to convert your old media into new digital formats at the library.

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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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HelpNow Library Card Required.

HelpNow provides online homework help 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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JobNow from Brainfuse 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 with JobNow from Brainfuse. 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.

Kanopy has 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 Library Card Required.

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.


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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LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required.

LinkedIn Learning is the leading online learning platform to help you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The LinkedIn Learning video library features engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

If asked for a library ID please use the following:

  • Library ID: arapahoelibraries

Need help? Check out this tutorial video, opens a new window to get started.

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Literature Resource Center Library Card Required.

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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MyHeritage Library Card Required.

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 provides 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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National Geographic Kids eMagazines Library Card Required.

National Geographic Kids, opens a new window will take students on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space. This resource includes magazines from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos and images. These high-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies and science classrooms.

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National Geographic Virtual Library eMagazines Library Card Required.

Want to go on a journey that's always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating? It all starts with National Geographic Virtual Library, opens a new window. Thanks to Gale's partnership with National Geographic, you have access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine at your fingertips — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

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NoveList K-8 Library Card Required.

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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OverDrive/Libby eAudiobooks eBooks eVideos Library Card Required.

Download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and videos to your PC, smartphone or eBook reader using OverDrive.

The Libby, opens a new window app makes downloading OverDrive eBooks, magazines and audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier than ever.

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PebbleGo Library Card Required.

PebbleGo, opens a new window 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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PressReader Newspapers & Journals Library Card Required.

PressReader, opens a new window connects you to thousands of global newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. There are no limits on the number of issues you can download to your device to read anytime, anywhere.

Each time you access this resource, you will need to:

    1. Click "Sign In"
    2. Click on "Library or Group"
    3. Search and select "Arapahoe Library District" 
    4. Enter your library card and PIN
    5. Check the box to allow PressReader to verify your information 
    6. Click "Submit"
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Primary Search Library Card Required.

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a Lexiles reading level.

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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 Rosetta Stone mobile app:
    • If you are a new user, follow this link to first create an account 
    • Sign in on app using Work or School account option
    • Enter "araplib" in Namespace field

Need help? Watch this tutorial video, opens a new window to get started.

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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? Log in with the following:

  • Username: arapahoelibraries
  • Password: library
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Travel eBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

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 Library Card Required.

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 over 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 Library Card Required.

TumbleBooks 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. Stories can play automatically, or click through at your own pace. A mobile version is available. Some bilingual stories are also available.

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Value Line New! Library Card Required.

Value Line, opens a new window is an authority in reliable, unbiased information for investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can help position you for financial success.

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VetNow 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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