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Reference Databases
Online databases. (Library card required. Or you must be in the Library.)


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Use these resources to access magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, study current issues, and search for health and business information, and much more! Access: Click here.


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LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Access: Click here.


   Heritage Quest 

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use HeritageQuest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

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GENERAL

DexOnline.com
Official online directory from Qwest, searching businesses, government, and residential listings.

Merriam-Webster Online
Online edition of the trusted dictionary and thesaurus.

Encyclopedia.com
Contains more than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

United States Postal Service Zip Code Lookup
Enter a full or partial address to find the ZIP code.

Time and Date
Offers a world clock and time zones, as well as a time zone converter and online calendar.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
Websites you can trust, selected and organized by librarians.


BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Colorado Department of Revenue
Information on driver's licenses, motor vehicle registration, taxes and more.

Colorado Small Business Development Center
Tips on starting and running a small business in Colorado.

Sales Tax and Use Tax Forms
The most-requested tax forms from the Department of Revenue.

Trade Name Database
The Colorado Secretary of State's database of company names, trademarks, etc. Also includes information on uniform commercial code, and other helpful business information.

United States Small Business Administration
Advice from the federal government on aspects of running a small business, including opportunities, financing, and training events.

Internal Revenue Service
Online presence for the Internal Revenue Service with tax information for both individuals and businesses.

Business.gov
The official business link to the U.S. government. Information on starting a business, writing a business plan, licenses and permits.

Colorado Business Resource Guide
Starting a business, registration, legal structure, sources of assistance, financing options, and more.

Colorado Secretary of State
Business Center for the State of Colorado.

Historical Stock Prices

MyMoney.gov
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Colorado Secretary of State U.S. Department of Labor
Information on jobs and careers. Also links to information on grants, loans and contracts.

Business Insurance: An Informative Guide to Small Business
Useful information for small businesses on managing people, legal resources, economic resources, a great business guide for KIDS, and more!


COLORADO

State of Colorado
Official site of the State of Colorado.

Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Parks, Animals, plants, and mineral resources of the State of Colorado.

Colorado Historical Society
CHS is a state agency that preserves the history of Colorado through exhibits, collections, and the Stephen H. Hart Library.

Colorado State Archives
Preserves and promotes the legal and historical records of the State of Colorado.

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Project
Digitized historic newspapers from selected Colorado papers from 1859-1923.

College in Colorado

Career advice, skills inventory, personality tests, college advice, financial aid and scholarship information.


CONSUMER INFORMATION

Consumer Resource Guide, Colorado Attorney General's Office
Consumer laws, official complaint line, and more from the Colorado Attorney General.

Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau
Promotes positive relationships between consumers and businesses through education and self-regulation.

Better Business Bureau
Research a company or charity before giving them your business, or report an entity that you feel has treated you unfairly.

Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union. Much of the information on this site requires a subscription to Consumer Reports. Learn how you can access Consumer Reports online for free using our MasterFile Premier resource.


EDUCATION

Colorado Department of Education
Family literacy, Home schooling, educational news, and contact information for local school districts.

Colorado School Accountability Reports
Official reports on school and student performance in Colorado.

United States Department of Education
Information on federal education programs and initiatives.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education
Information about Community Colleges and Universities in Colorado.

College Opportunity Fund
In-state undergraduate students can apply here for an educational stipend to help pay their tuition.

College Invest
Dedicated to helping students, parents, and schools figure out college financing.


HEALTH AND MEDICINE

National Institutes of Health : Health Topics
Browse through different categories or search for a specific condition. From the National Institutes of Health.

Medline Plus
Information on over 700 health topics, interactive tutorials, and health news from the National Library of Medicine.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Statistics, publications, and health topics on a variety of health issues. From the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


JOBS AND CAREERS

Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration
Classified Job Announcements for Colorado State Government jobs.

Connecting Colorado Job Search
Job market where you can search for jobs, post a resume, and find the newest job postings. Guided by the United States Department of Labor.

Colorado Workforce
Information about unemployment benefits, Worker's Compensation, Public and Workplace Safety, Employment and Training. From the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Colorado Division of Real Estate
Renew your Real Estate license online.

Division of Registrations
Renew professions and occupations licenses online.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center
Look for a job, sign up for training, find out about job fairs.

Teller County Government Home Page
County employment opportunities.

My Skills My Future 
Compare careers, match your job skills and find training.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn about careers, salaries, and employment prospects for different occupations.

Typing Practice
Typing tutorial with practice lessons. 

Career One Stop
Resume templates and sample cover letters, salary and job outlook information.

The Military to Civilian Occupation Translator
Service members can match military skills and experience to civilian occupations.

City of Woodland Park
City employment opportunities.

Monster.Com
Search for jobs.

Federal Jobs
Search for jobs with the Federal Government.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
File for unemployment online, look for jobs, sign up for training.


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Programs, activities, and exhibits for informal science education.

Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Parks, Animals, plants, and mineral resources of the State of Colorado.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Official site for news, photographs, and history of United States space exploration.

CNN.Com Science and Space
Recent news and in-depth stories of scientific discoveries.

BBC.co.uk Science and Nature
Latest global news from the fields of science and nature.

BBC.co.uk Technology News
Up-to-date global technology news.

Wired Magazine
Technology news and limited access to current issues of Wired Magazine.

Science Magazine
Daily science headlines, research, and career information from the weekly edition of Science Magazine.

How Stuff Works
Simple explanations of scientific principles, inventions, health, technology, and more.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Rocket Languages 

Want to learn a new language? Rocket Languages is a great way to begin. Check it out!

BBC Languages
Online audio and video courses for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Chinese, and more.

Fodor's Living Language
Useful phrases in French, German, Italian and Spanish for tourists and travelers.

Spanish in Libraries - Library Jargon
English to Spanish words for library staff

Talk Spanish from the BBC
Video introduction to Spanish in ten parts - learn greetings, introducing yourself, ordering food, asking for directions and more.

Visual Link Languages 
Learn grammar, common phrases, numbers, time, and more in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, or Russian.


BOOKS AND LITERATURE

Links to online books and literature, reviews and book lists!

OverDrive - Your source for eBooks, eAudio Books, Music CDs and Movies.

Book News and Reviews

Bestsellers and Award-Winners

NONPROFITS

Starting a Nonprofit | Grantseeking | Grant Proposal Writing | Economic Research Institute Donor Prospect Research |Additional Resources

Starting an Nonprofit

Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation forms from Colorado Secretary of State's Office.

Sample Articles of Incorporation
Sample Articles of Incorporation from the Grant Space.

Tax Exemption
For the state of Colorado

Grantseeking

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

FirstGov

Federal Grant Resources

National Endowment for the Humanities

Environmental Protection Agency

Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Department of Public Health

Grants for Individuals
This compilation focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid or scholarships for students, rather than funding for nonprofit organizations. (Some are specific to the State of Michigan.)

Grants for Nonprofits
This compilation focuses primarily on grants or funding sources for nonprofit organizations. A few categories (marked with an asterisk) are also of interest to individuals. (Some of the grants are specific to the State of Michigan.)

Federal Government Official Recovery
Colorado Official Recovery 

Grant Proposal Writing


Colorado's Common Grant Guide

Sample Nonprofit Budgets

Proposal Writing: Short Online Course
From the Foundation Center

Economic Research Institute  

990 Finder

Donor Prospect Research

Teller County Assessor's Office

Real estate records for Teller County.

Open Secrets 
Political donations.

Additional Resources

Colorado Grants Guide Online
Available online only at the Woodland Park Public Library. See Reference Librarian or a staff member for access to this database. Database is password protected - library staff will log on for you.


LAW

Colorado Legal Services
Self help legal information, legal assistance, court information and court forms. Teller County Clerk and Recorder

Colorado State Judicial Branch
Information about the courts, self help information and court forms.


TAX INFORMATION

Internal Revenue Service: Online access to Internal Revenue Service tax information & forms for both individuals and businesses.

Colorado Dept of Revenue:  Information on driver's licenses, motor vehicle registration, taxes and more.

Federation of Tax AdministratorsTax Forms for all fifty states. 

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