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Academic Research

Explora: Find research and reading, lesson plans, and citation tools with Explora Elementary, Middle School, High School and Educator database. Use your Library Card for free access.

Science: browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments, a citation tool, and helpful research guides. Available with your Library Card.

Points of View: is a full-text database that offers students with a series of comprehensive essays with point and counterpoint arguments related to current issues in the news. Available with your Library Card.

History: is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.  Available with your Library Card.

ProCon: Britannica presents balanced, expert-authored arguments for and against each side of controversial issues.

EBSCO Host Search: Great place to search multiple databases for articles, books, journals and more.  Available with your Library Card.

Ancestry

My Heritage: includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 3 billion family tree profiles.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Art

Creativebug: Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Use your Library Card for free access.

Chaffee Arts: supports local artists, promote their art, and learn from one another.  We strive to create a visual arts community in Chaffee County through education, shows, and arts collaborations thus adding to the artistic and economic vitality of our region.

Documentaries & Films

Kanopy: Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Early Education

Read With Me Today: 

Food. Water. Shelter. Love. Reading

Colorado Department of Education’s early reading campaign.  Many resources for parents and caregivers to use to encourage reading.

Chaffee County Early Childhood Council:   is a group of local agencies and individuals, including parents and professional in the areas of health, mental health, child care and education, committed to working together to support parents and caregivers.

 

Health

Consumer Health Complete: evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Connect for Health: Colorado’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace

History

History Reference Center: Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. Use your Library Card for free access.

Buena Vista Heritage: Nonprofit organization that exists to preserve and share the history of Buena Vista and Chaffee County for the education and enjoyment of the public.

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection: Includes more than 1.9 million digitized pages, representing more than 475 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2019

Legal

Legal Information Resource Center:  designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Colorado Legal Services: Legal help for low-income Coloradans seeking assistance with civil legal needs

Mechanics

Small Engine:  Access repair guides covering routine maintenance and complex projects for all major makes and models. Search information by a variety of categories, including product type, brand, model, model number and engine type.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Automotive Repair:  provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Newspaper

New York Times:  Online access to The New York Time newspaper, with your Library Card.

Chaffee County Times

The Mountain Mail

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection: Includes more than 1.9 million digitized pages, representing more than 475 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2019

Reading

Libby/Overdrive:  borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Tumble Books:  is an online collection of animated talking picture books available with your Library Card

NoveList:  help finding your next great read all ages.  Use your Library Card for free access.

NoveList K-8: help finding your next great read for youth.  Use your Library Card for free access.

Unite for Literacy:  provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.