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Current Issues

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Information about current social issues, including articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, news and more.

Points of View Reference Center: Information for multiple sides of current issues.

Global Issues in Context: Up-to-date information about current world issues and international news stories.

General Research

Access World News: Full text from local, regional, national and international newspapers.

Colorado Newspapers

Consumer Reports: Full text issues via MasterFILE Premier (1991 - Present).

Consumer Health Complete: Comprehensive health and medical info, including videos, fact sheets, images and diagrams, reports and a medical dictionary.

Explora: Search across several EBSCO databases for videos, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, primary source documents, and biographies on a variety of topics.

Google Scholar: A simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature

Teen Health & Wellness: Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

Subject Resources

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Full text for scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Interactive e-books from the Spotlight on American History series. This series will introduce readers to the extraordinary history of the United States and the people, places, and events that helped shape our young nation.

Browse, check out, and download e-books and audiobooks to your computer or device.

Provides biographies for people from around the world and throughout history. Search by a person's name or by other criteria such as nationality and occupation.

Comprehensive health and medical info, including videos, fact sheets, images and diagrams, reports and a medical dictionary.

Search for product reviews and ratings, as well as recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Select "ConsumerReports.org" on the next page.

Find information about the cultures and peoples of the world. Includes maps, images, statistics, flags and more.

Brings history up close by looking at people's everyday lives throughout the centuries. Find out what people ate, wore, and used. Research topics such as food, fashion and holidays.

Search across several EBSCO databases at once. Find information for school assignments from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics as well as videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

A collection of electronic reference books covering many subject areas. Download PDF chapters to your computer or mobile device.

Provides up to date information about current world issues and international news stories.

A variety of resources handpicked by Jeffco librarians on the topic of health & medicine. Resources include online databases, reading lists, local resources and websites.

Historical encyclopedias plus historical documents, biographies, photos and maps.

Find literary criticism, author biographies and work overviews, as well as literary works such as poems, stories and plays.

Create an account to access over 4,200 video courses free with your library card. Lynda features courses taught by industry professionals on software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, computer programming, web design, photography, video, job and career skills and more!

This PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in 12 languages and makes it fun. Learn Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Create an account to track your progress.

Designed specifically for high school students. Full text for periodicals, including popular magazines, and reference books on a variety of topics as well as primary sources, images and biographies.

Find information about current social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, news and more.

Science articles and books, videos and news. A great one-stop resource for school projects.

Science encyclopedias, books and periodicals for students.

Provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

A comprehensive U.S. History resource.

A comprehensive World History resource.