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The library provides access to premium online resources (library card may be required) as well as hand selected websites to help you find the information you need.

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Academic Search Premier Logo Academic Search Premier  

This collection of full text articles and journals offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Ancestry Logo Ancestry Library

Provides coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. (Library use only)

A to Z Maps Logo A to Z Maps Online

The worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. 

Find useful information about 202 cities around the world: where to stay, where to eat, what to see, etc. Includes accurate currency converter. User can choose to print specific sections. 


Auto Reference Repair Center Auto Repair Reference Center  

Repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles, from 1945 to present. Includes drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins & recalls, maintenance schedules, and more.


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Britannica School


This link will take you to research material appropriate for elementary school, middle school and high school students.  Adults will be very happy with the information from the high school level of Britannica, too.

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Search and browse information including country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research. 

bspremier100.gif Business Source Premier  

This premier resource provides access to over 1,000 business publications general magazines to trade publications and top management journals as well as over 10,000 company profiles.


Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, CHC is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports


Contemporary Authors LogoContemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on many U.S. and international authors.

EBSCO Host Logo EBSCOhost Web

Search one, selected or all databases offered by EBSCO through State of Colorado funding.

eLibrary Logo eLibrary! (was Bigchalk)

General reference tool geared for students. Allows searches of magazines, newspapers, transcripts, photos and more. (Library use only)

eDiscover the Classics Logo  eDiscover the Classics with Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg  is the first and largest single collection of free eBooks with over 36,000 available titles. In 2011 a group of Colorado libraries collected over 400 of Project Gutenberg's most popular eBook and eAudiobook titles and made them available for free through library catalogs.You can read or listen to any of these "E-discover the Classics" books online or download them onto your favorite devices. Access hundreds of these titles from the library catalog or search Project Gutenberg for additional titles.


Funk and Wagnalls Logo Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia  

Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics.

GreenFILE GreenFILE  

Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. 

HathiTrust  HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a collection of digitized titles made available by a partnership between major research institutions and libraries. Over one million titles are contained in this collection of ebook titles.

Heritage Quest Logo HeritageQuest Online

Use HeritageQuest Online to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. (Click here for access from home | Click here for library only access

HeritageQuest Video Tutorials

Watch videos to help you navigate your genealogy searches in HeritageQuest.

history ref ctr.gifHistory Reference Center

This database features full text from more than 1900 reference books, encyclopedias and non fiction books PLUS 200 history periodicals.

Kids Search Logo Kids Search  

EBSCO Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-5. Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by magazines, reference books, photos, flags, and more.

Kirkus Review  Kirkus Reviews

(Library use only)


(Library use only)

Law Depot Logo Law Depot

Allows you to create your own legal documents by having you answer questions pertinent to the document and your specific situation. Legal assistance is also available. Law Depot also stores your documents in your account. Watch a video to get an overview of the Law Depot service. Create your account for future access when you visit for the first time.

Learning Express Logo Learning Express Library  

This valuable service is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer—in your library and from your home! Follow this link to Learning Express Library for academic testing and career testing. Also includes New GED test materials.

Legal Information Reference Center Legal Information Reference Center  

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues. Users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms–searchable by all 50 U.S. states and by top subject areas, including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

 Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts

LISTA covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. 

litreference100.gif Literary Reference Center

Contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Mango Languages Logo Mango Languages

Learn a language from the following list: Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, AND English for Polish, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish speakers.

masultra100.gif MAS Ultra School Edition  

Specifically designed to provide high school students with full text access to periodicals, reference books, primary source documents, biographies, and more. 

MasterFILE-Premier-button(100x50).gif MasterFILE Premier  

MasterFILE™ Premier contains nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also find nearly 500 full text reference books and biographies.  Also use this resource to access Consumer Reports online for free.

middlesearchplus100.gif Middle Search Plus  

Middle school students can access biographies, historical essays, encyclopedias, and popular, middle school magazines. Provides access to full text for more than 140 middle school magazines, 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.

Morningstar Morningstar

Investment research website. (Library use only)

 National Library of Medicine National Library of Medicine

Discover a wealth of information at the National Library of Medicine.  Beside links to Medline and other free databases, there are links to historical medical documents, historical photos, videos, books, journals and historical medical statistics.

Newspaper Source Logo Newspaper Source  

Selected full text from national and regional US newspapers including the Denver Post, Greeley Tribune and Pueblo Chieftain, and transcripts from TV and radio news.


Novelist K-8 Plus Logo NoveList K-8 Plus

This reader's advisory tool for students also contains author information.

Novelist Plus Logo  NoveList Plus 

This is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

Optimal Resume Optimal Resume

Use this website to create resumes and cover letters, take skills assessments, practice interviewing, and post your resume to a job board at no cost to you.

Overdrive OverDrive AudioBooks, eBooks, Video and Music

Download audio books, ebooks, videos and music from Overdrive using your Town of Vail PL library card. Access to the Overdrive platform is shared between 20 Western Slope libraries and our patrons can browse for titles, check out titles, place holds and renew titles all within Overdrive.  Vail PL patrons can check out an 5 titles through OverDrive using their library card account number.

Getting Started and Support from Overdrive - This link takes you to the Overdrive help pages.  This is where you can find Overdrive platform help, including help for e-audiobooks and ebooks.



Points of View Logo  Points of View  

This excellent resource helps students research multiple sides of current issues including affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, and much more.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Psychology & Behavioral Sciences  

This premier resource contains full text for more than 560 journals concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. 

Primary Search Logo Primary Search  

Access to articles and information from popular, elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.

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This premier resource provides access to 50 regional business publications.

science_ref_center.gif Science Reference Center  

Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, and more.

Searchasaurus Logo  Searchasaurus  

Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search skills.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center Small Engine Repair Reference Center 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is your online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. Library card required to use from home

Student Research Center Logo Student Research Center  

Students grades 6-12 can search magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, radio and TV news transcripts and more. Primary documents, photos, maps, and flags are also available.

Topic Search Logo TOPICsearch  

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

Universal Class Universal Class

 Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass™ offers hundreds of affordable online CE classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic.

Wiki Mobile ReadsWiki MobileRead

A wiki devoted to information about eBooks and the technology and software related to eBooks. Use this site to find information about eReaders and eBooks.

World Almanac  World Almanac

(Library use only)


Zinio Web ButtonZinio e-Magazines


Zinio is a collection of magazines available online to Vail Public Library Patrons. Follow the link above to authenticate your Vail Public Library card, and then set up a free account at Zinio to view any of the magazines in our Marmot shared collection. If you have a Zinio account from another library, you can use that account to view Marmot shared titles after your card has been authenticated. (Available from home)



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