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GENERAL

AcademicInfo, Online Subject Guides
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides, research guides and resources, and distance learning information.

Bartleby
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers, and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web.

CIA’s World Factbook
The Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

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

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

Giga Quotes
The most extensive collection of quotations on the Internet.

Internet Archive
Also known as The Wayback Machine, The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form and provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Learnthat
Free tutorials and web-based training to users of all levels.

ipl2
Websites you can trust, selected and organized by librarians. Ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII).

Library of Congress
The nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Library Spot
Free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.

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

Prospector
Prospector is a unified catalog of twenty three academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to over 20 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials held in these libraries.

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

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

WorldCat
Search worldcat.org for books, articles and more available in other libraries.

 


BUSINESS, LAW, 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.

FindLaw
A legal resource for up to date online legal information about popular legal topics such as will preparation, divorce and child custody.

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

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.

Honestly Now — Know Your Bank. Find bank and credit union locations, routing numbers, swift codes, and holidays.

 


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

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

Colorado Legal Services
Online resources for low-income Coloradoans seeking legal assistance and Colorado legal advocates.

Colorado Revised Statutes
Current through all laws passed at the First Regular Session of the Sixty-Seventh General Assembly of the State of Colorado.
Annotations current through October 15, 2009.

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

Colorado Virtual Library
The Colorado Virtual Library is a collaborative project of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado library community providing the residents of Colorado access to the information resources of the libraries in the state of Colorado.

Collaborative Digitization Program
Libraries, museums, and historical societies working together to make Colorado photographs, recordings, maps, and other publications available in a digital format.


 

CONSUMER INFORMATION

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

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

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

Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union.


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

College Assist
A non-profit division of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, which offers planning tools, scholarships, and savings plans to help families afford higher education.


GARDENING

CSU Extension Office
Information for consumers about crops, farm management, food and nutrition, gardening, insects, livestock, resources and youth development across the state.

CSU Soil Testing Lab
The Soil-Water-Plant Laboratory analyzes soil, water, plant, sludge,  manure and miscellaneous types of samples from farmers, homeowners, consultants, government agencies and CSU personnel, and provides fertilizer suggestions for improving crop growth.

Salida Tree Board
A volunteer board representing the City of Salida, which oversees the portion of the urban forest planted on city property, including trees in parks and “street trees,” those trees planted in the space between sidewalks and city streets.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Zone Ratings — Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range



HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Caphis
Top 100 List: Health Websites You Can Trust

Dora
The Department of Regulatory Agencies site: The Medical Transparency Act requires all physicians who hold an active Colorado Medical license to disclose specific information that can be accessed by the public.

Merck Veterinary Manual
The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.

National Center for Health Statistics
As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information – a critical element of public health and health policy.

University of Colorado — Health Sciences Library
Medical reference for the non-medical.

 


 JOBS AND CAREERS

CityTown Info
The Best Career Opportunities, “College Degree Not Required” (high-paying jobs, with job growth, not necessarily requiring a degree.)

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.

Green Careers Guide
This resource lists green job, best places to train for green jobs, and ways to go about starting your own green business.


MAPS

Colorado Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic Map 1996 – 2009
Mountain pine beetle (MPB) is an insect native to the forests of western North America and is also known as the Black Hills beetle or the Rocky Mountain pine beetle. MPB primarily develop in pines such as lodgepole, ponderosa, Scotch and limber pines, and less commonly affect bristlecone and piñon pines. These outbreaks can be devastating and have resulted in the loss of millions of trees.

Monarch Mountain Trail Maps
Ski resort, Mirkwood, Base Area

NIFC Fire Information – Maps
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

USGS Topo Maps
The USGS took over responsibility for mapping the country in 1879 and has been the primary civilian mapping agency of the United States ever since. The best known USGS maps are the 1:24,000-scale topographic maps, also known as 7.5-minute quadrangles. More than 55,000 7.5-minute maps were made to cover the 48 conterminous States. This is the only uniform map series that covers the entire area of the United States in considerable detail.

14ers Route Selector
Detailed information on routes and peak information.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Historical maps of neighborhoods, detailed at the block and building level, showing residential, commercial, and industrial uses of site, building footprints, potential environmental hazards, and construction details of structures

 


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE builds digital collections and services while providing information and support to digital library developers worldwide.

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.

Science Buddies
Free Science Fair project ideas, answers, and tools for serious students.

You and Your Science Fair Project
A guide for making a winning science fair project for any level science class.

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