Online Resources

Cloud Library (eBooks)

Cloud Library allows patrons to download eBooks to read on a personal computer or portable eReader. Learn More.


aspremier150Academic 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. Access: Click here.


ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition

Provides coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.   (In Library Use Only)


autorepair150 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. Access: Click here.


image_mini Britannica SchoolBritannica For Kids

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. Username: rubysisson Password: library


bspremier150 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. Access: Click here.


consumerhealth150 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. Access: Click here.


britannicaModerna_btn Encyclopedia Britannica

Conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Start with the encyclopedia. Move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, the classics, biographies, news, and more. (Outside library access only.)


Funk-and-Wagnalls-New-Encyclopedia-button(150x75) Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Access to thousands of encyclopedia entries on a variety of topics. Access: Click here.


greenfile150 GreenFile

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Read up on PV cells, greenscaping, and much more. Access: Click here


hrc150 History Reference Center

History Reference Center® is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database including full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, and nearly 57,000 historical documents. This resource also offers more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,400 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. Access: Click here.


Recorded Books | Rbdigital InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, InstantFlix offers a viewing experience you can’t get anywhere else. Gain unlimited access to over 7,000 streaming movies and classic TV shows.  Set up your InstantFlix account here. *Please note, if you previously had an account with Zinio, you do not need to create a new account because you can login with your account information you created from Zinio. If you have any questions, please contact library staff.


SwiftLogoSmall Colorado SWIFT (StateWide Interlibrary loan Fast Track)

The Colorado SWIFT service is a statewide system that allows Ruby Sisson library patrons to search libraries throughout Colorado and make requests to borrow materials not in our collection.  The SWIFT service is available for library patrons who have had their library cards for 3 months or longer.  The SWIFT service differs from the interlibrary collection sharing available through AspenCat, the library’s union catalog (30 library members statewide).  Interlibrary requests placed through AspenCat are independent of the SWIFT service.

  • There is a limit of 3 SWIFT interlibrary loan request at one time per patron.
  • Interlibrary requests typically take about 1 week.
  • Fines of $.50 per day are charged for overdue interlibrary loan materials.
  • The due date and renew rules are set by the lending library.

To use the SWIFT service, patrons can fill out a request form (in person or over the phone) or select the link above and search through Colorado SWIFT yourself.

Access: Click here.


Learning Express Librarylearning-express

Learning Express 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. Learn more.


legalreference_webbutton_150X75 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. Access: Click here.


Library,-Information-Science-&-Technology-Abstracts-button(150x75) Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts

LISTA covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Access: Click here.


masultra150 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. Access: Click here.


MasterFILE-Premier-button(150x75) 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. Access: Click here.


middlesearchplus150 Middle Search Plus

Middle school students can access biographies, historical essays, encyclopedias, and popular, middle school magazines. Access: Click here.


NS_webButton_150x75 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. Access: Click here.


novelist150 NoveList

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. Click here for instructions. Access: Click here.


POVRC_150 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. Access: Click here.


primarysearch150 Primary Search

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


Psych_button_150 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.Access: Click here.


regional-business-news-button(150x75) Regional Business News

This premier resource provides access to 50 regional business publications. Access: Click here.


scireference150 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. Access: Click here.


SERRC_150 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 Access: Click here.


topicsearch150 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. Access: Click here.


transparent-language-online-block-logo Transparent Language Learning

Packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons, Transparent Language Online provides libraries and their patrons with a complete, language-learning solution. Accessible from your computer or smartphone/tablet. Instructions for the online database are here.  Access: Click Here


UniversalClass2 Universal Class

Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Access: Click here.

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