Online Resources

*Please note this page is being updated with our new online resources, so you may notice changes or links that need to be updated. Please be patient as we make it the most up-to-date. Thank you!

cloudLibrary (eBooks and audiobooks)

cloudLibrary allows patrons to download eBooks to read or listen to audiobooks on a personal computer or mobile device. 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)


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.

Biography Reference Center

Thousands of unique and reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography and Biography Today. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace 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

  Business Searching Interface

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.


This driver education tool includes practice tests and online driver’s manuals for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL).  The resource also includes a frequently asked questions (FAQ) section for general questions. 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.)

  Ethnic Diversity Source

Covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. Access: Click here. 

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.

Environment Complete and 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

  Explora Educator’s Edition

Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards and other professional development resources. AccessClick here.

  Explora Elementary School

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

 Explora General Research

Find articles and facts from the world’s leading magazines and reference books in one search. Access: Click here.

Explora High School

Research topics for high school students with subjects that include history, science and current issues. It also includes thousands of full-text primary source documents and videos from the Associated Press. Access: Click here.

 Explora Middle School

Providing popular middle school magazines, reference e-books and thousands of primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports. 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.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.  Access: Click here. 

Home Improvement Reference Center

Provides do-it-yourselfers with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Access: Click here.

 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.

Interlibrary Loan

Your Ruby Sisson Library uses Prospector to get you items that are not available within the AspenCat catalog . Contact the Library at 970-264-2209 or send an email to if you have any questions about Interlibrary Loan or if you need assistance finding materials in our online catalog.

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.

    Literary Reference Center

Covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. 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.


Create your family tree and discover your family history.  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.

Novelist K-8

Specifically designed for younger readers, find read-alike recommendations, reading lists and more! Access: Click here.

   Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Contains thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.  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.

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.

   Religion & Philosophy Collection

Database for theology and philosophy research. It includes hundreds of full-text journals and magazines covering many religious and philosophical topics, including world religions, religious history, political philosophy, and philosophy of language. 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.

transparent-language-online-block-logoTransparent 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.

 TumbleBook Library

TumbleBookLibrary is children’s ebooks, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.  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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