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Summit County Library offers a wealth of online materials you can access 24/7 using your library card. From books, audiobooks and magazines you can download to educational, business, investing, online encyclopedias and more. If you need help using these resources, please ask!

(Most resources on the list will need a valid Summit County Library Card to access)

Automotive

Auto Reference Center

Repair and maintenance information on most major vehicle manufacturers created by ASE certified technicians.


Chilton Library
Online auto repair library with step by step repair instructions, maintenance schedules and more.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

User-friendly repair guides and manuals for ATV's, marine and boat motors, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other small engines.

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Arts, Movies & Music

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
"The world's most popular and authoratative source for movie, TV and celebrity content."

InfoTrac Culinary Arts Collection
Offers more then 5 million articles from more then 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.

InfoTrac Fine Arts & Music Collection
Places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of students of drama, music, art history and film making.

InfoTrac Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyse and contribute to popular culture. Offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

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Home & Garden

InfoTrac Culinary Arts Collection
More then 5 million articles from more then 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.

InfoTrac Gardening/Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Serves horticulture enthusiasts of all levels with more then 3.6 million articles from 100 journals.

InfoTrac Home Improvement Collection
Offers more then 4.5 million from more then 200 home-improvement focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and others.

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Local Resources

Breckenridge Film Festival

One of the oldest film festivals in the country presenting diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment.


Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Breckenridge’s unique heritage.


Breckenridge Music Festival

Provides diverse musical programming and education year round.


Colorado Workforce Center – Frisco

Part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Frisco Workforce Center can help with job searching, resume and interview skills, obtaining your GED, Veterans Assistance and more. Located at 602 Galena St., Frisco. (970)668-5360.


FIRC: Family & Intercultural Resource Center
Works to strengthen families through education and financial resources.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Preserves and promotes the Town of Frisco’s heritage and history by presenting an excellent educational museum experience to the community and its visitors.


National Repertory Orchestra

Changes the lives of young musicians and enriches the lives of Colorado residents and visitors.


Summit County Interactive Trails Map

Displays the extensive recreational resources of Summit County, CO. This online map allows users to explore natural surface trails and their approved uses. (e.g.; hiking, biking)

Summit Historical Society

Dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of the rich heritage and history of Summit County.


Summit County Community & Senior Center

Offers meeting room and event rentals, volunteer opportunities, and a variety of senior services and programming.


The Summit Foundation

Strives to inspire donors, build partnerships and mobilize resources to support community organizations in Summit County.

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Literature & Reading

Books and Authors
Get suggestions on what to read next by searching author, title or genre. Find book reviews, book club recommendations, author bios and more.


Contemporary Authors

Allows continuous access to deep and current biographical and bibliographical data on more then 145,000 of today's most influential novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Fantastic Fiction

Discover new books and authors, get book descriptions and genre
booklists and read-a-likes.

GoodReads
Create a free online account to keep track and rate books you’ve read or want to read and connect with other readers for new recommendations.

IMDB-Internet Movie Database
“The world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.”

InfoTrac Information Science & Library Issues Collection
Library science students, information science and technology students will articles updated daily with covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information.

Library of Congress
The world’s largest library and oldest national cultural institution. Access many free digital collections online.

Marmot Overdrive Digital Collection
Check out eBooks and audiobooks from your library 24/7 to your tablet, phone, mp3 player, Kindle, Nook or other e-reader.

Novelist K-8
Need help finding what to read next for younger readers? Find reading recommendations, book club discussion questions, author read-a-likes, book reviews and more.

Novelist Plus
Need help finding what to read next? Find reading recommendations, book club discussion questions, author read-a-likes, book reviews and more.

RBdigital (formerly Zinio) - Digital Magazines Over 200 current and back issues of popular magazines you can download to your computer, tablet or phone. No checkout limits or due dates.

SelectReads

TumbleBooks Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a formate they'll love. There are books in Spanish and French as well as games, puzzles and more.

WorldCat
Worldcat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and more then 10,000 libraries worldwide.


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Health

Consumer Health Complete

Access to easily understandable health and medical information from medical reference books, journals, news sites, videos and more.


Health & Wellness Resource Center (Including Alternative Health)

A comprehensive consumer health resource providing authoritative information on health and wellness related issues.

InfoTrac Nursing & Allied Health Collection

InfoTrac Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

InfoTrac Psychology Collection


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Newspapers & Magazines

Colorado Historic Newspaper
Online collection of Colorado Historic Newspapers. Most content from between 1859 to 1923.

InfoTrac Newstand
An innovative-full text newspaper resource providing access to 1,300 major US regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

MyHeritage
Diverse genealogy databases providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Newspaper Source Plus
Cover-to-cover access to 23 national U.S. and international newspapers, selected full text from many regional U.S. newspapers and television & radio news transcripts from major news networks and NPR

Popular Magazines
Includes more then 1,000 full text magazine titles, covering subjects such as general interest, social sciences, health and more.

RBdigital Magazines (download the app for mobile devices)

Regional Business News
Full text articles from regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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K-12th Grade Student Resources

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia with over entries covering a wide variety of subject areas.


InfoTrac Student Edition

Reliable digital content from magazines, journals, newspapers and reference books for middle and high school students covering a wide variety of subject areas.


Kids Infobits

Introduces students to database searching. Curriculum aligned, age appropriate digital content cover a range of educational topics

MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed especially for high school students, contains research informaiton from popular magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, maps, photos and more.

Middle Search Plus
Great for middle-school homework help. Provides full text articles from more than 140 popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Novelist K – 8 Plus
Find book recommendations for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.

Primary Search
Designed specifically for elementary school students, provides online access to popular elementary school magazines and encyclopedic entries written for kids.

Points of View Reference
Overviews,essays, articles and point & counterpoint arguments that present multiple sides of current issues.

Research in Context
Specifically for middle school students, combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources and more.

StoryBlocks.org
A project of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, StoryBlocks.org is a collection of 30 - 60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff some songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.

TOPICsearch
Explore social, political and economic issues,scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

TumbleBook Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. There are books in Spanish and French as well as games, puzzles and more.

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Business & Careers

Business Insight Essentials

Business research tool featuring company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, periodicals and more.


Business Source Premier

Access to full text articles from top business magazines and journals as well as over 12,000 company profiles and 7800 case studies.


Colorado Grants Guide

A comprehensive database for grant seekers to research funding for Colorado nonprofit organizations.


InfoTrac Business Economics & Theory Collection

Access to full-text academic journals and magazines - with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.

InfoTrac Communications & Mass Media Collection

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of the researchers


InfoTrac Criminal Justice Collection
Informs the research process for those studying law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.


InfoTrac Culinary Arts Collection

Offers more then five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

InfoTrac Information Science & Library Issues Collection

Provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging and circulation, business information, and more.

InfoTrac Insurance & Liability Collection

Connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals including, Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions and Investments, Risk Management and more.

InfoTrac Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Provide access to authoritative content supporting nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursing a nursing-focused curriculum.


InfoTrac Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

Offers a wide spectrum of information including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

InfoTrac Small Business Collection

Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs,users find more then 500 subject- appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including Business Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship : Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business and more.

InfoTrac Tourism/Hospitality & Leisure Collection

Cover scholarly research and news relating to hospitality and tourism.


InfoTrac Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection

Provides current and applicable periodic content to aid in career and vocational research - from general career guides to highly specialized journals.

Morningstar Investment Research

Online investing research tool containing stock, fund, and industry and ETF information.


Professional Collection Resources for Educators
Covers diverse topics of interest to educators and researchers such as 21st century skills, learning disorders, home schooling, standardized testing and more.


Regional Business News

Full text articles from regional business publications from metropolitan
and rural areas within the United States.

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Legal

ColoradoLegalServices.org

Self-help legal information for civil legal matters, where to find low or no-cost legal help, court information and other referral information.


Legal Information Reference Center
Thousands of legal forms and full text legal reference books from Nolo Press, the leading publisher of consumer legal information

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Science & Environment

Environment Complete
Comprehensive coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

GreenFile

A collection of scholarly, government and general interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources)


InfoTrac Agriculture Collection
Provides a comprehensive view of current and authoritative periodical content that spans the agricultural industry - from practical aspects of farming to scientific research in horticulture.


InfoTrac Environmental Issues & Policy Collection

Addresses environmental concerns and research with coverage from more than 300 journals and book reference content.


InfoTrac General Science Collection
Researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas.


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Leading online research database with full text articles from psychology and behavioral sciences journals.


Science Reference Center

Designed for student researchers, contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources.


Social Sciences Full Text
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applies and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.

Spanish/Espanol

INFORME ACADEMICO
Meets the reserach needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America in any discipline or topic.


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History & Genealogy

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Breckenridge’s unique heritage.

Colorado Historic Newspaper
Online collection of Colorado Historic Newspapers. Most content from between 1859 to 1923.

History Reference Center
Search full-text articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos. Great for student history research.

InfoTrac US History Collection
Provides periodical content covering events in U.S. History as well as scholarly world established in the field.

InfoTrac War & Terrorism Collection
Library resource that provides authoritative periodical content addressing both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

InfoTrac World History Collection
Provides balanced coverage of events in world history with relevant articles updated daily, both current thinking and established scholarly work.

Military and Intelligence Database
Offers authororitative periodical content covering past and present military affairs.

MyHeritage
Diverse genealogy databases providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.