Resources for Students

Access World News 
A comprehensive resource by Newsbank that includes more than 8,000 news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide.

Colorado Historic Newspapers
A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 3.4 million digitized pages, representing more than 680 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 2022

The Denver Post (1989-Current)
Search Newsbank for current and archived articles and daily issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and additional content only published online. 

Explora Elementary School
Elementary students can find articles on every subject for their school projects. Includes Primary Search.

Explora Middle School
Middle School Students can find historical essays, biographies, maps, images and more to help with school projects and research. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.

Explora High School
High School students can find articles on every subject for their school projects. Includes Biography Reference Center, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia,  History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Science Reference Center and TOPICsearch.

Explora for Educator's
Offers lesson plans, support materials, and professional development resources.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia with over 25,000 entries covering a wide variety of subject areas.

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Search full-text articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos.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

Access books, audiobooks, music albums, movies and television series for mobile and online access with hoopla digital. Enjoy up to 5 free downloads a month. 

Borrow and stream over  movies, documentaries, educational videos, and foreign films. Enjoy 15 tickets  a month. Every title on Kanopy is clearly labeled with a ticket value, so you know how many tickets a film or TV season will use prior to pressing play.

Literary Reference Center
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Niche Academy
An online learning platform specifically for libraries with ready-to-follow tutorials. Summit County Libraries Academy is filled with trainings on our digital resources, computer skills and beyond.

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.

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
Browse most studied poems, poets, short stories and themes. In addition, it  includes plays and speeches, classic books, biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays, and essays on poetic forms, literary terms, techniques and movements.

Points of View Reference
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Online language courses, emphasizing conversational skills. Covers more than 70 languages, plus English courses for speakers of about 20 languages.

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