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Contains full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, and more for over 4,600 journals and archives from 1975 and earlier.

An interactive map of all ESL locations in the city of Aurora, including ESL classes, conversation groups, citizenship classes, and bilingual tutoring services. 

Access to the Aurora, Colorado, Genealogical Society, includes a current newsletter and how to join.

Contains repair and maintenance information for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Provides videos and pictures. 

HelpNow provides live tutoring help, a writing lab, studying resources, and other programs for K-12 learners.

JobNow provides resume help including live assistance, interview help including a live interview coach, and help with job searching including a live job coach.

Provides full-text marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics articles for over 2,300 journals.

Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more.

A searchable collection of over 750,000 digitized pages, representing over 199 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.

Complete list of the Colorado Constitution, Revised Statutes, and Court Rules. Updated on a yearly basis. 

Legal assistance and legal advocates for low-income Colorado residents.

Visit and explore any of Colorado’s 42 state parks, hike trails, and enjoy outdoor recreation activities with a 7-day pass and family activity backpack.

Determine state eligibility for medical, food, or child care assistance programs.

Discover Colorado's expansive network of trails and track your experience out on them.

Provides full-text information on mainstream and holistic medicine, with topics on aging, cancer, fitness, and more.

Offers up-to-date country reports on 204 cultures of the world, including the United States and many more.

Provides information gathered from the U.S. federal government. Topics include agriculture, education, health, science, public safety, and more.

Learn about science and nature through exhibits, workshops, and interactive films with a 7-day pass.

A searchable site of more than 11,500 peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals, including full-text articles from over 130 countries. collects thousands of knowledge test questions to provide a free resource that both aspiring and existing drivers can use to test and improve their driving knowledge, thus making public streets and highways safer for all road users.

A free Colorado driver's education program containing: 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), a Colorado road sign test in Spanish, and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

A complete list of all EBSCO databases available to Aurora Public Library cardholders.

Explora: an easy-to-use interface for searching EBSCO database content, including subjects on business, current events, health, and math.

A resource on government information and services, including housing, unemployment, and travel help. 

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential.

Travel through time in Colorado's history with story times, art exhibits, and lectures with a 7-day pass.

A comprehensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Contains biographies, maps, photos, and videos.

Information about traveling abroad from the U.S. State Department, including visa requirements.

Learn how to search for jobs, write resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, build workplace skills, and even search for colleges. Part of LearningExpress Library.

Find locations for summer food sites in Colorado that offer free meals to kids and teens up to 18 years old. Tambien en espanol.

A comprehensive database with practice tests and 180+ e-books designed to give users of all ages the tools they need to succeed. Improve math, science, reading, writing, and workplace skills. Prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam as well as high school equivalency, college, graduate school admission exams, and entrance exams for nursing school. Learn how to search for jobs and improve interviewing and networking skills. Recursos para hispanohablantes.

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms and legal books from Nolo.

Offers subject coverage encompassing librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

The world's largest library, with books, maps, photographs, and audio, covering topics from Art to Science to History to Law, and more.

Provides historical sources about U.S. history through a collaboration of libraries and universities.

A full-text general reference database designed for high school and junior college students. Includes over 500 magazines, as well as The Columbia Encyclopedia, Complete Idiot's Guides, and The World Almanac & Book of Facts. Also provides documents from Supreme Court cases and Essential Documents in American History.

Contains full-text coverage for nearly 1,700 periodicals on subjects such as general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. Offers full-text coverage for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, & flags. Offers PDF archives (as far back as 1975) for key publications including Foreign Affairs, History Today, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.

A full-text database designed for middle school students. Includes over 140 popular magazines, as well as The Columbia Encyclopedia, CIA World Factbook, World Almanac & Book of Facts, and World Almanac for Kids. Contains EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals database, which consists of full-text records and colorful images that describe the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

A collaborative system of 70+ libraries throughout Missouri. Aurora Public Library is a partner member with MOBIUS to share library materials across between the states. Look here to find items not available at Aurora Public Library.

Enjoy contemporary and experimental art from local, national, and international artists with a 7-day pass.

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. MyHeritage Library Edition provides patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Provides cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selective full-text articles from 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Also provides full-text television & radio news transcripts.

The New York Public Library’s collection of 800,000+ images, including maps, photographs, and more.

A reader's advisory database that helps one discover information about books, authors, and series. Search by favorite author, title or series and find read-alikes, reviews and book discussion guides.

A reader's advisory database geared towards students in grades K-8, that helps one discover information about books, authors, and series. Search by favorite author, title or series and find read-alikes, reviews and book discussion guides.

A virtual library containing public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge.

Presents multiple sides of issues through essays, political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.

A full-text database designed for elementary school students. Includes over 70 popular elementary school magazines!

A collection of over 50,000 free e-books that can be read on your PC, iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.

A collaborative system of 25+ libraries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Look here to find items not available at Aurora Public Library.

Covers topics on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods from nearly 400 journals.

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.

Provides comprehensive full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications, covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Provides full-text multimedia content from nearly 640 science reference books, periodicals, and encyclopedias covering biology, chemistry, health & medicine, life science, scientists, wildlife, and more.

Provides detailed and user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, and generators. Contains pictures and photos.

Information from the U.S. government about Social Security retirement benefits, applications, Medicare, and more.

Provides information from the Federation of Tax Administrators about state taxes, including yearly tax forms and state agencies.

Contains full-text current event coverage concerning social, political, and economic issues.

An easy-to-use language learning resource that provides users with unlimited access to hundreds of hours of instruction for 95+ languages, including English.

Offers a wide variety of children's books, videos, and learning aids.

Study aids and practice tests for the naturalization test, from the United States government.

An index of books and other materials held in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Over 2 billion items in 400 languages can be searched by author, title, keyword, or type of material.

Offers information about energy, medicine, and environmental issues. Content available in 10 languages including Arabic, Spanish, German, and Russian.

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