Discover an Abundance of Online Resources
We’ve selected a few of the best ready reference websites to help you quickly find answers and research on your own. If you need more or different information sources please call the library. Our friendly staff is here to help!
Resources are provided as a convenience to our patrons and are not intended to promote any commercial endeavor, or any particular viewpoint. The Southwest La Plata Library District is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted on resource sites and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information.
Current Events & News
- Access The New York Times Enjoy your complimentary subscription!
1. Click on the link above.
2. Redeem your code for full access to NYTimes.com and more.
3. Create an account using your personal email address.
4. Start Browsing! After you have created an account, you will only need to enter your account information the next time you want to enjoy The New York Times.
- Colorado Newspapers
- Pew Research Center
- Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
Animals & Wildlife
- ASPCA Pet Care
- Audubon Guide to North American Birds
- Ocean Animal Encyclopedia
- San Diego Zoo Animals & Habitats
Books & Literary Links
Business & Investment
Colorado Business Resources
- Colorado Business Resource Book
- Colorado Labor Laws
- Division of Professions and Occupations Regulations/Licensing
- Successful Strategies for Colorado Nonprofits
Forms & Legal Resources
Government Services & Benefits
- Colorado Crisis Service and 24/7 Hotline
- Colorado PEAK for Health and Food Assistance
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- USDA Food and Nutrition Services
Home & Product Information
Dictionaries & Directories
Education & Career
Entertainment & Media
Genealogy & Western History
- Denver Public Library Genealogy, African American & Western History
- Ellis Island Passenger Search
- Family Search
- National Archives Resources for Genealogists
- Colorado GenWeb Project
- Connect for Health Colorado
- Kidshealth.org for Parents, Kids, and Teens
- Mayo Clinic Health Information and Symptom Checker
- MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
- Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound Magazines (1904-1963)
- Hearth Home Economics (‘Browse’ for the journal list)
- Internet Archive of Books, Movies, Music, Images, and Software
- Sports Reference Collections
Museums – Investigate local museums and see what gems you can find!
- Colorado Family Attractions with Kids
- Colorado Festivals & Events
- Colorado Parks and Wildlife
- Colorado Travel and Visitors Guide
- National Park Service
Science & Technology
- Colorado Department of Transportation
- COTrip Traveller and Traffic Information
- U.S. Department of State Travel Information