Resources & Research Tools

Ted’s Weather Websites

Suggested websites for tracking local weather from our own meteorologist and librarian, Ted Ballard.

Learning Express Library

Practice for ACTs/SATs or prep for your GED. Middle School and High School skills improvement lessons and practice tests in Math, Social Studies, English, Science and more. Job search and workplace skills. Military and Officer Candidate test prep. THANK YOU Ex in Ed for partnering with the library to provide this valuable service to the community!

Encyclopedia Britannica

It’s exactly what it says: an online encyclopedia with a wealth of information and photos and a wide variety of topics.

MyHeritage

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 MyHeritage offers diverse genealogy databases providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

EBSCO Research Databases

With databases full of articles on every topic under the sun – from health to history to auto repair – this tool is your go-to for every day and educational research.

Past Perfect Local History Archives

Do some of your local history research online using our online search tool.  Contact the library at 783-9138 if you have questions or would like to know more about what you find.

Local Oral History Interviews

Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Historical Records Advisory Group Board (CHRAB) and the gargantuan efforts of Librarian Jacque Keller and Custer County Historical & Genealogical Society Board Member Claudia Cole, local oral history interviews on cassette tapes dating back to the ’60s have been digitized and saved.  These invaluable stories feature people who lived in all parts of the county and cover topics such as ranching, farming, mining, railroads and everyday life of the pioneers and their families.

Colorado Historic Newspapers

Search or browse local newspapers such as the Wet Mountain Tribune, the Rosita Index and the Silver Cliff Rustler from 1859 to 1923.

Duolingo

Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Use it from home, in the library or on the go with the Apple (Ios), Android or Windows Phone apps.

 

 

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