Back to School Tool: Your Library

The school year begins and it's time to adopt a new set of routines. Develop your research skills by making library use a regular habit.

Did you know you can chat with a librarian 24 hours a day to help you with searching the library catalog, conducting research and finding information online? Ask Us! is the Denver Public Library chat service. Ask Us! is a free service and can be used anonymously, with or without a library card. Learn about using the service, and you'll have access to an information expert at any time.

Use our Start Your Research page to find primary resources, National History Day research guides and tips on writing research papers.

Looking for credible resources like articles, newspapers and eBooks? Use library databases that are available with your library card.

CQResearcher In-depth analysis of topics in the news ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, science and technology. Covers all sides of the issues. 

Gale eBooks Encyclopedias about the arts, biography, country studies, history, law, literature, religion, science, and social science.

Explora Middle School Find information from magazines, newspapers and reference books on a variety of topics . Includes videos, primary sources, images and biographies.

Explora High School Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind.

Academic Search Premier Full-text articles on popular culture, computer sciences, engineering, physics, arts and more.

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