Free eResources

CLiC uses the power of cooperative purchasing to save libraries money. CLiC works with vendors to provide significant savings for libraries and schools.
During this time, several of our vendor partners are providing their excellent resources for FREE.
Please see the available resources and how to access them below.

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General Public

Infobase - Access Video On Demand: Master Collection

About: Offers public libraries instant access to thousands of exclusive, high-interest videos and clips from top producers.

Auto-Login Access: https://avod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=279050
Good Through: June 22, 2020

Infobase - Master Public Library eBook Subscription Collection
About: The Public Library eBook Collection features thousands of acclaimed reference eBooks from the Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson’s, and Bloom’s imprints on a wide range of subjects—from social studies, literature, and mathematics, to careers and education, health and guidance, sports and entertainment, and more.

Auto-Login Access: https://ebooks.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=279050
Good Through: June 22, 2020

EBSCO – Small Business Reference Center

About: Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

To Receive Access:

Current subscribers to the EBSCO Package: This resource has automatically been added to your EBSCO account.

  • Public Libraries not using authentication software (ex:EZ Proxy) use this URL to link directly: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=cust#&profile=sbrc
    In order for this URL to work you need to replace cust# with your library’s EBSCO customer number. Your customer number normally “s” followed by 7 numbers. Example: s1234567. If don’t know your customer number Email Kira Zimmerman
  • Colleges and Public libraries using authentication software (ex:EZ Proxy) use this URL to link directly: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=cust#&profile=sbrc
    In order for this URL to work you need to replace cust# with your library’s EBSCO customer number. Your customer number normally “s” followed by 7 numbers. Example: s1234567. If don’t know your customer number or you need assistance tying this URL to your authentication system (EX: EZ Proxy) Email Kira Zimmerman

K-12 Schools/Public libraries not subscribing to package: Email Kira Zimmerman for access information.

EBSCO eBooks Public Library Subscription Collection

About: Access to high-quality e-books covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference e-book collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and recommended titles from leading publishers.

To Receive Access: 

Current subscribers to the EBSCO Package: We are working on automatically adding this to your EBSCO account. Use this URL to link directly: Coming soon

  • Public Libraries not using authentication software (ex:EZ Proxy) use this URL to link directly: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=cust#&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e700xna
    In order for this URL to work you need to replace cust# with your library’s EBSCO customer number. Your customer number normally “s” followed by 7 numbers. Example: s1234567. If don’t know your customer number Email Kira Zimmerman
  • Colleges and Public libraries using authentication software (ex:EZ Proxy) use this URL to link directly: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=cust#&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e700xna
    In order for this URL to work you need to replace cust# with your library’s EBSCO customer number. Your customer number normally “s” followed by 7 numbers. Example: s1234567. If don’t know your customer number or you need assistance tying this URL to your authentication system (EX: EZ Proxy) Email Kira Zimmerman

K-12 Schools/Public libraries not subscribing to package: Email Kira Zimmerman for access information.

Omnigraphics - Health Reference Series Online

About: Access to all current and future publications in the Health Reference Series and Teen Health Series collections. Designed for individuals with no specific medical knowledge, this easy-to-use and authoritative source provides basic medical information for patients, families, caregivers, and the general public. Users will find the volumes to be excellent resources for reference, research, and personal information.

Access: https://online.omnigraphics.com/#/login/qrclPUJPX7I%3D
Remote Password: Clic2020
Good Through: April 30, 2020

Elementary Resources

Britannica LaunchPacks - K-12

About: Britannica created LaunchPacks Social Studies and Science, for free, to every school across the United States. LaunchPacks supports virtual learning, independent study, and remote assessments across topics covered in the K-12 science and social studies curricula.

To Receive Access: Britannica Covid-19-free-resources

InfoBase - The Mailbox School & District Edition

About: Unlimited, simultaneous access classroom and activity resource. Make learning fun while teaching core skills with thousands of worksheets, crafts, forms, songs, games, graphic organizers, patterns, clip art, cards, and more for prekindergarten to grade 6. All content is created by teachers for teachers and is editor-reviewed, and new content is added regularly.

Auto-Login Access: http://themailbox.infobase.com/login?aid=277015
Good Through: 6/15/2020

InfoBase - Learn 360 - K-12

About: Provides thousands of K-12 multimedia resources—including videos and clips, interactives, images, audio files, worksheets.

Auto-Login Access: https://Learn360.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=277015
Good Through: 6/15/2020

InfoBase - The World Almanac for Kids and The World Almanac for Kids Elementary

About: Contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans.

Auto-Login Access:
The World Almanac for Kids Elementary
https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WAKE

The World Almanac for Kids
https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE18
Good Through: 6/15/2020

PebbleGo

About: PebbleGo (K-2) Databases, PebbleGo Next (3-5) Databases are curriculum connected databases with over 1,000 articles across five subjects. They feature expertly-leveled text and navigation designed for beginning and intermediate researchers. A large collection of Capstone Interactive eBooks (3000+ titles) in addition to remote learning resources are also included.

To Receive Access:
ALL existing PebbleGo subscriptions will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Platinum package through June 30th, 2020.  This will include all 5 PebbleGo modules (including Spanish), all 4 PebbleGo Next and Read More.

Not a current subscriber Access: Good through June 30th, 2020

  • PebbleGo K-2 (English & Spanish):
    Visit www.pebblego.com and click “Sign In”
    Username: engaged
    Password: learning
  • PebbleGo Next 3-5:
    Visit www.pebblegonext.com and click “Log In”
    Username: engaged
    Password: learning
  • Capstone Interactive eBooks K-8:
    Visit www.mycapstonelibrary.com and click “Log In”
    Username: continue
    Password: reading
Scholastic

About: Scholastic has created the Scholastic Learn at Home website. The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.

To Receive Access: www.scholastic.com/learnathome 

Username: Learning20
Password:  Clifford

www.scholastic.com/coronavirus    – Teaching our World: The Coronavirus

TumbleBooks

About: TumbleBooklibrary ( www.tumblebooklibrary.com) is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games which is used by thousands of schools and public libraries in over 100 countries across the world.

To Receive Access: Public libraries email info@tumblebooks.com in order to receive free links to all five TumbleBook databases until at least August 31,  2020.

High School Resources

EBSCO PrepSTEP for High Schools

About: Resources including practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards to help students:

  • Improve core skills in English language arts, math and science, social studies and computers
  • Prepare for AP®, SAT®, ACT® and other college entrance exams
  • Prepare for military entrance tests (ASVAB, CFAT)
  • Explore colleges and careers
  • Search for scholarships
  • Prepare for occupational certification tests (e.g., allied health, nursing, teaching and many more)

The link below will enable you and your students to access PrepSTEP for High Schools. Students will need to create an account using an email address and password. This will allow them to save their progress.

Auto-Login Access: http://lexpr.es/home?AuthToken=c44bfa5a-4695-4c7c-8d33-7958598e75e5
Good Through: 6/30/2020
PrepSTEP for High Schools  Promotion Kit

GALE Open Access Resources

About:

  • Resources: Interdisciplinary, curriculum-aligned resources to support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate.  Please note, many of the open-access resources provided on this site are available through Colorado schools and libraries.  Our message on the site about sharing resources – “If you have access to these resources through your public, school, district library, please leverage those resources so you can capture the usage at the appropriate account level.  If you plan to share any of the additional open resources with students, faculty, patrons or other people in your community, please let them know they may be prompted to enter with a password.  The password is “open.”
  • Training: Live and on-demand training materials to help partners optimize their existing resources
  • Supporting Online Learning: Professional development eBooks to help those transitioning to and strengthening virtual learning
  • Expert Insights: Authoritative Gale resources to support research on health-related topics and global issues

To Receive Access: Comprehensive Online Toolkit

Omnigraphics - Teen Resource Center

About: Engaging, easy-to-access topics are grouped into the three broad areas of Health, Financial Literacy and Personal Growth. In addition to authoritative coverage of the top issues facing teens today, the Teen Resource Center serves up links to support groups, hotlines and more, plus a searchable database of frequently asked questions complete with helpful, real-world answers.

Access: https://online.omnigraphics.com/#/login/qrclPUJPX7I%3D
Remote Password: Clic2020
Good Through: April 30, 2020

Infobase

To receive access to all Infobase resources:
Schools: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE00
Good Through: 6/15/2020
Public Libraries: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=279050&pid=WE00
Good Through: June 6/22/2020
Or find individual URLs under each resource below.
If you have questions or comments regarding any of these Infobase resources please email Kira Zimmerman,
or
Steve Kindel, National Accounts Manager at Infobase: skindel@infobase.com (800)322-8755 x-6059
Biographies

Chelsea House Biographies Online
Chelsea House Biographies is a one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students, or anyone interested in discovering the lives of fascinating people. Featuring full-length biographies from Chelsea House, the leading publisher of biographies for the school and library market, this award-winning content is the ideal length for book reports at 100+ pages and perfect for student research.

Auto-Login Access: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE31

Careers & Education

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.

Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE34

Current Issues

Issues & Controversies
Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE57

Today’s Science
Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE59

World News Digest
For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE56

eBook Collections

Literary Classics eBook Collection
Convenient, comprehensive collections of acclaimed eBooks in a range of core curriculum subjects.
Auto-Login Access: https://ebooks.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=277015

Mid/High School eBook Subscription Collection
Correlated to all major educational standards, the Middle/High School eBook Collection features thousands of acclaimed reference eBooks from the Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson’s, and Bloom’s imprints on a wide range of subjects—from ancient history and biographies, to mathematics, animals, nature, and more.
Auto-Login Access: https://ebooks.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=277015

Geography & Culture

World Geography and Culture Online
World Geography and Culture is the definitive resource for the study of countries, cultures, and geography concepts and skills. Every country of the world is profiled in depth, covering all aspects of its geography, history, society, and culture. At-a-glance information, maps and flags, videos, images, gazetteer entries, biographies of famous people, a timeline, and current news supplement each country profile. Comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available.
Auto-Login Access: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE39

History

African-American History
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE01

American History
American History is an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE52

American Indian History
American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines. This comprehensive database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE43

Ancient and Medieval History
Ancient and Medieval History provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, ancient and medieval Asia, the Americas, medieval Europe, and the Islamic World. Each civilization’s history is brought to life through articles, videos and slideshows, primary sources, and more.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE49

Issues & Controversies in American History
Issues & Controversies in American History delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Presented in a pro/con format that clearly explains both sides of the historical dispute, each article is supported by a timeline and a wealth of primary sources.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE58

Modern World History
Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE53

Literature & Language Arts

Bloom’s Literature
Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE54

Writer’s Reference Center
Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.
Auto-Login Access: http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE03

Medical & Health

Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources, plus users can find thousands of videos, illustrations, journal articles from PubMed Central, and reference articles from MedlinePlus.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE48

Religion & Philosophy

World Religions
World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today. The database’s Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, including information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE30

Science & Mathematics

Science Online
Science Online offers expansive reference coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, videos, diagrams, definitions, interactives, and experiments. Comprehensive Topic Centers help students find a starting point for their research, and the science eLearning modules cover core topics with Teacher Support.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE40

Today’s Science
Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.
Auto-Login Access: https://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=277015&pid=WE59

Streaming Video

Learn360 + Classroom Video
Provides thousands of K-12 multimedia resources—including videos and clips, interactives, images, audio files, worksheets—plus AP level videos for high schools.
Auto-Login Access: https://cvod.infobase.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?wid=277015

Colleges

EBSCO - Facutly Select

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EBSCO - eBook Collections

Email Kira Zimmerman for more information.

Rittenhouse - R2 Digital Library

About:

  • Extended Trial Available – FREE 60-day access. If you aren’t currently an R2 Digital Library customer, you can open a FREE eBook collection of more than 5,000 health sciences titles for 60-days for your patrons to use
  • OER eBooks – You can provide FREE unlimited access to a collection of 29 eBooks (including the Merck Manual, 20e) . Rittenhouse will waive the maintenance fee for OER only collections
  • No-risk Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) – if you have an active R2 collection you can create a database of any R2 eBooks and provide access for your patrons at no initial cost.

How to access: Email Rittenhouse to request, customerservice@r2library.com