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Western Colorado Community College’s Early Scholars Program gives high school students access to college-level courses not replicated in the high school curriculum through enrollment on a CMU campus.

Find Books & Ebooks at the Library


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Finding Books at Other Libraries


Prospector is a shared catalog of the major libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, providing access to over 30 million items.  Request materials for delivery to Tomlinson Library (usually within 3-5 business days).

WorldCat searches holdings in 10,000 libraries worldwide.  Select the "Request This Item" link to request a particular item.

Requesting books from Tomlinson Library

Books and other materials from the Tomlinson Library collection can be sent to your local public library for pick-up. (For Delta County, please see instructions below).  Materials can also be sent to the Montrose and Bishop campuses.

To request an item:

  • Search the library catalog
  • Select a title of interest, and then click on the "Request This" button
  • You will be asked to enter your name, library number, and a pick-up location

If you are selecting the Montrose or Bishop campuses as your pick-up location, use the library number on your MAV card.  If you are selecting a local public library as a pick-up location, enter the number on your public library card.

Delta County Public Library users can use their Interlibrary Loan service to request materials from our collection.

Journals and Article Databases

A selection of online journals is below.  For a full listing, or to look up a particular journal, please see the Journal Finder.

Films on Demand Streaming Video Collection

From Films for the Humanities and Sciences, the Films on Demand streaming video collection includes extensive titles concerning subjects in History, Political Science, and Psychology, as well as the Humanitites and physical Sciences.  To browse the titles available in a particular subject area, select "Collections" and then the field of interest.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Tomlinson Library has registered our journal holdings with Google Scholar.  After setting up full text linking for CMU (see tab above), you can search by title, and Google Scholar will link you to the full text of articles available through our databases.

Tell Google Scholar you’re affiliated with Colorado Mesa and you’ll be linked to resources in our databases:

  1. To access Google Scholar, click on the Google Scholar link logo above
  2. Click on the Settings link from the menu at the top of the page
  3. Select Library links from the left-hand menu 
  4. Type “Colorado Mesa University” in the Show library access links box 
  5. Check the box next to Colorado Mesa University—Full-text available
  6. Click Save to save this setting

Google Scholar can be used to search on a topic, but it is especially effective for tracking down a specific article.  If the article is available in full text through the library databases, a link will be provided to the full text.  

Primary Source Collections

Browse the collections by date, place, or topic:

Some primary source collections for early America:



Colonial Connecticut Records - University of Connecticut

Connecticut Archives 1629-1820 - Connecticut State Library


Delaware Public Archives 


Colonial Era - Georgia Digital Library

Revolution & Early Republic, 1775-1800  - Georgia Digital Library


Kentucky Digital Library


Maryland Records : Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church - Hathi Trust


Massacusetts Historical Society

The Coming of the American Revolution - Massacusetts Historical Society online exhibit with primary sources

New York

Revolutionary War Era and other digital collections of the New York State Archives, New York State Museum and New York State Library

North Carolina

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina - Documenting the South


Historical Society of Pennsylvania Digital Collections

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Digital Collections - Rhode Island State Archives

South Carolina

Digital Collections - South Carolina Department of Archives and History

South Carolina State Library Digital Collections

Individual volumes available through Prospector