This post was written by Regan Harper and has been re-posted with permission from coloradovirtuallibrary.org.
Have you ever wished that you could find all of the facts about Colorado and its interesting history and geography in one place for easy one stop access to local, pertinent, information? Well, wish no more – because such a resource is already here.
Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado, is pleased to announce that the Colorado Encyclopedia is now available at http://coloradoencyclopedia.org. As the state’s only scholar-reviewed encyclopedia, Colorado Encyclopedia is a vetted, mobile-friendly resource that currently includes 680 articles and associated media, including photos, video, and timelines.
Topics include individuals and towns, all 64 counties, 335 historic/archaeological sites, cultures, movements, and more. A one-stop resource for Colorado students and educators, CE also features 90 sets of articles written for 4th-, 8th-, and 10th-grade reading levels, links to digital primary source collections, and curriculum materials authored by Colorado teachers.
The Colorado Encyclopedia is still in its early days, but there are plans in the works to add a lot more content, more topics, and much more great locally sourced information. Check out the Colorado Encyclopedia often and watch it grow before your eyes.