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Release Date: 04/04/2007

The Seattle Public Library adds new resources to 24-hour library at

The Seattle Public Library regularly adds new electronic resources to its collection of more than 60 online databases at Patrons with their Library cards and PIN numbers can access these resources around the clock by visiting the Library's Web site at and selecting "Databases & Web Sites."

See below for a list of recent additions.

  • Library Edition - This resource includes investing data and reports on more than 20,000 mutual funds and stocks, as well as portfolio management tools.

  • PressDisplay - This resource includes hundreds of current U.S. and international newspapers in 35 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format and remain available for 60 days.

  • Booklist Online - This resource includes complete book reviews from the American Library Association.

  • Play Index - This resource includes citations to more than 30,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present.

  • Birds of North America Online - This resource includes information on more than 700 species of birds nesting in the United States and Canada. Articles includes images and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as recordings of bird songs and calls.


"Patrons might be surprised by the wide variety of resources available to them from the Library's Web site," said Rachel Martin, electronic resource librarian at the Central Library. "These new databases are welcome additions to our online collection."

Resources are grouped into categories such as Reference, Business & Finance and Science & Technology. To see an alphabetical list of all of the resources, go to, select "Databases & Web Sites" and select "View Databases A - Z."

For more information, call the Library at (206) 386-4636 or visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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