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This collection of online resources is selected, monitored, and organized by the Library. Many of these resources are not found on the Web and only available to Library card holders.

 

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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Quotations
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations, statistics…


Magazines & Newspapers
20,000+ local, national and international titles...


Phone Books & Directories
U.S. and Canadian phone books, area codes, zip codes...


Search the Web
Popular search engines, image searches, filtered searching...


Categories

Arts, Film & Music
Art, architecture, photographs & images, collectibles, dance, fashion, music, theater, film...


Automotive & Transportation
AllData car repair, Kelley Blue Book, ferry schedules...


Books & Reading
Digital books, library catalogs, booksellers and publishers, and resources for book groups, readers and writers...


Business, Finance & Fundraising
Personal finance & investing, fundraising, small business resources, general business and economy...


Children
Homework sites, Online Homework Help, filtered searches...


Citizenship, ESL & Literacy
English as a Second Language and literacy sites for learners and educators, citizenship & immigration resources...


Computer Skills
Learn how to use a mouse, type on a keyboard, use email, and use software applications such as Word and Excel...


Consumer Reports & Information
Consumer Reports, Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook, product buying guides, product safety, Internet safety, credit and financial resources...


Education
School information, scholarships, homework help, practice tests & testing resources...


Genealogy
Ancestry, Heritage Quest, U.S. Census records...


Government
Government resources, law & legal, crime & safety, taxes, voting & elections…


Health & Medicine
Traditional and alternative medicine, consumer health, senior health…


History, Biography & Maps
U.S. and world history resources, Biography Resource Center, Digital Sanborn Maps, current and historical maps...


Jobs & Careers
Finding careers, local employers, job openings...


Languages
Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, multi-language resources...


Local History
Local newspapers, HistoryLink, maps, images, oral histories, native tribes...


Science & Technology
Science Resource Center, weather, environment, computers...


Seattle Magazines & Newspapers
Selected online Seattle magazines and newspapers...


Social Services
Local resources for seniors, teens, and the general public...


Teen
Homework help & resources, books & reading, health & safety, jobs, social services…