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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

Full-text business magazines and newsletters with a trade or industry focus.

Academic OneFile
Scholarly database for research in all the academic disciplines.

Access Video

Online videos from PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and more. Thousands of streaming documentary, performance, how-to and educational videos.

ALLDATA
Factory-correct automotive diagnostic and repair information on domestic and foreign cars and trucks from 1982 to the present. Includes diagnostic flowcharts, maintenance schedules, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams and parts and labor for estimates.

America the Beautiful
Find information on the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. Learn official state names and their capitals, state symbols such as flags and mottoes, and interesting facts such as Tallest Buildings and Longest Tunnels.

America's GenealogyBank

Search national historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, genealogies, obituaries and the complete American State Papers.

 

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogical information and records including the U.S. and Canadian Census, the Washington State Death Index 1940-1996 and the Social Security Death Index.

AP Images
The Associated Press's history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to as recent as a minute ago.

Art Full-text & Art Retrospective
Two databases that provide art-related articles from hundreds of periodicals published throughout the world, from 1929-current. Full-text available from 1984 -current.

Associations Unlimited
Directory information for U.S. and international associations.

AtoZ the World
Information about 175 countries including culture, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.

Aula de padres
Su amplia base de datos incorpora contenidos sobre el cuidado y la salud de los hijos. Spanish language parenting and child-care information.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index to 700 biographical dictionaries.

Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Birds of North America Online
Find information for over 700 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as recordings of bird songs and calls.

BookFlix
Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.

Booklist Online
Book reviews from the American Library Association.

Britannica Online for Kids
Elementary, middle, and high school students can find out who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Britannica Online Reference Center
Find authoritative articles on a broad range of subjects. For high school students and adults. Includes the complete encyclopedia, world atlas and data, timelines, dictionaries, quotations, Britannica Kids encyclopedia and more.

Business & Industry
Company, industry, market and product information.

Business Insights: Global
Information about companies and industries including financial data, industry rankings, statistics, and magazine articles.

Career Transitions

Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Explore occupational interests and match them with career paths.

ChiltonLibrary.com
Do-it-yourself mechanics have access to photographs, diagnostics and step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and technical service bulletins for automobiles and light trucks, some dating as far back as 1929.

Computer Database
Articles about computers and technology.

Consulta
Consulta es una base de datos en español. Busca artículos de revistas, títulos de referencia, mapas y más. Consulta is a one-stop information source in Spanish. Find magazine articles, reference material, maps and more.

Consumer Reports
Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.

ConsumerLab.com

Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.

Consumers' Checkbook
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.

CultureGrams
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

DemographicsNow
Statistical information for business research, new businesses, marketing, and sales. Locate businesses, analyze markets, target customers and more.

Diccionarios
Diccionarios de español y cuatro diccionarios bilingües. Spanish language dictionaries and 4 Spanish Bilingual Dictionaries.

Dictionary of American Regional English

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) focuses on words, phrases and pronuciations that vary from one part of the U.S. to another. The DARE explores the local character and diversity of English across America.

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
Historic detailed maps showing streets and building footprints for Seattle (1884-1951), other Puget Sound cities, and cities of the entire United States.

DSM-5

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) is used to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

eLibrary
100% full-text magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.

Encyclopedia Americana
Search for in-depth articles within a broad range of subjects. For general use by a wide range of researchers from high school to university levels. Available in a text-only format that is 100 percent ADA-compliant.

Foundation Directory Online
Interactive and searchable database for grant seekers and fundraisers from the Foundation Center covering 100,000 grantmakers. Both the Foundation Directory Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Interactive and searchable database for individual grant seekers such as artists, students, writers, and researchers from the Foundation Center. Both the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library. For more information call 386-4636.

Freegal Music

MP3 music files for download. Millions of songs in hundreds of genres. Download up to 3 songs per week.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text reference ebooks on a variety of subjects. Cross-searchable with other Thompson Gale databases.

General OneFile
A one-stop source for magazine articles on a wide range of topics.

GrantStation
A searchable database of private foundations and religious funders that are currently accepting grant proposals. Additional information includes articles and tips for the grant seeker, links to state funding, and deadlines for federal grants. Available for IN-LIBRARY use only.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for middle school students.

Grolier Online Passport
Explore the Encyclopedia Americana, the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science, and America the Beautiful.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Hundreds of health and medical journals, and many books including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Alternative Health Encyclopedia and the Medical & Health Information Directory.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy books and serials, primarily from the early 1900's and the complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930. Digitized images are fully searchable and printable.

History Study Center
History references, full-text journals, primary sources, pictures, maps, and videos.

hoopla video and music

Stream movies, television and music albums to your mobile device or computer.

Informe

Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Full-text articles from popular Spanish-language magazines.

Kroll BondRatings Quarterly Financial Institution Ratings
Ratings on U.S. banks, savings and loans, credit unions and other financial institutions.

Lands and Peoples
Find information on the world's countries and their peoples, cultures, histories and current events. Includes maps, flags and photos.

LearningExpress Library
Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for carrer advancement, and more.

LegalTrac
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.

Literature Resource Center
Biographical information about authors and literary criticism.

Live Citizenship Help

Get free help preparing for the English and history citizenship tests seven days a week from 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Live help is not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. You must have a Library card and PIN to use this resource.

Live Resume Help

Get one-on-one help with your resume, tips on starting a job search, and more! Tutors are available every day, except holidays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Select "Write a Winning Resume" to get started.

lynda.com
Learn software and computer skills through instructional videos. The entire lynda.com library, more than 1,900 courses, covering animation, audio, video, business, design, photography, programming, and more.

Mango Languages
Online language learning for over 20 world languages plus English (ESL) instruction in 15 languages.

Medicina y salud
Medicina y Salud dispone de una amplia base de datos con más de 25,000 artículos y 53,000 gráficos e ilustraciones de medicina, enfermería y salud en español. Spanish language health and medical information.

Microsoft IT Academy

Learn technology skills online through the Microsoft IT Academy. Courses range from basic digital literacy to advanced IT skills. This free program is available to all Washington State residents. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment data and reports on more than 30,000 mutual funds, stocks and ETFs. Also includes portfolio management tools.

Music Index
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.

Muzzy Online
Online language learning for children. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

National Newspapers
A ProQuest database that includes Christian Science Monitor 1988 - current; Los Angeles Times from 1985 - current; New York Times 1980 - current; Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition 1984 - current; and Washington Post 1987 - current.

Natural Standard
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

New Book of Knowledge
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for elementary school students.

New Book of Popular Science
This science encyclopedia includes science projects, articles on science, technology and medical topics, science-inspired games, puzzles and brainteasers, and a science fact finder with measurement conversions, and science tables and charts.

New York Times (1980 to current)
A ProQuest database that provides full-text articles from the New York Times 1980 - current.

New York Times Historical (1851 - 2007)
A ProQuest database that includes the entire historical run of The New York Times from 1851-2007. Digital page and article images.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

Online Homework Help for College Students
Use your Library card to get free online homework help in English and Spanish from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests.

Online Homework Help for K-12 Students
Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. Online Homework Help disponible en español 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. siete días a la semana.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against.

Oxford English Dictionary
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Search language and subject dictionaries and reference books from Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and thesauruses.

Philanthropy In/Sight
An interactive mapping tool of national and international philanthropy designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, and academics from the Foundation Center.  Both Philanthropy In/Sight and the Fundraising Resource Center print collection are available only at the Central Library.  For more information call 386-4636.

Play Index
Find citations to 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present.

PressDisplay

Over 1,700 U.S. and international newspapers in 48 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format with a 60-day archive.

ProQuest
Magazine and newspaper databases in all subject areas.

ProQuest Family Health
Magazines and journals related to health and medicine.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world.

Puget Sound Business Journal and Book of Lists
Online access to the Puget Sound Business Journal and Book of Lists. Coverage of local business community and ranking of Seattle-area businesses.

ReferenceUSA

Search for U.S. and Canadian businesses and U.S. residents. Over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses and over 267 million U.S. individuals. Download up to 250 records at a time.

Resume Builder

Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Watch our video.

Safari Books Online
Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 2,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.

Science in Context
Science information from reference books, magazines and newspapers. Includes experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

Seattle Times (1985 - Current)
Full-text articles from the Seattle Times Newspaper from 1985 to present.

Seattle Times Historical Archives (1900 - 1984)

Seattle Times newspapers 1900 - 1984, digitized, searchable, printable, and downloadable. (1896-99 available at a later date.) This resource is made possible through a generous grant from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Signing Savvy

An online video dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL). Searchable by word or phrase. Create word lists, flash cards, and quizzes.

SIRS Discoverer
Magazines and newspapers for students.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Industry Surveys, Daily Price Record, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, Company Profiles, The Outlook, Register of Corporations and Security Dealers of North America. Please note that the Industry Surveys content is available from Library computers only.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States.

Transparent Language Online

Online language learning with speech, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary for over 80 languages. Includes English as a Second Language.

Travel E-books

Read travel books online or download sections. Always available, no due dates. Includes titles from "Rough Guides" and "Eyewitness Guides."

TumbleBookLibrary
Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory
Complete information on over 300,000 magazines, journals and newspapers from around the world.

Universal Class

Over 500 continuing education (non-credit) courses online. Lessons available 24/7. Communicate with real instructors via e-mail.

Value Line
Investment ratings, research, statistics, and forecasts for thousands of stocks and mutual funds.

Washington State Newsstand

Articles from Washington State newspapers including the Spokesman Review (Spokane), Wenatchee World, Herald (Everett), and Columbian (Vancouver, WA).

Western Newsstand

Newspapers from the Western U.S. including Everett, Wenatchee, and Yakima.

WOIS/The Career Information System

Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.

Zinio magazines
Read popular magazines on your tablet, mobile device or computer. Over 150 magazines.

 

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