Library Closed Monday, May 29
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29
The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
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Article & Database Help
Scholarly database for research in all the academic disciplines.
Search national historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, genealogies, obituaries and the complete American State Papers.
Art-related articles and research from over 750 journals covering art, architecture, design, costume, crafts, and more. Includes 63,000+ images.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and read newspaper pages from 1836-1922, and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Searchable database of free, full-text, scientific and scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Articles available in English and many other languages.
100% full-text magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.
A one-stop source for magazine articles on a wide range of topics.
A searchable source of free, full-text, life science articles from hundreds of journals and other respected sources. From Stanford University.
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
LGBTQ History & Culture
A collection of primary sources covering local, national, and international LGBTQ history since 1940. 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world.
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.
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.
(Formerly PressDisplay) Thousands of U.S. and international newspapers in more than 60 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format with a 60-day archive.
Magazine and newspaper databases in all subject areas.
Search for biomedical articles in journals. From the National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical science, and more.