Use our online resources to research your school projects

  • Library card required Academic OneFile Offers a world of academic research at your fingertips, with more than 17,000 scholarly journals, podcasts and transcripts.
  • Library card required Access Video Access Video lets you watch video on demand from any computer or tablet, with no app or software to download. The Access Video collection includes online shows and documentaries from channels like PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E and more.
  • Library card required AP Stylebook Online This online version of the official Associated Press Stylebook is searchable, customizable and updated regularly. It offers writing guidelines for spelling, usage, punctuation and style.
  • Library card required Art Source Find articles and research from more than 750 journals that cover art, architecture, design, costume, crafts and more. This database also includes more than 63,000 images.
  • Library card required AtoZ the World Want to learn about another country? Get in-depth information about 175 countries, including history, culture, customs, food, religion, travel information, maps and much more.
  • Library card required Biography and Genealogy Master Index Find biographical information about millions of people, both living and dead, from all over the world.
  • Library card required Biography in Context Get in-depth biographical information about the world’s most influential people from all time periods.
  • Library card required Britannica Online for Kids Offers thousands of articles, images, videos and more to help students from kindergarten through high school learn about the world.
  • Library card required Britannica Online Reference Center The Encyclopedia Britannica online, plus a dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, the full text of current magazine and journal articles, live feeds from a variety of news sources and much more.
  • Library card required CultureGrams Get an inside look at the daily life, history, culture and customs of the world's people. Includes information on more than 200 countries, every U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
  • Library card required Diccionarios Diccionarios de español y cuatro diccionarios bilingües. Includes Spanish-language and bilingual dictionaries.
  • Library card required eLibrary Explore one of the world’s largest general reference collections of magazines and digital content to find the information you need. Designed for students in middle school and beyond.
  • Library card required General OneFile Need to research a topic? Here’s an easy-to-use source for searching magazines, newspapers, journals and audio content.
  • Library card required History Study Center High school students and history scholars can search primary sources, reference works, photos, videos and web content for historical information from ancient times to the present. Edited for accuracy by a team of history scholars.
  • Library card required LearningExpress Library A wide range of test preparation and occupational guides for school and career advancement. Includes GED, GRE, SAT, AP prep, U.S. citizenship and many more.
  • Library card required LegalTrac Perfect for students and law scholars, this searchable database includes articles from more than 1,200 law reviews, Bar Association journals and international law reviews.
  • Library card required LGBTQ History & Culture Explore LGBTQ history, culture, health, and political, social and legal issues in the United States and around the world. The searchable database includes approximately 1.5 million pages of information.
  • Library card required Literature Resource Center Updated biographical information, library criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from ancient times to the present.
  • Library card required Music Index Explore this comprehensive index of articles from more than 600 journals about music, musicians and the music business, dating back to 1970.
  • Library card required National Newspapers Full-text access to five major daily newspapers: Chicago Tribune 1985-current; Los Angeles Times 1985-current; New York Times 1980-current; Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition 1984-current; and Washington Post 1987-current.
  • Library card required New York Times (1980 to present) This ProQuest database offers searchable access to full-text articles from The New York Times.
  • Library card required New York Times Historical (1851-2011) Curious about the past? Find full-text and full-image content from The New York Times, including articles, headlines, ads, obituaries and more.
  • Library card required Opposing Viewpoints in Context Perfect for debate prep or anyone interested in seeing both sides of social issues, this database offers insight and research into today’s hottest topics in science, social studies, current events and language arts.
  • Library card required Oxford English Dictionary Explore the history and meaning of English words. Includes more than 600,000 words dating back over a thousand years.
  • Library card required Oxford Reference Online Premium For quick fact checking or in-depth research, you’ll find up-to-date dictionaries and reference materials on a wide range of subjects. A customizable research tool allows you to add notes and save them for later.
  • Library card required ProQuest Doing a research project for school or work? Start with this vast archive of more than 90,000 reference and information resources that spans centuries.
  • Library card required ProQuest Family Health For general health questions or in-depth research, here’s an easy-to-use database of more than 500 trustworthy medical journals and popular health magazines covering medicine, nutrition, lifestyle and more.
  • Library card required Seattle Times (1895- Current) Search fully digitized editions of The Seattle Times, and download and print full-text articles. Depending on the issue date, different formats of articles may be available. The Seattle Times Historical Archive (1895-1984) is made possible through a generous grant from The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
  • Library card required SIRS Discoverer This database offers full-text newspaper, magazine and reference content from more than 2,200 high-quality sources on topics such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
  • Library card required Statistical Abstract of the United States Provides detailed statistics that describe social and economic conditions in the United States.
  • Library card required Western Newspapers Find news and information about Seattle and other Northwest communities in this collection, which includes newspapers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
  • Available only in Library locations WOIS/The Career Information System Looking for a job in Washington state? Find current salaries, training requirements and educational programs for a wide variety of occupations, plus tools to help you choose a career. You can use WOIS on any Library computer, or call 206-386-4636 for a remote access key.