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Reference Databases: A to Z

A to Z Maps Online
World, continent, country, and state maps. Includes political, physical, population, climate, and more.

A to Z the USA
State, county & city information with maps, flags, photos & facts for US states & territories.

A to Z World Food
AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.
Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children. (Available only on TRL devices in TRL Libraries.)

Aberdeen Daily World (NewsBank)
Full-text local and regional news articles by the Daily World staff from 1-20-05 to the present.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Business periodicals and newsletters focussing on trade or industry.

African American Experience
The history and culture of African Americans and the greater Black Diaspora.

American Government
Current events in American politics & public policy from grassroots activism to the White House.

American History
Coverage begins with the exploration of the New World by Europeans to the present.

American Indian Experience
The histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

America's News Magazines (NewsBank)
U.S. and international news, business, entertainment, sports, and science.

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy information, US Immigration records, SSDI, and Census images. (Available in TRL Libraries) (Tutorial)

Animal Life Encyclopedia - Grzimek
A Completely revised and updated illustrated encyclopedia of animal life.

AR BookFinder
Accelerated Reader book searches by author, readability level, point value, and topic.

Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians
Individual artists and groups active from 1990 to the present.

Britannica Library
Online encyclopedia for all ages. Choose appropriate age level. 

Business Plans Handbook Vols. 1-24
Business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

Career Cruising
Interactive career guidance resource with in-depth profiles of careers, colleges and universities.

Centralia Chronicle
Local and regional news articles from the Centralia Chronicle, 10-31-2002 to the present.

Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals
Step-by-step instructions, pictures, and diagrams to help with vehicle maintenance and repair.

Chinook Observer
Weekly newspaper for Washington's Long Beach peninsula, 8/5/2002 to the present.
Learn to code by solving puzzles and creating games.

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports magazine website with professional and user ratings.

Contemporary Musicians
Biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena.

Countries of the World & Their Leaders
U.S. Department of State reports on political and economic conditions, religions, & history of selected countries of the world

Peoples, lands, customs and lifestyles from around the world.

Daily Life Through History
Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

We have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Start Your FREE 2017 WA DOL Permit Practice Test Now! These practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps. (Tutorial)

Encyclopedia of Surgery & Medical Tests
Covers surgical procedures, medical tests, anesthetics, medications and postoperative care.

Ethnic Groups of the Americas
Up-to-date information with historical and cultural background on about 150 ethnic groups.

Family Health Database
Sports injuries, women’s health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

Family Search
The largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. (Family Search now requires the creation of a free account to search and view records)

Find a Grave
Find the graves of ancestors and thousands of famous people.

Fish & Amphibians
Characteristics of fish and marine life, species diversity, amphibians, & our relationship with aquatic life.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
This database lists foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for
individuals. In library use only.

Gale Directory Library
Searchable ebook directories: "National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations" and the "Encylopedia of Associations"

Gale Encyclopedia of Science
Major areas of science, engineering, technology, mathematics and the medical and health sciences.

Gale Legal Forms
Washington State legal forms including real estate contracts, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant & many others.

Gale Medical Sourcebooks
Information on AIDs, Alcoholism, Allergies, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on American history, culture, health, nations, states, law and more. (Tutorial)

Global Road Warrior
175 country handbook for the International traveler, with a focus on business travel.

Grants from governments, commercial organizations, associations, & private foundations. (Tutorial)

Grants, deadlines & funder profiles. Available on Internet computers in Aberdeen, Ilwaco, Lacey, Ocean Park, Olympia, Packwood, Shelton & Service Center. Does not work on catalog computers.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
A Completely revised and updated illustrated encyclopedia of animal life.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy books and serials, and Federal Census data.

History Study Center
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, models, needlework, scrapbooking & papercraft. (Tutorial)

Home Improvement Reference Center
DIY help for outdoors, electrical projects, remodeling, plumbing, woodworking & decorating.

Issues: Understanding Controversy & Society
Controversial topics with pro & con essays, images & video files & primary documents.

Latino American Experience
The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

LearningExpress Library 3.0
Test preparation guides and practice tests including the GED.

Legal Information Reference Center
Full text of consumer legal reference books and legal forms. (Tutorial)

Literature eBooks from Gale
Epics in literature, the literature of war, censorship and information on literary authors.
Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. **Please note that if you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.**

Detailed exploration of mammals, their skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Microsoft Imagine Academy
Free access to Microsoft's online E-Learning program for technology training. Available on Internet PCs or on your computer.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment assistance for stocks and funds - education, research, portfolio evaluation. (Tutorial)

Muzzy Club - Languages for Kids
The MUZZY story is a captivating and entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

US news & local newspapers: Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Daily World, Olympian & Vidette.

Newspaper Archive
Historical archives of international, national and local newspapers.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Fiction and nonfiction titles specifically for grades K-8 with learning materials for readers and teachers.

NoveList Plus
Readers' advisor covering fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Includes book club discussion guides. (Tutorial)

Daily newspaper serving Thurston County and the greater South Sound region, 1/1/2001 to the present.

OverDrive Download Collection
eBooks, audiobooks and video for your computer, phone, tablet or iPod.

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

Pop Culture Universe
American and world popular culture, past and present.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Identification, research and pricing for art, antiques and collectibles.

A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

Magazine and newspaper articles in all subject areas.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Critical inquiry into the world of poetry, prose, and drama.

ProQuest Research Library
Diverse mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

RBdigital Magazine
Read popular magazines in full color and full text on your PC, tablet, or smart phone.

Reference USA
Information on U.S. businesses, U.S. households, and Canadian businesses.   (Tutorial)

Roots Web site designed to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
Historical, detailed maps of urban areas in Washington State.

Science in Context
Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

SIRS Discoverer
Articles on reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.

Small Business Reference Center
Small businesses, common business types, and creating business plans. (Tutorial)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines.

Student Resources in Context
Biographies, essays, critical analyses, and magazine and newspaper articles.

Animated, talking picture books; puzzles  and games; videos. For library and home   use only. Not allowed from school sites. (Tutorial)

Universal Class
A wide variety of online classes that you can apply to your career, your home life, or your leisure time.

US Gen Web
Free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

US Newsstream
Full-text coverage of 10 major national newspapers from the 1980's to the present.

Value Line On-line Investment Research
Stock analysis from Value Line.  In the library tutorial videos work on Internet PCs.

Weekly newspaper serving east Grays Harbor County 8/23/2007 to the present.

What Do Children and Young Adults Read Next? (2012)
A reader's guide to fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults.

Career Information & National Schools & Scholarship Center

World at War: Conflict and Society
The military conflicts that have defined our world from its beginning to today.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
The geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces important in our world.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
Global coverage of the ancient world through the year 1500 CE.

World History: The Modern Era
Worldwide events from 1500 CE to the present. Includes photographs, speeches and videos.

World Religions: Belief, Culture and Controversy
Religions from around the globe, from prehistory to the present.