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World, continent, country, and state maps. Includes political, physical, population, climate, and more.

State, county & city information with maps, flags, photos & facts for US states & territories.

AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

Online encyclopedia for all ages. Choose appropriate age level: Children, Young Adults or Reference Center. 

Peoples, lands, customs and lifestyles from around the world. (Tutorial)

Free test preparation for WA DOL permit, driver, motorcycle and CDL tests.

Up-to-date information with historical and cultural background on about 150 ethnic groups.

NEW  Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

eBooks on travel, American history, culture, health, nations, states, law, and more. (Tutorial)

NEW  Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

NEW  Una colección de revistas y revistas académicas en español y portugués de texto completo sobre América Latina. Busque temas como negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura y más. Full-text articles from Spanish-language magazines and journals.

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

Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. This collaborative venture, spearheaded by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state. The work of Legacy Washington can be found in libraries around the country and museums of Washington.

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers including numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers. Includes cities and towns in Washington State.

Printable activities for math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and more. Download and print worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, puzzles, clip art, and skills sheets for grades pre-k to 8.

Access point for the Washington State Newspaper collection from NewsBank content. Includes local TRL area papers, The Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, and many other sources.

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