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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.

Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children. (Available only on TRL devices in TRL Libraries.)

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

Business periodicals and newsletters focussing on trade or industry.

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

U.S.magazines covering news, business, entertainment, sports, and science. Titles include Air & Space, The Atlatic, Mother Jones, National Review, Newsweek Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. 

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

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

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

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

A Completely revised and updated illustrated encyclopedia of animal life.

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

Individual artists and groups active from 1990 to the present.

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

Business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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

Learn about careers, prepare for an entrance or occupation exam.  Improve your job search and workplace skills. 

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

Step-by-step instructions, pictures, and diagrams to help with vehicle maintenance and repair. (Chilton Tutorial)

Weekly newspaper for Washington's Long Beach peninsula, 8/5/2002 to the present.

Learn to code by solving puzzles and creating games.

Test preparation for ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP Exams, TOEFL iBT. Includes tutorials, flash reviews, practice exams and ebooks. 

Consumer Reports magazine website with buying guides, professional reviews, and user ratings.(Consumer Reports Tutorial)

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

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.

Huge site with over 60,000 links in 120 categories, frequently updated (free, no library card required).

Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials to improve digital literacy. Courses cover basic skills, such as using a mouse & computer, navigating a web site, creating an email address and searching. Other courses include specific topics like applying for jobs online, using Microsoft Word, searching for quality health information and staying safe online. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long.

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

Covers surgical procedures, medical tests, anesthetics, medications and postoperative care.

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

Journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry

The largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. (From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, requires the creation of a free account to search and view records).

Find the graves of ancestors and thousands of famous people.

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

This database lists foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for individuals. (In library use only)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants from governments, commercial organizations, associations, & private foundations.

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

A Completely revised and updated illustrated encyclopedia of animal life.

Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies.

Genealogy books and serials, and Federal Census data.

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

Arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, models, needlework, scrapbooking & papercraft.

DIY help for outdoors, electrical projects, remodeling, plumbing, woodworking & decorating.

Controversial topics with pro & con essays, images & video files & primary documents.

Stream over 30,000 indie and classic films. Users are allowed 5 plays per month. Films come with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and can be streamed in public as long as viewing isn’t for commercial profit (i.e. no admission costs or profit made from the streaming).

The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

Test preparation guides and practice tests including the GED, ASVAB, ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and AP Exams. Build skills in math, language arts and science for elementary, middle school and high school. Resources for adults to improve math, writing, and grammar. Study to become a U.S. Citizen and find Recursos Para Hispanohablantes, including the GED in Espanol. (LearningExpress Library Tutorial)

Full text of consumer legal reference books and legal forms.

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. Lynda.com is provided by the Washington State Library. (Lynda.com Tutorial)  **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.

The MIA learning site is no longer available. Follow the link to free learning materials from Microsoft covering Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science and IT infrastructure hosted at the Washington State Library. 

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

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. (NewsBank Tutorial)

Historical archives of international, national and local newspapers.

Fiction and nonfiction titles specifically for grades K-8 with learning materials for readers and teachers. (Novelist Tutorial)

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

Search more than 15 years of Washington state history with the The Olympian Collection. Coverage from 2001 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition (8/9/18-current).

eBooks, audiobooks and video for your computer, phone, tablet or iPod. (OverDrive Tutorial)

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

American and world popular culture, past and present.

Identification, research and pricing for art, antiques and collectibles.

ProCitizen (via the Pronunciator language learning site) will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test. Through a series of 100 informative videos, plus practice exercises and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully pass the Naturalization Test.

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

Magazine and newspaper articles in all subject areas.

Magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.

Critical inquiry into the world of poetry, prose, and drama.

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

Read popular magazines in full color and full text on your PC, tablet, or smart phone. Listen to audiobooks too! (RBdigital Tutorial)