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.
Access point for all the NewsBank content - local papers (Chinook Observer, The Chronicle, Daily World, Olympian, Vidette), as well as other Washington State newspapers, including The Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune. The additional WA content is part of a Washington State Newspaper collection trial funded by the Washington State Library through December 31, 2020.
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.
Genealogy information, US Immigration records, SSDI, and Census images. (available anywhere with your TRL library card number and PIN through April 30) (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
Huge site with over 60,000 links in 120 categories, frequently updated (free, no library card required).
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.
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.
Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies.
Biographies, essays, critical analyses, and magazine and newspaper articles.
Created specifically for middle school student research, with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.
More than 20,000 pro/con viewpoints and 19,000+ reference articles are included for today's hottest social issues.
Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.
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.
175 country handbook for the International traveler, with a focus on business travel.
This database lists foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for individuals. (In library use only)
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.
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.
This guided research page contains links to CultureGrams, eLibrary, History Study Center, ProQuest, ProQuest Learning: Literature, and SIRS Discoverer.
*FREE RESOURCE* With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, Junior Library Guild Digital gives you unlimited access to read books online from any device. Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.
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).
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: 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) 2/11/20 Technical Issue Update: We apologize for the continued inconvenience of the malfunctioning search box and slow load times of results and pages. Morningstar is still trying to fix both issues, but has no time frame for resolution. The search box workaround: navigate to another page (beyond the landing page), do your search, and it should work.
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).
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.
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, 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)
ReferenceUSA is a premiere source of business and residential information. The information is separated into ten databases: U.S. Buisinesses, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. Standard White Pages, U.S. Historical Businesses, U.S. Jobs/Intership Postings, U.S. Healthcare, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, U.S. New Movers/Homeowners, Canadian Businesses, and Canadian White Pages. (ReferenceUSA Tutorial)
Support homework and research assignments with age-appropriate, vetted sources. Explore topics, trends and current events that align with curricular areas such English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, History and more. This content is part of a Washington State Newspaper collection trial funded by the Washington State Library through December 31, 2020.
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