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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.

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

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

Learn to code by solving puzzles and creating games.

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

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.

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

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

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)

Children's language learning program for Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Chinese, and Korean. 10/26: Muzzy was recently updated to HTML5. The Adobe Flash player is no longer required and Muzzy can be used within a browser on any device, no app required. If you have any issues, please contact asklib@trl.org.

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

eBooks, audiobooks, and video for your computer or mobile device. See the Stream & Download page for more set-up details. (OverDrive Tutorial)

Personalized courses in any of 160+ languages, instruction in 130+ home languages, ESL courses, an American Sign Language course, and a Mexican Sign Language video course. The Pronunciator app is written in responsive HTML5, and can be used in any browser, even the browser in your mobile device. (Pronunciator Tutorial)

Magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.

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

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. 

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.

Skills improvement tutorial and practice for Elementary through High School.

  • Elementary School: Math & Reading Skills
  • Middle School: Math, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Grammar Skills, Social Studies, Vocabulary & Spelling
  • High School: Math, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Grammar Skills, Social Studies, Vocabulary & Spelling, Science, Statistics, Logic & Reasoning, Technology, Trigonometry

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools. It is particularly helpful to support the most common assignments in grades 4 thru 8.