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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. 

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

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).

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

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

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

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.

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)

LyndaLibrary is now Linkedin Learning for Library. See this FAQ for more details. Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills with over 16,000 courses and expanded language options. LiL is provided by the Washington State Library. See the apps page for LiL details.

US news & local newspapers: Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Daily World, Olympian & Vidette. (NewsBank Tutorial)

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

Use WOIS/The Career Information System to take a career interest survey, learn about careers, explore educational programs (in WA and beyond), discover schools and colleges, and find training programs.