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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.

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.

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

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)

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: Previously announced changes to Lynda.com have been postponed to at least January 2020.  Also, if you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.**

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.