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

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.

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.

Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

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

Biographies, essays, critical analyses, and magazine and newspaper articles.

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

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

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

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)

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.**

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)

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

American and world popular culture, past and present.

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.

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.

The military conflicts that have defined our world from its beginning to today.

The geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces important in our world.

Global coverage of the ancient world through the year 1500 CE.

Worldwide events from 1500 CE to the present. Includes photographs, speeches and videos.

Religions from around the globe, from prehistory to the present.