Reference Databases

TRL reference databases unlock a world of information from reliable, quality sources. Access full text magazines and newspapers, consumer research, auto repair manuals, and more using any device with an Internet connection.  You will need your library card number and PIN, unless you are in a Timberland Library. Don’t have a library card? Click here to sign up for one today.

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By Subject

Alpha List

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

Articles on reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.

Small businesses, common business types, and creating business plans. (Tutorial)

Step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines.

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

Animated, talking picture books; puzzles and games; videos. For library and home use only. Not allowed from school sites.

A wide variety of online classes that you can apply to your career, your home life, or your leisure time.

Free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Full-text coverage of 10 major national newspapers from the 1980's to the present.

Stock analysis from Value Line. In the library tutorial videos work on Internet PCs.

Weekly newspaper serving east Grays Harbor County 8/23/2007 to the present.

A reader's guide to fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults.

Career Information & National Schools & Scholarship Center

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.

Books & Literature

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

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

eBooks, audiobooks and video for your computer, phone, tablet or iPod.

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

Animated, talking picture books; puzzles and games; videos. For library and home use only. Not allowed from school sites.

Business, Legal & Grant Seekers

Business periodicals and newsletters focussing on trade or industry.

Business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

This database lists foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for individuals. In library use only

Searchable ebook directories: "National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations" and the "Encylopedia of Associations"

Washington State legal forms including real estate contracts, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant & many others.

Grants from governments, commercial organizations, associations, & private foundations. (Tutorial)

Grants, deadlines & funder profiles. Available on Internet computers in Aberdeen, Centralia, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, Lacey, Naselle, Ocean Park, Olympia, Packwood & Shelton. See staff for help logging in. Does not work on catalog computers.

Full text of consumer legal reference books and legal forms. (Tutorial)

Information on U.S. businesses, U.S. households, and Canadian businesses. (Tutorial)

Small businesses, common business types, and creating business plans. (Tutorial)

Auto Repair, Hobbies & DYI

Step-by-step instructions, pictures, and diagrams to help with vehicle maintenance and repair.

Consumer Reports magazine website with professional and user ratings.

Arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, models, needlework, scrapbooking & papercraft. (Tutorial)

DIY help for outdoors, electrical projects, remodeling, plumbing, woodworking & decorating.

Identification, research and pricing for art, antiques and collectibles.

Step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines.

Genealogy, History & Culture

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

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.

Genealogy information, US Immigration records, SSDI, and Census images. (Available in TRL Libraries) (Tutorial)

Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

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

The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

Historical archives of international, national and local newspapers.

Historical, detailed maps of urban areas in Washington State.

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

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

Health, Science & Technology

Covers surgical procedures, medical tests, anesthetics, medications and postoperative care.

Sports injuries, women’s health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

Information on AIDs, Alcoholism, Allergies, Alzheimer's Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and more.

Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies.

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

Homework Help for Kids

Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children. (Available only on TRL devices in TRL Libraries.)

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

Online encyclopedia for all ages. Choose appropriate age level.

Learn to code by solving puzzles and creating games.

Peoples, lands, customs and lifestyles from around the world.

Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

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.

Test preparation guides and practice tests including the GED.

The MUZZY story is a captivating and entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

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

A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

Magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps. (Tutorial)

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

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

Articles on reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.

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

Homework Help for Teens

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.

Learn to code by solving puzzles and creating games.

Consumer Reports magazine website with professional and user ratings.

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