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

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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.

Adult - Biography & People

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

The histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Individual artists and groups active from 1990 to the present.

Biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena.

The history and culture of Latinos in the United States.

Adult - Books & Literature

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

Epics in literature, the literature of war, censorship and information on literary authors.

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.

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

Adult - Business & Investments

Business periodicals and newsletters focussing on trade or industry.

Business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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.

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

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)

Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. **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.**

Investment assistance for stocks and funds - education, research, portfolio evaluation. (Tutorial)

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

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

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

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

Adult - Cars, Trucks & Small Engines

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

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

Adult - Countries & Culture

AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

U.S. Department of State reports on political and economic conditions, religions, & history of selected countries of the world

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

Up-to-date information with historical and cultural background on about 150 ethnic groups.

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

Adult - Current Events

Current events in American politics & public policy from grassroots activism to the White House.

Controversial topics with pro & con essays, images & video files & primary documents.

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

Adult - Downloadable Content

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

Read popular magazines in full color and full text on your PC, tablet, or smart phone. (Tutorial

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

Adult - Genealogy

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

The largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. (Family Search now requires the creation of a free account to search and view records)

Find the graves of ancestors and thousands of famous people.

Genealogy books and serials, and Federal Census data.

Historical archives of international, national and local newspapers.

Ancestry.com site designed to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.

Historical, detailed maps of urban areas in Washington State.

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

Adult - Health & Medicine

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.

Adult - History

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.

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.

American and world popular culture, past and present.

Historical, detailed maps of urban areas in Washington State.

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

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

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

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