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

General Research

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.

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.

Online encyclopedia for all ages. Choose appropriate age level.

Daily life for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. 

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

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

175 country handbook for the International traveler, with a focus on business travel.

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.

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.

Science experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

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.

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