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

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)


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