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

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.


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