Subscription websites to help with school reports and special projects.

 

Elementary & middle school students

Try some of our easy databases for kids that are specifically designed for common homework questions.

You may need to type in your library card number and PIN (personal identification number). Have both of them ready.


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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom

Only accessible in library locations


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Business Source Complete Magazines

Full-text journals for business, including marketing, management, accounting, and economics, as well as detailed information on public and private companies


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Chilton Library Auto Repair

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles


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CultureGrams Country Fact Sheets

Cultural and geographic fact sheets on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces


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Gale Business: Demographics Now Statistics

Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports


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eLibrary Student Magazines

An easy-to-search magazine and newspaper database for students, with images, audiovisual materials, and television news transcripts


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Explora Magazines

A collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers


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Foundation Directory Online Professional Grants search

A searchable online directory of foundations and the grants they provided to nonprofit organizations

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


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Grants to Individuals

A searchable directory of funding and grants offered to students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


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Foundation Directory Online Essential - Grants Search

A searchable directory of grantmaker information (but not grant or recipient information) that can be accessed remotely with a library card through 2020. See FDO Professional below for more comprehensive search options.


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Gale Literature: Literary Sources

Primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of world writers from all time periods


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Gale Courses Instructor-led, online classes

Highly interactive courses taught entirely online by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience


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GrantStation Grants search

A searchable online database of potential funding sources for nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies, as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


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History Study Center

Historical reference material from ancient times through today's current events


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IBISWorld Market & Industry Reports

Detailed market and industry research reports for the U.S.

Only available in the Downtown Library. The Downtown Library is closed for renovation starting March 2020. Please contact us to learn about access options.


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Learning Express

Online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. You’ll find job search and workplace skills improvement; reading, writing, math, and basic science skill building; career certification and license exam prep; high school equivalency, college, and grad school entrance test prep and more


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High School Equivalency Center (Learning Express)

If you are preparing for the GED® test, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal


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Career Preparation (Learning Express)

Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future


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College Admissions Test Preparation (Learning Express)

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals


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Gale Literature: LitFinder Literary Works

Full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays


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lynda.com from Linkedin technology, creative and business skills

On-demand technology, creative, and business training taught by industry experts


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NEHGS American Ancestors

Searchable database of vital records in the U.S. with a focus on New England

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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NewsBank Access World News

Find global information from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos, and web-only content.
Includes access to Washington State News.

Funding provided by NewsBank, Inc., and the Washington State Library through December 2020.


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Next Reads Newsletter

Sign up to receive descriptions and reviews of recommended fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks


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Novelist K-8 Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author for beginning readers up to teens


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Novelist Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author, including "best of" lists, similar authors, and book discussion guides


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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, and primary documents that show pro and con arguments for controversial topics


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Pronunciator Language Learning

Learn over 100 languages, including English for foreign speakers, with special courses for children and health care workers.


Get a quick overview with our YouTube video on Pronunciator.


To track your progress and use on mobile devices, you will need to register for an account.


After choosing your language, you have three options:

  • Select Personalized Courses to learn vocabulary based on an occupation or up to five different topics such as food, education, technology, work, or daily life.

  • Select Main Course for guided courses. You can select your level of learning here – from core vocabulary up to conversational level. Some languages even have music or film options here.

  • Select Learning Guides and More for specialized courses. You’ll find courses for children, for healthcare, for travel, and various skill levels.


If you have a microphone or use the app with a device that has a microphone, you can practice your pronunciation of the language. You can also download a phrasebook to take with you.


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ProCitizen Citizenship Classes

Online courses that help prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Test


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ProQuest Magazines and Newspapers

Search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, arts, and social sciences, including full-text articles from the Spokesman Review since 1994

See Proquest Digitized Newspaper for digitized copies of the Spokeman Review, including classified ads and photos.


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ProQuest Learning: Literature

Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, as well as author biographies and interviews, literary criticism and reviews


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Gale in Context: Science

Articles, images, videos, and experiments on a variety of scientific topics


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SIRS Discoverer Homework Resources

Homework help, including Science Fair Explorer, current events, biographies, and country facts for young students


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Statista

Statistics and market reports on over 80,000 topics arranged by business market sector

Only accessible in library locations


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ProQuest Current Newspapers: Spokesman Review

A searchable version of the digitized Spokesman Review newspaper (from 2010 to three months before current date), including classified ads and photos. You can also browse the digitized newspaper, or access other digitized newspapers for Honolulu, Reno, San Francisco, and Salem, Oregon.


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Gale Legal Forms

Official Washington State and federal business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms.


Find all subscription databases →

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Junior high & high school students

The library has accurate, trustworthy databases to help with more complicated projects.

You may need to type in your library card number and PIN (personal identification number). Have both of them ready.


Top

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom

Only accessible in library locations


Top

Business Source Complete Magazines

Full-text journals for business, including marketing, management, accounting, and economics, as well as detailed information on public and private companies


Top

Chilton Library Auto Repair

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles


Top

CultureGrams Country Fact Sheets

Cultural and geographic fact sheets on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces


Top

Gale Business: Demographics Now Statistics

Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports


Top

eLibrary Student Magazines

An easy-to-search magazine and newspaper database for students, with images, audiovisual materials, and television news transcripts


Top

Explora Magazines

A collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers


Top

Foundation Directory Online Professional Grants search

A searchable online directory of foundations and the grants they provided to nonprofit organizations

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


Top

Grants to Individuals

A searchable directory of funding and grants offered to students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


Top

Foundation Directory Online Essential - Grants Search

A searchable directory of grantmaker information (but not grant or recipient information) that can be accessed remotely with a library card through 2020. See FDO Professional below for more comprehensive search options.


Top

Gale Literature: Literary Sources

Primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of world writers from all time periods


Top

Gale Courses Instructor-led, online classes

Highly interactive courses taught entirely online by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience


Top

GrantStation Grants search

A searchable online database of potential funding sources for nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies, as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.

Only accessible in the South Hill Library


Top

History Study Center

Historical reference material from ancient times through today's current events


Top

IBISWorld Market & Industry Reports

Detailed market and industry research reports for the U.S.

Only available in the Downtown Library. The Downtown Library is closed for renovation starting March 2020. Please contact us to learn about access options.


Top

Learning Express

Online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. You’ll find job search and workplace skills improvement; reading, writing, math, and basic science skill building; career certification and license exam prep; high school equivalency, college, and grad school entrance test prep and more


Top

High School Equivalency Center (Learning Express)

If you are preparing for the GED® test, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal


Top

Career Preparation (Learning Express)

Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future


Top

College Admissions Test Preparation (Learning Express)

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals


Top

Gale Literature: LitFinder Literary Works

Full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays


Top

lynda.com from Linkedin technology, creative and business skills

On-demand technology, creative, and business training taught by industry experts


Top

NEHGS American Ancestors

Searchable database of vital records in the U.S. with a focus on New England

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


Top

NewsBank Access World News

Find global information from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos, and web-only content.
Includes access to Washington State News.

Funding provided by NewsBank, Inc., and the Washington State Library through December 2020.


Top

Next Reads Newsletter

Sign up to receive descriptions and reviews of recommended fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks


Top

Novelist K-8 Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author for beginning readers up to teens


Top

Novelist Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author, including "best of" lists, similar authors, and book discussion guides


Top

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, and primary documents that show pro and con arguments for controversial topics


Top

Pronunciator Language Learning

Learn over 100 languages, including English for foreign speakers, with special courses for children and health care workers.


Get a quick overview with our YouTube video on Pronunciator.


To track your progress and use on mobile devices, you will need to register for an account.


After choosing your language, you have three options:

  • Select Personalized Courses to learn vocabulary based on an occupation or up to five different topics such as food, education, technology, work, or daily life.

  • Select Main Course for guided courses. You can select your level of learning here – from core vocabulary up to conversational level. Some languages even have music or film options here.

  • Select Learning Guides and More for specialized courses. You’ll find courses for children, for healthcare, for travel, and various skill levels.


If you have a microphone or use the app with a device that has a microphone, you can practice your pronunciation of the language. You can also download a phrasebook to take with you.


Top

ProCitizen Citizenship Classes

Online courses that help prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Test


Top

ProQuest Magazines and Newspapers

Search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, arts, and social sciences, including full-text articles from the Spokesman Review since 1994

See Proquest Digitized Newspaper for digitized copies of the Spokeman Review, including classified ads and photos.


Top

ProQuest Learning: Literature

Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, as well as author biographies and interviews, literary criticism and reviews


Top

Gale in Context: Science

Articles, images, videos, and experiments on a variety of scientific topics


Top

SIRS Discoverer Homework Resources

Homework help, including Science Fair Explorer, current events, biographies, and country facts for young students


Top

Statista

Statistics and market reports on over 80,000 topics arranged by business market sector

Only accessible in library locations


Top

ProQuest Current Newspapers: Spokesman Review

A searchable version of the digitized Spokesman Review newspaper (from 2010 to three months before current date), including classified ads and photos. You can also browse the digitized newspaper, or access other digitized newspapers for Honolulu, Reno, San Francisco, and Salem, Oregon.


Top

Gale Legal Forms

Official Washington State and federal business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms.


Find all subscription databases →

Top

 

Using library databases for homework help

Logging in to library databases

You may need to type in your library card number as well as your PIN (personal identification number). Have both of them ready.

Find all subscription databases →

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Computer & technology classes

The library offers in-depth, online technology training to people of all ages and skill levels.

Courses cover a variety of Microsoft products and skill levels – ranging from beginner users to advanced technical courses that qualify for Microsoft Certification testing.

Gale Courses offer a wide range of highly interactive courses taught entirely online by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience.

More about online technology courses

Hands-on learning labs

We also have some great computer & technology classes you can take in the library.

More about hands-on learning labs

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