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  • Access to Ancestry Library is only available while using a computer within the library.
  • CultureGrams and Pronunciator may require you to create an account.
  • If a patron ID is requested, use your Library barcode number.

Ancestry Library

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Census, vital records, church, court and immigration records.

 

Auto Repair Reference

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Repair manuals and wiring diagrams.

 

Biography Reference Center

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A collection of full-text biographies as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

 

Consumer Reports (10/5/16 - access to ratings is currently limited - Consumer Reports is working to resolve the issue)

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Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

 

CultureGrams

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Maps and in-depth information on 187 countries and all the United States Kids Edition, too.
(Use wwplremote for both user name and password.)

 

Explora

A robust and easy-to-use resource for students doing research and getting homework done.explora web button public libraries 100x50

 

HeritageQuest Online

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Genealogical collection of federal census records, source documents, indexes and much more. 

History Reference Center

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The world's most extensive full-text history reference database.

 

Literary Reference Center

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This includes information on thousands of authors and their works.

 

Lynda.com

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Professionally designed video tutorials support over 4,000 courses in business, software, technology and creative skills.

  

 

 

 

 

Microsoft IT Academy

microsoft-it-academy-logoResidents of Washington State can take Microsoft IT Academy courses for free, thanks to Microsoft, the Washington State Library, and the State Legislature.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Offers real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

NextReads

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Sign up for monthly e-mail updates on new releases and suggested titles in your favorite genres, including mysteries, historical fiction, science, biographies, books for young people, and more.

NoveList

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Everything the fiction lover needs: suggestions, lists, the next in a series, and more.

 

NoveList K-8

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Everything for children's fiction needs: suggestions, lists, the next in a series, and more.

 

OverDrive - Washington Anytime Library

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Enjoy your books on the go! Download an audio or ebook. Play it on your computer, portable player or cell phone.

 

 

Points of View

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Find essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

 

Pronunciator

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A fun and easy way to learn languages at your own pace. Includes ESL, speech recognition, free apps, and downloadable audio lessons.

 

ProQuest

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The first stop for research! Searches over 2,000 magazines and journals. Many articles are full text. Funded and supported in part by the Washington State Library and LSTA/IMLS funds. 

Referencia Latina

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This Spanish-language database offers content from reference books, magazine articles, images, health reports, and a Spanish-English dictionary. 

World Book Encyclopedia

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The online version is complete with articles, maps, photographs, charts, and audio/visual clips.

 

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