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Research Tools & Databases

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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.

 Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content.


Ancestry Library

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

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Auto Repair Reference

Repair manuals and wiring diagrams.

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View the current issue of BookPage online.
BookPage June 2020 


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

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A robust and easy-to-use resource for students doing research and getting homework done.

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HeritageQuest Online

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

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History Reference Center

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

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Literary Reference Center

This includes information on thousands of authors and their works.

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

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

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.

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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.

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

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NoveList K-8

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

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OverDrive - Washington Anytime Library

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

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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.

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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.

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The Seattle Times Collection

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection. With coverage from 1985 - current, the Collection contains full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles and content only published online.



TumbleBooks reads aloud and animates many of your child's favorite books! An excellent program for beginning readers.


Washington State News

Explore and research people, events and issues across Washington State. This resource contains news sources from across the state including: the Bellingham Herald, Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Columbian, Daily Herald, Daily News, Daily Record, Daily World, Kitsap Sun, News Tribune, The Olympian, Seattle Times, Spokesman-Review, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and more.

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