Genealogy

EBSCO Small Business Reference Center

Offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

General Research

Consumer Reports

A series of reports on various products and services utilized by consumers. The reports seek to provide consumers with a  detailed analysis of the pros and cons of a particular product or service. ​

EBSCOhost

A powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

Legal Information Reference Center

An online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

ProQuest

Use the "log in with your Proquest account" option rather than the "choose your institution" option. 
Search thousands of full-text newspapers, magazines and professional journals. 
​​Library patrons may contact the library for the ProQuest username and password
Phone: 360-755-3985   Email: [email protected]

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Tutorial video guide here: Science Reference Center Guide

Job Training & Practice Testing

Creativebug.com

Your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Provides on-demand access to over 1,000 art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels

Learning Express Library

Provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. Includes test prep guides, practice tests, and tutorials. Practice for the SAT, Civil Service Exam and many licensing and certification exams. Access the site through our website and register.  

 

Lynda.com

If you need access to Lynda.com and you do not have a physical library card; do not live in a library district; or do not live in the city limits with a library; please visit https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/card.aspx to apply for an eCard to gain access to this serviceLynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through the Washington State Library subscription, patrons have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. For 20 years, Lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills. 

Washington State Library Microsoftt Imagine Academy

The Washington Libraries Microsoft Imagine Academy is a free program for the people who want to improve their computer skills on any level (basic to advanced). This new online resource provides a wide variety of official Microsoft courses and learning resources covering subjects from digital literacy to business skills to advanced networking and programming skills. Click on the icon to reach the Secretary of State webpage hosting access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy. ​There, you may enter your zip code and select "Library, State (LIB)" in the dropdown box to access the online learning.

Newspapers and Magazines

Access World News: Research Collection

Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner. Includes lesson plans!

The Seattle Times Collection

The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in the state of Washington. Founded as a four-page paper with a 19th-century circulation of 3,500, the area’s only major daily print publication has been a trusted source of local news and information in the Pacific Northwest for decades. Today this independently owned newspaper has an international reputation for investigative journalism, and its reporting has received numerous Pulitzer Prizes.

Washington State Library Digital Newspaper Archive

​The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject tags to articles, and saving their search history for larger research projects.

​​Washington State Newspapers

Access to over 100 news sources based in the state of Washington.

Research Resources for Grades K-12

Explora

Research databases for public libraries. ​Tutorial video guide here: Explora Guide

Homework Central

Authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research. Provided by Proquest. 
Library patrons may contact the library for the Homework Central username and password
Phone: 360-755-3985   Email: [email protected]
Tutorial guides here: CultureGrams GuideeLibrary GuideHistory Study Center GuideProQuest GuideProQuest Learning: Literature GuideSIRS Discoverer Guide

 

World Facebook

This free access website does not require login information. ​The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.