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.

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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Consumer Reports

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

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CultureGrams

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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Explora

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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Lynda.com

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

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Microsoft IT Academy

Residents of Washington State can take Microsoft IT Academy courses for free, thanks to Microsoft, the Washington State Library, and the State Legislature.

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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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NextReads

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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NoveList

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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Pronunciator

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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ProQuest

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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