Online Learning Tools


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.

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AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

The premier job search, reference, and mailing list database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business and executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, fining friends, relatives, and more.

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Auto Repair Source (AutoMate)

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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Biography Reference Bank

This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

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Consumer Reports

Enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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CultureGrams

Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports – delivering the world to you. CultureGrams helps you discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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For Kids and Parents: CultureGrams (Kids Edition)

EBSCOHost

One-stop shopping for your research and entertainment needs. Contains full-text for thousands of popular magazines and academic journals, as well as photographs, reference books and primary source documents. Includes EBSCO’s Masterfile Premier, Academic Search Premier, Computer Source, Legal Information Reference Center, Religion & Philosophy Collection, and Military & Government Collection.

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Business Insights: Global

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with in-depth analysis on over 400,000 companies.

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Business

Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

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Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory

Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

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Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism

Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

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Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability

Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

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Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management

Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.

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Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

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Gale eBooks

Explore a database of encyclopedias, reference sources, and travel books within the Gale eBooks platform.

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Gale Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

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Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

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Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

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Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

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Gale OneFile: Psychology

Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

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Gale In Context: Elementary

Offers elementary children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore a broad range of subjects like animals, geography, science and more—all in one place.

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Gale In Context: Middle School

Made specifically for middle schoolers, this resource combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

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Gale In Context: High School

Provides grades 9–12 with standards-aligned content to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering critical thinking and information literacy skills.

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Gale In Context: College

Offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

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Gale In Context: Global Issues

Supports global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

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Gale OneFile: Informe Academico

Proporciona acceso a una amplia gama de publicaciones y revistas académicas de texto completo en español y portugués, tanto de Latinoamérica como sobre Latinoamérica.

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Gale Literature: LitFinder

Provides access to literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and writers throughout history. Includes more than 150,000 full-text literary works and over 800,000 poetry citations as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

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Gale Gale OneFile: News

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

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Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

Provides access to the most searched magazines focusing on current events, sports, science and health issues.

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Gale General OneFile

Gale's largest general-interest periodical resource allows users to find the information they want quickly, with intuitive searching that ensures they tap into quality sources.

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Gale Academic OneFile

Connects students to the information they're looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.

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You may also want to try one of the topic-specific databases, listed below, from the OneFile collection. There is some overlap between collections, but each has unique resources.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Gale OneFile: Communications & Mass Media

Gale OneFile: Computer Science

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies & Policy

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Gale OneFile: Gardening & Horticulture

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement

Gale OneFile: Information Science

Gale OneFile: Military & Intelligence

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Gale OneFile: Religion & Philosophy

Gale OneFile: Science

Gale OneFile: U.S. History

Gale OneFile: War & Terrorism

Gale OneFile: World History

While links to great homework resources can be found throughout this page, the resources below should be of special interest to students:


Biography

Biography Reference Bank

This biographical database offers the in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

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Current Events & Issues

Gale in Context: Elementary

Supports global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

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Gale in Context: Middle School

Made specifically for middle schoolers, this resource combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.

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Gale in Context: High School

Provides grades 9–12 with standards-aligned content to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering critical thinking and information literacy skills.

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Gale in Context: College

Offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

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Gale in Context: Global Issues

Supports global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

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Point of View Reference Center

A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide

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Literature & Reading

Gale Literature: LitFinder

Provides access to literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and writers throughout history. Includes more than 150,000 full-text literary works and over 800,000 poetry citations as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

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Literary Reference Center

Includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. ... NoveList K-8 includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, children's and younger teen titles in both fiction and non-fiction.

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NoveList Plus

Find something good to read with this reader’s advisory site. NoveList can help find works of fiction that suit your interests and tastes. Includes reviews, recommended reading lists, discussion guides and more. Has information on more than 155,000 fiction titles.

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TumbleBooks

The TumbleBooks collection includes fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, animated picture books, read-alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), eBooks and audiobooks.

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Reference Books & General Periodical Databases

EBSCOHost

One-stop shopping for your research and entertainment needs. Contains full-text for thousands of popular magazines and academic journals, as well as photographs, reference books and primary source documents. Includes EBSCO’s Masterfile Premier, Academic Search Premier, Computer Source, Legal Information Reference Center, Religion & Philosophy Collection, and Military & Government Collection.

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Gale eBooks

Explore a database of encyclopedias, reference sources, and travel books within the Gale eBooks platform.

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Gale Academic OneFile

Connects students to the information they're looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.

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Gale OneFile HighSchool Edition

Provides access to authoritative, reliable digital content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books appropriate for middle- and high-school students and covers a wide range of subjects, including science, history, and literature.

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Social Studies

CultureGrams

Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports – delivering the world to you. CultureGrams helps you discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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Literary Reference Center

Includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a great place to learn about a wide variety of topics, such as technology, business/management, and design. This resource offers more 5,000, expert-taught courses, and is free to use with your library card.

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Niche Academy

This resource includes video tutorials for digital content, such as downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, Novelist Plus, TumbleBook Library, and more..

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NoveList

Find something good to read with this reader’s advisory site. NoveList can help find works of fiction that suit your interests and tastes. Includes reviews, recommended reading lists, discussion guides and more. Has information on more than 155,000 fiction titles.

For Kids and Parents: NoveList K-8

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Points of View Reference Center™

A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.

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Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Rosetta increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn. In no time at all, you’ll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

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Salem Press

Provides access to Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th edition; Psychology & Behavioral Health; Milestone Documents in American History; American Presidents; American First Ladies; and Critical Survey of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

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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.

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Skagit Valley Herald (2005-Current)

Articles from our local daily paper, The Skagit Valley Herald, dating back to late 2005.

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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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