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ABCmouse.com Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success.

ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas with more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish.

Inspire your child to love learning and build confidence in:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • and more!

Click here for In library use.

Note: Set up your account on the computer before installing the ABCMouse app.

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America’s News via NewsBank Newspapers Library Card Required.

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  

Suggested Topics include, Trending Now, Summer Reading, Books & Authors, Business & Economics, Criminal Justice, Diversity Equity Inclusion, Education, Environment, Heath, International Issues, Jobs & Careers, Leisure Activities, People, Politics and Government, Social Emotional Awareness, Social Issues, Sports, STEM, and Technology.

Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., and tools for Daily Headlines and Lesson Plan, Hot Topics and Special Reports.

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Ancestry (Library Edition) Library Card Required.

Discover your family history with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Ancestry's genealogy information includes US immigration records, SSDI, and census images. Available on Library Computers and TRL Wi-Fi only - no home access.

View the tutorial on Niche Academy to learn more.  

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AtoZ Maps Online

A comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

Includes:

  • Modern Maps -  World, Country, Regional and Continent
  • Historical Maps - World, Country, City, Ancient & Medieval Maps
  • Climate Maps - Temperature, Global Weather Visualization, NASA Sea Level
  • Geology Maps - USGS Topographic, Tree Species, Bird Species, Global Volcano
  • Video Guides - Geography (U.S. States, Capitals, Major U.S. lakes and rivers)
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AtoZ the USA Library Card Required.

One-stop reference for state reports, projects, and presentations with extensive historical, economic, biographical, and genealogical information.

Contains more than 115 country-specific articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia.

From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment with A to Z the USA.

BENEFITS

  • One-stop reference for state reports, projects, and presentations.
  • Supports educators with lesson plans and class activities.
  • Extensive historical, economic, biographical, and genealogical information.
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AtoZ World Food Library Card Required.

Food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages.

AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

FEATURES:

  • 174 Countries
  • 9,000+ Food Photos
  • 1,700+ Food Quotes
  • 7,000+ Recipes
  • 650+ Ingredient Articles
  • 1,400+ Food Culture Articles
  • 800+ Food Glossary Terms
  • Personal Recipe Book

View the AtoZ World Food tutorial.  

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Cambridge Dictionary

Free English language dictionary and thesaurus.

Cambridge University Press has been publishing dictionaries for learners of English since 1995. Cambridge Dictionaries Online began offering these dictionaries completely free of charge in 1999 — and today, Cambridge Dictionary is still growing.

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Career Connect Washington

Directory of programs combining real-world skills and classroom learning for young people in Washington. A partnership of business, labor, education, and community leaders creating work-based and academic programs for young people to explore, learn, and earn money or college-level credit.

Career Connect Washington makes it possible for every student to learn and earn—preparing for a career while earning money and college-level credit. By linking the many people, programs, and resources across Washington state as well as offering high-quality, unique pathways to learning, college, and career, we are filling a gap so students can begin to explore, prepare for, and launch into careers of purpose and impact.

Explore three general categories of programs that get gradually more intense and rewarding: Explore, opens a new window, Prep, opens a new window, and Launch, opens a new window.

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Career Cruising En Español Library Card Required.

A self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in career and life. This interactive career guidance resource includes in-depth profiles of careers, colleges, and universities.

Career Cruising has six main sections: Explore Assessments, Explore Careers, Explore Education, Explore Financial Aid, Employment, and the My Plan tool. If you are interested in a career with the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Guard, you can find the information you need in Career Cruising’s Military Careers section. The Job Search tool incorporates content from Indeed.Com, a job search engine that allows users to access job postings on company career sites and online job boards. Compare Schools feature looks at most undergraduate school profile pages. The Resume Builder is seamlessly linked with the My Plan tool.

Available in Español by clicking on the tab on the top of the website.

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Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals Library Card Required.

An automotive repair database with maintenance instructions and repair guides for most vehicle years, makes, and models. As one of the most trusted names in auto repair, Chilton Library is a fantastic resource for the at-home mechanic or automotive enthusiast.

Features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Labor Estimating Tool.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

View the Chilton Library tutorial.


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Code.org Library Card Required.

An education nonprofit dedicated to the vision that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.

Launched in 2013, Code.org includes free coding lessons for all skill levels and has inspired tens of millions of students to learn to code.

The website helps expand access to computer science with a focus on increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

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Consumer Reports En Español Library Card Required.

An independent and nonprofit organization that provides unbiased reports on a variety of products. For over 80 years, Consumer Reports (CR) has provided product testing and ratings to help you make better, more informed purchasing choices.

CR’s consumer product and service testing center in Westchester, New York is the largest nonprofit educational and consumer product testing center in the world. They have more than 130 testing and research experts who work with the home, cars, technology, product safety, statistics, survey research, food safety, health ratings and market research teams.

Read current and past issues, learn how to buy a new or used car, and product reviews. Available in en Español with a link in their footer.

Watch the Consumer Reports Tutorial to learn more.  

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CultureGrams Library Card Required.

Appreciation of the world's countries and peoples with concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content.

Areas:

  • World Edition: Cultural information on more than 200 counties and territories.
  • States Edition: Explore all the US States
  • Kids Edition: Get a kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world.
  • Provinces Edition: Tour all the Canadian provinces and territories.

Watch the CultureGrams tutorial.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions Mobile Apps

This research database is a premiere source of business and residential information to locate people and businesses, conduct consumer research, create marketing plans, and search for jobs. You can search against geographic areas for specific information.

Data Axle Reference Solutions was created in 1998 under the name ReferenceUSA to provide libraries with the most up-to-date business and consumer data available. Now, their product is widely available at places including the New York City Public Library, Yale University Library, and libraries of all sizes across the United States including Timberland Regional Library. 

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Find business opportunities
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • View historical market trends
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Discover news articles for research
  • Download up to 250 records at a time
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DigitalLearn.org En Español

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials to improve digital literacy. Courses cover basic skills, such as using a mouse & computer, navigating a web site, creating an email address and searching.

Other courses include specific topics like applying for jobs online, using Microsoft Word, searching for quality health information and staying safe online. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long. Available in English and En Español.

DigitalLearn.org is a project of the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

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FirstSearch (OCLC) Library Card Required.

A proven and highly trusted tool that empowers anyone to find the authoritative content they need in every format from worldwide library collections. FirstSearch navigates through WorldCat’s 547 million bibliographic records in seconds, connecting searchers to exactly what they need. It’s a direct link to the authoritative content that informs collection development decisions, solves reference questions, and meets interlibrary loan demands.

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Fish & Amphibians Gale eBook Library Card Required.

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Provided by Gale eBooks: Britannica Illustrated Science Library Chicago, IL: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2013. 100 pp.

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Gale Academic OneFile Library Card Required.

Gale’s premier periodical resource, Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

Browse by Discipline:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Other search tools include: Topic Finder, Subject Guide, and by Publications.

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Gale Business Insights Library Card Required.

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

Gale Business: Insights provides an extensive collection of business intelligence, combining Gale reference content with respected business sources and full-text periodicals to help researchers understand today’s global business environment. Users can access more than 430,000 detailed company profiles with company financial data, in-depth country overviews, and comprehensive industry profiles to stay current with the ever-evolving business landscape.

While this global database is a valuable resource for students, Gale Business: Insights also offers relevant information to educate and accelerate the business activities of budding entrepreneurs, small business owners, financial planners, and established business professionals.

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Library Card Required.

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

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.

Watch the Gale Business tutorial.   

 

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Gale Directory Library Library Card Required.

Searchable ebook directories:

Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more.

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
A comprehensive guide to the growing nonprofit world designed for marketers, sales staff, and nonprofit professionals. Provides contact and basic factual information on the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States.

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Gale eBooks En Español Library Card Required.

Enjoy an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Gale’s eBook platform provides comprehensive support from many of today’s top publishers.

Whether you’re looking for homework aids, how-to manuals, or travel tips for your next trip, Gale eBooks will have you covered.

Content can be translated into 40 languages, while the platform itself can be translated into more than 30 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology allows audio files to be downloaded and saved onto any mobile device and read aloud in nearly 25 languages.

Watch the Gale eBooks tutorial to learn more.   

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Gale General OneFile Library Card Required.

Comprehensive database that provides access to a wide range of scholarly and general interest articles across various disciplines. It includes newspapers, magazines, academic journals, and multimedia sources, making it a valuable resource for research and information gathering.

Browse by Topic:
Careers, Computers and Technology, Education, Health, History, News and Current Events, Personal Finances and Taxes, Self-Help/Self-Improvement

Watch the Gale OneFile tutorial.   

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Gale Health & Wellness Library Card Required.

Offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, 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.

What dietary habits are associated with developing adult-onset diabetes? Are antioxidants really effective? What new advances have been made in the treatment of HIV/ AIDS? Gale Health and Wellness is your first-stop resource for answers to these and other health-related questions. 

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Gale in Context – High School Library Card Required.

Access hundreds of thousands of topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, and critical essays on core subjects ranging from the Great Depression to Malala Yousafzai. Periodical coverage includes full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from reputable sources like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, and Smithsonian.

Empower learning with rich multimedia in diverse formats including images, maps, charts, graphs, videos, and audio selections that include podcasts, archival film clips, and broadcast video from BBC News, NYTimes.com Video Collection, NPR, and more.

Watch the tutorial below to learn more.

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Gale in Context – Opposing Viewpoints Library Card Required.

With over 20,000 pro/con viewpoints, approximately 19,000 reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more, students will be prepared to argue any side of the issue. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is cross-searchable with Gale In Context: Global Issues.

A wide range of media rich content offers differing views making it an ideal resource for debaters. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues.

Students can dive deeper with periodical content that covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Specific titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.

Watch the Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints tutorial.   

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Gale in Context – Science Library Card Required.

Access to this product will end 12-31-2023.

The wealth of content in Gale In Context: Science spans the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, and math and technology.

Go beyond research projects and choose from over 350 experiments in 200 entries to assign during everyday instruction, enabling hands-on learning anywhere students have online access. Understand and explore varied concepts, like homeostasis, circuits, radioactive decay, chemical equations, force, energy, and more!

Watch the tutorial below to learn more.


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Gale in Context: Elementary Library Card Required.

Learn about animals, plants, art and music, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, science, sports, and technology.

Students can learn at a comfortable pace as they move through periodicals, videos, and more to find information that draws them into any topic. The content matches to elementary-level curricula and comes from reliable publishers, like Encyclopedia Britannica, Blackbirch Press, Youngzine, and more.

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Gale Legal Forms Library Card Required.

Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms are available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues including wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

New! A selection of legal documents are available in Spanish-language and Spanish-English bilingual versions. Look for the * signifier in your search results.

Watch the Gale LegalForms tutorial.   

 

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Gale OneFile – Science Library Card Required.

Database that provides access to a wide range of scholarly and general interest articles. It includes newspapers, magazines, academic journals, and multimedia sources, making it a valuable resource for research and information gathering.

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Gale OneFile: Informe Academico En Español Library Card Required.

Una colección de revistas y revistas académicas en español y portugués de texto completo sobre América Latina. Busque temas como negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura y más. Full-text articles from Spanish-language magazines and journals.

Otras herramientas de búsqueda son: Buscador de temas, Guía de materias y por publicaciones.

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Global Road Warrior Library Card Required.

A comprehensive resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 174 Country Guides with 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics so well for so many countries.

  • Research issues in international and cross-cultural studies, international business, the social sciences, women’s studies, language studies, and study abroad programs.
  • Deep coverage of difficult-to-find country information related to culture, business, travel, and local living.
  • Global Road Warrior is mobile friendly, automatically adapting to the screen size of any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch the Global Road Warrior tutorial.   

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Got Resume Builder

This free resource (no library card required) provides assisted resume writing, customizable templates, multiple download formats, and the ability to manage multiple resumes when you create a free account.

Build your job-winning resume in 3 easy steps:

    1. Create resume content with step-by-step resume writing guide
    2. Format resume by selecting a design template and font
    3. Download and email resume in multiple formats
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GrantSelect Library Card Required.

An online database of funding opportunities such as grants (for programs, projects, planning, start-up, endowments, technical assistance, facilities and equipment, etc.), awards, and fellowships for example.

Funding opportunities range from pure research grants to arts programs, biomedical and health care research, community services programs, children and youth programs, K-12 education funding, international programs, and operating grants for nonprofit organizations.

Each record includes:

  • Contact information
  • Sponsor name and address
  • Subject terms for related searches
  • Type of sponsor (Federal agency, foundation, research institute, etc.)

Each record also includes (where available):

  • URLs to more information on the funding opportunity
  • Deadline date(s)
  • Restrictions on who may aply (including geographic restrictions)
  • Lists of previous awards
  • Amount(s) of grant or award
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number
  • Populations encouraged to apply (e.g., women, minorities, disabled)
  • RFA and PA numbers for NIH grants
  • Program numbers for NSF grants
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HeritageQuest Online Library Card Required.

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

When you first log in to Heritage Quest, you will see the home page that has a generic “Begin Searching” button allowing users to immediately search without having to identify the type of information they want to find.  There are also some links to the most commonly used resources in HeritageQuest such as census records and books as well as links to begin searching for resources relating to the revolutionary war and the Canadian Census.

This popular product includes:

  • City Directories
  • Census Map Guide
  • U.S. Indian Census Rolls
  • Mortality Schedules
  • Agricultural and Industrial Schedules
  • U.S. Freedman’s Bank Record, 1861-1875

HeritageQuest – tutorial

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Hobbies & Crafts Source Library Card Required.

A database of detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas that meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Includes leading full-text hobby and craft magazines, hobby profiles, recipes, and videos all in a unique, dedicated user interface with easy-to-browse categories.

Subjects include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home and garden
  • Indoor recreation
  • Kids' crafts
  • Model building
  • Needlecrafts and textiles
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Performing arts
  • Science and technology
  • Scrapbooking and papercrafts

Watch the Hobbies and Source tutorial., opens a new window   

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Home Improvement Source Library Card Required.

This database provides do-it-yourselfers with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Home Improvement Source offers full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of images not found anywhere else online. Patrons can quickly find the information they need by conducting keyword searches or browsing projects by category.

Subjects Include:

  • Electrical work
  • Decorating home and garden
  • Maintenance
  • Outdoor improvements
  • Plumbing
  • Remodeling
  • Wood projects
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Kanopy Mobile Apps Streaming Library Card Required.

Video streaming platform that offers a wide selection of movies, documentaries, and TV shows from around the world. The platform provides patrons with access to high-quality, educational, and entertaining content. Stream from a  vast collection of movies and other video content, including classic films, indie films, world cinema, documentaries, and more. Users can access Kanopy's content on their computers, tablets, smartphones, or TVs by using the Kanopy app, which is available on various platforms.

Films with public performance rights (PPR) can be used for extracurricular events, like film clubs or social events.

Kanopy now utilizes a "tickets" system for streaming, instead of play credits. Users are provided with a monthly allotment of 16 tickets. Every title will be labeled with a ticket value, allowing users to determine how many tickets will be used and how long they will have access to the title. The number of tickets required per title will vary depending on the type (movie, series, etc.) and length.

Please note, per Kanopy's Terms of Service, opens a new window users must be 18 years old or over OR have the involvement of their parent or legal guardian to use Kanopy. Set up a personalized PIN, opens a new window to keep your kids inside Kanopy Kids.

Watch the Kanopy – Tutorial

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Kanopy for Kids Mobile Apps Streaming Library Card Required.

In the Kanopy Kids section, you'll see only content that's suitable for children, with a focus on ages 2-8. Kids can browse this section freely, and you can set up parental controls, opens a new window to ensure children can't view content outside of Kanopy Kids. Once parental controls are enabled, a PIN is required to exit Kanopy Kids.

Kanopy Kids titles don't use play credits, so you have unlimited access to everything in the Kanopy Kids section.

To access Kanopy Kids from your Kanopy, opens a new window account, click Kids in the top-right corner of your homepage.

 

Access Kanopy Kids by clicking

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LearningExpress Career Preparation Library Card Required.

The LearningExpress Career Center is a website that provides a range of resources and tools to help individuals explore and advance their careers. Offering career assessments, job search resources, resume and cover letter builders, interview preparation tools, and career development courses. Access a wide variety of practice tests and courses for standardized exams, such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, and TOEFL.

  • Learn More About a Career
  • Job Search and Workplace Skills
  • Prepare for the Air Traffic Controller Exam
  • Prepare for Allied Health and Social Worker Exams
  • Prepare for Civil Service Exams
  • Prepare for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Exams
  • Prepare for Cosmetology Exams
  • Prepare for Hospitality Exams
  • Prepare for Electrician and Plumbing Exams
  • Prepare for Emergency Medical Services and Firefighting Exams
  • Prepare for Law Enforcement Exams
  • Prepare for Military Exams
  • Prepare for Nursing Exams
  • Prepare for Real Estate Exams
  • Prepare for Teaching Exams
  • Prepare for the WorkKeys® Assessments and the TOEIC®
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LearningExpress Library En Español

An easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Organized into targeted learning centers, this flagship product offers a comprehensive selection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books and high-stakes test preparation modeled after official tests. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.

Targeted Learning Centers:

  • Supplement homeschooling curriculum with Grades 4–8 Educator Resources
  • College admissions and placement exams (ACT®, SAT®, AP® and TOEFL®)
  • Academic skills-improvement for 4th-grade skills-level through college (reading, writing, math, science)
  • Graduate School Admissions exams (DAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MAT® and MCAT®)
  • Adult learning (reading, writing, math) with U.S. citizenship test prep
  • High school equivalency (GED®, HiSET® and TASC™) test prep
  • Spanish-language content academic skills improvement as well as GED®  and U.S. citizenship test prep
  • Occupational certification exam prep for careers in nursing and allied health, military, law enforcement, education and the trades

Watch the LearningExpress tutorial.   

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Legacy Washington

Legacy Washington is a section of the Washington State Secretary of State's blog, "From Our Corner," dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history and stories of Washington state. This blog category features a collection of articles, stories, and content that highlights the state's historical figures, events, and cultural heritage, offering readers a valuable resource to explore and appreciate the legacy of Washington state and its people.

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Legal Information Source Library Card Required.

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.

With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

Subjects Include:

  • Business law
  • Financial planning
  • Family law
  • Property and real estate
  • Rights and disputes

Watch the Legal Information Source tutorial., opens a new window   

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Libby (OverDrive) eBooks & audio App Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists. It's a delight to discover new books through Libby.

The app can be downloaded for Android, iPhone, and Kindle or used in a web browser by visiting libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge (Chromium) browser.  

Read across devices
All your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress sync across your devices.

Offline access
Download ebooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.

Listen in your car
Enjoy audiobooks in your car through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or a Bluetooth connection.

Send to Kindle
If you prefer reading on your Kindle, Libby can send your library books to it.  

Watch the Libby tutorial   

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LinkedIn Learning for Library Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. This online learning platform provides video courses taught by industry experts and has a catalog of 16,000+ courses and learning paths.

Watch our YouTube Video on logging into LinkedIn Learning.

For mobile access, download the app for android and iPhone. The library ID is 'trl'. View the LinkedIn FAQ, opens a new window for more details. **Please note: If you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.

Watch the LinkedIn Learning tutorial.  

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Mango Languages En Español Mobile Apps New! Library Card Required.

Learn 70+ languages and American Sign Language (ASL) at your own pace. Practice includes reading, writing, and listening in online lessons.

Our favorite Mango features include:

  • Real-world conversations that won’t leave you lost in translation.
  • Voice Comparison for matching your pronunciation with native-speaker audio.
  • Listening & Reading Activities for reinforcing learned material and building new skills.
  • Personalized Review System that adapts to your individual learning pathway.
  • Culture Notes for unique insights into different cultures.
  • Mango Movies for learning through engaging, authentic content.

Note: Sign up first through the website, before logging using the app.

 

Mango Help:
https://support.mangolanguages.com/hc/en-us 
https://support.mangolanguages.com/hc/es

Watch the Mango tutorial: English | Español

 

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Morningstar Investment Research Center Library Card Required.

Dig into expert analysis from 100+ global researchers on securities, funds, markets, and portfolios. With transparent insights, investors can make more confident investment decisions. Easily print one page PDF stock and fund reports. Check out the "Articles" section for news and "Help" for monthly user webinars. For direct technical support email libraryservices@morningstar.com, opens a new window.

Watch the Morningstar tutorial.   

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New York Times (1980-present) Newspapers Library Card Required.

Access articles from the New York Times (East Coast Late Edition, through ProQuest). Full-text available from June 1, 1980 - present.

Includes a variety of tools to save and share New York Times articles as pdf, citation export, email, print, and save to a cloud platform.

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NewsBank Newspapers Library Card Required.

News media archive that consolidates articles from newspapers, blogs, broadcast transcripts, and more into one place. With tens of millions of articles available, NewsBank is one of the most comprehensive news databases in the world and includes newspapers from across the US, WA (Seattle Times, News Tribune, etc.) and our local area (Chinook Observer, Chronicle, Daily World, Olympian & Vidette).

  • Aberdeen Daily World                
    • Full-text local and regional news articles by the Daily World staff from January 2005 to the present.
      The Daily World is a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, Washington and has been serving Grays Harbor County and northern Pacific County since 1889.
  • America’s News                
    • Explore and stay informed on local and national 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 spanning the U.S., including Seattle Times Collection.
  • Centralia Chronicle                
    • Local and regional news articles from the Centralia Chronicle ranging from October 2002 to the present. The Chronicle Newspaper, published every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday serves readers in Lewis County, Washington, and portions of south Thurston and north Cowlitz counties.
  • Chinook Observer        
    • Weekly newspaper for Washington's Long Beach peninsula. Issues from August 2002 to the present are available. The Chinook Observer is a weekly newspaper serving the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington state. 
  • Olympian         
    • Search more than 15 years of Washington state history with the The Olympian Collection. Coverage from 2001 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition. The Olympian is a newspaper based in Olympia, Washington.
  • Seattle Times Collection                
    • Explore Seattle history through local news, events, and people with Seattle Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. 1985-current (image version from 2018-current).
  • Washington State Newspaper Collection                
    • Access point for the Washington State Newspaper collection from NewsBank content. Includes local TRL area papers, The Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune, and many other sources.
  • Vidette                
    • Local and regional news articles from the Vidette ranging from August 2007 to 2020. The Vidette is a weekly newspaper serving east Grays Harbor County.

View the NewsBank tutorial.  

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NewspaperArchive Newspapers Library Card Required.

In Newspaper Archive, search thousands of old newspapers from around the world dating back to 1607.

Find your family’s story in old newspaper articles, save clippings, and pass on your family legacy. For genealogists, newspaper archives provide public and vital records information such as birth and marriage announcements, death notices, military records, obituaries, historical photos and more!

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Newspapers at the Washington State Library Newspapers

WSL's newspaper collection includes current issues on paper (125+ titles) and historic newspapers on microfilm (over 50,000 reels of newspapers dating from the 1850s to the present). There are additional research options through subscription newspaper databases.

Some of these online databases, like the historical Olympian archives, are not accessible if you are in a TRL building. To access the online databases at the WSL or from home, you must get an e-card from the WSL, opens a new window (available to any WA resident).

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Northstar Digital Literacy Library Card Required.

Northstar Digital Literacy tests and builds your computer skills in key areas such as basic computer skills, Internet basics, social media, email, Microsoft Word, Windows, Mac OS, and Career Search Skills. Demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges.

Interactive digital literacy test topics include:

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Google Docs
  • Career Search Skills
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
  • Social Media and Your Digital Footprint

Northstar is a valuable resource to anyone looking to brush up on their skills, and it can be a great tool for local businesses to develop new staff.

(Community organizations: set up your own account, opens a new window). 

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Northwest Digital Heritage

A partnership between the Washington State Library, opens a new window, the Oregon Heritage Commission, opens a new window, and the State Library of Oregon, opens a new window, Northwest Digital Heritage leverages existing infrastructure and best practices to enhance access to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage organizations throughout Oregon and Washington. Services and support include:

  • Digitization training and digital asset management guidance
  • Best practices for metadata creation and remediation
  • Digital collections hosting and consultation
  • Grants and funding opportunities for community digital projects
  • On-site digitization services

Northwest Digital Heritage also operates a service hub of the Digital Public Library of America, opens a new window (DPLA), which helps bring these unique and local Northwest collections to a wider audience. Funding provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, opens a new window.

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NoveList K-8 Plus Library Card Required.

A database of book recommendations to help kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Recommendations for titles, authors, and series are crafted by experts in children’s literature. NoveList K-8 Plus lets you search for books with your kids' favorite story elements, then limit by reading level so you can find your young reader the perfect book.

Watch the NoveList Plus tutorial.   

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NoveList Plus Library Card Required.

A database of book recommendations covering fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Includes book club discussion guides.

NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 25 years and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

Watch the NoveList Plus tutorial.   

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OverDrive Digital Magazines Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Read thousands of digital magazine titles and single topic issues including:

  • Popular titles such as Us Weekly, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone.
  • Special interest titles such as PC World, Bon Appetit, Minecraft World, and Women’s Fitness.
  • Titles in a variety of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French, and more.
  • Rolling 3 years of back issues, wherever available.

Mobile access will be through the Libby app, either downloaded to your device or used in a web browser. 

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OverDrive eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines En Español Library Card Required.

Search TRL's digital collection of eBooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines on a desktop through the OverDrive website. Place holds, checkout, manage your account, and read/listen from the desktop. If you would like read or listen on your smart device, your items will sync up in the Libby App. (Learn more about Libby, opens a new window)

Collection categories update frequently, don't miss these:

  • Available Now
  • Lucky Day Collection
  • Book Clubs
  • World Languages: Español, 한국어, русский

Set website language to English or en Español.

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Pharos Print App (MyPrintCenter) Mobile Apps

The Pharos Print app, available to download for iOS and Android, makes it easy to submit, manage, and release print jobs to a Pharos secure print queue using your device.

With this app, you can:

  • Edit your finishing options before you print.
  • Preview your document(s) before you print.
  • Delete a print job from your Pharos secure print queue.
  • View all documents in your Pharos secure print queue.
  • View your Available Funds and job cost (when applicable).

When setting up the app:

    1. Use "printing.trl.org" for the server address and "443" for the server port.
    2. Press Connect. The Pharos Print app will connect to the Pharos server and display a log on screen.
    3. Enter your username and password, and then press Log On. You're now ready to begin using the app

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ProCitizen: Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test

ProCitizen (via the Pronunciator language learning site) will help you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test. Through a series of 100 informative videos, plus practice exercises and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully pass the Naturalization Test.

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Pronunciator Language Learning En Español Library Card Required.

Access to this resource is ending in Feb. 2024. Coming Nov. 1: Mango Languages!

Courses in 160+ languages, instruction in 130+ home languages, ESL, American Sign Language, and Mexican Sign Language.

In each lesson, students learn new vocabulary words and can click "repeat" when needed. The software can listen and score pronunciation. Students can record their voice and compare it to the lesson. Some languages have grammar lessons as well as vocabulary.

The “Main course” has “Core Vocabulary” with 100 categories from beginner to intermediate, Powerful Phrases with 50 travel categories, and 100 verbs conjugated. Some languages have audio downloads of songs with lyrics called ProRadio and videos with subtitles that let learners loop any phrase in the video. There are also lessons to prepare for the US citizenship exam and health vocabulary.

The recorded voices are native speakers of each language.

Pronunciator can be used in any browser. The Bluebird App is also available (register at browser based app, opens a new window before downloading. Android & iOS pin: TIMB).

Watch the Pronunciator tutorial.   

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ProQuest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary database that provides access to a vast collection of scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, journals, magazines, and other research materials. It covers a wide range of academic disciplines, making it a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals seeking authoritative information on various subjects.

Watch the ProQuest tutorial.

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Reference USA Library Card Required.

Premiere source of business and residential information.
Ten databases: U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. Standard White Pages, U.S. Historical Businesses, U.S. Jobs/Internship Postings, U.S. Healthcare, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, U.S. New Movers/Homeowners, Canadian Businesses, and Canadian White Pages.

Download the app for Reference Solutions! Search US Businesses and US Consumer from your phone or tablet.

Watch Reference USA Tutorial


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Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

View and download large-scale plans of Washington State cities and towns, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. Sunborn maps were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers including numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years.

Watch the Sanborn Maps tutorial.   

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Scholastic Teachables

Printable activities for math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and more. Download and print worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, puzzles, clip art, and skills sheets for grades pre-k to 8.  Resources for Kindergarten Readiness, Homeschool & Homework Helpers, Storytime & Friends Literacy Workshops, and Stay on Track Packs.

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Small Business Source Library Card Required.

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans. 

Features Include:

  • State-specific resources
  • Business basics
  • Start-up kit and business plans
  • Industry information by small business type
  • A unique, user-friendly interface

Watch the Small Business Source tutorial., opens a new window   

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Small Engine Repair Source

Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All content is organized in a unique, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Small Engine Repair Source (SERS) offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.

The database includes information on more than 25 years of engine models and the full collection of Clymer repair manuals, with new and updated content added regularly. PDF full text is available for all documents.

Repair and Maintenance Information Provided For:

  • Air-cooled engines
  • ATVs
  • Chainsaws
  • Commercial mowers
  • Diesel engines
  • Farm tractors
  • Generators
  • Motorcycles
  • Marine (boats)
  • Outdoor power equipment
  • Personal watercraft/jet ski
  • Riding lawn mowers
  • Rotary tillers
  • Snowmobiles
  • Snowthrowers
  • String trimmers and blowers
  • Walk-behind mowers
  • Yard and garden tractors
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TRL Go Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

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Embark on a new chapter of your learning journey and dive into the world of knowledge, imagination, and inspiration with our new cutting-edge Library App – TRL Go

With TRL Go, your library is just a tap away. Borrow books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and more, all from the comfort of your device. Never miss a due date or library event again! Get timely notifications about upcoming returns, renewals, and exciting library programs.

Download TRL Go now and unlock the boundless possibilities of learning and connecting with your library community! It's time to discover and explore like never before. Your library, accessible anytime, anywhere.

TRL Go is replacing the soon-to-be-discontinued "TRL Mobile" app on December 31st.

Only available at Timberland Regional Library

TumbleBooks Mobile Apps Streaming Library Card Required.

This curated database of children’s e-books has over 1,100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non fiction books and videos, curated playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! 

There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads, and books are available instantly.

Watch the tutorial to learn more.

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Universal Class Library Card Required.

Online learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end.

Once enrolled in a course, watch engaging videos, complete assignments, and receive feedback from friendly instructors. For many courses a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is offered at successful completion. Some courses are also available for video-only auditing.

Courses include:

  • Computers & Technology
  • Event Management
  • Writing Help
  • Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies
  • Spiritual Studies
  • Health & Medicine
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Human Resources
  • Microsoft Office Courses
  • Psychology
  • Personal Development
  • Business
  • and more!

Watch the Universal Class tutorial.   

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US Newsstream Newspapers

U.S. Newsstream provides users with a comprehensive search platform for accessing up-to-date premium U.S. news content. It offers a vast archive of newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in full-text format, spanning back to the 1980s.

U.S. Newsstream stands out by granting exclusive access to esteemed publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The platform is conveniently cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform, ensuring a seamless research experience.

With U.S. Newsstream, users can delve into various forms of media, including audio and video works, newspapers, magazines, blogs, podcasts, and websites. It's a comprehensive resource for staying informed and accessing a wealth of valuable information.

Included databases:

  • CBS News 60 MINUTES 
  • U.S. Hispanic Newsstream 
  • U.S. Major Dailies 
  • U.S. Midwest Newsstream 
  • U.S. North Central Newsstream 
  • U.S. Northeast Newsstream 
  • U.S. South Central Newsstream 
  • U.S. Southeast Newsstream 
  • U.S. West Newsstream 
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    Value Line On-line Investment Research

    An online database that gives investors and market researchers access to professional quality data and research tools. 

    Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

    View the Value Line Tutorial from Niche Academy.   

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    Washington Rural Heritage – Timberland Digital Collection

    About the Timberland Regional Library Collection: The Review Club of Aberdeen is the oldest women's cultural group still operating in the state of Washington.

    Founded on March 3, 1891, the group meets in Aberdeen twice a month to share and discuss "good books." Topics have included everything from fiction to politics to spiritualism. The group's continued existence speaks to the ongoing desire for intellectual opportunities for women throughout the century.

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    WSL Biblioboard Ebook Collection

    This collection of ebooks from the Washington State Library can be accessed by anyone in any community across our state! Powered by geolocation, these books are available for simultaneous use for readers of all ages, with no username or password required. Kids and Teen Comics collections, Young Adult (YA) collections of Fantasy & Sci-Fi and Mystery & Action, Adult Fiction, and Adult Nonfiction.

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