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HeritageQuest Online genealogy researchDiscover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. Contains essential genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help you find your ancestors and discover a place’s past.

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Ancestry Library Edition Email

Genealogical information from billions of records in thousands of databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790 and the American Genealogical Biographical Index (access available at all WCLS branch locations).

Biography In Context Email

Biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subjects.

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ChiltonLibrary.com Email

Do-it-yourself mechanics have access to photographs, diagnostics and step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and technical service bulletins for automobiles and light trucks, some dating as far back as 1940.

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Consumer Reports Email

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

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CultureGrams Email

Cultural reports for state and country projects. Maps, flags, symbols, timelines, history, economy, geography, population and more.

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eLibrary Email

Search or browse more than 1,500 full text magazines and journals. Access pictures, maps and illustrations to enliven homework assignments. Includes the World Almanac.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Email

Downloadable Encyclopedias, reference, and travel eBooks.

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Health & Wellness Resource Center Email

Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on health and wellness topics.

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HelpNow by Brainfuse Email

Live Homework Help available 1pm to 10pm, 7 days a week. Grades 1-12, Washington State curriculum-aligned, tutoring subjects include English, math, science, Spanish, and more.

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Heritage Quest Email

This collection assembles genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials, and includes the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1870, 1910, 1920 and 1930 (partial) federal census records. 

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History Study Center Email

A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

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Job & Career Accelerator Email

Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Job & Career Accelerator is your guide to getting hired!

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LearningExpress Email

Online testing for jobs, school & skills. A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

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Mango Languages Email

Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Mobile Apps for Android and iOS

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NoveList Email

Looking for something good to read? Find new books based on titles you have read or on topics of interest. Categories for adults, teens, and children are included.

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Powerspeak Email

¡Hola! Bonjour! Hallo! Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.

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Proquest Email

Search this for full-text articles from over 2200 magazines and newspapers covering the arts, business, education, health, literature, politics and general interest from 1972 to the present. Includes New York Times; Wall Street Journal; and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry.

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Proquest Learning Literature Email

Find the latest word on authors you study at school and at home!

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ReferenceUSA Email

Business and residential listings of over 12 million U.S. companies, organizations, agencies, 1.3 million Canadian companies, and 120 million residences. Mobile App for iOS

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SIRS Discoverer Email

General reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9, makes learning fun and intuitive. Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center Email

Motorcycles, Tractors, Outdoor Power Equipment, All terrain Vehicles, Snow Machines/Mobiles, Personal Water Craft, Generators, Marine/Boat Motors.

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Testing & Education Reference Center Email

Your one-stop shop for test preparation, eBooks, practice tests, developing career plans and boosting your job skills. Full-length, timed practice exams for the ACT, SAT and PSAT, plus diagnostic pre-tests. Search for colleges and universities, financial aid programs and scholarship information. Job seekers can explore career choices, assess likes, abilities and strengths, research specific job salaries, and map a career path or practice certification tests for a variety of vocations.

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World Book Online Email

World Book sets the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. Available in Spanish.

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