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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Trade & industry-focused information - journal articles, market reports, industry reports and news - covers every major industry from finance to construction.


Academic Search Premier
Educational full text articles, many of which are peer-reviewed, available from over 4,000 journals—plus PDF files back to 1975 for over 100 journals.

All-Data Auto Repair
Vehicle repair information from the industry leader—includes vehicle diagrams, service bulletins and recalls. Not accessible with Google Chrome browser. Available only in our libraries.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices National
Newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States including The Seattle Times (1/6/1985 - current) and The Everett Daily Herald (8/16/2005-current).

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogical information and records. Available only in our libraries.

AtoZdatabases
Premier job search, reference and marketing database including 2.4 million job listings, 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! Get the iPhone App.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and updates are added on a regular basis.

Biography in Context
Biographical information on people from throughout history, worldwide, and across all disciplines and subjects.

Birds of North America Online
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

Business Source Premier
Search regional, national and international business news—including marketing research & reports, emerging business trends, and detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies from Datamonitor.


Computer Source
Full-text technical journals and consumer computer titles covering topics such as computers, telecommunications, electronics and the Internet.

Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Also see Salud en Espanol.

Consumer Reports Electronic Issues
Browse the issues by date or search for a specific article, in PDF full text format copy of the original print publication.

Consumer Reports on Health Electronic Issues
Browse the issues by date or search for a specific article, in PDF full text format copy of the original print publication.

Consumer Reports Online
Full access to Consumer Reports magazine website with professional and user ratings—includes links to Consumer Reports Network.


Consumers' Checkbook
Ratings for local area service companies by a non-profit consumer agency.

Credo General Reference Premium
An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.

CultureGrams
Profiles of over 200 countries, each U.S. State, and all 13 Canadian Provinces. Maps, flags, symbols, timelines, history, economy, geography, population and more.

Daily Life Through History eBookshelf
In depth information on everyday life, social customs and global culture through history.

DemographicsNow--Business & People
U.S. demographic data for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an audience for products/services, or analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population. Standard and custom reports for download.

EBSCOhost Databases
Get the iPhone App. Get the Android App.

eLibrary
Get everything you need to finish your report, poster or project without leaving your computer. You’ll find articles, pictures, maps and even whole books!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Don’t know anything about a topic? Start here and find some general articles to get you started. This is suitable for upper elementary and older, as it does not include pictures.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full text reference eBooks on the arts, business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and the world, religion, science and social science. Get the iPhone App. Get the Android App.

GreenFILE
Information that focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Topics range from climate change to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Grzimek's Animal Life
Discover over 4000 species of animals, find pictures and learn about what they do, how they evolved and where they live.

HelpNow
Online homework help, skills building, practice tests and writing lab for all ages. GED, US Citizenship, Resume, and Microsoft Office help is also available. One-on-one tutoring is available from 1-10pm, every day, though questions can be submitted 24/7. Brainfuse app is now available in the Google Play store for Android mobile devices.

History Study Center
Historical reference material that spans ancient times through to today's current events. Over 40,000 documents that showcase historical events and provide quick and valuable facts for a variety of users from high school students to history scholars.

Job & Career Accelerator
Job listings from all major job boards—plus, create resumes, cover letters and build interviewing & networking skills. Note: Required to set up user account and password.

Kids Search
Visually search encyclopedias, dictionaries and digital images, designed for kids K-8. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards, check ‘Teacher Resources’ within resource for further details.

LearningExpress Library
Interactive practice exams and guides for academic ((GED (also in Spanish), ACT, SAT, GRE)), U.S. citizenship, civil service, military, and professional licensing & certification tests—plus computer software tutorials (WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, Windows & Mac operating systems).

Legal Information Reference Center
Full-text publications and legal forms to address a range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

LegalForms
Access to customizable online legal documents, including Washington state specific forms.

Literature Resource Center
Critical analysis of literary work and in-depth author biographies from every age and literary discipline.

Lynda.com
Lynda.com Video tutorials on software packages, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. Available free at Lynnwood Library and Marysville Library Creative Tech Centers only.

Mango Languages
Uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach language. Create your own user account to track your learning. Courses in 45 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, even Pirate! Get the iPhone App. Get the Android App.

MasterFILE Premier
Articles, dating back to 1975, covering a broad range of subjects including business, education, health, science and multi-cultural issues—plus a digital image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Microsoft I.T. Academy
Training in fundamental technology skills, such as Windows 8, and more. The Microsoft I.T. Academy provides unlimited access for more than 400 courses.

Military & Government Collection
A thorough collection of periodicals and academic journals offering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government—full text for nearly 300 journals and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research data and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.


National Geographic Virtual Library
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

National Newspapers Core
Coverage of The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, & The Christian Science Monitor.

New York Times - 1980 to Current
National and international news, coverage of important speeches & documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts from the US newspaper of record.

New York Times Historical - 1851 to 2009
Digital reproductions going back to the first issue provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

NoveList K-8
For kids in kindergarten through middle school who are looking for a great book to read next.

NoveList Plus
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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Point-of-view articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on current events and issues of controversy. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards for middle and high school, check 'Curriculum Standards' within resource for further details.

Overdrive Digital Media Library
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music, and movies to your computer or mobile device.

Oxford English Dictionary
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, this is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers. Also includes articles, collecting clubs, and images.

ProQuest Family Health
Journals and magazines covering a range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. Also includes author biographies and multimedia, literary criticisms, essays, reviews and interviews.

ProQuest Research Library
Mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers with broad, inclusive coverage of a wide range of popular academic subjects.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Over 300 full text publications, many peer-reviewed, providing extensive coverage of religion and philosophy—topics such as world religions & history, biblical studies, and political & moral philosophy.

Science Reference Center
Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Searchasaurus
Search Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia by keyword or by topic to find answers to the questions kids ask most. For grades 1-6

SIRS Discoverer
Articles and graphics for students in grades 1-9. Need ideas for your science fair project? Looking for a good map for your state report? Here you will find information on your topic of interest at your reading level.

Small Business Reference Center
Videos provide interviews, 'lessons learned' features, lectures, and 'how to'. Advice includes how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Also includes demographic data and other local information.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines and their supporting components.

Sno-Isle Libraries Magazine Collection
Search for print and online issues in the Sno-Isle Libraries collection of popular and trade titles.

Student Research Center
Students can search major areas of study, such as language arts, science and social studies, by keyword or topic—results can easily be sorted by magazine, reference book or encyclopedia, plus video is available for some topics. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards, check ‘Teacher Resources’ section for further details.

Student Resources In Context
Information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.

Travel! eBookShelf
Downloadable travel guides. Get the iPhone App. Get the Android App.

U.S. History in Context
Full text documents, reference articles, and journals covering United States history from pre-colonial times to the present. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards for middle and high school, check ‘Curriculum Standards' within resource for further details.

Value Line Research Center
Lookup company reports, industry reports, or specific issues in PDF format.


Western Newsstand
Local and regional newspapers from the Western Region of the United States including the states of CA, AZ, WA, OR, AK, HI, MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO and NM.

World Book Online
Includes World Book Online for Kids, Info Finder, Reference Center, and Early World of Learning.

World History in Context
A complete overview of world history with full text documents on such subjects as civilization, cultural trends, religion, economics and war. Content is aligned with WA State Curriculum standards for middle and high school, check ‘Curriculum Standards' within resource for further details.

World Vital Records
Search online genealogy sites for family information in a collection of more than one billion names in more than 8,000 hard-to-find databases—advanced search technology makes data access quick and easy. Now includes US Census Images 1790-1940.

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty


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