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Venture capital opportunities for Northwest hi-tech companies funded by Technology Alliance, a statewide network of businesses, research institutions, and industry trade associations.
Searchable Federal Government records.
State history, famous Americans, original songs, and historical films from the Library of Congress.
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Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records. Includes U.S. Federal Census from 1790, and the American Genealogical Biographical Index.
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Biographical, bibliographical, and critical content about literature and literary figures. This database replaces the Literature Resource Center. Access to Artemis ceased on 12/31/2016.
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Biographical sketches and magazine articles focusing on nearly 275,000 individuals.
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Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.
Newspaper archive of the Bothell Sentinel and Citizen from 1908-1939.
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Information on companies, industries, and more. Access to Business Insights will cease on 12/31/2016.
Easy access to business laws in Washington State from lawforWA.org.
Video workshops on tax topics for Washington State businesses, from the Washington State Department of Revenue.
A short video on business planning from the Washington State Small Business Development Centers Network.
A U.S. Small Business Administration business planning web presentation from Palo Alto Software.
An index to business plans, many available online, from The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Sample business plans from entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
Local Washington State government jobs.
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Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document.
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Information about diseases, conditions, wellness, travelers health, and emergency preparedness from the CDC.
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Articles from the Chicago Tribune (1985-present).
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America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and U.S. Newspaper Directory of American newspapers published between 1690-present, chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
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Guide to doing business with the King County Housing Authority.
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Articles from over 400 medical journals and consumer and news magazines.
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Fully-indexed U.S. Census, local and family history collection, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, U.S. Serial Set, PERSI (Periodical Source Index), and more.
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A free online encyclopedia of Washington State history.
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Vast array of records held by the National Archives, including military service files, immigration and arrival records, land records, and more.
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Small business news from the Reuters news agency.
An overview of Marketing from the Small Business Administration.
Statistical data from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes.
Large scale maps of Washington cities and towns from1867-1970, detailing street blocks and building numbers.
Financial assistance programs from the Small Business Association.
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Science-oriented diagrams, experiments, essays, definitions, and biographies.
Access to ScienceFlix ceased on 6/17/2016.
Application for creating and sharing stories, games, and animations.
Free downloadable application used like Legos to code online.
Directory of groups, organizations, and events in the Seattle area.
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Resources for starting and running your own small business, from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
A collection of online business ratio calculators from Bankrate.com.
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Current and historical demographic data from the United States presented in easily downloadable maps and tables.
Services promoting the well-being of older adults in Washington State.
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Valuable resources for anyone interested in STEM education, from elementary school to college and beyond.
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Oral history archive you can record and upload your life story to.
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Access to TumbleBook ceased on 11/30/2016.
One-on-one tutoring from for students in grades K-12, entry level college, and adult learners- available daily from 2 pm-midnight.
Business and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Access to select newspapers from the Western Region of the United States.
Official job site of the United States Federal Government.
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Directory of places in our community that need your skills and passion
Articles from the Wall Street Journal (1984-present).
Coverage of news pertaining to small business success.
One-stop source for state and local scholarships available to Washington state students.
Earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship programs from the Department of Labor & Industries.
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Access to historical Washington State newspapers through the Washington State Library.
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Articles from the Washington Post (1987-present).
Consumer tips, plus instructions for resolving consumer complaints.
Guides to starting and licensing a business from the Washington State Department of Licensing.
The Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities.
Network of microloan providers in Washington State.
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Volunteer, nonprofit advocacy organization for older adults formed in 1977.
State agency requirements and processes for new and existing business owners, from the Washington State Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance.
Directory of colleges and universities in Washington and links to resources.
Free service available for any resident of Washington who has difficulty reading regular print.
Washington's one-stop source for education and career planning. (En Español)
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Volunteer-based site that aims to provide an information page for every country in the world.
Encyclopedia of mythology.
Combined catalogs of hundreds of libraries around the world.
Contracting opportunities with the Washington State Department of Transportation.
A small business blog from The New York Times.
Detailed information about the performance of over 24 million active businesses.
Digital magazines for your computer and mobile device. View available apps