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ABCya!

Educational games and apps.



Academy of Achievement

Biographies of famous historic and contemporary figures with multimedia and interviews.


Accelerated Reader New!

Thousands of quizzes, searchable by author, title, award, reading level, and topic. (Enter your school code in the "Keycode" box at the left side of the screen on the AR website to access quizzes.)


Access Video Databases Movies and TV Streaming Library Card Required.

Thousands of streaming documentary, archival, how-to, and performance videos from Ken Burns, Rick Steves' Europe, National Geographic, HBO, and more- with a citation tool for bibliographies. Topics include automotive technology, career planning, and others. For technical support, please contact 1-800-322-8755 or visit Access Video's support page with live chat help.

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Access Video: Just for Kids Library Card Required.

Over 2,500 animated and educational videos covering reading, language, early learning, growing up, homework topics, music and art, people and places, and world languages (Dino Lingo).


Alliance of Angels

Venture capital opportunities for Northwest hi-tech companies funded by Technology Alliance, a statewide network of businesses, research institutions, and industry trade associations.


Ancestry Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records. Includes U.S. Federal Census from 1790, and the American Genealogical Biographical Index. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page. *Ancestry is available on personal devices from within the library as long as you are logged into the KCLS wifi.

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Animal ARKive

A multimedia guide to the world's endangered species, plants, and fungi.


Art Project

Interactive museum tours, views of masterworks at brushstroke level detail, and tools to share your own collection online.



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Business Law

Easy access to business laws in Washington State from lawforWA.org.


Business Magazines Library Card Required.

RBdigital magazines provides access to business magazines that will help you stay up-to-date. Current issues of Entrepreneur, The Economist, Fast Company, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Inc., and other business magazines are available.

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Business Outreach

Video workshops on tax topics for Washington State businesses, from the Washington State Department of Revenue.


Business Planning

A short video on business planning from the Washington State Small Business Development Centers Network.





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CBeebies

Preschooler games, clips, songs, and things to make with your favorite CBeebies characters.





ChiltonLibrary.com Databases Library Card Required.

Automotive diagnostic and repair information for domestic and foreign vehicles including vehicle maintenance tables, step by step repair procedures, repair labor estimating tool, vacuum and wiring diagrams, and ASE test prep quizzes.

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City and County Codes

Directory of city and county municipal codes with links to individual city websites, from the Municipal Research and Services Center.






Cyndi’s List

Comprehensive listing of genealogical resources containing links to ethnic group sources, how-to articles, country/geography resources, and more than 200 other categories.

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Design Squad Nation

Engineering and science activities, games, videos, and blogs from real engineers.



Driving-Tests.org Education and Training

Practice driving tests for cars, motorcycles, and the CDL in English and Spanish; VIN decoder tool (find it in the footer at the bottom of any page on Driving-Tests.org) identifies a car's manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant, and model year using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Duolingo

Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English for free.


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Exploratorium

Lessons and experiments around food, space, geology and more.


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FamilySearch

Historical records, including many with digitized images; save and share your family tree; order microfilmed records to view in a local Family History Library; find tips and resources using the Research Wiki; and much more.

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Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional Databases Library Card Required.

For fundraisers and grant writers, contact information for over 140,000 foundation and corporate giving programs.

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Freegal Music Databases Mobile Apps Music Streaming Library Card Required.

Millions of songs from thousands of labels and popular artists; available with no holds and no waiting. Limit of 5 downloads a week/12 hours of streaming daily. For technical support, please visit Freegal's website and select 'Help.' 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Education and Training Library Card Required.

Cross-searchable full-text reference books on a wide variety of subjects including:

  • Business Plans Handbook sample business plans from entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
  • College Blue Book guide to thousands of 2 and 4-year colleges and the programs offered. 
  • Financial aid sources such as scholarships, fellowships, and loans.
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HeritageQuest Databases Library Card Required.

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. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.

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hoopla Databases eBooks Mobile Apps Movies and TV Music Streaming Library Card Required.

Movies, TV, music, and comics for your computer or mobile devices; all titles available with no holds and no waiting. Limit of 10 checkouts/month. For technical support, please log in to hoopla and select 'Submit Feedback' from the bottom of the website, or from the 'Settings' section of the app.

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IndustryNet

Listings for over 700,000 manufacturers and suppliers.


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Kanopy Kids Library Card Required.

Films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem with integrated Common Sense Media ratings.



Khan Academy

Short video lessons and practice exercises to work on at your own pace.


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Lexile New!

Thousands of books, searchable by Lexile or grade level to find a just-right book for every reader.



Lynda.com Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Self paced tutorials on software and computer skills, web design, computer programming, video editing, project coordinating, business management, job and career paths, marketing, and so much more. For technical support, please contact 1-888-335-9632 or visit Lynda.com's support page**Please note that if you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists under your previous library card account.**

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Math Game Time

Games, worksheets, and apps in a wide range of math topics.


MedlinePlus

Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand, from the National Library of Medicine.

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Mergent Intellect Business Research Databases Library Card Required.

Directory of over 245 million global down to homebased businesses with data for over 100 million executives, 1,000 First Research industry reports, company financial searching capability, KBR Key Business Ratios and Industry Norms, Nielsen Demographics, Nielsen Popfacts, Prizm market segmentation, consumer lifestyle by zip code, Indeed job listings, and directory information for over 250 million residences with previously associated addresses and relatives. Download up to 20,000 records at a time.

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My Plate

Model of a balanced plate, with all of the yummy food groups.


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NASA’s Space Place

Information about space from NASA, including games and activities in English and Spanish.



New York Times Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles from the New York Times (1980-present). Tip: To see the most current complete articles, do an "Advanced Search," search by publication date and specific date range (enter the current date - current date), and select "Full Text" only. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.








NIH Senior Health

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institute on Aging.


Novelist Databases Library Card Required.

Reading recommendations, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. For guides and training materials please visit Novelist's support page.

 

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Octonauts, The

Games that take you on a dive deep into the ocean to explore, rescue, and protect the creatures who live there.


Oh Noah!

Educational games and activities that teach Spanish.





OverDrive eBooks for Kids Databases Library Card Required.

Children’s eBooks, audiobooks, and more, available anytime, anywhere- all you need is a library card. For technical support, please open OverDrive's website or app and select 'Help.'


OverDrive eBooks for Teens Databases Library Card Required.

Teen eBooks for your computer, mobile device, or eReader. For technical support, please open OverDrive's website or app and select 'Help.'


OverDrive Video Library Card Required.

Children’s movies, available anytime, anywhere- all you need is a library card. For technical support using OverDrive, please open the service's website or app and select 'Help.'



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PBS Kids

Games with your PBS Kids favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger, and Peg + Cat!







PressReader.com Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Full view newspapers from 120+ countries with 60+ languages represented. Newspapers include up to 3 months of back coverage. For technical support, please visit PressReader's support page. Even if you are in a KCLS library/using KCLS WiFi, please click on “Sign in” on the upper right corner of the PressReader site, select the library card icon, and enter your library card barcode number and PIN for full access to the site's content. Select King County Library System as your library. You will see a green coffee cup icon on the top left side of the PressReader site when you are logged in.


pronunciator Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Language learning lessons in 80 languages with live native speaker teachers, movies, music, ESL/citizenship prep in 51 languages, and courses for children, health care workers, and K-12 teachers. To track your progress, create a pronunciator account in addition to logging in with your KCLS library card and PIN. A quick start video tutorial is available. For technical support, please contact 1-800-328-1776 or support@pronunciator.com or visit pronunciator's support page.


pronunciator en Español Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Clases para aprender hasta 80 idiomas con profesores nativos en vivo, películas, música, preparación de inglés como lengua extranjera (ESL) y ciudadanía en 51 idiomas, cursos para niños, profesionales de la salud y maestros de K-12 (Kindergarten a grado 12). Para registrar su progreso, cree una cuenta con pronunciador además de iniciar una sesión con su tarjeta de las bibliotecas KCLS y su PIN. Hay disponible un video tutorial de inicio rápido. Para obtener asistencia técnica, comuníquese al 1-800-328-1776 o support@pronunciator.com o visite la página de soporte de pronunciator.



ProQuest Research Library Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles on a diverse range of topics from 4,100+ magazines, journals, and newspapers including ABI Business Trade & Industry Articles (ABI/Inform), The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, US Newsstream, and US West Newsstand. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.




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Science Online Databases Library Card Required.

Science and math for middle and high school levels.  Includes diagrams, science experiments, essays, definitions, biographies, ebooks, and lesson plans. For technical support, please contact 1-800-322-8755 or visit Science Online's support page.

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Scratch

Free downloadable application used like Legos to code online.





Seattle Score

Free one-on-one business counseling and workshops to help clients grow or start a business. Make an appointment to meet with an experienced business professional at the Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland, or Shoreline libraries. Free legal resources for business owners.

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Sesame Street

Educational games, videos, and coloring pages with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more!









Student Accounts Library Card Required.

Access to all of the online resources that KCLS offers with a Student Account connected to your student ID.



Study Zone

Need homework help? Students in grades K-12 can get free help at the library from volunteer tutors.


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ThomasNet.com

Manufacturers and suppliers in over 67,000 categories.



Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

One-on-one, real-time tutoring via chat and audio in a variety of subjects. Tutor.com is available 24/7 but live tutoring is only available from 2 pm-midnight daily.

Services include:

  • ACT/SAT practice course
  • AP courses
  • bilingual tutors
  • citizenship preparation help
  • college-bound help
  • cover letter review and help
  • document proofing, in real-time and drop-off
  • English language skills help
  • interview preparation
  • job searching help
  • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint tutorials
  • remedial skill building
  • resume review and help
  • sample resumes, templates, and guidelines
  • videos on basic education foundations
  • WA State SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test preparation (Select the “Other Tools” menu at the top of the Tutor.com site and choosing “Prep for the SBAC.")

For technical support, please contact librarysupport@tutor.com or visit Tutor.com’s help center located at the bottom of each page in the Tutor.com FAQ section. Tutor.com cannot help you retrieve your PIN If you forgot your PIN you must contact a KCLS library or Ask KCLS for help.

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Tutor.com Ayuda con las tareas escolares en vivo Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

Tutorías individualizadas en tiempo real via chat para estudiantes de K-12, de nivel inicial universitario y estudiantes adultos en varias materias. Tutor.com está disponible 24/7 pero las tutorías individualizadas solo están disponibles de 2 pm - medianoche.

Los servicios incluyen:

• Cursos de práctica ACT / SAT

• Cursos AP

• tutores bilingües

• ayuda para la universidad

• corrección de documentos, en tiempo real y sin cita previa

• ayuda con las habilidades del idioma inglés

• Tutorías de MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint

• desarrollo de habilidades de refuerzo

• videos sobre fundamentos de educación básica

• preparación para el test SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) del estado de Washington. (seleccione "Otras herramientas" (“Other Tools”) en la parte superior del menú del sitio Tutor.com y "Preparación para SBAC" (“Prep for the SBAC").

Para obtener asistencia técnica, contacte librarysupport@tutor.com o visite el centro de ayuda de Tutor.com en la parte inferior de cada página de Tutor.com, en la sección Preguntas frecuentes (FAQ). Tenga en cuenta que Tutor.com no puede ayudarle a recuperar su número clave (PIN). Si olvidó su número clave (PIN), debe comunicarse con una biblioteca de KCLS o solicitar ayuda de Ask KCLS.


Tutor.com Live Homework Help® Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

One-on-one, real-time tutoring via chat and audio for students in grades K-12, entry-level college, and adult learners in a variety of subjects. Tutor.com is available 24/7 but live tutoring is only available from 2 pm - midnight daily.
 
Services include:
  • ACT/SAT practice course
  • AP courses
  • bilingual tutors
  • college-bound help
  • document proofing, in real-time and drop-off
  • English language skills help
  • MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint tutorials
  • remedial skill building
  • videos on basic education foundations
  • WA State SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test preparation (Select the “Other Tools” menu at the top of the Tutor.com site and choosing “Prep for the SBAC.")
For technical support, please contact librarysupport@tutor.com or visit Tutor.com’s help center located at the bottom of each page in the Tutor.com FAQ section. Tutor.com cannot help you retrieve your PIN If you forgot your PIN you must contact a KCLS library or Ask KCLS for help.

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Washington Post Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles from the Washington Post (1987-present). Tip: To see the most current complete articles, do an "Advanced Search," search by publication date and specific date range (enter the current date - current date), and select "Full Text" only. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.com, or visit ProQuest’s support page.













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YourEconomy.org

Detailed information about the performance of over 24 million active businesses.


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