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ABCMouse Databases

Thousands of interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for children ages 2-7.
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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: Teen Issues Databases Library Card Required.

Over 1,000 videos covering academic success, personal character development, dating and marriage, mental health, entertainment, sex education, and substance abuse.

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.

ACT Compass

Official web site of the Compass test featuring general test information, sample questions, and test-taking tips.

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.


America’s Stories

State history, famous Americans, original songs, and historical films from the Library of Congress.


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.
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Animal ARKive

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

Apprenticeship Washington

Guide to what apprenticeships are and why you might want to learn a trade through apprenticeship.


Art Project

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


ArtsEdge

Articles, videos, interactive games, and audio clips about art.




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BiblioBoard Databases eBooks Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Self-published and indie eBooks for your computer or tablet including content from SELF-e, Indie Washington, and LJ Select Young Adult; all titles available with no holds and no waiting. For technical support using BiblioBoard, please visit BiblioBoard’s support page or contact  support@biblioboard.com. For technical support using SELF-e, please visit SELF-e’s support page or contact author_relations@biblioboard.com. Access to this service will end on 12/31/17.
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Biography.com

Over 20,000 biographies, plus a "Born on This Day" section.









Business Law

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

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.







Citation Machine

Free online citation tool to create and format MLA, APA and Chicago styles easily, with helpful examples.

City and County Codes

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

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Games about reading, sharing, and math with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Emily Elizabeth, and all of their friends on Birdwell Island.

CliffsNotes

Homework help from CliffsNotes literature notes and study guides, covering literature, Shakespeare, biology, chemistry, math, calculus, history, and much more!



College Navigator

College search tool from the National Center for Education Statistics.

College Scorecard

Scoring system to examine a school's affordability and value, developed by The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency 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.

Dino Lingo Databases Library Card Required.

Language learning lesson videos for kids in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian.

Discovery Kids

Animal games, puzzles, quizzes, skill games, and more!






Duolingo

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

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EasyBib

MLA, APA, and Chicago format citation generator for your bibliography.




Engineer Girl

Opportunities for girls in engineering careers, profiles of women engineers, and more.

Engineering ToolBox, The

Tools and basic information for design, engineering, and construction of technical applications.

Exploratorium

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


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FAFSA on the Web

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to complete online. Major changes to 2017 FAFSA deadlines- check the FAFSA site for details.


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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Federal Student Aid

Collection of links to help you find out how to pay for higher education, provided by the U.S. government.









Funbrain Jr.

Fun and vibrant games to help children build early learning skills in math and reading.

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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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How Stuff Works

Video and illustrations on thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to drones.

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IndustryNet

Listings for over 700,000 manufacturers and suppliers.


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Khan Academy

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

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Let’s Move

Simple 5-step action plan to get moving in fun ways, every day.

Lexile New!

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




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March2Success

Materials to help prepare for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB and other standardized tests, resource sponsored by the U.S. Army.

Math Game Time

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

Math Moves U

Math games, logic puzzles, word problems, and Common Core practice.


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 businesses with data for over 100 million executives, First Research industry reports, KBR Business Ratios, 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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Mozilla Webmaker

Community for exploring, tinkering, and building the web together.


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.

National Archives

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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New York Times Databases Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles from the New York Times (1980-present). Tip: To see the most current complete articles, do an "Advanced Search" and search by date range (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.







Nick Jr.

Online learning games from your child’s favorite Nick Jr. shows designed to help develop your preschooler's math and reading skills.

NIH Senior Health

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

No Sweat Shakespeare

Translations of full plays into modern English, articles on Shakespeare’s life and times, and more.


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.

One-Step Webpages

Tools developed by Stephen P. Morse to simplify searches in several websites, including the Ellis Island and Castle Garden passenger lists.
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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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Paper Rater

Free resource, developed and maintained by linguistics professionals and graduate students.

PBS Kids

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

PBS Nova

Videos, articles, quizzes, and more on space & flight, tech & engineering, physics & math, and nature.





Poets.org

Hundreds of poets and poems, many with audio recordings.


PressReader.com Databases Magazines & 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.







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Resume Builder Databases Library Card Required.

Resume building software, sample cover letters and resumes, and job seeking tips. Sign up for a free account with your KCLS library card. For technical support, contact 1-800-822-3522 ext.135, jgalindo@individualsoftware.com and rhennum@individualsoftware.com.
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Sage Stats Databases Library Card Required.

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. For technical support, please contact onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk. Access to this service will end on 12/31/17.
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Scratch

Application for creating and sharing stories, games, and animations.

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!

Seussville

Games based on your favorite Dr. Seuss books such as The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, The Lorax, and many more!








Sprout

Fun and exciting math, spelling, and coloring games with your favorite Sprout friends.


STEM Resources

Valuable resources for anyone interested in STEM education, from elementary school to college and beyond.

Story Starters

Writing prompt idea generator for your next creative writing project.


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.





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US Newsstream Databases Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Full-text articles from Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CBS News 60 Minutes, and more. For technical support, please contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.



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WashBoard.org, the

One-stop source for state and local scholarships available to Washington state students.



















WebMath

Answers and step-by-step instructions for solving specific math problems.







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YourEconomy.org

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

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