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ABI/Inform Trade & Industry Databases Library Card Required.

Get the latest data about companies, trades, and products. Follow business trends. Learn about management styles.

Sources include:

  • books
  • wire feeds
  • audio and video
  • journal articles
  • market research reports
  • industry reports
  • news from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, and MIT Sloan Management Review

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Or visit ProQuest’s support page.
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Access Video Databases Movies and TV Streaming Library Card Required.

Watch thousands of streaming videos and documentaries. From names you know like Ken Burns, Rick Steves' Europe, National Geographic, HBO, and more. Learn by doing with thousands of documentary and how-to streaming videos.

Topics include:

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Access Video: Just for Kids Databases Library Card Required.

Explore streaming educational videos that are kid-safe and ad-free. With the videos kids want to watch, plus songs and games to educate and entertain. Sesame Street, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-322-8755.
  • Visit Access Video's support page with live chat help.

Ancestry Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Search billions of records to discover your family story. Discover the meaning and history behind your last name. Build your family tree. Connect with the past in the world's largest collection of online records.

Includes:

  • U.S. Federal Census from 1790
  • American Genealogical Biographical Index

For technical support: Email libraryedition@ancestry.com

*You can use Ancestry on your personal device only while connected to KCLS WiFi at a library.

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Art Project

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


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Biography in Context Databases Library Card Required.

Get biographical information that you can rely on for your next paper or project. Connect with accurate and engaging articles, videos, audio, and images. Complete your research with ease on any device.

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BookFlix Video Storybooks Databases eBooks Movies and TV Library Card Required.

Build a love of reading and learning in your pre-K-3 young readers. Watch classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks. For an overview of the service watch this demonstration video. Click the apple and book icon in the top right corner for the Help tab.

For technical support:

  • System requirements (PDF)
  • Mention that you are a patron of King County Library System.
  • Call 1-800-724-2222 and select option 5.
  • Email scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com and RDwyer@Scholastic.com
  • Or visit BookFlix’s support page with live chat help.
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Britannica Online Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Find accurate information to help you complete school assignments or explore your interests. Read or listen to articles at a reading level that is right for you. Get articles, images, definitions, and websites from lots of trusted sources.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-621-3900, ext. 7160.
  • Email edsupport@eb.com
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Chicago Manual of Style Online Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Make your communication more clear and accurate with this searchable style guide. Search the latest publishing advice in the Chicago Q&A tool. Find a guide to correspondence and proofreaders' marks. Save time with a quick citation guide. Learn which problematic words and phrases that experts suggest avoiding.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-877-705-1878.
  • Email cmosonline@press.uchicago.edu
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ChiltonLibrary.com Databases Library Card Required.

Save money by learning how to fix and maintain your car. Get step-by-step instructions specific to your year, make, and model.

Includes:

  • maintenance tables
  • repair instructions
  • labor estimating tool
  • vacuum and wiring diagrams
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) practice tests
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Consumer Reports Databases Library Card Required.

Compare the latest gadgets. Find reliable cars. Search for appliances by feature. Check with the experts before making your next purchase. Read product reviews, ratings, buying advice, and articles from the latest issues of Consumer Reports.

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Culturegrams Databases Library Card Required.

Learn about what life is like around the world.

Includes:

  • country and state reports
  • articles
  • maps
  • videos
  • statistics and data
  • photographs
  • biographies
  • interviews
  • recipes
  • local experts

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.
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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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Daily Life Through History Databases Library Card Required.

Explore the details of daily life around the world from pre-history to today. Learn through articles, maps, charts, and primary documents. Engage your students with lesson plans.
 

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-368-6868.
  • Email techsupport@ABC-CLIO.com
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Driving-Tests.org

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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eLibrary Curriculum Edition Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Get all the resources you need for your next research project in one place. Choose from topic guides about people, places, historical events, books, and current events. Export your citations or save articles to Google or OneDrive. For students in grade K-12 and college.

Includes:

  • articles
  • photos
  • maps
  • video
  • transcripts from magazines, newspapers, radio and television news programs
  • reference books

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.

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Family Health Database Databases Library Card Required.

Find accurate health information that you can rely on.

Includes:

  • medical journals
  • popular magazines like Psychology Today, Family Health, Men’s Health, and Working Mother
  • books
  • reports
  • blogs
  • websites

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.
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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.

Find contact information for the foundations that are most likely to give you grants. Get results you can't get from Google. Search the directory for thousands of foundation and corporate key decision makers.

Includes:

  • keyword search 990s and 990-PFs
  • information on millions of grants
  • foundation maps and charts
  • access to the 'Foundation Grants to Individuals' tool for individuals seeking grants
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Gale Virtual Reference Library Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias eBooks Education and Training Library Card Required.

Read, email, or print nonfiction books and articles. Search for facts in encyclopedias and directories.

Includes:

  • Business Plans Handbook Get ideas for your business plan. Read plans used to find funding for other small businesses. Find plans in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries.
  • College Blue Book Look up 2 and 4-year colleges and the degrees offered.
  • Financial Aid Sources Search for scholarships, fellowships, and loans.
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HeritageQuest Databases Library Card Required.

Discover your family history.

Search:

  • fully-indexed U.S. Census
  • local and family history collection
  • Revolutionary War records
  • Freedman’s Bank records
  • U.S. Serial Set
  • and more.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.
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Kanopy Kids Databases Library Card Required.

Watch a streaming collection of age-appropriate films and TV series selected for kids. Finding the right video is easy using Common Sense Media ratings. Titles selected help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem. Set up a personalized PIN to keep your kids inside Kanopy Kids. 

For technical support:
Click on the 'Support' link at the bottom of the main Kanopy page after you have logged in.



Khan Academy

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


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

Learn job and technology skills at your own pace. Take online tutorials on topics like:

  • software and computer skills
  • web design
  • computer programming
  • video editing
  • project coordinating
  • business management
  • job and career paths
  • marketing

This service is limited to about 150 simultaneous users.

If you change your library card number you will lose any playlists you saved with your previous card.

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Mango Languages Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Learn a new language at your own pace. Practice reading, writing, and listening in online lessons. Customize your lessons by choosing the topics that you're interested in. Take your learning with you on your mobile device.

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MedlinePlus

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

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Morningstar Investment Research Center Databases Library Card Required.

Stay current with investing data and reports. Find mutual fund and stock data and portfolio analysis. Get up-to-date financial news and commentary. Analyze holdings and exposure with the Portfolio X-Ray Tool. Learn about personal finance topics like stocks or retirement.

Includes:

  • stocks
  • open-end mutual funds
  • exchange-traded funds
  • closed-end funds
  • analyst reports on thousands of securities
  • webinars

For technical support:

  • Call 1-866-229-9449.
  • Email libraryservices@morningstar.com

If this service is not fully accessible to you, please contact Ask KCLS to discuss alternate options.

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New York Times Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read articles from the New York Times (1980-present).

To find the most current complete articles:

  1. Choose "Advanced Search."
  2. Search by publication date and specific date range (enter the current date - current date).
  3. Select "Full Text" only.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.



Newspaper Archive Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read articles from over 400 years of newspapers. Explore family history, small-town events, and news from around the world.

For technical support, contact AccessCS@newspaperarchive.com.

If this service is not fully accessible to you, please contact Ask KCLS to discuss alternate options.




Novelist Databases Library Card Required.

Find your next reading recommendation. Get read-alikes, books that are similar to another book you like. Research an author or book. Explore themed book lists. Get discussion guides for your book group. Read articles about books and authors.

Learn how to get the most out of Novelist on the service's support page.

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OverDrive eBooks for Kids Databases Library Card Required.

Find the right eBook for your kids. Reading is easy on your computer, mobile device, or eReader. Customize the font size, spacing, or use a different font including dyslexic.

For technical support:

Open OverDrive's website or app and select 'Help.'


OverDrive eBooks for Teens Databases Library Card Required.

Find your next book on your computer, mobile device, or eReader.

For technical support:
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, open the service's website or app and select 'Help.'



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PressReader.com Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read newspapers from around the world in many languages. Newspapers include up to 3 months of back coverage. Log in* to PressReader to share or print articles.

*You will need to log in to use the site. Even if you're in King County Library System (KCLS) library or connected to KCLS WiFi.

To log in:
1. Click on “Sign in” on the upper right corner of the PressReader site.
2. Select the library card icon.
3. Enter your library card barcode number and PIN.
4. 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.

For technical support, visit PressReader's support page.


pronunciator Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Learn a language in personalized courses that you can take at your own pace. Practice words and phrases that are used in work such as food service and healthcare. Choose your "home language" to learn a new language in the same language that you use at home. For all ages.

Also includes:

  • American Sign Language course
  • English as a Second Language course
  • U.S. citizenship preparation courses

To track your progress:

  1. Create a pronunciator account.
  2. Log in with your King County Library System card and PIN.

For technical support:


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

Aprende un idioma con cursos personalizados que puedes tomar a tu propio ritmo. Practica palabras y frases que se utilizan en el trabajo, como en el servicio de comida y atención médica. Elija su "idioma nativo" para aprender un nuevo idioma. Para todas las edades.

Ademas incluye:

    • Curso de lenguaje de señas Americano
    • Curso de inglés como segundo idioma
    • Cursos de preparación para la ciudadanía estadounidense

    Para seguir su progreso:

    1. Crea una cuenta con Pronunciator
    2. Inicie la sesión con su tarjeta y PIN del Sistema de Bibliotecas del Condado de King

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ProQuest Learning Literature Databases Library Card Required.

Read poetry, prose, and drama. Find works of literary criticism, essays, author biographies, reviews, and interviews. Listen to contemporary poets read their own or favorite poems.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.
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ProQuest Research Library Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Includes:

  • The New Yorker
  • The Economist
  • ABI Business Trade & Industry Articles (ABI/Inform)
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • US Newsstream
  • US West Newsstand
  • CBS 60 Minutes Video Collection

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.

PTSDpubs Databases Library Card Required.

Find articles, reports, and books about PTSD and other effects of trauma. Search for specific symptoms or diagnostic codes.

If you have a disability and find an article you would like to read that is not accessible:

  • The National Center for PTSD will send you a copy that is 508 accessible.
  • Contact ncptsd@va.gov

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.
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RBdigital Magazines Databases eBooks Magazines and Newspapers Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Read magazines and listen to audiobooks on your computer and mobile device. There is a checkout limit for current issues of The Economist and National Geographic. Older copies of these titles have no checkout limit.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-877-77-AUDIO.
  • Email yoursupport@recordedbooks.com
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ReferenceUSA Databases Library Card Required.

Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, locate people, and search for jobs. Get accurate company and residential data for the U.S. and Canada.

Includes:

  • business listings (U.S. and Canada)
  • residential listings (U.S.)
  • job and internship searches from Indeed.com (U.S.)
  • historical businesses (U.S.)
  • new movers/homeowners list from U.S. Consumers & Lifestyles (U.S.)

Download up to 250 records at a time.

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Science Online Databases Library Card Required.

Access to Science Online will end at 11:59 pm on September 30.

Find diagrams, science experiments, essays, definitions, biographies, ebooks, and lesson plans. Supports middle and high school level science and math.

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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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Testing and Education Reference Center Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

Prepare for school or job success. Study for school admission, civil service, postal, firefighter, healthcare, cosmetology, military, and other career exams with eBooks and practice tests. Search for schools. Explore careers. Find out how to write a stronger resume.

Log in with your library card number and PIN. Then, create a Testing and Education Reference Center account to use all features.

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

Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. Submit an essay or math problem for review. Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP, or graduate school entrance exams. For adults. Available via chat and audio.

Tutor.com is available 24/7 but live tutoring is only available from 2 pm-midnight daily.

For a list of session limits, subjects you can get help with, and tools for teachers view our Tutor.com FAQs.

For technical support:

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. Disponible en chat y audio. Tutor.com está disponible 24/7 pero las tutorías individualizadas solo están disponibles de 2 pm - medianoche.

Para obtener una lista de los límites de las sesiones, las materias con las que puede obtener ayuda y las herramientas para maestros, visite Tutor.com FAQs.

Para soporte técnico, contacte librarysupport@tutor.com o visite  centro de ayuda en la parte inferior de cada página de Tutor.com. Tutor.com no puede ayudarle a recuperar su PIN. Si olvidó su PIN, debe comunicarse con una biblioteca de KCLS o Ask KCLS para recibir ayuda. Hay Videos tutoriales de SBAC disponibles para estudiantes y padres.


Tutor.com Centro de educación y carrera para adultos Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

Tutoría individual en tiempo real a través de chat y audio para adultos.Tutor.com is está disponible 24/7 pero las tutorías individualizadas solo están disponibles de 2 pm - medianoche.

Para obtener una lista de los límites de las sesiones, las materias con las que puede obtener ayuda y las herramientas para maestros, visite Tutor.com FAQs.

Para soporte técnico, contacte librarysupport@tutor.com o visite  centro de ayuda en la parte inferior de cada página de Tutor.com. Tutor.com no puede ayudarle a recuperar su PIN. Si olvidó su PIN, debe comunicarse con una biblioteca de KCLS o Ask KCLS para recibir ayuda

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

Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. Submit an essay or math problem for review. Prepare for the SBAC, SAT, ACT, or AP exams. For students in grades K-12, entry-level college, and adult learners. Available via chat and audio.

Tutor.com is available 24/7 but live tutoring is only available from 2 pm-midnight daily.

For a list of session limits, subjects you can get help with, and tools for teachers view our Tutor.com FAQs.

For technical support:

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.

Read articles from the Washington Post (1987-present). 

To find the most current complete articles:

  1. Choose "Advanced Search."
  2. Search by publication date and specific date range (enter the current date - current date).
  3. Select "Full Text" only.

For technical support:

  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.





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