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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. Topics include car technology, career planning, and more.

For technical support:

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Access Video: Just for Kids Databases Library Card Required.

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

For technical support, contact 1-800-322-8755 or 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:

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

*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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Business Magazines from RBdigital Library Card Required.

Current issues of Entrepreneur, The Economist, Fast Company, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Inc., and other business magazines. Always available on RBdigital Magazines. For technical support, contact yoursupport@recordedbooks.com or 1-877-77-AUDIO.

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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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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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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.

K-12 and University level full-text articles, photos, maps, video, and transcripts from magazines, newspapers, radio and television news programs, and reference books about people, places, historical events, literary genres/authors/literary criticism, current events and more. Offers “Research Topics” to help guide research. 

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


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Family Health Database Databases Library Card Required.

Accurate and reliable health information for patients, caregivers and consumers from hundreds of medical journals and magazines, books, reports, blogs, and websites on topics such as ADHD, aging, women’s health, food and nutrition, midwifery, and PTSD. Includes Psychology Today, Family Health, Men’s Health, Working Mother, and more. 

For technical support, contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor 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.

Contact information for fundraisers and grant writers to thousands of foundation and corporate 500,000+ key decision makers and leaders, keyword search 990s and 990-PFs, information on millions of grants, foundation maps and charts, and 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.

Non-fiction reference materials on a variety of subjects can be read in your browser, emailed, and printed.

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

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History Study Center Databases Library Card Required.

Full-text articles, primary sources, maps, historical journals, multimedia, study units, and history guides covering ancient times through present-day. For technical support, contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.

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Kanopy Kids Databases Library Card Required.

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

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. This service is limited to about 150 simultaneous users.

If you change your library card number you will lose access to playlists you saved under your previous library card account.

For technical support, contact 1-888-335-9632 or visit Lynda.com's support page

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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.

Investment tool for beginning and seasoned investors featuring financial information, portfolio analysis, investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.

Includes:

  • Data on thousands of stocks, open-end mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds
  • Analyst reports on thousands of securities
  • Educational content on retirement planning, saving for college, and personal finance with 100-500 level courses on stocks, funds, bonds, and portfolios
  • Portfolio X-Ray Tool for analyzing holdings and exposure

Online training sessions and Financial Literacy webcasts are available.

For technical support, contact 1-866-229-9449 or 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.

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







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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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, 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, 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 full 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.

*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.

For technical support, visit PressReader's support page.


pronunciator Databases Education and Training Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Language-learning lessons including American Sign Language and English. Build your own personalized courses based on your interests, occupation, learning goals, and available time. Includes courses for children and any of 60 occupations, as well as citizenship preparation courses. To track your progress, create a pronunciator account in addition to logging in with your KCLS library card and PIN.

A quick start tutorial is available.

For technical support, contact support@pronunciator.com 24/7 or 1-800-328-1776 during business hours, or visit pronunciator's help center.


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

Clases para aprender idiomas incluyendo inglés y el lenguaje de signos americano. Crea tus propios cursos personalizados según tus intereses personales, ocupación, objetivos de aprendizaje y tiempo disponible. Incluye cursos para niños, 60 ocupaciones, así como cursos de preparación para la ciudadanía. Para rastrear tu progreso, crea una cuenta de Pronunciator además de iniciar una sesión con tu tarjeta de la biblioteca KCLS y tu PIN.

Un tutorial de inicio rápido está disponible. Para soporte técnico, contáctese con support@pronunciator.com 24/7 o 1-800-328-1776 durante el horario comercial, o visite el centro de ayuda de pronunciator.


ProQuest Learning Literature Databases Library Card Required.

Thousands of full-text literary works of poetry, prose, and drama, plus literary criticism, essays, author biographies, reviews, and interviews.  Includes the Poets on Screen library with hundreds of poems read by contemporary poets reading their own or favorite classic poems. For technical support, contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.comor visit ProQuest’s support page.

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ProQuest Research Library Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles on a diverse range of topics from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers including The New Yorker, The Economist, ABI Business Trade & Industry Articles (ABI/Inform), The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, US Newsstream, and US West Newsstand. Includes the CBS 60 Minutes Video Collection.

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


PTSDpubs Databases Library Card Required.

This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.

If you have a disability and find an article you would like to read that is not yet accessible, please contact ncptsd@va.gov and they will provide you with a 508 accessible copy.

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

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ReferenceUSA Databases Library Card Required.

Business and residential listings of US and Canadian companies, US residences, US job/internship searches (from Indeed.com), US Historical Businesses, and new movers/homeowners (from US Consumers & Lifestyles). Download up to 250 records at a time. Instructional webcasts on growing a business and video tutorials are available.

For technical support, contact 1-800-808-1113 or reference@infogroup.com.

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Science Online Databases Library Card Required.

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

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

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SIRS Discoverer Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Articles for K-8 on STEM, opposing viewpoints, animals, reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology from thousands of sources. Includes fully downloadable ebooks by grade or subject under “Non-Fiction” books. Integrates with Google Docs and Classroom and includes citations.

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

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

One-on-one, real-time tutoring via chat and audio for adults. 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, contact librarysupport@tutor.com. Or, visit the help center at the bottom of each page of Tutor.com. 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.

One-on-one, real-time tutoring 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, contact librarysupport@tutor.com. Or, visit the help center at the bottom of each page of Tutor.com. Tutor.com cannot help you retrieve your PIN If you forgot your PIN you must contact a KCLS library or Ask KCLS for help. Video tutorials for students and parents are available on the SBAC.


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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, contact 1-800-889-3358 or tsupport@proquest.com, or visit ProQuest’s support page.






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