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ABCMouse Databases

Access to ABC Mouse will resume when buildings are open for full service. Remote service is not available at this time.

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ABI/Inform Trade & Industry Databases Library Card Required.

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1.

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

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Access Video Databases Movies and TV Streaming Library Card Required.

Stream thousands of fiction and nonfiction videos. From The Best of the BBC, HBO, and Ken Burns to Ferguson's career tips and health videos from The Wellness Network. Also includes Access Video: Just for Kids.

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Ancestry Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Remote access ends 12/31/2021

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

Safari is not a supported browser for this database. Please use Firefox, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge.

For product information: Key Differences between Library Edition and Ancestry.com (PDF)

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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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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, including some in Spanish. 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 with BookFlix:

  • System requirements (PDF)
  • Mention that you are a patron of King County Library System.
  • Call 1-800-724-2222 and select option 5. (for Scholastic Bookflix questions only) 
  • Email scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com and bpape@scholastic.com
  • Or visit BookFlix’s support page with live chat help.
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Britannica Library 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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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
  • technical service bulletins
  • vacuum and wiring diagrams
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) practice tests

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Consumer Health Database Databases Library Card Required.

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1.

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

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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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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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eLibrary (ProQuest) Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1.

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

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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.

FDO Essential is now available from outside the library temporarily while libraries are closed due to COVID-19.
Library users are allotted one 24-hour time block (a continuous 24-hour period) per calendar month.  Register with your email address to receive a confirmation of registration. Once your 24-hour access window ends, you may re-register when the next month begins.

Send fundraising and nonprofit questions to
https://grantspace.org/ask-us/ or watch free online webinars.

To make an online appointment with a librarian for help using FDO from home during the library closure, please contact Ask KCLS or Mary Comstock at mtcomstock@kcls.org


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 ebooks 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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HeinOnline Social Justice Suite Databases New! Library Card Required.

Discover HeinOnline's special collection of research databases. Free access provided to libraries includes periodicals, government documents, international resources and case law.

Databases included:

  • Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Slavery in America and the World
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Vendor technical support here

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Kanopy Kids Databases Movies and TV 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.




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Libro Mobile Apps New!

Use your voice or chat to search the King County Library System's catalog.

Use the in-app Feedback option to provide suggestions to improve the Libro experience.



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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.

The search box is not working. Morningstar is aware of the issue. We don't know when they will restore access to this feature. To see the search box enter Morningstar and click on any part of the database like Funds and then the search box will appear. 

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. This service works best in Google Chrome.

Includes:

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

For technical support:

  • Email: libraryservices@morningstar.com
  • Phone: 1-866-215-2509, ext. 1

Do you have a disability or use assistive technology such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, or other technology? If you do and it's difficult for you to use this service, contact Ask KCLS to discuss 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.

Do you have a disability or use assistive technology such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, or other technology? If you do and it's difficult for you to use this service, contact Ask KCLS to discuss options.

Printed newspaper pages often end up being too small to read. If you want to print an article, "clip" the article first for a clearer printout. Watch this video to find out how to use the clipping feature.

You can also order a newspaper reproduction print. Watch this video to find out how to order a print.

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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 and magazines 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. Once logged in you will have 48 hours before needing to sign back in again.

For technical support, visit PressReader's support page.




ProQuest Research Library Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1.

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

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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

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ReferenceUSA (Data Axle) 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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Sanborn Maps (Washington State) Databases Library Card Required.

Find large scale maps of Washington cities and towns. Explore detailed views that show street blocks and building numbers. Maps range from 1867-1970.

For technical support:

  • Works best using Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or Safari
  • Call 1-800-889-3358.
  • Email tsupport@proquest.com 
  • Visit ProQuest’s support page.

Do you have a disability or use assistive technology such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, or other technology? If you do and it's difficult for you to use this service, contact Ask KCLS to discuss options.

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

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1.

Find sources for your school report or project. Read articles and eBooks written for students in grades K-8. Search for downloadable eBooks by grade level or subject. Export your citations or save articles to Google or Classroom.

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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 Plus

Connect to homework help and resources online! Students in grades K-12 can work with a tutor or find recharge activities, language and reading support. Connect to Zoom online using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Or, dial in using a home phone or smartphone.


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Tutor.com Free Online Tutoring Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. For students in grades K-12, entry-level college, and adult learners. Submit an essay, math problem, cover letter or resume for review. Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP, or graduate school entrance exams. Get help with study skills for students and families. Available via chat and audio. 

Tutor.com is available 24/7 but real-time 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 frequently asked questions. 

For technical support: 

  • Email librarysupport@tutor.com.
  • 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 Tutoría gratuita en línea Databases Education and Training Library Card Required.

Tutor.com es un servicio de tutoría individualizada en vivo para estudiantes en los grados K-12, nivel de entrada universitario y estudiantes mayores. Por medio de Tutor.com, los estudiantes pueden enviar un ensayo, problemas de matemáticas, CV o carta de motivación y los tutores lo revisarán. Además, se pueden preparar para exámenes de ingreso a la escuela de posgrado, SAT, ACT, AP y obtener ayuda para toda la familia con habilidades de estudio. Tutor.com está disponible a través de chat y audio. 

Tutor.com está disponible las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, pero la tutoría en vivo solo está disponible de 2 pm a medianoche (todos los días de la semana). 

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

Para Soporte técnico: 

Tutor.com no puede ayudarlo a recuperar número de PIN. Si olvidó su número de PIN, debe comunicarse con una biblioteca de KCLS o pedir ayuda a servicio de asistencia ASK KCLS. 

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Wall Street Journal Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

KCLS patron access to this digital service will end on June 30th. <a href="https://kcls.org/news/new-databases-available-july-1/">Read more about new KCLS digital services launching July 1</a>.

Read articles from the Wall Street Journal (1984-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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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.




WorldCat Databases

Locate books and other items in libraries around the world. Find the exact edition you're looking for with a precise search tool.

Look for:

  • books
  • articles
  • dissertations and theses
  • eBooks
  • government documents
  • art museum images
  • other print and electronic items.
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