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ABI/Inform Trade & Industry Databases Library Card Required.

In-depth coverage of companies, trades and Industries, products, executives, trends and more. Sources include books, wire feeds, audio and video, journal articles, market research reports, industry reports, and news from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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

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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, 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 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.

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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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.

Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning in young readers in grades pre-K-3. Watch this demonstration video for an overview of the service.

You can find current BookFlix system requirements by opening BookFlix, clicking the apple and book icon in the top right corner of your screen, and selecting the Help tab, or at this direct link (PDF).

For technical support:

  • call 1-800-724-2222 (select option 5)
  • email scholasticcustomersupport@scholastic.com and copy RDwyer@Scholastic.com
  • visit BookFlix’s support page with live chat help

Mention that you are a patron of King County Library System when contacting BookFlix for any support issue.

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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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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, log in to hoopla and select 'Submit Feedback' from the bottom of the page, or from the 'Settings' section of the app.

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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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RBdigital Magazines Databases eBooks Magazines and Newspapers Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Downloadable audiobooks and magazines for your computer and mobile device. The Economist and National Geographic titles have a limited number of checkouts per issue. Older copies of these titles have no checkout limit. For technical support, contact yoursupport@recordedbooks.com or 1-877-77-AUDIO. 

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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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Resume Builder Databases Library Card Required.

Access to Resume Builder will cease on July 31. Resume building software, sample cover letters and resumes, and job seeking tips. Sign up for a free account with your KCLS library card. 

The product KCLS uses is Resume Maker Web Pro v. 6.0.

For technical support, contact 1-800-822-3522 ext.135, jgalindo@individualsoftware.com and mgallegos@individualsoftware.com. Do not use the vendor online support/ticket system as it is only for retail (not library) products.

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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, 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 in a variety of subjects. Tutor.com is available 24/7 but live tutoring is only available from 2 pm-midnight daily. 

Tutor.com does not limit the number of monthly tutoring sessions per library card. There is a general time limit of 20-30 minutes per tutoring session. Each tutoring session is designed to help you with 1-2 questions before you continue working on your own. If you need more time with a tutor you may begin a new tutoring session. Essay review limits are 8,000 characters (5-6 pages) per submission and a learner may have 3 essays under review at a time.  

Services include:

  • ACT/SAT practice course
  • AP courses
  • ASVAB practice quizzes
  • bilingual tutors
  • citizenship preparation help
  • college-bound help
  • cover letter review and help
  • document proofing, in real-time and drop-off, for written essays, resumes, and math problems
  • English language skills help
  • GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT practice courses
  • 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." See SBAC video tutorial.)

Teachers may access:

For technical support, 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.

Tutor.com no limita el número de sesiones de tutoría mensuales por tarjeta de biblioteca. Hay un límite de tiempo general de 20-30 minutos por sesión de tutoría. Cada sesión de tutoría está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos con 1-2 preguntas y luego hacer que el alumno continúe estudiando por su cuenta. Si el alumno necesita más tiempo con un tutor, se le invita a comenzar una nueva sesión de tutoría.

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.
 
Tutor.com does not limit the number of monthly tutoring sessions per library card. There is a general time limit of 20-30 minutes per tutoring session. Each tutoring session is designed to help learners with 1-2 questions and then have the learner continue working on their own. If the learner needs more time with a tutor they are invited to begin a new tutoring session. Essay review limits are 8,000 characters (5-6 pages) per submission and a learner may have 3 essays under review at a time.  
 
Services include:
  • ACT/SAT practice course
  • AP courses
  • ASVAB practice quizzes
  • bilingual tutors
  • college-bound help
  • Compass
  • document proofing, in real-time and drop-off, for written essays, resumes, and math problems
  • English language skills help
  • GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT practice courses
  • 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."  See SBAC video tutorial.)

Teachers may access:

 
For technical support, 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. 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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