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Ancestry Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Ancestry ended remote access on 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
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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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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.

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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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
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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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Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly 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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eLibrary (ProQuest) 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 grades 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 Databases

Historical records, including many with digitized images. Find tips and resources using the Research Wiki. Free account registration is required. No library card number or pin is needed.

  • save and share your family tree
  • order microfilmed records to view in a local Family History Library
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Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional Databases Library Card Required.

For fundraisers and grant writers seeking information. Research millions of nonprofit grants, grant maker, and grant recipient profiles. Find information about key decision-makers and leaders. Use the “Foundation Grants to Individuals” tool to find grants for individuals. Searchable 990s and 990-PFs.

The FDO Day Pass program expires on May 31.
You can use FDO Essential outside of the library with the FDO Day Pass. Register for your pass. 

Need help using FDO?
To make an online or in-person appointment with a librarian at the Redmond Library:

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Gale eBooks Databases Library Card Required.

Take a look at Gale's vast eBook library. Share links to specific articles with peers. Research for school or fun. Collections include Racial Equity & Justice, Medicine, Religion, and Social Science.

 

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Gale Health and Wellness Databases Library Card Required.

Full-text magazines, newspapers, medical encyclopedias, and academic journals. Reference content from CareNotes and Krames. Spanish language content. Curated topics include PTSD, chronic pain, infertility, and mental health content.






Gale OneFile: News Library Card Required.

Engage with over 2,000 international titles and over 1,500 national titles.






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HeinOnline Social Justice Suite Databases Library Card Required.

Discover HeinOnline's special collection of research databases. Free access 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

 

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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 to develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem. Set up a personalized PIN to keep your kids inside Kanopy Kids. 




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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.


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.

This service works best in Google Chrome.

Accessibility
Is accessing information on our website difficult using 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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myLIBRO Mobile Apps

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 myLIBRO experience.


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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.




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.

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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.



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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.




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

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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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 to 1970.

This service works best using Firefox, Opera, Chrome, or Safari.

Accessibility
Is accessing information on our website difficult using 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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Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Databases Magazines and Newspapers Library Card Required.

Read the latest editions of this daily newspaper online. Stay current on local business, money, and real estate news.

Accessibility

Is accessing information on our website difficult using 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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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. 

View our frequently asked questions for:

  • a list of session limits,
  • subjects you can get help with, and
  • tools for teachers.

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. 

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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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.




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