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King County Public Library Databases

Academic Onefile

Full-Text journals and reference sources from over 14,000 titles.

Biography in Context

Biographical sketches and magazine articles focusing on nearly 275,000 individuals.

Consumer Reports

Product reviews, product ratings, product buying advice, and articles from the latest issues of Consumer Reports.


Articles, maps, photographs, biographies and recipes focusing on world cultures

Daily Life Through History

Articles, maps, charts, primary documents, and teacher lesson plans; all focusing on daily life in world cultures.


Articles, photos, maps, and transcripts from magazines, U.S. and foreign newspapers, radio and television news programs, and reference books

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

History Study Center

Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day

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.

Mango Languages

Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and web links on current events and popular debate subjects.


Language learning lessons in 80 languages with live native speaker teachers, movies, music, ESL/citizenship prep in 51 languages, and courses for children, health care workers, and K-12 teachers. To track your progress, create a pronunciator account in addition to logging in with your KCLS library card and PIN. A quick start video tutorial is available

pronunciatoren Espanol

Clases para aprender hasta 80 idiomas con profesores nativos en vivo, películas, música, preparación de inglés como lengua extranjera (ESL) y ciudadanía en 51 idiomas, cursos para niños, profesionales de la salud y maestros de K-12 (Kindergarten a grado 12). Para registrar su progreso, cree una cuenta con pronunciador además de iniciar una sesión con su tarjeta de las bibliotecas KCLS y su PIN. Hay disponible un video tutorial de inicio rápido.


Articles on a diverse range of topics from 4,100+ magazines, journals, and newspapers

Proquest Learning: Literature

More than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world

RBdigital Audiobook & Magazines

Downloadable audiobooks and magazines for your computer and mobile device.  RBdigital app available for free in your app store.

Science Online

Science and math for middle and high school levels. Includes diagrams, science experiments, essays, definitions, biographies, ebooks, and lesson plans.

SIRS Discover

Relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities

Washington State Maps

Large scale maps of Washington cities and towns from1867-1970, detailing street blocks and building numbers.

World Book

Articles, illustrations, definitions and multimedia content from World Book