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Adult Learning Center (Login required - click here)
       Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, or just want to brush up on an academic skill, achieve your learning and career goals with our LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources. (Brainfuse)

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library only)
        Genealogical information, including US Census records. (ProQuest) [In-branch access only.]

Biography In Context (Login required - click here)
       Biographical information on thousands of famous people. (Gale)

Business Plans Handbooks eBooks (GVRL) (Login required - click here)
    A collection of full-length business plan samples to help entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

Business Source Complete (Login required - click here)
    Business Source Premier has company and industry profiles, country reports and marketing research, in addition to major business journals and publications.

    (Needs min: IE7.0 or firefox3.0 or Safari3.0 build412+, and Javascript, and cookies enabled. No Netscape support.)

ChiltonLibrary.com (Login required - click here)
        Auto repair manuals and wiring diagrams based on Chiltons. Cengage Learning

Consumer Reports (Login required - click here)
    Information and advice on consumer products

CultureGrams (Login required - click here)
    Cultural information on countries around the world. Includes recipes from each featured country. (ProQuest)

DemographicsNow: Business & People (Login required - click here)
    Gale Group Demographics Database

Drama, Novel, Poetry, Short Story for Students (GVRL) (Login required - click here)
    eBook Collection

EBSCOhost Magazine and Newspapers (Login required - click here)
    (Needs min: IE7.0 or firefox3.0 or Safari3.0 build412+, and Javascript, and cookies enabled. No Netscape support.)

ELF Browser Download (Login required - click here)
    An educational browser designed for ages 2-10 to have a fun and safe experience online.

eLibrary (Login required - click here)
        Magazine, newspaper articles and selected TV/Radio Transcripts. (BigChalk/ProQuest)

Endangered species (Login required - click here)
    Research animals and plants that are at risk for extinction.

Family Health Database (ProQuest) (Login required - click here)
    Articles on medical and health topics from academic journals, trade publications, consumer publications and magazines. (ProQuest)

Gale Virtual Reference Library - eBooks (Login required - click here)
       Library-selected collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. (Gale/Cengage)

Grzimek (Login required - click here)
    Everything you want to know about animal life, 17 volumes.

Grzimeks’ Student (Login required - click here)
    Student research on animals of all walks of life.

HeritageQuest Online (Login required - click here)
        Full-text family and local history books, and US Census records. (ProQuest)

History Study Center (Login required - click here)
    A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. (From ProQuest)

Human Thought and Behavior eBooks (GVRL) (Login required - click here)
    Research arts, law, religion, psychology, philosophy, sociology, and political movements.

JobNow (Login required - click here)
    Career exploration, resume building, and job interview help. Includes connections to live coaches who will offer personalized tips and help.

Junior High e-books (GVRL) (Login required - click here)
    A collection of reference eBooks, on varied subjects, which may be of use to students, especially those in middle years. Research a broad collection of subjects aimed for middle schoolers.

Key Business Ratios (KBR) (Login required - click here)
    KBR provides access to competitive benchmarking data. Industry benchmarks are compiled from D&B's database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios in 800 lines of business.

Language Learning Library Resources

LISTA (Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts - Ebsco) (Login required - click here)
        Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

    2,000+ tutorials on multimedia production, design, professional skills and more.

Medline Plus
    MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information in language you can understand. (No library card required.)

Mergent Intellect (Login required - click here)
    Company & Industry private and public data, news, executive contact information, and industry profiles- powered by data from Dun & Bradstreet, Hoover’s, Moody's and First Research.

Microsoft Imagine Academy
    Develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more.

Mitchell ProDemand Auto Repair (In-Library only)
    ProDemand provides full OEM repair, estimating, maintenance, and real-world experience-based information to help auto servicing. [In-branch access only.]

Morningstar Investment Research Center (Login required - click here)
        Screeners, reports and other tools that cover more than 20,000 securities.

MyHeritage Library Edition (formerly World Vital Records) (Login required - click here)
    A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections. (EBSCO)

Novelist Plus (Login required - click here)
       Search among thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, including author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

Novelist Plus K-8 (Login required - click here)
       Search recommended reads for favorite fiction and nonfiction titles to find the next good book for elementary and middle school students.

Online Homework Help (Login required - click here)
    Get expert help from a live tutor online. Also includes a library of lessons, videos, test and more.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Login required - click here)
       Selected articles and essays on controversial social issues. (Gale)

    Downloadable eBooks and AudioeBooks – over 20,000 titles currently in PCLS’s collection.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles (Login required - click here)
    Here you can read interesting and informative articles on a wide array of subjects including repair, restoration and conservation of antiques, hiring an appraiser and many specific areas of collecting.

Pronunciator (Login required - click here)
    Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages

ProQuest (Login required - click here)
        Full-text Articles from magazines, journals, major US newspapers, and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry. Does not include Tacoma’s The News Tribune nor the major Seattle papers. (ProQuest)

ProQuest Learning: Literature (Login required - click here)
    180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, from medieval times to the present. Also author biographies, and literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from 100+ full-text literary magazines and journals. (ProQuest)

Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) Database
    PILOTS Database is produced by the National Center for PTSD. It is an index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS Database attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations. This database contains bibliographic citations (with brief article summaries), and only limited number of full text articles. To obtain full article of a given citation, contact library staff for assistance. Many articles might be available from regional medical libraries or via Inter-Library Loan. PILOTS is hosted by ProQuest. Access is free to the public. (No library card required.)

Read the Books
    Lists of titles from school’s “AR” lists from school districts in Pierce County with quick links to the PCLS catalog.

Science & Math & Technology e-books (GVRL) (Login required - click here)
    A collection of reference books with topics in the sciences, math, and a variety of technologies.

Science Online (Facts on File) (Login required - click here)
    Explore science topics, and science experiments, with information taken from over 500 science books.

Sheet Music Index - PCLS
       Search by song title words for printed music scores available in the Pierce County Library Collection.

SIRS Discoverer (Login required - click here)
    A research tool for middle and elementary students incorporating articles from 1,400+ publications, and selected topic web sites. (ProQuest).

TERC – Testing and Education Reference Center (Login required - click here)
    Plan, Prepare and Pay for College and Life : 300+ practice tests (GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, CITIZENSHIP, CLEP, GRE, LSAT, etc.), career modules, college and scholarship info.

TumbleBookLibrary (Login required - click here)
    A collection of animated, talking, picture books for kids to view online.

Universal Class for Libraries
    Continue your lifelong pursuit of knowledge with Universal Class, over 500 classes offered, online and self-paced.

US West NewsStream (Login required - click here)
       Regional news content (recent &/or archival, including some full-text) from AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA, plus a mix of national and international news (including many Canadian). Full-text WA papers include: Spokesman Review and Journal of Business [Spokane]; Columbian [Vancouver] and Yakima Herald. (Tacoma and Seattle not included, except some archived issues.) (ProQuest)

Value Line (Login required - click here)
    Investment data on companies, industries and markets and economies, plus invester tools and expert analysis.

Wall Street Journal (Login required - click here)
        Full-text Articles from The Wall Street Journal. (ProQuest)

WOIS The Career Information System (Login required - click here)
        Career and education program information for WA state. (WOIS)

Zinio for Libraries / RBdigital e-Magazines
    Read a wide array of colorful magazines online or on your device!

Z_for_testONLY (Login required - click here)
    {For staff diagnostic testing purposes only. Please Ignore.}

ZZ_PQ_testOnly (Login required - click here)
    Do not use. (For diagnotic use only.)