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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)

D & B Million Dollar Directory is now Mergent’s Intellect (Login required - click here)
    Key business ratios, private and public data, news, executive contact information, and industry profiles- powered by Dun & Bradstreet data from Hoover’s and First Research.

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.

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)

    Listen to music, or watch a movie (or a TV episode) online!

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.

Language Learning Library Resources

    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)
    Key business ratios, private and public data, news, executive contact information, and industry profiles- powered by Dun & Bradstreet data from Hoover’s and First Research.

Microsoft IT 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.

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 index. Does not include Tacoma’s The News Tribune nor the major Seattle papers. (ProQuest)

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

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.

    Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that teaches you how to design and develop websites and mobile apps.

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.

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)

Washington State NewsStand (Login required - click here)
       Full-text past articles from 13 local WA newspapers – including 5 with current full-text. Does not include Tacoma’s The News Tribune nor the major Seattle papers. See "View title list" tab for full listing of newspapers indexed. (ProQuest)

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

World Vital Records – MyHeritage (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.

    Read a wide array of colorful magazines online or on your device!

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