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

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

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.

    2,000+ tutorials on multimedia production, design, professional skills 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)

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)

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

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.