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General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
General Reference Center Gold
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Military and Intelligence Database
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology
This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: agriculture, biology, chemistry, environmental science, materials science, computing, and engineering. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.

Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300. These databases are also accessible to the public (cardholding and otherwise) via the two database computers located near the Reference Desk on the Main Floor.

Math Websites

Arcademic Skill Builders: free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and much more.
Khan Academy: an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos.
S.O.S. Mathematics: a free resource for math review material from algebra to differential equations; more than 2,500 math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations.
WebMATH: Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.
Wolfram Alpha: dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. See some examples!

Science Websites

Computer Science Animation Videos: created by University of Washington students
Ask an Engineer: Submit a question to an MIT engineer, or view answers to other questions
Chemicool: online Periodical Table of the Elements
Conversion Tables and Instant Measurement Conversion: Conversion tables for weight, time, length, area, speed, pressure, and other things
Discover: Science, technology, and the future
Jet Propulsion Competitions for High School Students: find out about the National Science Bowl, National Ocean Sciences Bowl, FIRST Robotics Competition, and JPL Invention Challenge
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Programs for High School Students
Khan Academy: an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos.
Learn Genetics: interactive genetic science learning center
MIT Media Lab: check out the interactive projects underway at the MIT Media Lab!
MIT Physics Demonstrations: demos of physics concepts ranging from electromagnetism, to kinematics, to optics. More here!
NASA INSPIRE: Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience. A multitier year-round program designed for students in ninth to 12th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
NASA's Eyes on the Solar System: A 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time. (Requires one-time application download)
Sea and Sky: The Splendors of the Sea; the Wonders of the Universe.
WebElements: the Periodical Table on the web
Wolfram Alpha: dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. See some examples!

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