| Biography In Context |
Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
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.
New York Times (1980-Current)
Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1980 is available for this internationally renowned U.S. newspaper through the ProQuest database. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history.
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: History|
This resource covers publications on history for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: civilizations, historical studies, military history, periods & events, US history, and world history. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences
This resource covers publications on social science information for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: sociology, psychology, communications, political science, linguistics, criminology, and education. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
Religion and Philosophy Collection |
Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
U.S. History In Context |
U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
World History In Context |
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
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.
Academy of Achievement: A museum of living history.
Biography.com: Over 20,000 biographies are available from Biography.
Hispanic Heritage: biographies of significant Hispanic individuals from Gale National Women's Hall of Fame: biographical information on great American women of yesterday and today.
A Chronology of US Historical Documents: from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
I Remain: This digitally accessible collection represents a range of lives - from ordinary citizens to Presidents, literary luminaries, movie stars, soldiers, and politicians.
InfoUSA: U.S. Government: resources on the basic concepts that serve as the foundation of the United States government, including principles, documents, speeches, and more.
Pacific Northwest History Guide: this guide provides links to the most useful databases and electronic and print resources for researching the history of Pacific Northwest - Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Provided by the University of Washington.
Washington City and Town Profiles
Washington Place Names Database: search for place names in Washington, provided by the Tacoma Public Library.
50states.com: Facts and maps about all 50 states
CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. It includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Countries of the World: Each Country Profile provides information on: geography, maps, flag, history, current ruler, area, population, capital, largest cities, languages, ethnicity/race, religion, literacy rate, economy, and government
Library of Congress Country Studies
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