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With your valid Yakima Valley Library Card, you have free access to over 50 research databases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use our collection of research databases to locate information on a broad range of subjects from biographies, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, consumer information and more. If you're connecting from home you will need a valid Yakima Valley library card and a password.

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ABI/INFORM Trade & IndustryThis database includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals and many others.
Academic Search CompleteDesigned for academic institutions, this database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. The level and range of content included in this resource fully supports scholarly research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and much more.
Auto Repair Reference CenterThis database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Book Index With ReviewsWhether you need a bibliographic database for collection development or are looking for an easy-to-use tool for identifying available titles, Book Index with Reviews is the right choice. Perfect for developing booklists and subject guides, BIR includes over five million book titles, with more being added constantly. BIR is indispensable for addressing daily challenges such as finding replacement copies and full-text reviews.
Britannica Enciclopedia ModernaExplore Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuente de conocimiento autorizada y confiable, con miles de artículos sobre un amplio rango de temas.
Britannica Escolar OnlineEnriquezca el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de la primaria con el entorno virtual de Britannica Escolar Online, que cuenta con juegos interactivos, artículos, videos, multimedia, mapas y ¡mucho más!
Children's Core CollectionListing of titles chosen for readers from preschool through grade five, covering fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines.
Chilton Library Repair information for domestic and import vehicles. Updated monthly. Includes wiring diagrams.
Consumer Health CompleteThe single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Reports Published monthly by Consumers Union since 1936, Consumer Report publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on test results from its in-house testing laboratory. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. The annual Consumer Reports new car issue is released every April.
CultureGrams Online CultureGrams Online: Cultural information on countries including manners and customs, food. Excellent for country reports and for travelers. Includes StateGrams and KidsGrams.
EbscoHostEbsco Reference Databases include: Magazine, journal and newspaper articles; Informacion en Espanol, Newspaper Source, Novelist : Searchasaurus-Elementary School, Kids Search-Elementary & Middle School, Student Research Center-Middle School & High School and Academic Search Premier.
eLibraryeLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards.
Encyclopedia BritannicaExplore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with more than 120,000 articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites, including daily features, updates and links to news reports from The New York Times and the BBC.
Fiction Core CollectionListing of titles that represent the best adult authorsx and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction - old and new - including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns and romance.
FlipsterAccess leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO - courtesy of your local library.
Foundation Grant CenterFoundation Grant Center provides grantseekers with research tools for finding foundations that provide financial support for individuals.
History Study CenterA one-stop history resource for schools.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterThis database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.
Learning ExpressInteractive test preparation guides for the GED, U.S. Citizenship, ASVAB, GRE, SAT and more
Legal Information Reference CenterLegal forms for Business, Family, Immigration, Financial, Patent, Real Estate, and Wills
Lynda.com Lynda.com is an online learning platform that helps users gain the knowledge and learn the skills they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. There are thousands of engaging, top-quality courses and learning paths users can choose from such as Teacher Professional Development, Music Lessons, IT Content Management, Photography and so much more!
Mango LanguagesLearn foreign languages quickly and easily via Mango Languages' online learning courses. Start speaking a new language today.
Microsoft Imagine AcademyOnline Learning courses for Microsoft software products, free to Washington State residents
Middle and Junior Core CollectionListing of titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for readers in grades five through nince, encompassing a wide variety of topics for youth.
Morningstar Investment Research CenterInformation and advice on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs for the investor
NewsbankNewsbank provides access to full-text articles published in newspapers from around the country.
Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Novelist PlusLooking for something good to read? Find a new favorite author. Contains fiction and non-fiction books for all ages as well as special features for book discussion groups and educators
Novelist Plus K-8 PlusIf you are in elementary or middle school and are looking for new books to read, try this database. It includes fiction and non-fiction titles that you'll enjoy reading. It also includes lists of books that have won awards, author biographies and book discussion guides
ProquestAccess to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers including full text of some Washington Newspapers including the "Seattle Times," as well as the "New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal".
ProQuest Learning: LiteratureProQuest® Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This unique resource also offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals.
Public Library Core CollectionThis database provides listing of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults, covering a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance.
Reference USA Business and residential directory for 12 million U.S. businesses, 1.3 million Canadian businesses and 102 million U.S. residents.
Senior High Core CollectionListing of fiction and non-fiction titles for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists
SIRS DiscovererAn award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9. Includes magazine and newspaper articles, recommended web sites for students, images, maps and supplemental curriculum and learning materials.
Small Business Reference CenterThis database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
Tumble Books Library TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
Yakima Herald Republic Search the Yakima Herald Republic from 1997 to date. Full-text articles available for printing.