Research and Homework help

Auto Repair

Chilton Library
Access to repair instructions, maintenance information, service schedules, wiring diagrams and more for cars, vans, SUVs and light trucks from 1940 onward. Information is based on Chilton Auto Repair manuals and is updated monthly.


Reference USA
This database is a national telephone directory for business and residential pages.

Career and Resume Help

Learning Express Library
Educational and career test preparation materials; also includes a computer skills training component, and a resume builder. Practice taking tests, including the ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT, Citizenship, and many more.


  Microsoft IT Academy
The IT Academy offers hundreds of technology courses on three levels: basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills, and advanced skills for IT Professionals. 

Foreign Languages

Mango Languages
Online language learning system covering more than 20 foreign languages. Includes learning modules for English-as-a-Second Language, Pirate and American Sign Language.


Ancestry Library Edition 
Conduct genealogical and local history research in Ancestry Library Edition.

Heritage Quest 
U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 books on family and local histories are available. 

Children's  Books

TumbleBook Library
A collection of free interactive animated talking storybooks for children. Children can chose to read the text or have the stories read to them. There are also book-related puzzles and games to play. Stories are available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.
Microsoft IT Academy

Homework Help

Biography in Context
Search through biographical profiles using one or more personal facts or create a custom search.

Culture Grams Online
Find information about countries and other cultures, including pictures, music, and recipes from around the world. Use login puyallup and password puyallup for remote access.

General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center is useful to locate articles from magazines, reference books and newspapers.
Grolier Online (remote use)
Grolier Online (in library use)
Includes The New Book of Knowledge, The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia Americana.

Opposing Viewpoints
Information on complex issues confronting our society today. Excellent for research papers and speeches about social issues.

Law & Government

Access Washington
This is the official website for Washington State Government Information and Services. Information in the website is organized into useful links such as Employment, Public Services, Government, Legislature, Consumer Help and Vital Records. 
Articles from all major law reviews, law journals, specialty journals, and legal newspapers are available.

Statewide Library Services

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
WTBBL provides a free statewide service funded by the Washington State Library and is available to the blind, visually impaired, learning-disabled, and to those who cannot hold a book or turn pages. 
Wayfinder: The Catalog of Washington Libraries
Wayfinder provides a single search for locating over 17.8 million items held by over 250 Washington libraries of all types. 

Newspapers and Magazines 

Expanded Academic ASAP
This covers research needs across a variety of academic disciplines.

InfoTrac OneFile
InfoTrac is a one-stop source for news and magazines on a wide range of topics.

This is a general index of articles from over 2,800 magazines and journals, 800 trade journals, and newspapers from Washington.