Apps and Digital Resources

Did you know that the library has resources for…

  • Writing a paper
  • Starting a small business
  • Finding a great book
  • Fixing your car
  • Researching your family tree
  • Exploring other countries
  • Reserving books on your library account
  • Listening to audiobooks and much more!
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Here's a Great Place to Start

We recommend the Libby app if you aren't sure where to get started. Libby provides access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming content. If you are using an Amazon tablet (Fire, Kindle, Paperwhite), the equivalent app is called OverDrive. The apps are free and available in the app store for your device. You can also access this resource via the web. Login to the Washington Anytime Library on a browser using your card number and PIN.

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Alphabetic List of Databases and Resources

If you would like to explore our full list of resources, below is an alphabetic list of the databases we offer and a short description. Most databases are accessible with your library card number and PIN. If you'd like to browse by topic, visit our Database page, which sorts the resources by categories such as K-5 resources, Self-paced learning, Health and Medicine, and more.

Access Washington

The purpose of Access Washington is to promote public service to citizens and businesses by expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information.

Access World News by Newsbank

Explore and stay informed on local, national, and international topics, people, and events with information from credible vetted U.S. and global news sources, including the Puyallup Herald.


Conduct genealogical and local history research in Ancestry Library Edition. This database contains, birth, death, marriage, and other public record information. This resource must be used at the library either on your own device using the Library's wireless network or on one of the public access computers. This link will connect you once you are on the Library's public network. The app is available.

ABI/Inform Trade and Industry Journals

In-depth coverage of products and trends in a variety of industries including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and others.


Beanstack is the best place to track your summer reading. Use the app or the website to record your progress and enter drawings to win prizes. The app is available

Business Insights: Global

Compare global economies, countries, and industries with an in-depth analysis of over 400,000 companies.

Chilton Library

Access to repair & maintenance information, service schedules, wiring diagrams, and more for cars, vans, SUVs, and light trucks from 1940 onward.


Your access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from 100+ library-friendly publishers. The collection includes popular and award-winning titles for every age range and interest.  The corresponding app for ComicsPlus is called LibraryPass. The app is available

Consumer Reports

Use your library card to login to the digital version of Consumer Reports.  Before you buy, check out the reviews of cars, appliances and a huge range of household goods.


Find information about countries and other cultures, including pictures, music, and recipes from around the world. Login using your library card.

Cypress Resume 

This resource has the tools and templates to create a professional resume. Simply type in your information, select a style and produce a custom resume or cover letter. This product requires your library card number to login.

Family Health Database

Journals and magazines cover a large range of health subjects including sports injuries, women's health, nutrition, midwifery, eye care, and dentistry.


Want free music? How about access to 15 million songs and music videos? Just enter your library card number and PIN to download up to five songs per week. The music files never expire. Plus, you can stream music and music videos for free! The App is available

Gale in Context: College

Gale In Context: College is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated 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.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Gale in Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Gale in Context: High School

Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources. 

Gale in Context: Middle School

Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more. 

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more.

Gale Ebooks

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Gale General OneFile

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. 

Gale Health and Wellness

Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

Gale Literature: LitFinder

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Gale OneFile:  Academic

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Gale OneFile: Business

Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily. 

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science

Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

 Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies

Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory

Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship

Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy

Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts. 

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies

Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family, and marital issues, and more.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool, and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism

Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current situation in the hospitality and tourism industries. 

Gale OneFile: Information Science

Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability

Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management

Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence

Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: News

Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.

Gale OneFile: Psychology

Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Science

Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: US History

Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

 Gale OneFile: World History

Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Heritage Quest

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

LinkedIn Learning

eLearning portal from LinkedIn. Take courses at your own pace in technology, design, web development, business fundamentals, and more!   If you are using the app, you will need our library ID which is Puyallup, then login using your library card and PIN. The App is available

Mango Languages

A PhD-created language-learning software with a sense of humor that features over 70 languages. The App is available


MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains references to journal articles in life sciences, with a concentration on biomedicine.

MEDLINE content is searchable via PubMed and constitutes the primary component of PubMed, a literature database developed and maintained by the NLM National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The App is available

Merck Manuals

Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news, and more is written in everyday language. The App is available

Municipal Research Services Center

The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is a nonprofit organization that helps local governments across Washington State better serve their communities by providing legal and policy guidance on any topic.

New York Times

Founded in 1851, the New York Times is a trusted source of news, information, and opinion. 

NextReads Library Newsletters

Sign up for your favorite newsletters to get book recommendations to your email. Each category has information on the frequency of the newsletters. 


A trusted source to learn about books, authors, and read-alike recommendations for all ages.


Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for your computer, mobile device, or eReader. You can browse books by interest, popularity, language, and more. Please note that Libby is the preferred app. The link will take you to the web version of Libby.  Amazon devices (Kindle, Fire) use Overdrive. Use your library card to login to the Washington Anytime Library. The App is available

ProQuest Elibrary

ProQuest eLibrary offers a collection of full-text multidisciplinary periodical and media content, designed for middle and high school students, college undergraduates, instructors, and librarians.

ProQuest Research Library

Search from a highly respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. 

ProQuest Student Resources

ProQuest Student Resources is a great place to find scholarly articles for school reports. This database covers over 150 subjects and topics, including Spanish-language options.  

Puyallup Herald Newspaper

Access articles from the local newspaper online from 2007 to the current day. Log in with your library card.

Reference Solutions

ReferenceUSA is the premier business and consumer reference and research tool offering instant, real-time access to in-depth information on millions of U.S Businesses and Consumers.

Revised Code of Washington

The compilation of all permanent laws now in force, arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed.

Seattle Times

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated collection.  


TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books. Now your book can read to you! These eBooks can be accessed online from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. The App is available

The Wall Street Journal

Business news and analysis from the United States. Also covers international business, economics, and emerging markets.

Washington Administrative Code

The WAC codifies State regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. The online version is updated twice a month.

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library

WTBBL provides audiobooks, Braille editions, and other resources for visually impaired, blind, and learning-disabled individuals. Contact the library to arrange for materials to be sent directly to your home.