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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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Legal Information Reference CenterLegal forms for Business, Family, Immigration, Financial, Patent, Real Estate, and Wills
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.
Academic Search PremierA popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.
African American ExperienceA full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora. Includes information from 400 books, 3,000 slave narratives, 2000 images, and 5,000 primary sources.
American DecadesConcentrates on the social aspects of American history including the arts, medicine, the media, education, world events, religion, government and politics, lifestyles, social trends, law, religion, business and the economy from 1900 through 1999.
American Decades Primary SourcesIncludes first-hand accounts, diaries, speeches and other primary source material from 1900 through 1999.
American Indian ExperienceIncludes 150 reference books, hundreds of primary source documents and thousands of images.
Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost)EBSCO provides eBooks & Audiobooks for academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, and medical, govt., and corporate institutions.
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.
Booklist Online The free site offers a generous selection of Booklist magazine content plus some Web-only features and is updated daily or weekly, depending on the portion of the site. The subscription database contains archived reviews and feature that are dynamically linked.
Chilton Library Repair information for domestic and import vehicles. Updated monthly. Includes wiring diagrams.
Chronicle Occupational BriefsChronicle Occupational Briefs present information on more than 2,000 occupational titles, including 650 comprehensive occupational descriptions, ranging from those that require a high school diploma or less
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.
Consumidor salud completaConsumidor salud completa (CHC) es el recurso más completo solo para contenido de salud orientado al consumidor. Es fácil de usar y está diseñado para apoyar las necesidades de información de los pacientes y fomentar un entendimiento general de temas relacionados con la salud. CHC proporciona texto completo para más de 200 libros de referencia de salud y enciclopedias, así como imágenes, videos y diagramas cubren las áreas de salud y el bienestar de la medicina convencional a las muchas perspectivas de la medicina complementaria, holística e integrada. Esta base de datos de texto completo cubre temas tales como el envejecimiento, cáncer, diabetes, drogas
CultureGrams Online CultureGrams Online: Cultural information on countries including manners and customs, food. Excellent for country reports and for travelers. Includes StateGrams and KidsGrams.
Daily Life in HistoryA searchable database that spotlights the day-to-day lives of average Americans, past and present. Includes books, primary source documents, photos on subjects such as food, clothing, housing, religion, family life, games , music and dance.
Dictionary of American HistoryComprehensive encyclopedia of American history. Includes maps and primary source documents
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)EBSCO provides eBooks & Audiobooks for academic libraries, school libraries, public libraries, and medical, govt., and corporate institutions.
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.
EbscoHost en espanolMagazine, artículos de prensa traducidos al español. Incluye información sobre la salud, negocios y revistas sobre todo para los niños. Enciclopedia españoles Acceso remoto available.
Encyclopedia of American ReligionsPresents coverage of 2500 North American religious groups from Adventists to Zen Buddhists.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and FashionExamines the origins of clothing, development of fabrics and the social meaning of dress. Everything from the toga to body piercing.
Encyclopedia of Religion Contains over 3000 entries covering all religions. The award-winning standard reference work in the field of religion
Encyclopedia of World BiographyBiographical articles on famous people from ancient times to present.
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaFor students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
HeritageQuest Genealogical database that includes federal census records, family histories, local histories, Periodical Source Index and more
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.
Holidays & Celebrations of the World Holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts from all parts of the world.
Latino American ExperienceContent from 170 reference books, primary source documents, a time line. Includes information, audio clips, maps and images on subjects ranging from immigration protests to recipes. English and Spanish content.
Learning ExpressInteractive test preparation guides for the GED, U.S. Citizenship, ASVAB, GRE, SAT and more
Mango LanguagesLearn foreign languages quickly and easily via Mango Languages' online learning courses. Start speaking a new language today.
MasterFILE CompleteMasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
MasterFILE PremierDesigned specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
Middle Search PlusThis database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
Morningstar Investment Research CenterInformation and advice on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs for the investor
New Dictionary of the History of IdeasWhere did concepts like democracy, honor and equal rights come from? How does one idea influence another??
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
Pop Culture UniverseIcons Idols Ideas : People, Movies, Music 1920s to date. Search by decade or topic : sports, news, inventions, clothing. Includes 6000 images, 307 reference books and 17,000 encyclopedia entries
Primary SearchContaining full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries.
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".
Reference USA Business and residential directory for 12 million U.S. businesses, 1.3 million Canadian businesses and 102 million U.S. residents.
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.
Starfall A free public service to teach children to read with phonics.
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.
World Book Excellent general encyclopedia for all ages
World Book enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en lineaEnciclopedia general en español publicada por World Book
Yakima Herald Republic Search the Yakima Herald Republic from 1997 to date. Full-text articles available for printing.