e-Resources A-Z

    On-Line Information and Learning Resources

    With your valid Yakima Valley Libraries Super 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.
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    • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

      This 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 Complete

      Designed 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.

    • Ancestry Library Edition

      You can search the  federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration, and vital records. It also includes the Social Security Administration Death Index Master File. Only available at the library  

    • AtoZdatabases

      AtoZdatabases is a directory and marketing database that includes 30 million businesses and 220 million residents.  It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, job searches, and finding friends and relatives.  You can email, print, or download results.

    • Book Index With Reviews

      Whether 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 Moderna

      Explore Enciclopedia Moderna, una fuente de conocimiento autorizada y confiable, con miles de artículos sobre un amplio rango de temas.

    • Britannica Escolar Online

      Enriquezca 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!

    • Britannica Library

      Explore 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

    • Chilton Library

      Repair information for domestic and import vehicles. Updated monthly. Includes wiring diagrams.

    • 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

      Cultural information on countries including manners and customs, food. Excellent for country reports and for travelers. Includes StateGrams and KidsGrams.

    • Ebsco Reference Databases

      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.

    • ELibrary

      eLibrary 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.

    • Foundation Directory Online

      Updated weekly, this research tool provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Grants, Companies and 990s. This premier tool contains more than 120,000 foundation and corporate donors and 3 million grants.

    • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

      Foundation Center’s premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, arts and cultural projects, research, and general welfare.

    • Foundation Maps

      Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

    • History Study Center

      A one-stop history resource for schools.

    • Learning Express

      Interactive test preparation guides for the GED, U.S. Citizenship, ASVAB, GRE, SAT and more

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Legal 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 Languages

      Learn foreign languages quickly and easily via Mango Languages’ online learning courses. Start speaking a new language today.

    • MasterFILE Complete

      MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center

      Information and advice on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs for the investor

    • NewsBank

      NewsBank provides access to full-text articles published in newspapers from around the country including our own Yakima Herald Republic. Now, thanks to a grant from the Washington State Library through the December 2019, Yakima Valley Libraries NewsBank access also includes the Access World News Research Collection. Comprising over 11,000 news sources from around the world, this collection features 137 sources from Washington State alone, plus content from all 50 U.S. states, and over 170 countries and regions. The vast majority of sources are in English but at least 10 other languages are represented.

    • Novelist Plus

      Looking 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 Plus

      If 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

    • ProQuest

      Access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers including full text of some Washington Newspapers including the Spokane Spokesman-Review and Vancouver Columbian as well as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

    • ProQuest Learning: Literature

      ProQuest 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.

    • Reference USA

      Business and residential directory for 12 million U.S. businesses, 1.3 million Canadian businesses and 102 million U.S. residents.

    • SIRS Discoverer

      An 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 Center

      This 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.

    • Washington State Digital Archives

      The Washington State Digital Archives provides access to online collections of historical value. In some cases you will be able to view a digital copy of selected records. Records that have not been digitized can be ordered online

    • WestlawNext

      Using the WestlawNext Patron Access Database from a designated computer at our Yakima Central Library, Yakima Valley Libraries’ patrons have access to look up case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treaties, legal forms, and other information resources.


    • Yakima Herald Republic

      Search the Yakima Herald Republic from 1997 to date. Full-text articles available for printing.