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  • 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

    Currently available remotely.  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.

  • AtoZ Food America

    The world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes.  With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

  • 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.

  • AtoZdatabases (Español)

    AtoZdatabases es un directorio y una base de datos de marketing que incluye 30 millones de empresas y 220 millones de residentes. Es la herramienta ideal para realizar búsquedas de empleo, análisis de potenciales clientes de ventas, creación de listas de correo, estudios de mercado, así como para descubrir información acerca de amigos y parientes. Además, podrá imprimir, descargar o enviar por correo los resultados de sus búsquedas.

  • 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.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Brainfuse HelpNow is a unique tutoring and study suite designed for patrons of all ages. It provides high quality academic support and continually strives to meet student needs through innovative features and services. Spanish speaking tutors also available to assist ESL learners.

  • Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

    Britannica Moderna es el portal confiable y actualizado que le brinda una gran variedad de contenidos para desarrollar sus trabajos académicos. Aquí encontrará miles de artículos, imágenes, mapas y otros materiales de consulta para sus investigaciones. Todo en un sitio web ¡fácil de usar!

  • 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

  • Business Insights: Global

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

  • 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.

  • Creativebug

    Creativebug believes everyone has a creative side! As a Yakima Valley Libraries card holder you can put that creative side into action and enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes that are the latest in art and craft education. Watch these classes anytime, anywhere. Start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities! This is more than just another crafting website, it’s made up of volunteers, activists and teachers who think the arts deserve to be shared with everyone. Login with your Yakima Valley Libraries card today and get your Creativebug on!

  • Driving-tests.org

    Prepare for the Washington State DMV knowledge exam. Unlimited access to official state driver’s manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license (CDL), an exam simulator, and DMV-related FAQs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gale Academic OneFile

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

  • 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. Best for general research.

  • Gale Health and Wellness

    Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

  • 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 Literature: LitFinder

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

  • 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: Criminal Justice

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

  • Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

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

  • 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 state of affairs 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: Informe Académico

    Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.

  • 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: U.S. 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.

  • Gale Resource List

    Search all available Gale resources.

  • Learning Express

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

  • LearningExpress Recursos

    Aquí encontrará las herramientas de aprendizaje necesarias para mejorar sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales (del idioma inglés), saber más acerca de los beneficios de la tarjeta de residente permanente (Tarjeta verde o “Green Card”), así como acceso al material de estudio para superar el examen para adquirir la ciudadanía estadounidense. Además, tendrá a su disposición el material educativo necesario para obtener el certificado de GED®.

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Legal forms for Business, Family, Immigration, Financial, Patent, Real Estate, and Wills

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning 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.  If you are having trouble with the site, please try refreshing the site or a different web browser like Firefox.

  • 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

  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 FREE ebooks: choose among free ePUB books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. Those books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.

    Project Gutenberg carries high quality ebooks that were previously published by bona fide publishers. They have digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required.

  • 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.

  • WestlawNext

    Available only at the Yakima Central Library.  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.

  • Yakima Memory

    Yakima Memory is a digital project that creates digital copies of photographs and documents tied to local history, and then stores those digital copies where anyone with an Internet connection can access them. Created by Yakima Valley Libraries and the Yakima Valley Museum.