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On-Line Information and Learning Resources

With your Yakima Valley Libraries Library Card, you have free access to research databases, digital newspapers, consumer information, and more — all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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

    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.

  • 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

    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

  • 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!

  • CultureGrams Online

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.