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Northstar Digital Learning
Become confident with computers and improve your technology skills with Northstar's Digital Literacy lessons. Build your skills for work or school or learn how to safely connect with friends and family online. Set up a free Learner account and start today. For residents who do not have access to a computer, the library has public internet computers offering hour-long sessions, as well as a testing office which can be reserved for assessments.
BrainFuse HelpNow
24/7 learning help, including live virtual tutoring. Once you reach the brainfuse site, you'll need to add your library card a second time.
Heritage Quest Online HeritageQuest Online
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources--with coverage dating back to the 1700s--that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.
JobNow from Brainfuse
Brainfuse JobNow offers wide range of services for your career needs: whether you're tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, developing additional skills, or adjusting to a new career. JobNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools. Access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching.
Legal Forms
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Washington-specific "attorney forms"--officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply "fill in the blanks".
LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)
Linkedin Learning offers over 16,000 courses to help you learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. If you previously set up a profile on Lynda, your information has been transferred to the new and improved system.
Longview Daily News
Full-text articles from our local Daily News back to 2000.
Value Line
Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver's seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.
VetNow from Brainfuse
Brainfuse VetNow offers free online resources for veterans and their families, including live help for VA benefits eligibility, veteran benefit resources, personalized resume review, and live academic tutoring.
Most Popular Databases
Ancestry Library Ancestry Library
This link only works inside the Library. The Library edition of Ancestry.com provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. Ancestry Library Edition is available from any computer in the library. No library card necessary.
Auto Repair Source
Repair and maintenance information on various models from 1954 to present.
Consumer Reports
The Consumer Reports database provides complete, independent, expert ratings and recommendations on appliances, cars & trucks, electronic gear, and much more. The Patron ID is your entire library card number.
Free personalized language learning for everyone--no library card required! Learn from your browser or download the app to your mobile device.
Gale General OneFile
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)
Linkedin Learning offers over 16,000 courses to help you learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. If you previously set up a profile on Lynda, your information has been transferred to the new and improved system.
America's News
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Data Axle Reference Solutions (was Reference USA)
Detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.

Note: Access to these databases requires the entire barcode number from your library card and your pin number. Your pin number is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you are not able to log in with this information, please call us at 360.442.5300. These databases are also accessible to the public (cardholding and otherwise) via the two database computers located near the Reference Desk on the Main Floor.

Almanacs, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Old Farmer's Almanac
Information Please Almanac
Information on each of the U.S. States
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary


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