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Check out our Back to School Toolbox of Non-fiction booklist for resources inside the Library! Have a quick reference question? Call the reference desk at 360.442.5300. For detailed reference questions, you can Ask a Librarian online!

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General Information and Homework Help Websites

Encyclopedia.com: Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.
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