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New York Times (1980-Current)
Comprehensive digital coverage back to 1980 is available for this internationally renowned U.S. newspaper through the ProQuest database. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. The New York Times is considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history.
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
ProQuest Research Library: History
This resource covers publications on history for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: civilizations, historical studies, military history, periods & events, US history, and world history. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences
This resource covers publications on social science information for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: sociology, psychology, communications, political science, linguistics, criminology, and education. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.

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.

Biography Websites

Academy of Achievement: A museum of living history. Over 20,000 biographies are available from Biography.
National Women's Hall of Fame: biographical information on great American women of yesterday and today.

Social Sciences Websites

A Chronology of US Historical Documents: from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
I Remain: This digitally accessible collection represents a range of lives - from ordinary citizens to Presidents, literary luminaries, movie stars, soldiers, and politicians.
Pacific Northwest History Guide: this guide provides links to the most useful databases and electronic and print resources for researching the history of Pacific Northwest - Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Provided by the University of Washington.
Washington City and Town Profiles
Washington Place Names Database: search for place names in Washington, provided by the Tacoma Public Library.

Countries & States Websites Facts and maps about all 50 states
CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. It includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Library of Congress Country Studies


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