Washoe County Libraries closed Wednesday, October 18, 2017
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, October, 18, 2017 for a Staff Professional Development Day.

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Online Resources

This is an alphabetical list of all online resources offered by Washoe County Library System. For our most popular services, including ebooks, digital magazines, and downloadable audiobooks, please visit the Digital Library.

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  • ABC-CLIO - High School & Middle School research. Includes the following databases: American Government, American History, United States Geography, The World at War, World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, & World Geography.
  • Academic Journals - Graduate and undergraduate research. Includes over 1,960 indexed and abstracted journals, more than 1,900 full-text journals, and 1,350 peer-reviewed full-text journals.
  • American Government - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • American History - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center - This resource will no longer be available beginning August 1. Please try our new auto repair database, AutoMate.
  • AutoMate - Consumer automobile repair and service information. New repair procedures are added continuously.

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  • Biography Reference Center - Elementary School, Middle School, & High School research. Includes a collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographical entries. 
  • Brainfuse HelpNow - Live tutors and academic resources for students at all levels, including test preparation and a writing lab. Requires the latest version of Java
  • Brainfuse JobNow - A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching, test preparation, and a writing lab. Requires the latest version of Java
  • Business Source Elite - Business research. Includes full-text articles from business newspapers and magazines, including Harvard Business Review, MacWorld, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications.

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  • Consumer Health Complete - The most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

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  • Discover & Go - Access free and discounted passes to Northern Nevada and California museums and cultural attractions with a Washoe County Library card.
  • Driving Tests - Practice tests and learning materials for your Nevada Learner Permit and Driver License exams. Includes handbooks and practice tests for the standard license, as well as commercial and motorcycle options.

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  • EBSCO Databases - You can search all of our databases from the search box at the top of the page by selecting "articles and research." Or, click on the EBSCO Databases link to select specific databases from EBSCO.
  • ERIC - The Educational Resource Information Center includes more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 - Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Includes more than 32,000 entries.
  • Explora Educator's Edition - Resources for educators from EBSCO databases.
  • Explora Elementary School - The place to start for elementary school research. Includes full text for 70+ popular magazines and Lexile reading level for all articles.
  • Explora High School & Explora High School Advanced - Smart high school researchers start with Explora from EBSCO. Includes full text for hundreds of publications in an interface that's easy to search or browse.
  • Explora Middle School - The place to start for middle school research. Includes full text for 140+ popular magazines and Lexile reading level for all articles.

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  • Glassdoor - For job seekers. Search nationwide listings, read company reviews, and explore salary information and interview insights. All resources are available without an account when coming to Glassdoor from the library website.
  • GreenFILE - A collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles with content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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  • Health Source - Consumer Edition - Includes information on health topics including the medical sciences, food and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • HelpNow - Live tutors and academic resources for students at all levels, including test preparation and a writing lab. Requires the latest version of Java

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  • JobNow - A revolutionary service for job seekers that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching, test preparation, and a writing lab. Requires the latest version of Java

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  • LearningExpress 3.0 - Online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books for computer skills, job search, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance prep, GED test prep, and more.  
  • Little Pim - Designed for language learners ages 0-6. Includes 10 languages, each featuring videos and interactive practice cards. From Mango Languages, click on the "Kids" tab.
  • lynda.com - Premiere online learning resources for business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

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  • MainFile -  Academic study and general interest subject areas. Includes full text, indexing, & abstracting for more than 12,000 publications, plus 440,000 photos, maps & flags, and more than 17,500 company profiles.
  • Mango Languages - An online language learning system that teaches conversational language skills with courses in 70 languages plus English as a second language. 
  • MAS Ultra - This resource has been replaced by Explora High School and Explora High School Advanced.
  • MasterFILE Premier - Full text for thousands of general reference articles covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Includes biographies of artists and historical figures.
  • Middle Search Plus - This resource has been replaced by Explora Middle School.

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  • Newspaper Archive (in-library use from Downtown Reno and Sparks branches only) - Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Includes many, but not all, Reno newspapers from the 1870's through 1977.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers and over 35 million full-text articles & television and radio news transcripts.
  • NoveList Plus - Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus is a great resource for readers. Search or browse to find books that match your reading style.
  • NoveList Plus K-8 - All the great features of NoveList, with a focus on elementary and middle school readers.

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  • Online Nevada Encyclopedia - Developed with the help of experts at Nevada’s universities, colleges, and state agencies. Look here for arts, business, gaming & tourism information, history, politics and more from a Nevada perspective.
  • OverDrive - Our collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Read or listen on your computer, mobile device, or dedicated e-reader.

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  • RBdigital Digital Magazines - Subscribe digitally to 120+ popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. (formerly Zinio for Libraries)
  • ReferenceUSA - Business research. Includes instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents to find new business opportunities, research companies, conduct market research, create a business plan, and much more.
  • Regional Business News - Business research. Includes full text coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Proquest Archives (1999-present) - Current and archived articles with a searchable index. 
  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Proquest Digital Microfilm (2009-present) - Digital microfilm for the Reno Gazette-Journal begins in 2009 and is updated with new issues approximately three months after publication. 
  • Reno Gazette-Journal: Newspaper Archive (Reno coverage 1870's-1977; in-library use from Downtown Reno and Sparks branches only) - Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

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  • Science Reference Center - High School & Middle School research. Includes full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other publications. 

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  • Teacher Reference Center - Indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
  • TechBoomers - Especially for baby boomer and senior learners, but great for everyone looking to learn how to use popular web-based services.
  • TumbleBooks - A collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

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  • World at War - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases. 
  • World Book - The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
  • World Geography - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • World History: The Modern Era - High School & Middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.  

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  • Zinio for Libraries - Now known as RBdigital. Subscribe digitally to 120+ popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Renegades

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Tortall

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The Getaway

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Past Perfect

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The story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Prairie Fires

Caroline Fraser

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals

Martina Slajerova

The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson

Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson

The Library at the Edge of the World

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Higher is Waiting

Tyler Perry

Hardcore Twenty-four

Janet Evanovich

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

End Game

David Baldacci

Artemis

Andy Weir

An American Family

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You Can't Spell America Without Me

Alec Baldwin

What Unites Us

Dan Rather

Typhoon Fury

Clive Cussler

Someone to Wed

Mary Balogh

Shadow District

Arnaldur Indriðason

President McKinley

Robert W. Merry

The Midnight Line

Lee Child

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall-Smith

Heather, the Totality

Matthew Weiner

Every Breath You Take

Mary Higgins Clark

Bobby Kennedy

Chris Matthews

Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing

Anthony William

The Complete Slow Cooker

America's Test Kitchen

Quick & Dirty

Stuart Woods

Mind Game

Iris Johansen

An Echo of Murder

Anne Perry

Charlatans

Robin Cook

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Diana Gabaldon

The Child

Fiona Barton

Thief of Hearts

Tess Gerritsen

Deep Freeze

John Sandford

Crazy Liek a Fox

Rita Mae Brown

Fairytale

Danielle Steel

The Witches' Tree

M.C. Beaton

Origin

Dan Brown

Merry & Bright

Debbie Macomber

Ghost on the Case

Carolyn Hart

Sleep Like A Baby

Charlaine Harris

Holly and Ivy

Fern Michaels

The Romanov Ransom

Clive Cussler

A Column of Fire

Ken Follett

Secrets in Death

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The Right Time

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Kill The Heroes

David Thurlo

Glass Houses

Louise Penny

THe Burning Girl

Claire Messud

Don't Let Go

Harlan Coben

Young Jane Young

Gabrielle Zevin

Y Is For...

Sue Grafton

The Room of White Fire

T. Jefferson Parker

Reincarnation Blues

Michael Poore

If the Creek Don't Rise

Leah Weiss

Without Fear or Favor

Robert K. Tananbaum

Seeing Red

Sandra Brown

I Know A Secret

Tess Gerritsen

How to Find Live in a Bookshop

Veronica Henry

Exposed

Lisa Scottoline

The Store

James Patterson

The Paris Spy

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Color of Fear

Marcia Muller

Barely Legal

Stuart Woods

Any Dream Will Do

Debbie Macomber

The Dolls

James Patterson

On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

Rhys Bowen

Crime Scene

Jonathan Kellerman

The Clockwork Dynasty

Daniel H. Wilson

The Address

Fiona Davis

The Wildling Sisters

Eve Chase

The Story of Arthur Truluv

Elizabeth Berg

Paradise Valley

C.J. Box

The Marriage Pact

Michelle Richmond

The Lying Game

Ruth Ware

Deadfall

Linda Fairstein

Look Behind You

Iris Johansen

The Late Show

Michael Connelly

A Distant View of Everything

Alexander McCall-Smith

The Breakdown

B.A. Paris

Blame

Jeff Abbott

Two Nights

Kathy Reichs

Some Kind of Hero

Suzanne Brockmann

Hello, Sunshine

Laura Dave

Final Girls

Riley Sager

Down A Dark ROad

Linda Castillo

Beautiful Tempest

Johanna Lindsey

Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson

Wired

Julie Garwood

The Reason You're Alive

Matthew Quick

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Silver Silence

Nalini Singh

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Neal Stephenson

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy

Camino Island

John Grisham

Where the Past Begins

Amy Tan

The RBG Workout

Bryant Johnson

Degrade and Destroy

Michael R. Gordon

Why Buddhism is True

Robert Wright

The Odyssey of Echo COmpany

Doug Stanton

The Four Tendencies

Gretchen Rubin

Braving the Wilderness

Brené Brown

Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease

Yolanda Hadid

Fantasyland

Kurt Andersen

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

Rabbit

Patricia Williams

Morningstar: Growing up with Books

Ann Hood

American Fire

Monica Hesse

Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

Mark R. Levin

Mr. Limoncello's Great Library Race

Chris Grabenstein

Everything is Mama

Jimmy Fallon

The Ship of the Dead

Rick Riordan

Swing It, Sunny

Jennifer L. Holm

It Takes a Village

Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Empty Grave

Jonathan Stroud

Tigerheart's Shadow

Erin Hunter

THe Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

Shannon Hale

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties

Dav Pilkey

The Bad Seed

Jory John

Laugh Out Loud

James Patterson

Girls Who Code

Reshma Saujani

Turtles All The Way Down

John Green

All The Crooked Saints

Maggie Stiefvater

Warcross

Marie Lu

Genuine Fraud

E. Lockhart

The Finals Spark

Richard Paul Evans

Tower of Dawn

Sarah J. Maas

They Both Die At The End

Adam Silvera

Apex

Mercedes Lackey

Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Claudia Gray