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Chilton Library

Provides quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today. Library Card Required.

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Academic Search Premier

Contains unmatched full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and more. Library Card Required.

Ancestry Library Edition

The world’s largest collection of online family history records. In-Library use only. Access genealogy resources anywhere with Heritage Quest Online®.

The Atlantic Monthly (provided by Flipster)

Instant access to The Atlantic in an easy-to-read digital format. Library Card Required.

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Automotive Resources

Listing of sites for repairs, recalls, and automotive information.

Biography Reference Source

A comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies. Library Card Required.


Access on-demand, anywhere online learning with one of the most experienced tutoring companies in the nation.

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Britannica Library

Online encyclopedia containing age-appropriate resources for children, youth, and older learners. Library Card Required.

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Business and Nonprofit

Online and local resources for businesses, non-profits, and career skills development.

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A website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics.

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Access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Chilton Library

Provides quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today. Library Card Required.

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City of Port Townsend Public Library

Official website for the City of Port Townsend Public Library.

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Community Resources

Listing of local resources for Jefferson County.

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Computer Source

Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, and software. Library Card Required.

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Consumer and Financial Literacy

Consumer and Financial information and resources

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Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness.
Library Card Required.

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Consumer Reports

Use product reviews, ratings, and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine to make better buying decisions and save money. Library Card Required.



Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Library Card Required.

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Get an inside look at the daily life, history, culture, and customs of the world’s people. Includes information on more than 200 countries, every U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Library Card Required.

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Digital Books and Media

Listing of Digital Books and Media

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Courses, tools and resources for digital training.

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Fact Checking

Databases and other online resources useful for fact checking information.

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Gale Academic Onefile

Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research. Library Card Required.

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Gale General Onefile

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research. Library Card Required.

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Gale Health and Wellness

Authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels. Library Card Required.

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Gale In Context: College

Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Library Card Required.

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Gale In Context: Elementary

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content. Library Card Required.

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Gale In Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content. Library Card Required.

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Gale In Context: High School

Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources. Library Card Required.

In Context Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School

Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more. Library Card Required.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find credible sources on hundreds of social and political issues. This database simplifies your search by bringing together articles, videos, and stats you can trust and cite. Library Card Required.

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Gale Literature Litfinder

Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more. Library Card Required.

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Genealogy and Obituaries

List of resources for genealogical researchers.

Health and Wellness

Links to publications and government agencies related to health and wellness.

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Search Census, family histories, genealogical magazines, local histories, and primary sources. Library Card Required.

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History Reference Center

Contains thousands of reliable resources including primary source documents, biographies, photos, maps, and more to help you complete your research. Library Card Required.

History Study Center

History Study Center

A virtual library of information housing over 40,000 documents showcasing historical events from ancient times to the present.

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Movies, TV shows, and more — free with your library card! Enjoy them on your computer, tablet, phone, or television. Library Card Required.

hoopla on iOS     hoopla on Android    hoopla on Kindle

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Information and Research

Online journal databases and other research resources.

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Jefferson County Government

Official Site for the government of Jefferson County WA.

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Jefferson County Genealogical Society

JCGS: Helping people trace their families since 1983.

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Jobs and Careers

Listing of resources for career outlook, job searches and career development.

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Language and Cultural Resources

Listing of resources for language learning and cultural study.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Source™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Library Card Required.

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Legal Resources

Listing of online and local legal resources

LinkedIn Learning

Access over 16,000 courses in 7 languages. LinkedIn Learning courses are taught by real-world practitioners, located across the globe. Library Card Required.


Find thousands of picture books in over 60+ World Languages. Enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling. Library Card Required.

Mango Languages

Want to improve your conversation skills in another language? This interactive tool offers more than 70 languages, including English, for children and adults. Library Card Required.

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MasterFILE Premier

Find full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more. Library Card Required.

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients, and their families and friends.

Military and Government Collection

Military and Government Collection

Current articles and news about all branches of the military and government. Library Card Required.

New York Times – Online

Read the New York Times on any library computer, or get an access code good for 24 hours to read outside the library or through the New York Times app. You’ll need to set up a New York Times account with your email address to read unlimited articles. Library Card Required.

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NewsBank – Provided by the Washington State Library

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Access is provided by the Washington State Library. Library Card Required.

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Newspapers and Local Media

Listing of Newspapers and Local media sites

Northstar Digital Literacy

Digital literacy assessments and self-guided lessons in Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and more. Online learning courses require registration. Contact Jamie Pena or call 360-385-6544 for assistance. Learn more about Northstar.

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Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8, a fiction database, is designed especially for elementary and middle schools. Library Card Required.

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus

An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction covering a wide range of reading interests for adults, teens, and kids. Search for books by subject, read full-text reviews, and get reading suggestions by author or subject. Library Card Required.

Online Classes

Online Classes

Listing of sites with online learning opportunities

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Online Learning for Youth

Listing of online resources for youth

Outdoors and Recreation

Outdoors and Recreation

Listing of sites focused on local outdoor opportunities in the county, state and national parks.

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Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet your financial needs. Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. Library Card Required.

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Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Provides rich content to help students develop persuasive arguments and essays, a better understanding of controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Library Card Required.

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Reader’s Advisory

Sites with book reviews, read-alikes and more.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. Library Card Required.

Science Reference Center

Learn about earth and space sciences, energy and power, health and fitness, forensic science, life sciences, mathematics, nutrition, physics, technology, wildlife, and more. Library Card Required.

Small Business Source

Get exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business
reference books. Small Business Source contains hundreds
of full-text reference books and full-text magazines. Library Card Required.

Value Line Investment Research

Value Line

Explore over 3,500 stocks across hundreds of industries using interactive tools and in-depth reports. Library Card Required.

Washington Anytime Library

The Washington Anytime Library offers a wide variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Library Card Required.

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL)

WTBBL provides library services at the library and by mail to any Washington resident unable to read standard print material due to blindness, visual impairment, physical disability (inability to hold a book or turn pages), or reading disability.