Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures
All Washoe County Libraries will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The North Valleys Library will also be closed Tuesday, January 21.

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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 e-books, digital magazines, and downloadable audiobooks, please visit the Digital Library.

Be sure to check out our newest resources: Computer Source, History Reference Center, MasterFILE Complete, Points of View Reference Center, and Referencia Latina, You will also find expanded content for school research in Explora.

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  • ABC-CLIO - High school and 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, and 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.
  • Adult Core Skills - Achieve your personal education and career goals. Improve your math, reading, and speaking skills. Prepare for the US citizenship test. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • American Government - High school and middle School research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • American History - High school and middle school research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • Auto Repair Source - Consumer automobile repair and service information. New repair procedures are added continuously.

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  • Biography Reference Center - Elementary school, middle school, and 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 featuring test preparation, a writing lab, expert resume assistance, and live interview preparation and career coaching. 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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  • Career Preparation Center - Start a new career or advance in your field. Learn about various career paths, prepare for vocational training entrance and certification exams, and improve your job search skills. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • College Admission Test Preparation Center - Includes college entrance essay writing tutorials and test preparation for ACT®, SAT®, PSAT®, and other exams. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • College Students Center - Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success. Includes college placement and GRE exam preparation and reviews of math, science, reading, and writing skills. Part of the Learning Express Library. 
  • Computer Skills Center - Video courses on computer basics and popular software. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • NEW! Computer Source Consumer Edition - The latest information and current trends in high technology. Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics like computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, robotics, and software.
  • 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.
  • Consumer Health Information - A guide to online health information from Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Lyon County Library System.

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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's 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 & 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 - EBSCO databases offering resources for educators.
  • Explora Elementary School - The place to start for elementary school research. Includes full text for more than 70 popular magazines and Lexile reading level for all articles.
  • Explora High School and 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 of more than 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. Includes test preparation and a writing lab. Requires the latest version of Java
  • High School Equivalency Center - Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential. Build basic skills and prepare for the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC examinations. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • History Reference Center - More than 650,000 full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals, and thousands of primary source documents covering both US and world history topics.

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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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  • Legal Information Reference Center - Find assistance on legal matters of all kinds. Includes full text for many top consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.
  • LearningExpress Library - 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.  
  • - 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, and abstracting for more than 12,000 publications, plus 440,000 photos, maps and flags, and more than 17,500 company profiles.
  • Mango - An online language learning system that teaches conversational language skills with courses in 70 languages plus English as a second language. 
  • MasterFILE Complete - An upgrade from our previous subscription to MasterFILE Premiere with over 1,100 additional sources. Full text for thousands of general reference articles covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Includes biographies of artists and historical figures and over 70,000 videos from the Associated Press.

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  • NEW! Nevada Career Explorer - Explore, plan for, and pursue careers that reflect your passion, skills, and life goals.
  • NEW!  New York Times - Complimentary digital access to the New York Times, including historic archives.
  • 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 1870s through 1977.
  • Newspaper Source Plus - Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers and over 35 million full-text articles and 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 information on arts, history, politics and more from a Nevada perspective.
  • OverDrive - Our collection of downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Read or listen on your computer, mobile device, or dedicated e-reader.

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  • Points of View Reference Center - Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
  • Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of hundreds of education journals and reports.
  • ProQuest - Includes full-text access to more than 250 newspapers, blogs, magazines, wire feeds, and broadcast transcripts. Focusing on news outlets in the western United States, the subscription includes all issues of the Reno Gazette-Journal since October 1999.

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  • RBdigital Digital Magazines - Subscribe digitally to more than 120 popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. (formerly Zinio for Libraries)
  • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Learning tools, career and citizenship in Spanish. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • ReferenceUSA - Business research. Includes instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million US businesses and 235 million US residents to find new business opportunities, research companies, conduct market research, create a business plan, and much more.
  • Referencia Latina (en español) - Esta base de datos en español de texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia. Ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluyendo libros de referencia, revistas de interés general, imágenes con subtítulos en español, e informes de salud.
    Covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia, with over 150 multidisciplinary reference books, over 50 general interest magazines, more than 2,500 health reports, and over a million images with captions in Spanish.
  • Regional Business News - Business research. Includes full-text coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas in the United States.
  • Reno Gazette-Journal Archives  - Search and browse recent and historical articles. Digital access includes text archives (1999-present), digital microfilm (2009-present), and historic Reno newspapers (1870s-1977). 

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  • School Center - Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success, for elementary through high school levels. Part of the LearningExpress Library.
  • Science Reference Center - High school and middle school research. Includes the full text of nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other publications.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

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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 that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

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  • World at War - High school and 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 websites.
  • World Geography - High school and middle school research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras - High shool and middle school research. Part of the ABC-CLIO suite of databases.
  • World History: The Modern Era - High school and 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 more than 120 popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Red Scrolls of Magic

Cassandra Clare

ALl For One

Melissa de la Cruz

The Fall of Crazy House

James Patterson

Girls on the Line

Jennie Liu


Neal Shusterman

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Jeff Kinney

Katt Vs. Dogg

James Patterson

The Crimes of Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Cara Robertson

The View from ALameda Island

Robyn Carr

Murder on Trinity Place

Victoria Thompson

Far and Away

Fern Michaels

THe 18th Abduction

James Patterson

Neon Prey

John Sandford


Anna Quindlen

The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates

Machines Like Me

Ian McEwen

Everything in Its Place

Oliver Sacks


Daniel Suarez


David Baldacci

Department of Sensitive Crimes

Alexander McCall Smith

13 Minute Murder

James Patterson

A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell

Triple Jeopardy

Anne Perry

Tale Teller

Anne Hillerman

Someone Knows

Lisa Scottoline


Philip Kerr

Lost Roses

Martha Hall Kelly

Book of Dreams

Nina George

Miracle at St. Andrews

James Patterson

The Scribbly Man

Terry Goodkind

The Strangers

Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Saviour

J.R. Ward

Save Me the Plums

Ruth Reichl

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori Gottlieb

Lessons from Lucy

Dave Barry

Lebron, inc.

Brian Windhorst

K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches

Tyler Kepner

Greek to Me

Mary Norris

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault

Cathy Guisewhite

Commander in Cheat

Rick Reilly

A List

Judith Jance

The Raven Tower

Ann Leckie

A Justified Murder

Jude Devereaux


Isaac Mizrahi

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

California Girls

Susan Mallery

The Border

Don Winslow

Cosmos Possible Worlds

Ann Druyan

Broken Ground

Val McDermid

Tiamat's Wrath

James S.A. Corey

Stone Bridges

Carla Neggers

The Last Second

Catherine Coulter

Deep Harbor

Fern Michaels

Dark Tribute

Iris Johansen

Blood Oath

Linda Fairstein

The American Agent

Jacqueline Winspear

The Cornwalls are Gone

James Patterson

Run Away

Harlan Coben

Wolf Pack

C.J. Box

Toxic Game

Christine Feehan

The First Lady

James Patterson

Crashing Heat

Richard Castle

The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson

Wild Country

Anne Bishop

Unto Us a Son is Given

Donna Leon

Silent Night

Danielle Steel

The Perfect Alibi

Philip Margolin

Cemetery Road

Greg Iles

Broken Bone China

Laura Childs

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna

Mario Giordano

The Vanishing Man

Charles Finch

The Next to Die

Sophie Hannah

Never Tell

Lisa Gardner

Mission Critical

Mark Greaney

The Chef

James Patterson

The Victory Garden

Rhys Bowen

Early Riser

Jasper Fforde

The Wedding Guest

Jonathan Kellerman

The Ruin of Kings

Jenn Lyons

The Lost Man

Jane Harper

Good Riddance

Elinor Lipman

The Girl in the Glass Box

James Grippando


L.E. Modesitt

Connections in Death

J.D. Robb

A Time to Scatter Stones

Lawrence Block


Joseph Finder

The Rule of Law

John Lescroart

Leters From Peaceful Lane

Janet Dailey

The Golden Tresses of the Dead

Alan Bradley


James Rollins

No Sunscreen for the Dead

Tim Dorsey

The Flimflam Affair

Bill Pronzini

Liar Liar

James Patterson

The Winter of the Witch

Katherine Arden


Jayne Anne Krentz

Turning Point

Danielle Steel

Through Fiery Trials

David Weber

The Sweetest Thing

Judith McNaught

The New Iberia Blues

James Lee Burke

The House Next Door

James Patterson

Daughter of War

Brad Taylor

The Burglar

Thomas Perry

The Best of Us

Robyn Carr

An Anonymous Girl

Greer Hendricks

Queen of the World

Robert Hardman

Verses for the Dead

Douglas Preston

Siege of Stone

Terry Goodkind

In a House of Lies

Ian Rankin

A Delicate Touch

Stuart Woods

Watching You

Lisa Jewell


Helen Hardt


Robin Cook

The Enemy of my Enemy

Robin Cook

Death of an Eye

Dana Stabenow

The Three Secret Cities

Matthew Reilly

Once Upon a River

Dianne Setterfield

Of Blood and Bone

Nora Roberts

Hearts of the Missing

Carol Potenza

Hall of Mirrors

Christopher Fowler

Eggs on Ice

Laura Childs

The Boy

Tami Hoag

Before We Were Strangers

Brenda Novak

All That Heaven Allows

Mark Griffin

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker

Damon Young

The Path Made Clear

Oprah Winfrey

No Happy Endings

Nora McInerny


Jennifer Eberhardt

The Longevity Paradox

Steven Gundry

First: Sandra Day O'Connor

Evan Thomas

Shoot for the Moon

James Donovan

See You in the Piazza

Frances Mayes

Girl, Stop Apologizing

Rachel Hollis

Don't Stop Believin'

Olivia Newton-John

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

Edward Wilson-Lee

Queen Bey

Veronica Chambers

Outer Order, Inner Calm

Gretchen Rubin

An American Summer

Alex Kotlowitz

The Threat

Andrew McCabe

Liquid Rules

Mark Miodownik


Dave Cullen

Grateful American

Gary Sinise

Dinner for Everyone

Mark Bittman

Wild Bill

Tom Clavin

Merchants of Truth

Jill Abramson


Stephaine Land

UnDo It!

Dean Ornish

The Truths We Hold

Kamala Harris

The Longest Line on the Map

Eric Rutkow

The Martha Manual

Martha Stewart

The New Childhood

Jordan Shapiro

The Minimalist Home

Joshua Becker

The Chaos Cure

Marla Cilley

Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful

Arwen Dayton

The Point of it All

Charles Krauthammer

Never Grow Up

Jackie Chan

Game Changers

Dave Asprey

The Future of Capitalism

Paul Collier

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Carlos Hernandez

The Revenge of Magic

James Riley


Mo Willems

The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle

David Litchfield


Christian Robinson

Penguin Flies Home

Lita Judge

Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee

Chicken Talk

Patricia MacLachlan

Warriors in Winter

Mary Pope Osborne

The Unteachables

Gordon Korman

A Gift for Goose

Tad Hills

I Need a Hug

Aaron Blabey

Geronimo on Ice

Geronimo Stilton

Brawl of the Wild

Dav Pilkey

Love, Z

Jessie Sima

Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle

How Do I Love Thee?

Jennifer Adams

Isle of You

David LaRochelle

I Wish it Would Snow

Sarah Dillard

A Hug is for Holding Me

Lisa Wheeler

The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

Mark Sperring

Little Owl's Snow

Divya Srinivasan

Sleep, My Bunny

Rosemary Wells

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

All Right Already!

Jory John

The Raging Storm

Erin Hunter

Little Dreamers

Vashti Harrison


Kenneth Oppel


Shannon Messenger

Children of Jubilee

Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Meltdown

Jeff Kinney

Wrath of the Dragon King

Brandon Mull

THe Snowy Nap

Jan Brett

Land of Stories

Chris Colfer

Carmela Full of Wishes

Matt de la Peña

The Genius Experiment

James Patterson

The Wall in the Middle of the Book

Jon Agee

Spy School Goes South

Stuart Gibbs

A Map of Days

Ransom Riggs

Louisiana's Way Home

Kate DiCamillo

I Lost My Tooth

Mo Willems

The Shadowglass

Rin Chupeco

The Opposite of Always

Justin Reynolds

Lovely War

Julie Berry

On The Come Up

Angie Thomas

The Wicked King

Holly Black

The Girl King

Mimi Yu


Sara Holland

THe HIve Queen

Tui Sutherland

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life

Rachel Cohn

Broken Land

Jonathan Maberry

Queen of Air and Darkness

Cassandra Clare

Fire & Heist

Sarah Beth Durst

The Storyteller

Traci Chee


Robin Talley

The Lying Woods

Ashley Elston


Brandon Sanderson

Little White Lies

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Julie C. Dao

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan


Marissa Meyer

Kingdom of Ash

Sarah Maas

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

A Blade So BLack

L.L. McKinney

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green


Marie Lu


Scott Westerfeld

Two Dark Reigns

Kendare Blake

People Kill People

Ellen Hopkins