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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.

Be sure to check out our newest resources: Computer Source, History Reference Center, MasterFILE Complete, Point 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 & 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.
  • 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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  • 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.

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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
  • NEW! 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 U.S. 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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  • NEW! 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 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. 
  • NEW CONTENT! 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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  • 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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  • NEW! 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.

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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.
  • NEW! 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 1 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 within 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 (1870's-1977). 

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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.
  • NEW! 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 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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The Storyteller

Traci Chee

Pulp

Robin Talley

The Lying Woods

Ashley Elston

Skyward

Brandon Sanderson

Little White Lies

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix

Julie C. Dao

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan

Archenemies

Marissa Meyer

Girls on the Line

Jennie Liu

Kingdom of Ash

Sarah Maas

Dry

Neal Shusterman

The Crimes of Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling

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

Inkling

Kenneth Oppel

Flashback

Shannon Messenger

Children of Jubilee

Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Meltdown

Jeff Kinney

Wrath of the Dragon King

Brandon Mull

Lu

Jason Reynolds

Oath of Office

Marc Cameron

Kingdom of the Blind

Louise Penny

Hazards of Time Travel

Joyce Carol Oates

Blood Feud

Mike Lupica

Acid for the Children

Flea

The Other Miss Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

Master of His Fate

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Homeward Hound

Rita Mae Brown

Fire & Blood

George R.R. Martin

Beauchamp Hall

Danielle Steel

Target

James Patterson

Thanks a Thousand

A.J. Jacobs

The Sky-Blue Wolves

S.M. Stirling

The Shadows We Hide

Allen Eskens

Quarterback

John Feinstein

Out of the Maze

Spencer Johnson

Night of Miracles

Elizabeth Berg

Look Alive Twenty-five

Janet Evanovich

Long Road To Mercy

David Baldacci

Limetown

Jack Akers

Let's Go, So We Can Get Back

Jeff Tweedy

Becoming

Michelle Obama

The Allies

Winston Groom

You Don't Own Me

Mary Higgins Clark

Sea of Greed

Clive Cussler

A Pocketful of Crows

Joanne Harris

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

My One and Only Duke

Grace Burrowes

In the Galway Silence

Ken Bruen

In Extremis

Lindsey Hilsum

Homebody

Joanna Gaines

Heads You Win

Jeffrey Archer

Forever and a Day

Anthony Horowitz

The Feral Detective

Jonathan Lethem

Did You Just Eat That?

Paul Dawson

The Colors of All the Cattle

Alexander McCall Smith

A Christmas Revelation

Anne Perry

Past Tense

Lee Child

Elevation

Stephen King

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly

Whole30 Slow Cooker

Melissa Hartwig

Vendetta

Iris Johansen

The Reckoning

John Grisham

Not Quite Over You

Susan Mallery

The Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant

Cook Like a Pro

Ina Garten

When We Were Young

Karen Kingsbury

Unsheltered

Barbara Kingsolver

Shell Game

Sara Paretsky

Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks

Desperate Measures

Stuart Woods

The Witch Elm

Tana French

Winter in Paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

Mitch Albom

Killing Commendatore

Haruki Murakami

Holy Ghost

John Sandford

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Kate Morton

Ambush

James Patterson

War of the Wolf

Bernard Cornwell

Street Freaks

Terry Brooks

A Spark of Light

Jodi Picoult

Red Moon

Kim Stanley Robinson

An Easy Death

Charlaine Harris

Dragon's Code

Gig McCaffrey

The Dead Ringer

M.C. Beaton

Consumed

J.R. Ward

Blood Communion

Anne Rice

Alaskan Holiday

Debbie Macomber

Transcription

Kate Atkinson

Christmas Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke

A Willing Murder

Jude Devereaux

Time's Convert

Deborah Harkness

Dark Tide Rising

Anne Perry

Button Man

Andrew Gross

Shadow Tyrants

Clive Cussler

Katerina

James Frey

The Forbidden Door

Dean Koontz

Colorblind

Reed Farrel Coleman

Juror #3

James Patterson

Timeless

R.A. Salvatore

Sea Prayer

Khaled Hosseini

Salvation

Peter F. Hamilton

Leverage in Death

J.D. Robb

John Woman

Walter Mosley

In His Father's Footsteps

Danielle Steel

Field of Bones

Judith Jance

Dark Sentinel

Christine Feehan

Walking Shadows

Faye Kellerman

Safe and Sound

Fern Michaels

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Sophie Hannah

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

Desolation Mountain

William Kent Krueger

Feared

Lisa Scottoline

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

The Washington Decree

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Toucan Keep a Secret

Donna Andrews

Tailspin

Sandra Brown

Serpentine

Laurell K. Hamilton

The Prisoner in the Castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Money Shot

Stuart Woods

The Middleman

Olen Steinhauer

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

In the Hurricane's Eye

Nathaniel Philbrick

Impeachment

Jon Meacham

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

My Squirrel Days

Ellie Kemper

Dare To Lead

Brene Brown

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Nick Offerman

The Fifth Risk

Michael Lewis

Whiskey in a Teacup

Reese Witherspoon

This is the Day

Tim Tebow

Rising Out of Hatred

Eli Saslow

Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Killing the SS

Bill O'Reilly

Accessory to War

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Small Fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

How Do We Look

Mary Beard

The Coddling of the American Mind

Jonathan Haidt

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

How Schools Work

Arne Duncah

Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

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 Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

Shannon Hale

A Parade of Elephants

Kevin Henkes

Big Nate Goes Bananas

Lincoln Peirce

The Alphabet Book With No Pictures

B.J. Novak

Saving Winslow

Sharon Creech

Unbelievably Boring Bart

James Patterson

Wings of Fire

Tui Sutherland

How Do Dinosaurs Learn To Read

Jane Yolen

The Exile's Hunter

Erin Hunter

A Dog Named Doug

Karma Wilson

Tales From a Not-So-Happy Birthday

Rachel Renee Russell

The Itchy Book

Mo Willems

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest Ifunny Ever

James Patterson

Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

James Dean

Llama Llama Loves to Read

Anna Dewdney

The Last

Katherine Applegate

The Burning Maze

Rick Riordan

Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

A Blade So BLack

L.L. McKinney

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green

Wildcard

Marie Lu

Imposters

Scott Westerfeld

Two Dark Reigns

Kendare Blake

People Kill People

Ellen Hopkins

The Emerald Sea

Richelle Mead

A Reaper at the Gates

Yahir Sabaa

Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl

Legendary

Stephanie Garber

War Storm

Victoria Aveyard

A Court of Frost and Starlight

Sarah Maas

Leah on the Offbeat

Becky Albertalli

The Fates Divide

Veronica Roth

Stormcaster

Cinda Williams Chima