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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 - Consumer automobile repair 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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  • 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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  • 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 - Subscribe digitally to 120+ popular magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Whistler

John Grisham

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Stuart Woods

The Obsidian Chamber

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Escape Clause

John Sandford

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Order to Kill

Vince Flynn

Winter Storms

Elin Hilderbrand

Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

Home

Harlan Coben

Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Apprentice in Death

J. D. Robb

Bullseye

James Patterson

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot ContessaCookbook

Ina Garten

Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain

The Magnolia Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

Tales form a Not-so-friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries #11)

Rachel Renee Russell

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner