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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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Kwame Alexander

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

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen


Lisa Scottoline

Texas Ranger

James Patterson

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

The Washington Decree

Jussi Adler-Olsen

Toucan Keep a Secret

Donna Andrews


Sandra Brown


Laurell K. Hamilton

The Prisoner in the Castle

Susan Elia MacNeal

The Money Shot

Stuart Woods

The Middleman

Olen Steinhauer

The Quiet Side of Passion

Andrew McCall-Smith


Catherine Coulter

Pale as Death

Heather Graham

A Measure of Darkness

Jonathan Kellerman

Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom

Nancy Atherton

The Sinners

Ace Atkins

The Other Woman

Daniel Silva

A Noise Downstairs

Linwood Barclay

Four Dominions

Eric Lustbader

Double Blind

Iris Johansen

Cottage by the Sea

Debbie Macomber

When We Found Home

Susan Mallery

The Summer Wives

Beatriz Williams

Spinning Silver

Naomi Novik

Marry Me By Sundown

Johanna Lindsey

The Good Fight

Danielle Steel

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler


Brad Thor


Diana Palmer

Between You and Me

Susan Wiggs

Before and Again

Barbara Delinsky

All We Ever Wanted

Emily Giffin

The Skaar Invasion

Terry Brooks

The Perfect Couple

Elin Hilderbrand

Bring Me Back

B.A. Paris

The Woman in the Woods

John Connolly

The Pharaoh Key

Douglas Preston

The Moscow Deception

Karen Robards

Island of the Mad

Laurie R. King

The Word is Murder

Anthony Horowitz

When Life Gives You Lululemons

Lauren Weisberger

Us Against You

Frederik Backman


Stuart Woods

The Night-Gaunts and other Tales of Suspense

Joyce Carol Oates

THe Moscow Offensive

Dale Brown

The Hills Have Spies

Mercedes Lackey

Brief Cases

Jim Butcher

The President is Missing

Bill Clinton

Shelter in Place

Nora Roberts

Probable Claws

Rita Mae Brown

The Gray Ghost

Clive Cussler

The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Ruth Ware

The Testament of Loki

Joanne M. Harris

THe Outsider

Stephen King

How It Happened

Michael Koryta

The Cast

Danielle Steel

By Invitation Only

Dorothea Benton Frank

The 49th Mystic

Ted Dekker


Michael Ondaatje

Our Kind of Cruelty

Araminta Hall

The Other Lady Vanishes

Amanda Quick

Magic Triumphs

Ilona Andrews

King of Ashes

Raymond Feist

The Crooked Staircase

Dean R. Koontz

Death Doesn't Bargain

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Two Steps Forward

Graeme Simsion

R.B. Parker's Old Black Magic

Ace Atkins

The Perfect Mother

Aimee Molloy


Ted Bell

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner

Love and Ruin

Paula McLain


John Connolly

Adjustment Day

Chuck Palahniuk

The 17th Suspect

James Patterson

Twisted Prey

John Sandford

Shattered Mirror

Iris Johansen


Christopher Moore

Head On

John Scalzi

The First Family

Daniel Palmer

The Family Gathering

Robyn Carr

THe Fallen

David Baldacci

Bad Men and Wicked Women

Eric Jerome Dickey

Twenty-one Days

Anne Perry

The Thief

J.R. Ward

Sixth Day

Catherine Coulter

Shoot First

Stuart Woods


Jo Nesbo

The Good Pilot Peter Wodehouse

Alexander McCall Smith

The Cutting Edge

Jeffery Deaver

After Anna

Lisa Scottoline

Women in Sunlight

Frances Mayes

Why Kill the Innocent

C.S. Harris


Charles Frazier

Space Opera

Catherynne Valente


Kevin Hearne

Queen Anne's Lace

Susan Wittig Albert

Miss Julia Raises the Roof

Ann B. Ross

The Knowledge

Martha Grimes

I've Got My Eyes On You

Mary Higgins Clark

The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

Cave of Bones

Anne Hillerman

All the Beautiful Lies

Peter Swanson

The Accidental Guardian

Mary Connealy

Twice Bitten

Lynsay Sands

To Die But Once

Jacqueline Winspear

The Disappeared

C.J. Box

Red Alert

James Patterson

The Temptation of Forgiveness

Donna Leon

The Punishment She Deserves

Elizabeth George

Every Note Played

Lisa Genova

Duel to the Death

J.A. Jance

Covert Game

Christine Feehan

The Bishop's Pawn

Steve Berry

Alternate Side

Anna Quindlen

Accidental Heroes

Danielle Steel

The Rising Sea

Clive Cussler

THe Merry Spinster

Mallory Ortberg

The Flight Attendant

Christopher A. Bohjalian

A Dangerous Game

Heather Graham

Caribbean Rim

Randy Wayne White

The Third Victim

Philip Margolin

Plum Tea Crazy

Laura Childs

The Last Jedi

Jason Fry

Lake Silence

Anne Bishop

If I Live

Terri Blackstock

The Family Next Door

Sally Hepworth

The Escape Artist

Brad Meltzer

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

Susan Wittig Albert

A Call To Vengeance

David Weber

Burn Bright

Patricia Briggs

The Bags of Tricks Affair

Bill Pronzini

As You Wish

Jude Devereaux

Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker

How Schools Work

Arne Duncah

Fly Girls

Keith O'Brien

You're on an Airplane

Parker Posey

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani

The Poisoned City

Anna Clark


Lynn Vincent

From the Corner of the Oval

Rebecca Dorey-Stein


Alissa Quart


Randi Hunter Epstein

What Truth Sounds Like

Michael Eric Dyson

Those Wild Wyndhams

Claudia Renton


Seymour Hersh

First In Line

Kate Andersen Brower

Bruce Lee

Nancy Polly

Ther Are No Grown-ups

Pamela Druckerman


David Sedaris

The Restless Wave

John McCain


Dave Itzkoff

How to Change Your Mind

Michael Pollan

Paul Simon

Robert Hilburn


Zora Neale Hurston

The Seasons of My Mother

Marcia Gay Harden

Beauty in the Broken Places

Allison Pataki

Magnolia Table

Joanna Gaines

The Feather Thief

Kirk Johnson

The Family Table

Jazz Smollet-Warwell

The Best Cook in the World

Rick Bragg

A Higher Loyalty

James Comey

Natural Causes

Barbara Ehrenreich

Fascism: A Warning

Madeline Albright

At My Table

Nigella Lawson

The Trump White House

Ronald Kessler

True Stories From an Unreliable Witness

Christine Lahti

Rocket Men

Robert Kurson

The Recovering

Leslie Jamison

Look Alive Out There

Sloane Crosley

Lady in Red

Sheila Tate

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

Lauren Graham

Hunting El Chapo

Andrew Hogan

The Geraldo Show

Geraldo Rivera


Eileen McNamara

Debbie Macomber's Table

Debbie Macomber

WHere There's Hope

Elizabeth Smart

To Change the Church

Ross Douthat

Russian Roulette

Michael Iskoff

To the Edges of the Earth

Edward Larson


Andrew Santella

THe Duchess

Penny Junor


Andrew Lloyd Weber

Survive Like a Spy

Jason Hanson

How Luck Happens

Janice Kaplan

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

Fly Guy and the Alienzz

Ted Arnold


Jason Reynolds


Jason Reynolds

Rescue and Jessica

Jessica Kensky

I Got It!

David Wiesner

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs

David Soman

Big Nate Silent But Deadly

Lincoln Peirce

The Wild Robot Escapes

Peter Brown

Time Jumpers

Brandon Mull


Junot Diaz

From Hero to Zero

James Patterson


Steve Antony

The Quest of the Cubs

Kathryn Lasky

Hi Jack

Mac Barnett

Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans

Russell Ginns

I Walk With Vanessa



Matt de la Pena

Oodles of Kittens

Jane O'Connor

Bad Kitty Camp Daze

Nick Bruel

The Emerald Sea

Richelle Mead

A Reaper at the Gates

Yahir Sabaa

Neverworld Wake

Marisha Pessl


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


Cinda Williams Chima

I Have Lost My Way

Gayle Forman


Amie Kaufman

A Girl Like That

Tanaz Bhathena

Tempest and Slaughter

Tamora Pierce

Immortal Reign

Morgan Rhodes

Love, Hate & Other Filters

Samira Ahmed


Sara Holland

The Cruel Prince

Holly Black