Watch a volcano erupt! Play games, find project ideas, and have fun learning about ecosystems, space, energy and matter, maps, climates and more in Power Knowledge.
eResources & Learning Tools
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Worried about polar bears? Study them and other animals, adaptation, habitats, the human body, food chains, green living, extinct species, and more in Power Knowledge.
What goes up must come down. You’ll find more about gravity, atoms, motion, temperature and more, with videos and games to explain it all in Power Knowledge.
Identify, research, and find pricing for art, antiques, and collectibles. Includes more than 10 million images to assist in searching.
Learn how to protect your privacy in the digital world. Review ten privacy tips, and read or listen to the privacy guide developed by Washington's Chief Privacy Officer.
Choose from over 53,000 free EPUB or Kindle titles; download them or read them online. This is a great source of classic titles that are no longer under U.S. Copyright. You can add them to your DropBox, Google Drive or OneDrive if you have one and enjoy at your leisure. You can also choose to download or transfer titles to your mobile device, following these instructions.
Access thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers covering a broad array of subjects and locations.
Read KnowledgeNotes with author overviews and plot summaries for middle and high school assignment assistance.
Access full-text articles, including Obituaries from a variety of U.S. newspapers. Some titles of particular interest are:
Browse the RBdigital catalog of downloadable eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days. Here's how:
- Register for an RBdigital account with an email and password or use your RBdigital Magazines account if you have one.
- Download and install the appropriate app for your device (also good for RBdigital Magazines!).
- Use the app or visit the site to borrow and enjoy!
- Watch a tutorial video or read FAQs for more information.
Read your favorite magazines in electronic format. Here's how:
- Create an RBdigital Magazines account with an email and password or use your RBdigital account if you have one.
- Mobile users: Download the right app for your device (also good for RBdigital audiobooks!)
- Visit the site through FVRL or the app and check out magazines to enjoy.
- Read the FAQs if you have questions.
Search this index for citations from the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from the years 1890 through 1982.
Use resources for teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.
Find contact information, demographic details, and heat maps for U.S. businesses, residents & health care providers and Canadian businesses. Reference USA is much more than just a directory. Learn how to make full use of all the data by registering for a ReferenceUSA webinar via WebEx. *Please note: you may set up a personal account to save your searches, and be confronted with a web page warning you that it is unsafe. Don't worry; it is safe to proceed in this instance.
Find resources on a wide range of subjects in this one-stop research source (including citation information) aimed at upper elementary and middle school students.
View over 4,800 manuals for after-market schematic service data on all kinds of consumer electronics such as radio, TV, car-radio, etc.
Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with maps originally created for fire insurance purposes, dating 1867-1970. Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research.
Find advice, training, and resources for Washington business owners and entrepreneurs.
Find authoritative science information: full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.
Look for experiments, images, videos, and articles on recent events and discoveries in a range of science areas.