Connect FVRL, library access for students

(Los recursos para hispanohablantes se enumeran en una página separada.)

FVRL Resources

Ancestry Library

Starting January 1, 2022, Ancestry is available only at the library.
Learn about your ancestors. Search over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, including the US Census, to find records and digitized documents.

New York Times Digital

Enjoy complimentary access to nytimes.com, and view articles from 1980 to today. Here's how:

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:
  1. Go to nytimes.com.
  2. Click "Log In" and then "Create one" to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account. (Note: if you don't want to receive email marketing communications from the New York Times, uncheck that box when you sign up, or follow the unsubscribe instructions if you start getting marketing emails.)
  3. You may now view as many articles as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi, except in the Cooking section. 
  4. Log out when you're done.
Offsite/remote access:
  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account with your personal email address, or click on "log in here" if you have already created an account.
  4. After 72 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 72 hours of remote access.
Using the New York Times Digital App:
  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free New York Times app, or visit your device's app store.
  2. Open your device's browser to navigate to this page, tap this remote access link, and tap "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account, or log in if you've already created one.
  4. Then, leave the browser and launch the app.
  5. Sign in with your email address. The code already will have been applied, and you have access for 72 hours.
  6. Once your 72 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 72 hours of access.

Chilton Library

Find repair info by make and model combinations, covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of older, specialty models.

LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Lynda.com. Learn the skills you need through instructional video courses in education, technology, business, and creative fields. To get started, log in with your library card number and PIN. (Learn more about the transition from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning.)

Flipster

View recent issues of your favorite, popular magazines digitally—no need to wait for the print edition. You can download to the app for off-line reading or read in your browser. Have a question? Read Flipster—Frequently Asked Questions.

Important details
  • There is no checkout limit.
  • Most titles can be downloaded to the Flipster app and kept indefinitely. But some popular titles expire after two days (for weekly publications) or 7 days (for monthly or seasonal publications. These titles will display the time remaining, and will gray out once they expire.
  • Flipster doesn't sync across devices, but you can manually download the same content to multiple devices.
  • If your iOS device is in Dark Mode, you may want to switch to Light Mode to make it easier to browse categories or search.
  • For more information, see Flipster's handouts for iOS or Android or the Flipster FAQs.
Get started today!

If you're within an FVRL location or using our Wi-Fi, you can access Flipster without signing in.

If you're using the Flipster app or are outside an FVRL location, sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Make title suggestions

FVRL selects the titles that are available in our Flipster account, and we review and update the list in October of each year for the following calendar year.

If you'd like us to consider a title to add, please fill out our contact form and let us know you're requesting an addition to our Flipster titles.

Flipster en español

Vea revistas populares y actuales en formato digital, sin necesidad de esperar la edición impresa. Puede descargar la aplicación para leer sin conexión o leer en su navegador.

PressReader

Read online or download more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines from 150 countries (popular titles include The Guardian, Newsweek, Der Tagesspiegel, El Razon, and China Daily) and in more than 60 languages.

Go directly to titles in español, русский, and 中文 (繁體) (简体). No limits on downloads. They're yours to keep forever. To find magazine titles not available through PressReader, check Flipster or the library catalog.

Use PressReader in your browser
  • Click on Go to PressReader and enter your library card number and PIN, if needed.
  • To activate options including reading offline, automatic issue delivery, creating collections, and saving articles, create a free personal account from the Sign In page using your email address.
  • Please use the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. (PressReader will stop support for Microsoft Internet Explorer on July 31, 2022.)
Use the PressReader App
  1. Go to the PressReader app page and download the app for your device.
  2. Open the PressReader app and choose the Libraries sign in option (look for the library card icon).
  3. Tap on Select Library or Group, type “fort van” and tap Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries.
  4. Tap Sign In, enter your library card number and PIN, and tap Connect to Resources.
  5. Don't be concerned if you see a message stating the number of hours and days you have left. Your time will reset each time you provide your library card number.
  6. To activate options including reading offline, automatic issue delivery, creating collections, and saving articles, create a free personal account from the Sign In page using your email address.
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Consumer Reports Online

Search for recent Consumer Reports magazine articles and reviews in full-text. Find product reviews, recommendations, and comparisons to help you make choices.

NoveList Plus

Find a great read through subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more. Access Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Discover new titles, series, and authors for kids and teens to enjoy. Find Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

HeritageQuest

Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1940 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

**Please note: If unable to access Reference Solutions using Google Chrome™, try using a different internet browser. The most recent version of Chrome may cause issues.

Find U.S. white pages and yellow pages, as well as demographic details and heat maps for U.S. and Canadian businesses. Get the most out of Reference USA by visiting their Learning Center.

Mango Languages

Prepare yourself for realistic conversations in over 70 world languages, including English. Create a free account and learn at your own pace.

Have questions? Search the Mango Help Center.

EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS)

Find links to full-text articles without having to guess in which eResource to look! This search will look in most subscription eResources that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, and serve up results no matter on which platform the article resides. No more trying one eResource after another in search of the article you need!

Open Articles

Use the CloudSourceOA database to find to open access research articles.

What is an open access article?

An Open Access article is a research publication that is available under a funding model that provides free full text access to the public, meaning you don't need to log in to view it.

What type of articles will I find in the CloudSourceOA database?

You'll find high quality peer-reviewed research articles covering a broad range of subject areas such as Health Sciences, Environment, Computer Science, Business and many more.

Who is this material suitable for?
  • Anyone looking for in-depth knowledge to meet their information needs
  • Senior high school students, college students, and other adults with research needs
  • Business people needing to monitor industry trends and developments
Who has access?

Full text articles are freely available in the service (and the FVRL catalog - see the "Open Articles" tab in search results). You don't need a library account to access the content.

How do I get to the full text article?

Clicking on the "View Article" button on the results page will open the article in full text format on a new webpage.

Still have questions? You can Get Help Using FVRL's Online Resources.

Alldata Repair

Available only in library (but not from North Bonneville, Yale, or Yacolt)
Find auto repair details for domestic and imported cars, trucks (up to one ton), and vans manufactured since 1982.

ProQuest

Access thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, including peer-reviewed scholarly journals, covering a broad array of subjects and locations.

Academic Search Premier

Search thousands of academic, peer reviewed, and trade journals or magazines to find articles you can use to stay informed or get ahead.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Access peer reviewed, scholarly articles across all academic disciplines to support your research or homework. Most useful to advanced high school students, college students, and professionals.

World Book Student

Search for information on any topic. Learn how to do research, write citations, and even create an account to keep track of your research.

WorldCat Discovery

Find items—books, audiobooks, journals, and sometimes even articles—within and beyond FVRL's collection. Although you can access this without a library card, you must use your library card if you wish to start here in requesting an interlibrary loan.

JSTOR

Dig deeper into full-text, academic journal articles and primary sources in a variety of disciplines. Featured collections include:

World Book Online for Kids

Find articles, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities covering a variety of subjects for elementary and middle-school students.

Britannica Library Children

Find articles, pictures, and videos about animals, arts, language, places, plants, science & math, social studies, sports, and religions. Even tour the USA or compare countries!

Learning Express Library

Find resources including practice tests and tutorials for school success; college, career, and citizenship preparation.

You'll be able to:

  • Improve your skills in elementary, middle, and high school subjects, or study for your high school equivalency credential.
  • Prepare for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests and more, and search for scholarships.
  • Explore careers and prepare for entrance and occupational exams and military tests.
  • Find a college, review your college skills, or prepare for for college placement exams and grad school admission exams.
  • Learn computer and internet basics, and master popular software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Windows operating systems.

Some features require free registration in order to save your work, revisit your tests, or store scores. You'll need a valid email address and PIN to register.

Learning Express Library: Recursos para hispanohablantes

Encuentre recursos para hispanohablantes sobre lectura y escritura en inglés, matemáticas y cómo prepararse para el examen de GED.

Find resources for Spanish speakers about reading and writing in English, math and preparing for the GED test.

Gale eBooks

Search full-text reference eBooks on a variety of topics or read entire travel guidebooks without leaving your computer. No limits, holds, or waiting!

Journal Finder

Want to know if the library subscribes to the electronic version of a magazine, journal or newspaper you're seeking? Search for a particular title, or browse by topic to find eResource content by publication title! You'll find links to the content as well as a list of available issues by date. Note—Check PressReader for magazine and newspaper titles not included in Journal Finder.

Britannica ImageQuest

Use Image Quest for more than two million images which may be used in assignments, activities, projects and other non-commercial educational uses.

Fold3

Discover your family's military past. Find service records, casualties, and memorials from wars since the American Revolution. Search sources also include U.S. Federal Census records, Dawes enrollment cards, homestead records, naturalizations, and international military records.

World Book eBooks

Access highly illustrated eBooks for kids in many curriculum areas. Always available to read in your browser—no holds or waiting! Subjects include biography, crafts, cultures, dinosaurs, environment, health, history, mythology, nature, space, and technology.

CultureGrams Online

Use CultureGrams to find maps and information on the peoples and cultures of over 185 countries, all 50 states in the U.S, and the provinces and territories of Canada. Includes a Kids Edition, too.

Morningstar Investment Research

Track stocks and mutual funds. Read in-depth, independent stock and fund reports.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Explore topics, find images, and browse articles and issues as far back as 1888. All the National Geographic resources are at your command, without the big stacks of yellow magazines. 

National Geographic Kids

Look at National Geographic books and magazines for kids right on your computer--no waiting! Explore topics to find pictures, videos, and more information.

Elementary (Gale in Context)

Learn about animals, plants, music, science, sports, and more in this accessible resource for young students.

Middle School (Gale in Context)

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.

High School (Gale in Context)

Find magazine articles, news, multimedia presentations and more on a wide variety of subjects (literature, science, history, and social issues) relevant to high school learning goals.

Biography (Gale in Context)

Search for people in articles and books, based on personal facts such as name, birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, and gender.

Access World News from NewsBank

Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including:

FIMO (Fire Insurance Maps Online)

Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with fire insurance maps (including Sanborn maps), plat books, real estate atlases, and other historical maps. Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research. Added in 2020: Portland maps! Use the "Place Name Search" to locate them.

U.S. History (Gale in Context)

Find primary documents, reference books, journal articles, and scholarly analysis on periods and events in our history.

Daily Life through History

Discover the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.

Britannica Library Young Adults

Find articles, images, videos, and biographies for high school students in a variety of subjects. Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're working on a paper or report.

Northstar Online Learning

Funded by the Washington State Library. Create a learner account to test your computer skills and build your understanding in needed areas through self-paced, online learning.

Getting started

To sign up as a Northstar learner and keep track of your progress, use your name and email address to set up a learner account online.

To sample Northstar before creating a learner account, you can take the tests without recording your progress through the Northstar Digital Literacy page. At this time, you can also sample the following Northstar online learning topics without a learner account: Basic Computer Skills, Email, Microsoft Word, and Career Search Skills

Want help getting started? Library staff can help you get a learner account (and an email address if you need one). Fill out a Learner form or call: 360-906-5000, 1-888-546-2707 (area code 509), or 1-800-921-6211 (Yale Valley) during phone service hours.

Wherever you are on your journey with computers, we are here to help! See all the FVRLibraries computers and technology learning options

Tests and certificates

Northstar has tests to help you see how much you already know about: 

  • Basic Computer Skills* 
  • Internet Basics* 
  • Using Email* 
  • Windows* 
  • Mac OS 
  • Microsoft Word* 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Google Docs 
  • Social Media 
  • Information Literacy 
  • Career Search Skills* 
  • Your Digital Footprint 
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning 

*You can learn more about these topics through Northstar's self-paced learning modules.

If you would like to earn a certificate for a test that you've passed in your learner account, you can request to retake the test with an online proctor. Fill out this form and library staff will contact you.

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Updated 10/2/18. Learn anything from Microsoft Office, computer science, data science; even IT infrastructure.
This resource is intended for Washington State residents only. To access this resource you will need to:
▪ Provide your zip code and certify you're a resident when asked.
▪ Have access to a computer or cloud storage with sufficient space to save the OneNote or Excel files containing the learning resources.

New York Times Historical via ProQuest

Search or browse the full text of The New York Times from 1851 to 2011. Research world events, find obituaries, or read editorials and classified ads from years gone by.

ABCmouse

Available in library only.
Especially for young children: learn pre-reading and reading skills through games, music, and puzzles. Create your own account, so you can log back in each time you visit the library.

Britannica Library Reference Center

Search or browse articles, media, biographies, and a world atlas for information on both academic subjects and personal interests. Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're doing academic research.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Access step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components.

Explora

Find articles and information on a wide range of topics, ranging from current events to history, arts and literature to science and math.  Find supporting documents for school assignments, including curriculum guides. Note: You search MasterFILE and History Reference Center all at once.

Legal Information Reference Center

Use tools and instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate, and rights & disputes.

History Reference Center

View full-text reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, history periodicals, documents, and biographies along with historical photos, maps, and videos.

DemographicsNow (Gale Business)

Access a variety of ready-to-use and customizable demographic data reports for entrepreneurs, students or anyone who needs to identify cultural patterns or sociological trends.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Research viewpoint essays, topic overviews, images, podcasts, articles, graphs, tables, and charts on a variety of current topics.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Do a career interest assessment, research industries and careers, plan your education, get expert advice, and launch your career. Learn about 140 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions to find the one right for you.

World Book Early Learning

Read, play, watch, and do! Activities for pre-readers and beginning readers.

Value Line

Find investment research, expert analysis, and unbiased commentary on approximately 3,400 stocks. Resources include The Value Line Investment Survey®, Small & Mid-Cap Survey, and the expanded Value Line "Universe" of stocks.

Gale Literature

Find everything you need to research the world of literature: biographies, bibliographies, critical analyses, essays, poems, primary sources, and more for authors both historical and current. Resources include: Gale Literature: Something About the AuthorGale Literature: Dictionary of Literary BiographyGale Literature Resource Center, and Gale Literature: LitFinder.

Gale Legal Forms

Find printable legal form templates and examples; legal, business, and other letter templates; definitions for legal terms; a law digest with articles on legal topics; and a national attorney practice directory.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Search magazines, books, videos and reports for projects and information. Find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas. Subject areas include arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & paper crafts.

Dun & Bradstreet First Research Industry Profiles

Review industry intelligence tools that can be consumed very quickly to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business issues. Published by Hoover's Inc.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Available only at Battle Ground, Goldendale, and Vancouver Community Libraries.
Access essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s.

Foundation Directory Online Essential

Foundation Directory Online Essential will no longer be available after May 31, 2022. However, Foundation Directory Online Professional will still be available at Battle Ground, Goldendale, and Vancouver Community Libraries.
To get started, create an account and get a code that allows a 24-hour window of use. You can get a new code every 30 days. Access essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. Identify prospective funders by searching grantmakers and 990s. Use MyFDO features to create dashboards, tag favorite grantmakers, and save searches. Ask for specific grant and recipient information from research staff through the resource portal.

PowerKnowledge: Earth & Space Science

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.

PowerKnowledge: Life Science

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.

PowerKnowledge: Physical Science

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.

Library Elf

Keep track of activity on multiple FVRL library card accounts. Create an account and add library cards to it to have all physical holds, due dates, and notifications in one place.

Small Business Reference Center

Access articles with up-to-date information on starting a company, operations management and sales, or growing or rescuing a business.

You may also view the Small Business Start-Up Guide: Washington directly.

MasterFile Premier

Find full-text articles and abstracts from general reference, business, consumer health, and general science magazines and journals.

World Book Discover

Find multimedia on a variety of subjects, science fair projects, biographies, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more for high school students.  

General OneFile (Gale)

Select from several news, magazine, or journal articles with images--many in full-text.

Informe Académico (Gale OneFile)

Busque en revistas y revistas académicas en español y portugués de texto completo de y sobre América Latina.

World Book Banco de Contenidos AulaPlaneta

El banco de contenidos AulaPlaneta es una enciclopedia para los estudiantes de secundaria y los adultos que contiene información actualizada, fiable y rigurosa. Incluye diccionarios, atlas, museo virtual, cronogramas, y más. Descubra qué es y qué te ofrece.

Banco de Contenidos AulaPlaneta is an encyclopedia for adults and high school students with information that is up-to-date, reliable, and rigorously vetted. Includes dictionaries, atlases, a virtual museum, timelines, and more.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Una enciclopedia para niños. Encuentre artículos sobre temas populares y escolares, definiciones del diccionario, imágenes, y mapas.

An encyclopedia in Spanish for students. Find articles on popular and school topics, definitions from the dictionary, images, and maps.

Entrepreneurship (Gale Business)

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more. Find full-text insights, tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

Read trade and industry-focused information in journal articles, market reports, industry reports, and news.

Gale Business Insights: Global

Review company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and company & industry news from periodicals.

Business (Gale OneFile)

Research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete. Results include summaries and full text from business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.

Contemporary Women's Issues (Gale OneFile)

Read current full text and pertinent backfile coverage of topics relevant to women around the world.

Global Issues (Gale in Context)

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Search for articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more.

Environmental Studies (Gale in Context)

Read about emerging green technologies and issues on the environment and sustainability.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale OneFile)

Find academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education. Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile)

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)

Search for articles art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields.

Gender Studies (Gale OneFile)

Find articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health, and more.

Religion and Philosophy (Gale OneFile)

Read articles on world religions, philosophies, and related fields.

Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile)

Peruse articles on job searching, building a career, and more.

Health and Wellness (Gale)

Use this eResource to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on all health related topics. The materials contained in this resource are intended for informational purposes only.

Science Online

Look for experiments, images, videos, and articles on recent events and discoveries in a range of science areas.

Job & Career Accelerator

Use powerful tools and find guidance to achieve your career goals. Units include: find a career match; explore occupations; search for jobs and internships; tools to get hired; career library; and school and scholarship finder.

Science (Gale in Context)

Find authoritative science information: full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.

World History (Gale in Context)

Find scholarly analysis, articles, references, and primary documents covering the past 5,000 years.

Little Pim

Have fun with languages! Children can start learning a second language before they can read a first one. Create a free account in Little Pim and get started!

Grants to Individuals

Available in library only.
Find detailed information about grantmakers to students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers, including 990 filings.

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

PTSDpubs

Find citations and abstracts to worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological effects of trauma. Produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD.

Conversation Circles at FVRL

Join other language learners and volunteers to practice speaking in a warm, friendly environment. We have groups for speaking English, Spanish, ASL, and French. Groups meet to practice at several locations throughout the district, and some locations provide activities for children.

Círculos de conversación en ingles

Únase a otros estudiantes de idiomas y voluntarios para practicar la conversación en un ambiente cálido y amigable. Los grupos se reúnen para practicar en varios lugares del distrito, y algunos lugares ofrecen actividades gratuitas para los niños. También tenemos grupos para hablar ASL y francés.

Issues & Controversies in American History

Explore key players and the battles they fought to see how they shaped our nation.

Life Skills from World Book Discover

Learn the basics of living on your own, including work, major purchases, housing, budgeting, and more.

SAMS Photofacts

View over 4,800 manuals for after-market schematic service data on all kinds of consumer electronics such as radio, TV, car-radio, etc.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition Africana Americans have faced on the road to freedom. Materials may be used for homework assignments, personal inquiry, research papers and National History Day type-projects focused on African American history in the U.S.

Research Rocket

Explore topics, trends and current events that align with curricular areas such as English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Arts, History and more. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

ProQuest: Newspapers

Access full-text articles, including obituaries from a variety of U.S. newspapers. Some titles of particular interest are:

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Search this index for citations from the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from the years 1890 through 1982.

Acceda Noticias

Access Spanish language newspapers, newswires and web-only content from the U.S. and around the world including Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Spain.

Booklist Reader

Enjoy Booklist’s new magazine for readers, featuring diverse readers' advisory recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages. Read the current issue or back issues!