ConnectFVRL: Resources for K-12 Students

Connect FVRL, library access for students

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

FVRL Resources

NoveList Plus

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

LinkedIn Learning

Learn the skills you need through on-demand instructional video courses in education, technology, business, and creative fields. To get started, log in with your library card number and PIN.

The Columbian via ProQuest

Read current articles from The Columbian online with your library account.

Mango Languages

Prepare yourself for realistic conversations in over 70 world languages, including English. The are also specialty units on Latin American Spanish for contexts including business, legal, medical, text talk, and more. Create a free account and learn at your own pace.

Getting started with Mango Languages (YouTube tutorial) | Empezando con Mango Languages (Tutorial de YouTube)

Have questions? Search the Mango Help Center

¿Tiene preguntas? Busque el Centro de Ayuda de Mango

The Oregonian via NewsBank

Read The Oregonian articles online with your library account. 

Browse a fully interactive edition of today's newspaper. 

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. 
  • Take advantage of employee skill training and credential exam prep. 
  • 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.

New York Times Digital

Enjoy complimentary access to nytimes.com, and view articles from 1980 to today, including the daily business section. 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 and Wirecutter sections. 
  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 and Wirecutter sections.
  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 and Wirecutter sections.
  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.

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.

Northstar Online Learning

Funded by the Washington State Library. Create a learner account to test your computer skills and build your understanding through self-paced, online learning. Includes technology tutorials and skills assessments.  

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.

 

Financiado por la Biblioteca del Estado de Washington. Cree una cuenta de aprendiz para poner a prueba sus habilidades informáticas y obtener más conocimientos a través del aprendizaje en línea a su propio ritmo. Incluye tutoriales de tecnología y evaluaciones de habilidades.

Aprenda como acceder los recursos de Northstar en español.

New York Times Cooking

Discover, save, and organize the world’s best recipes with this innovative and interactive kitchen tool. Here's how to access it: 

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:
  1. Go to New York Times Cooking.
  2. Log in or create an account with your personal email address. (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 New York Times Cooking articles as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi.
  4. Log out when you're done.
Offsite/remote access:
  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 24 hours of continuous New York Times Cooking access.
  3. Log in or create an account with your personal email address.
  4. After 24 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 24 hours of remote access.
Using the New York Times Cooking App:
  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free New York Times Cooking 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 24 hours of continuous New York Times Cooking access.
  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 24 hours.
  6. Once your 24 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 24 hours of access.

New York Times inEducation

Provides curated reading lists across several disciplines of study, including English, biology, environmental science, leadership, and more. Access to inEducation is included when you are logged into The New York Times Digital through the library. You will need to create a complimentary account to activate your access: 

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 access inEducation
  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, including inEducation.
  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 The 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, including inEducation.
  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.

New York Times Games

Keep your mind sharp by playing the games that have captivated solvers since the The New York Times launched their crossword in 1942Here's how to access them: 

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:
  1. Go to New York Times Games.
  2. Select REDEEM. 
  3. Log in or create an account with your personal email address. (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.)
  4. You may now access New York Times Games for as long as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi.
  5. Log out when you're done.
Offsite/remote access:
  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 24 hours of continuous New York Times Games access.
  3. Log in or create an account with your personal email address.
  4. After 24 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 24 hours of remote access.
Using the New York Times Games App:
  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free New York Times Games 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 24 hours of continuous New York Times Games access.
  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 24 hours.
  6. Once your 24 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 24 hours of access.

Microsoft LEARN (formerly Imagine Academy)

Gain technical skills to prepare you for your future and help reach your career goals. Find training, certifications, and documentation on Microsoft products. Learn on your own schedule through guided paths or learn how to accomplish a specific task through individual modules.


 

The Athletic via The New York Times

Get in-depth sports coverage of your favorite teams and leagues. Access everything from breaking news and live commentary to long-form features, exclusive interviews, podcasts and more. Here's how to access it: 

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:
  1. Go to The Athletic.
  2. Log in or create an account with your personal email address. (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 access the The Athletic as for as long as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi.
  4. Log out when you're done.
Offsite/remote access:
  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Log in or create an account with your personal email address.
  3. After 24 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 24 hours of remote access.
Using The Athletic Digital App:
  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free The Athletic 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 24 hours of continuous New York Times The Athletic access.
  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 24 hours.
  6. Once your 24 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 24 hours of access.

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.

World Book Early Learning

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

PressReader

Read online or download more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines from 150 countries (popular titles include The Economist, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business Week México, The Guardian, Newsweek, Der Tagesspiegel, La Razón, 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 Journal Finder, or the library catalog.

Use PressReader in your browser
  • Click on Go to PressReader and enter your library account 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 account 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 account 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.
Find help

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.

Little Pim

Have fun with languages! With Little Pim videos available through Mango, children can start learning a second language before they can read a first one. 

Create a free Mango account to get started. Have questions? Search the Mango Help Center.

PressReader en español

Lea en línea o descargue más de 7,000 de los principales periódicos y revistas del mundo, procedentes de EDITAR 150 países (entre los más conocidos figuran The Guardian, Newsweek, Der Tagesspiegel, La Razón y China Daily) y en más de 60 idiomas.

Acceda directamente a títulos en español, русский y 中文 (繁體) (简体). Sin límite de descargas. Son suyos para siempre. Para encontrar títulos de revistas que no están disponibles a través de PressReader, consulte Flipster, Flipster en españolJournal Finder, o el catálogo de la biblioteca.

Utilice PressReader en su navegador
  • Haga clic en Ir a PressReader e ingrese el número de cuenta de la biblioteca y el PIN, si es necesario.
  • Para activar opciones como lectura sin conexión, entrega automática de ejemplares, creación de colecciones y almacenamiento de artículos, cree una cuenta personal gratuita desde la página de inicio de sesión utilizando su dirección de correo electrónico.
  • Utilice la última versión de Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome o Safari. (PressReader dejará de ser compatible con Microsoft Internet Explorer el 31 de julio de 2022).
Utilice la aplicación PressReader
  1. Acceda a la página de la aplicación de PressReader y descargue la aplicación para su dispositivo.
  2. Abra la aplicación PressReader y elija la opción de inicio de sesión en bibliotecas (busque el icono de la tarjeta de biblioteca).
  3. Pulse en Seleccionar biblioteca o grupo, escriba "fort van" y pulse Bibliotecas Regionales de Fort Vancouver.
  4. Pulse Iniciar sesión, ingrese el número de tarjeta de la biblioteca y el PIN, y pulse Conectarse a los recursos.
  5. No se preocupe si ve un mensaje que indica el número de horas y días que le quedan. Su tiempo se restablecerá cada vez que proporcione su número de tarjeta de la biblioteca.
  6. Para activar opciones como lectura sin conexión, entrega automática de ejemplares, creación de colecciones y almacenamiento de artículos, cree una cuenta personal gratuita desde la página de inicio de sesión utilizando su dirección de correo electrónico.
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Flipster

View recent issues of your favorite popular magazines digitally (including Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, and Wired)—no need to wait for the print edition. You can download to the app for offline reading or read in your browser. Have a question? Read Flipster—Frequently Asked Questions. To find magazine titles not available through Flipster, check Journal Finder or PressReader. Flipster en español

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 seven 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 at a FVRLibraries location or using our Wi-Fi, you can access Flipster without signing in.

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

Make title suggestions

FVRLibraries 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.

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.

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.

Ancestry Library

Ancestry is available only at the library.
Learn about your ancestors. Search over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, including the U.S. Census and school yearbooks, to find records and digitized documents.

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.

U.S. History (Gale in Context)

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

World History (Gale in Context)

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

Daily Life through History

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

History Reference Center

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

Issues & Controversies in History

Formerly known as Issues & Controversies in American History, this comprehensive reference database has been expanded to cover every region of the world from antiquity to the present.  

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 African 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.

HeritageQuest

Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1950 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

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.

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.

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:

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. Para encontrar títulos de revistas que no están disponibles a través de Flipster en español, consulte Journal Finder o PressReader

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.

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!

Librarian Lists

Browse reading lists created by professional librarians far and wide. Lists are compiled by Unbound Librarians and FVRLibraries staff and may contain print, large-type, audio, and electronic versions of books. All titles owned by us link to catalog records so you can easily find them on library shelves or place holds. Some specific subsets of lists include:

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!

A Story for Everyone: Tools for Family Choices

In this guide you can find information about some of the resources available through the library catalog and on the Reading Resources page of the library website to help you with reading choices for your family, including for readers whose age is younger than their reading level.

Open Articles

Use the CloudSourceOA database to find 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.

For whom is this material suitable?
  • 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.

Diversity Book Lists

Looking for stories and experiences of diverse voices? Look no further! Find curated lists on select topics as posted in the catalog. Current topics include Hispanic Heritage, Native American Heritage, LGBTQ Pride, Disability Pride, Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage, and Black History.

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. To find magazine and newspaper titles not available through Journal Finder, check Flipster or PressReader.

ProQuest: Newspapers

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

ProQuest

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

Newspapers.com - World Collection

Search and browse the scanned pages of more than 4,000 historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s. Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of well-known, regional, and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888—Present

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

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

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!

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.

Science Online

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

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.

Environmental Studies (Gale in Context)

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

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.

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.

Gale eBooks

Search full-text reference eBooks on a variety of topics, including art, the Gale eBooks business collection, biographies, health, history, sports and more. No limits, holds, or waiting!

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest has more than two million images that may be used in assignments, activities, projects, and other non-commercial educational uses. Also offers video clips that can be downloaded and used to create video projects.

 

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.

Investing Center (formerly Morningstar Investment Research)

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

Elementary (Gale in Context)

Learn about animals, plants, music, science, sports, and more in this accessible resource for young students. Also includes access to Nat Geo Kids! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

One title of particular interest is The Economist. You can even use the feature "Create Journal Alert" to receive notifications when articles from new issues are published!

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.

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.

Job & Career Accelerator

Use powerful tools and find guidance to achieve your career goals. Units include: Build Resumes and Job Letters; Find a Career Match; Explore Occupations; Search for Jobs and Internships; Prepare for an Interview; Career eBooks Library; Discover Schools and Scholarships.

Grants to Individuals

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

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

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

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, and ASL. 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 un grupo para hablar ASL.

Life Skills from World Book Discover

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

SAMS Photofact

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