Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. Provides indexing of historical articles from more than 2,300 journals in over 40 languages back to 1953, and includes book citations, dissertations and theses, with coverage extending to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology. Users can search by time period. The database has over 800,000 records and the full text of more than 540 journals and more than 140 books. Remote access requires username and password.
An electronic journal collection providing access to abstracts and/or full-text searching for academic journals and primary sources, covering a wide range of subject areas in the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Remote access requires username and password.
An online library with 86,000 full-text digital books and 8 million articles, along with tools and tutorials to help students writing research papers find topic ideas, create thesis statements, and build outlines.
Access to Questia requires individual user names and passwords assigned by the librarian.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more. New media featured include blogs, college/university newspapers, links to video from news channels, journals, magazines, newspapers, newswires, transcripts of radio and television programs, and web-only content. Most news media in this database are in English, but also included are over 100 sources in Spanish and over 90 in French. Trial good through December 31, 2020.
Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and some Spanish translations. There are 1,000 books in the collection. Plays, including Shakespeare, are also part of the collection. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download. To start listening, just click on the link on the WSA library page – no username or password required.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues in three different databases. Find global information on a wide range of topics in Access World News. Explore and research topics across Washington State in Washington State News. Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Collection. Trial expires December 31, 2020.
Find information on an extensive list of health-related, familial and social issues, presented in a straightforward and non-judgmental way. Topics covered include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues and many more. Browse by subject area or the A to Z topic list.
Teen Resource Center covers health, finance, personal growth and other important issues for teens, with ‘topic hubs’ on over 30 different subjects - everything from allergies, drowsy driving, and applying to college to banking, fitness, and eating disorders. The database has over 2,000 articles, direct questions-and-answers, and additional resources: contacts, helplines, text lines, support groups and additional information sources. For remote access, use the same password as that used to access Questia School and other Gale databases. Trial runs through April 30, 2020.
TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books offering students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content. Their enhanced ebooks combine audio narration with line-by-line highlighting. Includes about 1000 titles, including 372 ebooks, 155 Enhanced Ebooks, 120 audio books, 120 national geographic videos, and 74 graphic novels. No username or password required when using the WSA Library link.
Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Collection. Coverage is from 1985 to current. Find full-color newspaper pages, with photos, in 'Seattle Times, The (WA) '/ Format: Image, or individual full-text articles (no photos) and content only published online in 'Seattle Times, The (WA)' / Format: Text and 'Seattle Times, The: Web Edition Articles (WA)'. Trial expires December 31, 2020.
An online collection of animated, talking picture eBooks for children in grades K-6. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The collection includes old time favorites such as The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Diary of a Worm, and How I Became a Pirate, as well as favorite fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Old Mother Hubbard. Also included are National Geographic videos and games. No username or password required when using the WSA Library link.
A comprehensive collection of math picture books for children in grades K-6. All books are in the TumbleBook format complete with animation, sound, music, and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. No username or password required when using the WSA Library link.
Explore and research topics across Washington State. This resource contains 136 news sources from across the state including many local and regional newspapers (both print and online) and several college/university newspapers. Also included are transcripts of news broadcasts from television stations in Seattle and Spokane. Trial expires December 31, 2020.
Yabla provides an immersive language-learning experience for Spanish students featuring authentic videos by native speakers. The interactive controls in Yabla's online video player include one-click dictionary definitions, pitch-adjusted slow play, loop play, and subtitle toggling.
Access provided to Upper School Spanish classes only, through student-created Yabla accounts.