Reference Sites

Click on the website name to go directly to the site. Here is the direct link to Proquest Databases.  See the librarian for a passwords card if you want to access this database.  

Name of Website 


King County Library System  Databases -- great source of reliable, current information, You can now access ALL DIGITAL access with 401 and your Student ID# / PIN is the last 4 digit of your ID#.  See us for an easy to use access card instructions.
World Book Online  Best online encyclopedia available! Includes many features you will find useful including a dictionary, atlas, Spanish Language Encyclopedia and so much more. If using from home you will need a username and password -- ask your librarian for details!​ Also accessible from the Online Catalog. 

An Academic search engine accessing ONLY trusted websites previously selected by librarians, teachers, and educational consortia. 

Newsela Newsela is a non-fiction literacy site providing news content a at five different reading levels. 
CIA World Factbook  Online Almanac of information about countries. They also have great country and region maps that are easily printed. ​ 
King County Government
The official website of the King County. You can link from here to all sorts of helpful information like Social Services and Transportation​. 
Access Washington
The official website of the state of Washington. Look here for government services, legislature, governor's office, etc.​ 
Dictionary of Occupational Titles  This is the complete Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor, provided, as a public service. Fantastic reference for Career research! ​ 
Occupational Outlook Handbook  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections - this is an excellent source of up-to-date information about almost any career you could think of. ​ 
LOC American Memory Welcome to the Library of Congress American Memory Project- your source for digitized primary source documents and photographs for American History.
Digital Public Library  The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
Khan Academy Use this direct link to get to the Khan Academy!  You can log in with your Illuminate username and password.