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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Free Online Library Materials

Thanks to Valerie for making this information available:

We just got word that all Wenatchee School District students can now access the online resources of North Central Regional Library.

There are thousands of dollars worth of online resources free for WSD students! Students can access these resources from home, or you can have every student in your class access these online resources in our school computer labs.

Login information

Students can log in to the North Central Regional Library website using their 7-digit ID number as the username and password.

Attention Students: Do not log in where it says Account Login. Valerie tried doing this with a student ID# and it does not work. Here's what you need to do instead...

Login process
  • Students should click on the "Research and Homework" tab.
  • Students can then choose one of the resources on this web page (see list below).
  • At this point, students will be asked to enter their username and password.
  • They will now enter their student ID number for both the username and the password.
Current list of the NCRL online resources:

  • ProQuest - Provides access to thousands of periodicals and newspapers.
  • EbscoHost - Offers access to a wide variety of material, including newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters.
  • Ebsco Business database - Selected resources from Ebsco, with emphasis on Regional Business News.
  • Ebsco Health database - Selected resources from Ebsco on health and wellness issues. Includes alternative medicine and nursing information.
  • Ebsco - en espanol - Selected resources from Ebsco for speakers of Spanish.
  • E-Library - A user-friendly search tool for all ages, but particularly useful for middle and high school students.
  • E-Library Elementary - A user-friendly search tool for all ages, but particularly useful for elementary school students.
  • Culturegrams - Cultural, geographical, and historical information on the countries of the world.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues.
  • Testing and Education Reference - Features practice for a variety of school and industry tests and tools for identifying educational programs and scholarship opportunities.
  • MagillOn Literature - Includes literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and a glossary of literary terms.
  • Student Reference Center - Makes it easy for students to search by keyword or topic across the curriculum. Includes resources for teachers.
  • Reading Rockets - Offers strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read.
  • Live Homework Help! - You’ve got homework. We’ve got help! Free online help from real tutors.
  • Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system for 12 languages.
  • Heritage Quest - Contains US Federal Census records from 1790-1930 and information from over 25,000 family histories.
  • Sanborn Maps - Historic maps for cities in Washington State digitized directly from historical records.
  • Auto Repair - Auto repair and maintenance information for 23,000 domestic and import vehicles.
  • NoveList - Helps readers of all ages find that next “good book."
  • E-Books - Access to a collection of electronic reference titles - e-books - on a variety of subjects, including health, history, science, and business.
  • The Librarians Index to the Internet - A searchable compilation of links to recommended internet sites that have been evaluated by librarians for accuracy, authority, and timeliness.
  • Thomson Gale Legal Forms - Enjoy unlimited access to professional legal documents addressing nearly all common matters.

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