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Research Tools for In-Library Use

The following links will work for users in the library only. For home access, please use the links on the Research Tools A – Z page.

America’s News Magazines (NewsBank)
Full-text coverage of regional and national current events from news magazines including The Atlantic, Newsweek, National Review, The New Yorker, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition
Resources for genealogical and historical research in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Access is available in the library only (not available from home).

Bellingham Herald (NewsBank)

Read full-page images (the whole paper!) back into 2018. Or, browse or search for full-text articles from the Bellingham Herald for 2000 to date. Coverage includes local news, business news, sports, letters to the editor, some obituaries and much more.

Bellingham Herald Index
Bellingham Herald is indexed from July 1, 1992 to December 31, 2005. The Bellingham Business Journal is indexed from January 1999 to December 2005. A print index for the Bellingham Herald covering January 1988 through June 30, 1992 is available at the Bellingham Public Library. (This is only an index. Searches do not search or retrieve full text articles.)

Cascadia Daily News (NewsBank)

Chilton Library
Find detailed maintenance, service, and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Includes step-by-step information, videos, diagrams, close-up photos, maintenance schedules, labor estimates, and ASE text prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams.

City IQ Online Map Viewer – City of Bellingham
Search for Bellingham property information and create custom maps which include photos, property boundaries, location of utility services and more.

Consumer Reports
Features product ratings and reviews, buying advice and articles from the latest issues of Consumer Reports Magazine.

Use the World Edition, States Edition, Provinces Edition, or Kids Edition to find information on the places and cultures of the world. Covers history, customs and lifestyles, family, recipes, economy and more. Includes statistics, photographs, maps, biographies, video and audio.

Exploring Race in Society
In addition to proprietary essays, photographs, graphs and charts, Exploring Race in Society includes:

  • Thousands of full-text articles from academic journals
  • Government agency reports curated and provided by HeinOnline
  • Full-text articles, primary source documents and speeches from BlackPast, a leading source on African American history and experience
  • Journal content covering issues related to race, including those of Indigenous communities

Foundation Directory Online
Find funding for your nonprofit by searching the most comprehensive database on grantmakers and their grants. Customize your search to find grantmakers who fund in your areas of interest and the population you serve, fund in your geographic region, and provide the type of support you need. You can also attend a free Finding Funders class to receive hands-on practice using  Foundation Directory Online.
Funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Education, scholarships, and research grants for individuals.
Funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation

Foundation Maps
A data visualization tool that is the easiest way for nonprofits and grantseekers to see who is funding what and where around the world Create maps and lists revealing patterns of funders, recipients, and grants given in all areas of philanthropic interest.
Funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation

Gale General OneFile
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Gale eBooks
Explore a database of encyclopedias, reference sources, and travel books within the Gale eBooks platform.

Gale Health and Wellness
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

Gale Literature: Lit Finder
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.

Gale In Context: College
Gale In Context: College is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale’s authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale In Context: Elementary
Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Gale In Context: Global Issues
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

Gale In Context: High School
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

Gale In Context: Middle School
Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

Gale Business: Insights
Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Gale OneFile: Business
Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory
Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism
Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability
Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management
Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

Gale Academic OneFile
Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.

Gale OneFile: Agriculture
Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media
Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science
Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women’s Issues
Find timely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete
Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy
Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture
Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies
Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition
Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement
Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Gale OneFile: Information Science
Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence
Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: News
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes the New York Times and Washington Post. Updated Daily.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health
Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines
Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.

Gale OneFile: Psychology
Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy
Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

Gale OneFile: Science
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: U.S. History
Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism
Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

Gale OneFile: World History
Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

HeritageQuest Online
Research your family history. HeritageQuest offers Census records from the US, Canada, and the UK; the Social Security Death Index; over 22,000 digitized books on local and family history; City Directories from 1821-1989; and more!

Search for nonprofit organizations.
Funded by a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation

Mango Languages
Self-paced instruction for 70+ languages, including courses for ESL learners. Lessons contain reading, writing and listening components.

NewsBank Access US News
Find information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, homework help, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content. Scope can be limited to sources from the USA or from Washington State.

Newspapers.com – West Collection
Historic newspapers from nine Western States — AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, WA, & WY. This database can be very helpful for family history and genealogy research. Includes the Bellingham Herald from 1903 – 1923.

NoveList Plus
Database of fiction and nonfiction offering full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Database of fiction and narrative nonfiction titles for students in grades K-8.  Search by subject, age, awards won and Lexile reading levels; read reviews and learn about the author.

ProQuest US Newsstream
Current coverage of over 400 US newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and Chicago Tribune.

Reference Solutions
Business and residential contact information for over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, organizations, agencies and over 267 million consumers. Pick one of the databases in the directory, and then use the “Custom Search” options to modify your searches. Formerly called ‘Reference USA’.

Seattle Times (NewsBank)

Read full-page images (the whole paper!) back into 2018. Also, search full-text from 1985 – current.

Weiss Financial Ratings
Independent evaluations for tens of thousands of financial institutions and investments, including stocks, bonds, banks, credit unions, and life insurers. Also includes Consumer Guides on a variety of financial topics such as Medicare Supplement insurance and Variable Annuities, and several financial planning tools including a Medicare Prescription Drug Primer.