Library closed Dec. 24 and 25
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1
Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
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Article & Database Help
Scholarly database for research in all the academic disciplines.
Search national historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, genealogies, obituaries and the complete American State Papers.
Art Full-text & Art Retrospective
Two databases that provide art-related articles from hundreds of periodicals published throughout the world, from 1929-current. Full-text available from 1984 -current.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Searchable database of free, full-text, scientific and scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Articles available in English and many other languages.
100% full-text magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.
A one-stop source for magazine articles on a wide range of topics.
A searchable source of free, full-text, life science articles from hundreds of journals and other respected sources. From Stanford University.
Articles in law reviews and journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
A subject-author guide to music periodical literature.
A ProQuest database that includes Christian Science Monitor 1988 - current; Los Angeles Times from 1985 - current; New York Times 1980 - current; Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition 1984 - current; and Washington Post 1987 - current.
Over 1,700 U.S. and international newspapers in 48 languages. Newspapers are available in full-color, full-page format with a 60-day archive.
Magazine and newspaper databases in all subject areas.
Search for biomedical articles in journals. From the National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical science, and more.
Washington State Newsstand
Articles from Washington State newspapers including the Spokesman Review (Spokane), Wenatchee World, Herald (Everett), and Columbian (Vancouver, WA).
Read popular magazines on your tablet, mobile device or computer. Over 150 magazines.