Databases, References, & Resources

Articles & Research

Research a specific topic.


Auto, Marine, & Small Engine

Be your own mechanic.


Business & Computer

Broaden your financial horizon.


Education & Financial Aid

Help fund higher learning.


Language Learning & Travel

Plan your next trip with ease.


Magazines & Newspapers

Periodicals at your fingertips.


Music, Movies, & Theatre

Discover a variety of new music.


Online Learning

Learn from hundreds of courses.


Reading Recommendations

Pick out your next read.

What Online Databases Are

Online library databases are web subscription resources that are available through the internet. They contain some of the most reliable information in existence. The Anacortes Library subscribes to several for our patrons.

What the Databases Contain

Multi-disciplinary databases provides full text for thousands of journals, including full text peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over hundreds of journals, and searchable cited references for more than thousands of titles.

Scholarly Information

To put it simply, when your teacher/professor asks you to write a research paper, these are the resources you'll need. Or, if you want to read an article in Rolling Stone or Consumer Reports, databases are where you'll access those resources.

Practical Information

Beyond that, the library's databases provide information on how to fix your car, marine engine, or lawn mower. Library databases help you find out what to read next (Novelist) or provide reliable Biography information that goes beyond Wikipedia.


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