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Library Catalog and Electronic Resources

This link will allow you to browse the Forest Ridge Library catalog to search for books and materials you can borrow. See Ms. Ellison for help creating your own log-in and using this valuable resource.

Below are links to our subscription encyclopedias and databases. To access these sites off-campus, you will need a Forest Ridge log-in and password. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Ellison.

DICTIONARY
Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language providing the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. 

EBSCO Suite of Databases

Explora for Secondary Schools 
 
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Perhaps the most popular general encyclopedia in the United States. Great information in an easy to understand form and style.
 
The world's most famous and distinguished encyclopædia online, with a dictionary and Internet links. An excellent place for quick information or to start a research project.
 
LITERATURE RESOURCES

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center contains full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.  Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.

LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER
This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes - to give students and teachers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. 

MAPS
A comprehensive database of modern and historical maps featuring political, topographical, scientific, environmental, geologic, weather, and other maps of the United States and the world.

NEWSPAPERS
Schoolwide digital access on the Forest Ridge campus. Available to everyone on the Forest Ridge campus using any device (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone).

PERIODICALS DATABASES
Features archival scholarly journal articles, books and primary sources.  The archive provides access to articles published 3-5 years previously. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated
 
ProQuest offers access to an extensive array of current national and Washington State newspapers, magazines and journals.
 
RELIGION
An unbiased, comprehensive guide to the world’s major religions and spiritual traditions.

SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY/REFERENCE

American Indian History             
American Indian History, produced by Infobase, offers access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups. This award-winning database allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
 
The American Indian Experience, produced by ABC-CLIO, is a digital resource that illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.

Encyclopedia Britannica's on-line service devoted to American History.
 
CultureGrams fosters understanding and appreciate of the world’s countries and peoples.

Significant collection of digitized primary and secondary sources for the study of history from ancient times to the present.

Issues and Controversies
In-Depth investigations of today's top issues.

Issues and Controversies in American History
In-Depth investigations of issues in American History.
 
 
AUDIOBOOKS AND eBOOKS AT FOREST RIDGE LIBRARY
Forest Ridge Library offers downloadable audiobooks to please anyone who enjoys listening to literature. Titles from all major publishers are available in a wide variety of genres, along with ebooks for digital reading. Use your laptop, tablet, phone or other portable device. The Library subscribes to Recorded Books, the world's largest independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks, available to us using the OneClickDigital application.
 
Create your own account, then browse, download and enjoy your choice of audiobooks and eBooks from Recorded Books.
 
Each user must create a personal account:  
Then download the app appropriate for the device being used
 
A selection of nonfiction eBooks is also available from the Forest Ridge Library catalog.
 
Audiobooks and eBooks from King County Library or Seattle Public Library
Borrow free eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video or music through your local public library using OverDrive, a digital content provider. You’ll need only your public library card, an internet connection and your preferred device to reach a vast collection of learning and entertainment.
King County Library System (http://www.kcls.org/downloads/)
 
WRITING and CITATIONS RESOURCE
 
 
An authoritative source for information about the details of bibliographic citation.
 
 
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