Newspaper and research collection including The News Tribune and Seattle Times. **Provided to Tacoma Public Library by Newsbank and the Washington State Library. Access available through December 2020.**
History & Social Sciences
Access to Ancestry.com is available from within the Library. Contains billions of names from census records, passenger immigration lists, vital records (birth/marriage/death), war and muster lists, court/land records, images, indexes, narratives and much more.
***So pleased to offer temporary home access to Ancestry Library to Tacoma Public Library cardholders, now extended through December 31, 2020.***
Outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. A curriculum-aligned resource with media-rich content updated daily.
(Grades 7 and up) A research collection of periodical and digital media content for middle and high school students, college-level researchers, and professional educators. Includes full-text articles, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, podcasts and audio/video files.
Offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards and provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations. (Formerly called "Student Resources in Context.")
An integrated research experience that brings together multiple literary databases to search literary criticism plus primary sources, literary and cultural analysis, and information on influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Microsoft and Google classroom integration. (Formerly named "Literary Sources")
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
Access to scanned images of the U.S. census records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Freedman’s Bank Records, the U.S. Serial Set, Revolutionary War records and more!
A collection of the top national newspapers and other Independent and International news sources including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more.
(Grades 7 and up) All about today's hottest social issues. Research, analyze and organize a variety of data for writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
A one-stop-shop for articles from a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
(Grades 1-9) Need to write a report? Start here! SIRS Discoverer is full of hand-picked articles to meet your research needs. Don't miss the great PDF Nonfiction eBooks that you can access at home!
Indexes home construction news in Tacoma newspapers from 1883 through 1950. Lists architects, contractor and building style, if known. Indicates whether architectural plans are known to exist. Includes many photographs and indexes over 200 books related to Tacoma architecture or history. Nearly 50,000 addresses included.
An index of obituaries published in the Tacoma News Tribune / Morning News Tribune. (Microfilm of the original obituaries available at the downtown Main Library.) Complete coverage from 1980 to the present, partial coverage pre-1980..
(Grades 3-5) Combines award-winning True Books with a collection of related videos, images, and web links.
A complete overview of U.S. history covering the most-studied events, issues and current information combining documents from primary sources, periodicals and reference materials.
West Newsstream covers news sources from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. (This replaces Washington Newspapers, a resource we formerly offered.)
Multicultural, global content supporting history research.