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).
Auto Repair Source (Auto Repair and Maintenance Reference)
Formerly known as AutoMate, but with a new name starting May 11, 2019. Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
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
Browse or search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Cascadia Daily News.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Self-paced instruction for 70+ languages, including courses for ESL learners. Lessons contain reading, writing and listening components.
NewsBank Access World News
Find global 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.
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.
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.
Investment-related data, news, and analysis for stocks and mutual funds. Investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.