The library maintains subscriptions to these high-quality online resources.

In-library use
No library card is required
Outside the library
A valid library card is required – open to city residents and paying non-residents
Some databases are restricted to in-library use as indicated in red.


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Business Source Complete Magazines

Full-text journals for business, including marketing, management, accounting, and economics, as well as detailed information on public and private companies


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Chilton Library Auto Repair

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles


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CultureGrams Country Fact Sheets

Cultural and geographic fact sheets on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces


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Demographics Now Statistics

Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports


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eLibrary Student Magazines

An easy-to-search magazine and newspaper database for students, with images, audiovisual materials, and television news transcripts


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Foundation Directory Online Professional Grants search

A searchable online directory of foundations and grants offered to organizations.

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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Foundation Grants to Individuals

A searchable online directory of funding and grants offered to students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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Foundation Maps

An interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, and academics

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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Gale Artemis: Literary Sources

Primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of world writers from all time periods


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Gale Courses Instructor-led, online classes

Highly interactive courses taught entirely online by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience


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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text encyclopedias and other reference sources on a number of subject areas, including history, health, culture, and science


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History Study Center

Historical reference material from ancient times through today's current events


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IBISWorld Market & Industry Reports

Detailed market and industry research reports for the U.S.

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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LitFinder Literary Works

Full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays


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Masterfile Explora Magazines

A collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers


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Microsoft Imagine Academy Training & Certification

Courses cover a variety of Microsoft products and skill levels – ranging from beginner users to advanced technical courses that qualify for Microsoft Certification testing


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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Online investment information on companies, funds, and markets, along with newsletters, articles, and other educational information


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New England Historical Genealogical Society

A resource for vital records and information pertinent to the northeastern United States

Only accessible in the Downtown Library


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Next Reads Newsletter

Sign up to receive descriptions and reviews of recommended fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks


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Novelist K-8 Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author for beginning readers up to teens


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Novelist Plus Book Finder

Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author, including "best of" lists, similar authors, and book discussion guides


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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Articles, topic overviews, statistics, and primary documents that show pro and con arguments for controversial topics


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Pronunciator Language Learning

Learn 80 languages, including English for foreign speakers, with special courses for children and health care workers


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ProCitizen Citizenship Classes

Online courses that help prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Test


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ProQuest Direct Magazines and Newspapers

Search magazines and newspapers for information on current events, education, arts, and social sciences, including full-text articles from the Spokesman Review since 1994

See Proquest Digital Microfilm for digitized copies of the Spokeman Review, including classified ads and photos.


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ProQuest Learning: Literature

Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world, as well as author biographies and interviews, literary criticism and reviews


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Reference USA Directories

Searchable listings of millions of U.S. businesses and residents, including searches by location, size, or business type, or consumer lifestyles


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Science in Context

Articles, images, videos, and experiments on a variety of scientific topics


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SIRS Discoverer Homework Resources

Homework help, including Science Fair Explorer, current events, biographies, and country facts for young students


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Small Engine Repair Center

Repair guides for all manner of small engines, including lawn mowers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and boats


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Statista

Statistics and market reports on over 80,000 topics arranged by business market sector

Only accessible through library computers or on library WiFi

Thank you to PAML and the Spokane Public Library Foundation for their generous support in making this resource available.


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Spokesman Review Digital Microfilm

A browsable online version of the Spokesman Review newspaper (from 2010 to now), including classified ads and photos

This product is not searchable; instead, use our ProQuest database to do keyword searches of the Spokesman’s news articles and find a publication date to browse here.

Note click on Adjust Image to print photos.


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Washington State Legal Forms

Official Washington State business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms