Electronic Resources

Formerly Microsoft IT Academy, Microsoft Imagine Academy offers individual computer, software and Internet instruction for basic to expert skill levels. Classes are free and certification testing is available by calling Colfax Library at 509-397-4366.


Digital Literacy iconDigital Literacy - Tech Tips - Short lessons for basic to advanced learners. Learn to use a mouse or learn to build an app. From smart phones to downloading photos this is the place to start.


downloadable eBooks and audiobooksDownloadable eBooks and audiobooks - Access free downloads with your library card! Also helpful information and tips for buying an eReader. This service receives additional support from Washington State Library.


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HeritageQuest® - HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.


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AtoZ Databases - Premier job search, people look-up, email services, background checks, business resource, mailing lists, sales leads, business profiles, helpful video tutorials, and a whole lot more.


ProQuest - Search nearly 4,000 newspapers and magazines in both full-text and abstracted formats.


Consumer Reports – Trusted resource for information and advice on consumer products. Make better purchasing decisions; receive tips for money saving home improvements, shore up your health, personal finances and more.


Birds of North America - A comprehensive reference database covering the life histories of North American birds.



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PowerSpeak Languages – Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods.


eLibrary - A favorite research tool for students that allows you to search extensive archives of newspapers, magazines, books, and transcripts.

Chilton Auto Repair Library - Service and repair your own vehicle. Chilton’s uses year, make and model combinations providing instructions for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years along with specialty models.


Legal Forms logoGale Legal Forms – Access a wide variety of forms including real estate contracts, landlord tenant, wills, pre-marital agreements, divorce and more. Many state specific and multi-state forms available along with a directory of attorneys and legal definitions put into laymen’s language.

Thomas Register - Find products and companies for placing orders, catalogs, websites and more.


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GreenFile - Environmental impact resource draws upon agricultural, educational, legal, health and technology resources. Nearly 300,000 records, 200 titles, government documents and more.


SIRS Discoverer sailboat logoSIRS Discoverer - an award-winning database designed with the young researcher in mind. This interactive tool strengthens research, reading, writing and computer skills.

CultureGrams globe logoCultureGrams - a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe.


ProQuest Learning: Literature place holderProQuest Learning: Literature - Where students come for the latest word on the authors they study in class and read at home!

History Study Center place holderHistory Study Center - a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.




The Electronic Resources collection provides links to free sites and to commercial databases to which the library subscribes. This enables our patrons to freely access their home, school or a work computer that has an Internet connection.