Renton Technical College Library

Subscription Databases


Renton Technical College Library offers students, faculty and staff in-library and Internet access to these subscription databases. If you are accessing these databases from off-campus, you will be asked for your Renton Technical College identification number and your last name.

Auto Repair Reference Center   Review repair procedures, service bulletins, recall information, and wiring diagrams for American and foreign-made cars and trucks.


Camio  A library of pictures of mankind's "creative output", including photographs, paintings, textiles, architecture and more.


CINAHL with Full Text   Nursing and Allied Health journals and magazines.  Over 600 titles are full-text.


Credo  Credo offers 600+ encyclopedias and dictionaries on health, food,  history, business, music, literature, biography and more.


CultureGrams   Information on the daily life of over 180 world cultures. Also includes population statistics, maps, and pictures.


EBSCO Community College eBook Collection Over 47,000 non-fiction books on science, the humanities and social sciences.


eLibrary   Search books, journals, newspaper, and magazine articles and television transcripts.


Gale Virtual Reference Library   Search Gale encyclopedias for information these subjects:

  • Nursing

  • Medicine

  • Biotechnology

  • Psychology and Mental Health

  • Education

  • Law

  • Multicultural studies

  • Science

  • History

GrantStation  Now available in the Library. A searchable database of private grant opportunities for non-profits, schools, and government agencies.  For in-library use only.  Please request to be logged in at Reference Desk.  


Groliers  Two excellent encyclopedias.

  • Encyclopedia Americana

  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

  • World Newspapers

History Study Center Learn about US and world history with these books and original documents.


NoodleTools   Help in formatting your APA and MLA bibliographies.


Nursing Reference Center  This database offers current information on diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and more.


ProQuest   Journals, magazines, and reference books

  • ABI/Inform Trade & Industry

  • ProQuest Family Health

  • Research Library

  • ProQuest Newspapers - including the New York Times and Washington Newsstand

  • Video on searching ProQuest


ProQuest Learning: Literature Research authors, literary works and literary criticism.


Reference USA   Search for local and national companies in your industry.  Listings include such information as phone numbers, owners names, and size of business.


SIRS Discoverer Magazine articles and pictures on everything from current events to biology to art history.  (Easy reading level.)



Statistical Abstract of the United States  A statistical picture of the US, including population, housing, businesses, imports and exports, education and much more.


WOIS   Career, education, training information.


World Almanac  Search Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs (World Almanac and Book of Facts, World Almanac of the USA, World Almanac of US Politics and the World Almanac for Kids) and WAYFINDER the catalog of Washington State Libraries.





Database Tutorials and Help Sheets



Free Databases


These databases are available free to anyone with internet access.


Directory of Open Access Journals  More than 9000 free full text scholarly and scientific journals.  Free pharmacology information.


JSTOR  A searchable database of thousand of journals, 1200 of them available in full text. Sign up for Register & Read to get access to free articles. 


GreenFILE  Research environmental issues in this index of  more than 600 journals.


HighWire Press  A free database of scientific journal articles, published by Stanford University affiliated HighWire Press.


MedlinePlus  Index to articles and webpages on health. MedlinePlus is published by NLM and NIH.


National Academy Press  The publisher of the books authored by the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council makes more than 4,000 of those books available free as PDF files.  


Open Access Library  A search engine offering more than 125,000 online scholarly journal articles.


ThomasNet  Allows you to search for U.S. and Canadian product manufacturers.  Lists thousands of products, ranging from O rings to plastic skeletons.






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Last updated: 6/12/2014