Research & Homework Center

From free tutoring help for students to thousands of magazines and newspapers, these information sources are available to all patrons of the North Central Regional Library. A library card number and password are required to access many of these materials. Need help? Please contact us.

Homework Center

Rosetta Stone

  • Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone.


  • Helping students through one-on-one online tutoring and writing services. The Adult Education Center provides help with resume writing and U.S. citizenship testing and other adult educational topics. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available. Any time of day, you can take practice tests, study flashcards, hold a study group online, and create and share movie-like notes and ideas.

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

NoveList Plus

  • NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


  • Provides access to thousands of periodicals and newspapers.

Proquest Learning: Literature

  • Where students come for the latest word on the authors they study in class and read at home!

SIRS Discoverer

  • An award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9, makes learning fun and intuitive.

History Study Center

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


  • A user-friendly search tool for all ages, but particularly useful for middle and high school students.


  • Cultural, geographical, and historical information on the countries of the world.

Reading Rockets

  • Offers strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read.

Online Instruction

Accredited Online Colleges

  • aims to offer the web’s best resource for finding online accredited colleges and universities.

Carnegie-Mellon University Open Learning Initiative

  • Offering free innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.

Harvard Open Courses

  • Take free Harvard online courses through Harvard Extension School's Open Learning Initiative. Course videos feature Harvard faculty.

Khan Academy

  • The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. The site contains over 2,700 videos on math, physics, biology, chemistry, finance and art.

Microsoft IT Academy

  • Microsoft IT Academy will help develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more. You can access e-learning courses 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. To participate you will need a library card, an email address, and a Microsoft account.

MIT OpenCourseWare

  • Free lectures, notes, exams, and videos from MIT.

University of Washington Online Courses

  • Offering video and slides from a set of UW CSE courses online. Anyone may view these courses free of charge, and without registration. The courses come without any instructor support, and it is not possible to use them to earn credit.

Wenatchee Internet Academy

  • The Wenatchee Internet Academy is a Web-based educational environment that offers high quality online courses to students registered in the Wenatchee School District. Courses are designed and taught by Wenatchee High School instructors.

Yale Open Courses

  • Provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.


  • EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning–both on-campus and worldwide.


  • "Learn. Think. Do. Higher Education for Free."


  • "Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free."


Consumer Reports

  • Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just. and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

New York Times

  • Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, ...

Heritage Quest

  • Contains US Federal Census records from 1790-1930 and information from over 25,000 family histories.

Auto Repair

  • Auto repair and maintenance information for 23,000 domestic and import vehicles.

Internet Public Library

  • A searchable compilation of links to recommended internet sites that have been evaluated by librarians for accuracy, authority, and timeliness.

Medline Plus

  • Medical Information.

Bepress Digital Commons

  • Bepress Digital Commons invites you to explore a new database of open access scholarship (600,000+ articles) that is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas from Architecture to Zoology.

Wenatchee World Archives

  • Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.

Children's Literacy

Resources for Parents

  • A searchable compilation of recommended internet sites related to children's literacy for parents.

Resources for Educators

  • A searchable compilation of recommended internet sites related to children's literacy for educators.

Community Resources

Washington Health Benefit Exchange

  • Apply for health benefits.

DSHS Application

  • Apply for DSHS Services.

Access Washington

  • Washington State Services.

Washington Career Bridge

  • Employment Education.

  • Federal Government Information.

Chelan County Public Law and Justice Computer Center

  • The Law Library serves the citizens and legal community of Chelan County providing access to current legal research materials and referral to other resources.

2015 GCHD Community Health Assessment

  • Grant County Health District Community Health Assessment.

NIH Senior Health

  • For senior-friendly health and wellness information.

Job Resources


  • Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages


  • 2000+ tutorials on multimedia production, design, professional skills and more.
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