Library Services

Library Website
Library Blog

Magazine List
Database List (and for mobile devices)

For questions regarding Library Services, please contact Kathy Johnson at or 206-676-6825.



Listed below are examples of the extensive online resources available through our library. The links to all these resources are available via Moodle. Log in as a guest. Click on Library under Course Categories. Then click on SAAS Library Resources.

Online Resources

  • Library Catalog – all holdings of the three physical libraries housed on campus.
  • Library Blog – current news about Seattle Academy’s libraries, learning, and resources.
  • Library Moodle Site – a one-stop shopping site with links to the catalog as well as online databases, major internet resources, publications (see below) and research tips, citation examples, video and DVD holdings, how to conduct internet searches, etc.
  • LibGuides – a guide to the services available via the Seattle Academy Library as well as database search tutorials, and how to find and order books and articles.
  • King Country Library Systems Databases – must have a King County Card and pin # to access.
  • Seattle Public Library Databases – must have a Seattle Public Card and pin # to access.

Online Databases

  • ArtStor – interdisciplinary collections in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with over one million searchable images.
  • Access World News – The most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Access World News provides extensive coverage at any level—local, state, regional, etc.
  • Culture Grams – Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.
  • Electric Library – Find readable electronic versions of favorite classics
  • Encyclopedia Brittanica – Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
  • E-Notes- an educational resource used by millions of teachers and students with thousands of literature study guides, lesson plans, literary criticism, etc.
  • JSTOR – (short for Journal Storage) is a U.S.-based online system for archiving academic journals, providing full-text searches of back issues of several hundred well-known journals, dating back to 1665.
  • netTrekker – the leading educational search tool, netTrekker connects to a wealth of standards-aligned digital resources and technology tools specifically designed for engaging students in a learning experience that supports their unique needs.
  • Oxford English Dictionary – Search the Compact Oxford English Dictionary online; get answers to questions on English, language, grammar, spelling, quotations, and usage.
  • Pro and Con – access the archives of Congressional Digest, Supreme Court Debates, and International Debates.
  • Project MUSE – Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers.
  • ProQuest – offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
  • ScienceDirect – An information source for scientific, technical, and medical research.
  • United Streaming – provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.
  • Visual Thesaurus – An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145000 words that you explore using an interactive map.
  • World Data Analyst – offers quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world and allows subscribers to create tables or charts and even export the information to a spreadsheet.

Online Magazines and Newspapers

  • Full text of articles for the following publications:
  • Chronicles of Higher Education
  • Consumer Reports
  • Economist
  • Harper’s
  • Foreign Affairs
  • MAKE Magazine – Archives
  • New York Times
  • Political Science Quarterly
  • Science News
  • Scientific American
  • Smart Computing
  • Supreme Court Debates
  • Videomaker
  • Wall Street Journal

Library Cards
Parents are encouraged to help their children get library cards from both Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System. In addition to traditional resources and web catalogs, both libraries provide remote access to high quality databases. We have a good collection at Seattle Academy, but the public libraries have many more as well. This is good practice for college where students will be faced with dozens and dozens of electronic options through their college library web page.

  • To obtain a Seattle Public library card, you must first visit in person to fill out the forms. Minors will need a guardian’s signature. For the address of your nearest branch see their website.
  • To obtain a King County Library card, you can apply online. You will receive your card within two weeks.