Research & Discovery

In addition to books, we also provide access to reliable online content. 

Need help with your research? Stop by and ask or send us an email at orelib@oregonlibrary.org.

   Ancestry

Genealogy information from more than 4,000 databases. In library use only. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.

A to Z databases Directory and demographic information for 13 million businesses in the USA. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
AutoMate Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Provided by BadgerLink.
BadgerLink Provides licensed content not available through free search engines.
Britannica Library Online encyclopedia for adults and children. Provided by BadgerLink.
Consumer Reports Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances and electronics. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
eBooks on EBSCOhost Formerly called NetLibrary, this resource provides a few fiction titles and many non-fiction titles on business, cooking, technology, health, travel, and more. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Explora

Search interface with articles from magazines, newspapers, journals, and encyclopedias. Provided by BadgerLink.

Flipster Your favorite magazine titles in digital form. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
HeritageQuest Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s. Provided by BadgerLink.
LearningExpress Library Online skill building and test preparation for many academic areas and licensing tests. Provided by BadgerLink.
Literary Reference Center A collection of literary criticism and works. Provided by BadgerLink.
Mango Languages An online language learning resource. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
MorningStar Financial information on over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Newspapers.com Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of newspapers. Provided by BadgerLink.
NoveList Plus A database of fiction and nonfiction including read-alikes, reviews and discussion guides. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
OverDrive Check out E-books, digital audio books, and videos that can be downloaded to your device free. Provided in collaboration with WPLC.

U.S. Newstream

Current and archival to 1980s U.S. news featuring key national and regional sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, as well as over 80 Gannett titles. Provided by BadgerLink.
Value Line Investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies. Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Wisconsin Digital Archives A growing collection of state government documents from 2001-present. Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.