Research & Discovery

In addition to books, we also provide access to reliable online content. Check out our resources for Children and Teens.

You may need a library card to access the resources on this page. If you do not have a library card, learn more about getting a library card on the Your Library Card page.

The library also offers monthly Tech Classes that cover how to use our online resources. See our calendar for a complete listing of events.

Need help? Email orelib@oregonlibrary.org with your name and card number.

Resource Description

Ancestry
Access Ancestry

The world's largest online family history resource. Available for remote access until December 31, 2021.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Auto Repair Source
Access AtoZ Food America

Explore recipes and American food culture from 6 U.S. regions and 50 states, including 33 ethnic cookbooks, 120 historic cookbooks, and over 6000 traditional recipes.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Auto Repair Source
Access AtoZ World Food

Explore recipes and food culture from 174 countries, including over 7000 recipes and 700 food culture articles.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Auto Repair Source
Access Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. See also Small Engine Reference Center.
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Provided by BadgerLink

BadgerLink
Access BadgerLink

Provides licensed content not available through free search engines.
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Britannica Library
Access Britannica Library

Online encyclopedia for adults and children.
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Provided by BadgerLink

Consumer Reports
Access Consumer Reports

Independent product reviews and ratings.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Access CreativeBug

Unlimited access to online art and craft classes. Log in with your library card and pin. You will be prompted to create an account.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access EBSCO eBooks

Downloadable non-fiction titles on business, cooking, technology, health, travel and more.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Explora
Access Explora

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

Flipster
Access Flipster

Your favorite magazines in digital form. Call (608) 835-3656 or email orelib@oregonlibrary.org for the password for the app.
The last day for this resource is December 31, 2021
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

HeritageQuest
Access HeritageQuest

Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s.
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Provided by BadgerLink

LearningExpress Library
Access LearningExpress Library

Online skill building and test preparation for many academic areas and licensing tests. Create a personal account and start learning.
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Provided by BadgerLink

Literary Reference Center
Access Literary Reference Center Plus

A collection of literary criticism and works.
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Provided by BadgerLink

MorningStar
Access Morningstar

Financial information on over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Newspapers.com
Access Newspapers.com

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of newspapers.
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Provided by BadgerLink

NoveList Plus
Access NoveList Plus

Fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations and more.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

OverDrive
Access OverDrive

Check out and download free ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines. Getting started with OverDrive and Libby.
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Provided in collaboration with WPLC

Reference Solutions (previously ReferenceUSA)
Access Reference Solutions

Previously called ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions provides business and residential information, reference, and research.

Paid for by Oregon Public Library

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Access Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. See also Auto Repair Source.

Provided by BadgerLink

Transparent Language Online
Access Transparent Language Online

An online language learning resource. Create a personal account and start learning.
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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

 

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Access U.S. Newsstream

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.
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Provided by BadgerLink

Wisconsin Digital Archives
Access Wisconsin Digital Archives

A growing collection of state government documents from 2001-present.
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Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction