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.While we are closed you can request a Web Only Library Card. Complete this short online form and we'll email you the information you need to get started.

If you have a card but are having trouble using it, please email orelib@oregonlibrary.org with your name and card number.

Resource Description Help

Ancestry
Access Ancestry

The world's largest online family history resource. This resource is usually in library use only but are temporarily allowing use from home.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
About Ancestry Library Edition
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.
Provided by BadgerLink.
Auto Repair Source Tutorial
BadgerLink
Access BadgerLink
Provides licensed content not available through free search engines. BadgerLink Training Page
Britannica Library
Access Britannica Library
Online encyclopedia for adults and children.
Provided by BadgerLink.
Britannica Library Help

 

Consumer Reports
Access Consumer Reports
Independent product reviews and ratings.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
 

 

Creativebug logo
Access CreativeBug
Unlimited access to online art and craft classes.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Log in with your library card and pin. You will be prompted to create an account.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access EBSCO eBooks
Downloadable non-fiction titles on business, cooking, technology, health, travel and more.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
Downloading EBSCO eBooks Video
Explora
Access Explora
Search interface with articles from magazines, newspapers, journals, and encyclopedias.
Provided by BadgerLink.
 
Flipster
Access Flipster
Your favorite magazines in digital form.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.

Flipster for Mobile Devices

Call (608) 835-3656 or email orelib@oregonlibrary.org for the password for the app.

HeritageQuest
Access HeritageQuest
Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s.
Provided by BadgerLink.
About HertiageQuest
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.
Provided by BadgerLink.
LearningExpress Library Quickstart Guide
Literary Reference Center
Access Literary Reference Center Plus
A collection of literary criticism and works.
Provided by BadgerLink.
Literary Reference Center Tutorial
MorningStar
Access Morningstar
Financial information on over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
MorningStar Help and Education
Newspapers.com
Access Newspapers.com
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of newspapers.
Provided by BadgerLink.
Newspapers.com Help Center
NoveList Plus
Access NoveList Plus
Fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations and more.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
NoveList Search Strategies
OverDrive
Access OverDrive
Check out ebooks and digital audiobooks that can be downloaded to your device free.
Provided in collaboration with WPLC.

Getting started with:

RB Digital
Access RB Digital
NEW!! Read thousands of magazines online.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.

Create an account with RB Digital and then download the free app:

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

NEW 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.
Paid for by Oregon Public Library.
 
U.S. Newsstream logo
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.
Provided by BadgerLink.
U.S. Newsstream Video
Wisconsin Digital Archives
Access Wisconsin Digital Archives
A growing collection of state government documents from 2001-present.
Provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Digital Archives Search Tips