Research & Discovery

Check out our resources for Children and Teens.

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Ancestry Library

Access Ancestry

Available for in library use only.

The world's largest online family history resource. 

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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AtoZ Food America

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. More about AtoZ Food America

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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AtoZ World Food

Access AtoZ World Food

Explore recipes and food culture from 174 countries, including over 7000 recipes and 700 food culture articles. More about AtoZ World Food

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Auto Repair Source

Access Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. More on Auto Repair Source

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Provided by BadgerLink

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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. More on Britannica Library

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Provided by BadgerLink

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Consumer Reports

Access Consumer Reports

Independent product reviews and ratings. Learn more about Consumer Reports

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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CreativeBug

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. Learn more about Creativebug

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Explora

Access Explora

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

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Provided by BadgerLink

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HeritageQuest

Access HeritageQuest

Genealogy records and books dating back to the 1700s.

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Provided by BadgerLink

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Kanopy logo

Access Kanopy

NEW! Stream movies, TV shows, and documentaries with your library card. More on Kanopy

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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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

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Literary Reference Center Plus

Access Literary Reference Center Plus

A collection of literary criticism and works.

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Provided by BadgerLink

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Morningstar

Access Morningstar

Financial information on over 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. More on Morningstar Investing Center

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Newspapers.com

Access Newspapers.com

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

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Provided by BadgerLink

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NoveList Plus

Access NoveList Plus

Fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations and more.

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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OverDrive

Access OverDrive

Check out and download free ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, and videos. Get started with the Libby app.

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Provided in collaboration with WPLC

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Reference Solutions

Access Reference Solutions

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

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Paid for by Oregon Public Library

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Small Engine Repair

Access Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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

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Provided by BadgerLink

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Transparent Language Online

Access Transparent Language Online


An online language learning resource. Create a personal account and start learning. More on KidSpeak

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Transparent Language Online Class

Paid for by the Oregon Public Library

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US Newsstream

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

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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