Clients, family members, caseworkers, police, teachers, etc. can call the 211 Info line for information about resources available in the community, with door to door directions. Information available ranges from food pantries, eligibility criteria for public benefits, where to find a room-mate, where to learn how to cook if you've just left home, energy assistance, volunteer opportunities, daycare providers, translation services. The available information is continuously being updated, verified, and enhanced. Call 211.
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If you're looking for maps for study, travel, or fun, check out A to Z Maps Online. Discover USGS topographic maps, historical maps from over four centuries of map making, country and outline maps for the world and much more. You can download maps in PDF format for reuse and reference later. Available for use in the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Bethany Branch.
Search for an online journal by title or ISSN, or browse by database title.
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.
This is the online version of The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Full text articles contain links to news and research updates, biographies of scientists and links to related online resources. Search by typing in words and phrases or select from a list of topics. The student center provides study guides and bibliographies for further reading on topics for students at the high school or college levels.
Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.
This collection of more than 400 titles is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
American Decades is an excellent cross-disciplinary source for United States history research. Intended for junior and high school students and general researchers, this collection offers a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.
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Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
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American Decades Primary Sources includes full or excerpted primary sources that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events from each decade.
The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times: Get a unique glimpse into our nation's history as you read the speeches of America's greatest leaders, exactly as they were delivered. Each speech is preceded by an introductory, fact-filled section that includes photographs, political background, and sidebars.
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.
Provides access to approximately 4,000 databases and 2 billion names. Collections include
- U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930;
- the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps;
- American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes);
- Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes);
- The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630;
- Social Security Death Index (updated monthly);
- WWI Draft Registration Cards;
- Federal Slave Narratives;
- and a strong Civil War collection.
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Ancient Civilizations Reference Library , 4v, 2000. The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
This encyclopedia explores the many peoples of early European civilizations responsible for such accomplishments as the rise of farming in the Neolithic era and the building of Stonehenge. Coverage expands from prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 BC to AD 1000) when tribal movements helped define the end of ancient culture and the rise of the modern European world.
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.
Coverage is divided into 8 regions. Each entry provides readers with an overview of archaeological sites as well as books and articles for further research.
external:Arctic & Antarctic
Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.
Index of over 9 million articles from the contents pages of over 12,000 journals in all topics from 1990 to the present.When finished using this database, please log off by clicking on EXIT in the blue bar to the left of the screen.
Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.
external:Auto Repair Reference Center
Includes approximately 34,000 vehicles covered from 1954 to present, both domestic and imported; drawings and step-by-step photographs; technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; and Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance.
external:Berkshire Encyclopedia of China: Modern and Historic Views of the World's Newest and Oldest Global Power
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is truly a 21st-century work with its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments. While these volumes include many articles about China's earliest history - going back 5,000 years and even further into the past - the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is focused on the events, concepts, and people that matter today. The authors of its 800 articles are scholars at major Chinese and Western universities and research institutes. The accessibly written and lavishly illustrated articles range from 600 to 6,000 words. The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China provides unrivaled insight into China's past, present, and future.
external:Biography in Context
Provides 330,000 full length biographies on more than 220,000 people. Artists, religious leaders, newsmakers and scientists are among the biographies found in this service.
Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference.
This database is now called Business Insights: Essentials. Find it listed under the Business & Investing category to the left.
external:Business Economics and Theory
This collection provides periodicals focusing on topics in economics, with more than 450 full-text journals and regular feeds of videos from Forbes.com containing business news coverage and interviews with CEO's.
external:Business Insights: Essentials
In depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories and full text periodical articles. Formerly known as Business & Company Resource Center.
One-stop-shop information portal for doing business in Oregon
external:Chemical Elements - 2nd ed.
This 3-volume title provides in-depth, current, and accurate information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage on recently-discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
Provides information on the American Civil War including, the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.
A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
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Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
History and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments
Find timely, critical analyses of key literary works authored by more than 600 novelists, poets, short story writers, playwrights, and other creative writers. Users can access biographical and critical introductions to major and new authors, find full-text criticism of major literary works, and target sources for further research.
Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service including over three million entries from titles by the world's best reference publishers. Find information in dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, multi-lingual references, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Available for use in the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Bethany Branch.
A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents —speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art — as well as overview information that places each document in context.
external:Criminal Justice Collection
Criminal Justice Collection offers more than 700 journals of special interest to anyone studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, forensic scientist or for a career in Homeland Security
external:Crystal & Gem
Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.
external:Culinary Arts Collection
Includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content from Delmar, Cengage Learning. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Learn about the history, customs, and everyday life of countries around the world. Three editions: World Edition features concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on 190 countries; Kids Edition features a colorful collection of 68 country reports perfect for school projects and homework assignments; States Edition offers kid-friendly reports on all 50 states. Switch between editions with a simple click.
Bringing useful and engaging material into world history classrooms, this rich collection of historical documents and illustrations provides insight into major cultures from all continents. Hundreds of thematically organized, annotated primary documents, and over 100 images introduce aspects of daily life throughout the world, including domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present. Document selections are guided by the National Standards for World History, providing a direct tie to the curriculum.
external:Dictionary of American History
The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
Aimed at middle school and high school students, Discovering Collection provides in-depth content in literature, history, biography, science, and social studies. Students are able to access a variety of resources that will help them conduct research, complete assignments, create presentations and more.
external:Diversity Studies Collection
Covering 150 journals, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.
Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.
external:Educators Reference Complete
Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC.
external:Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.
external:Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
A three-volume survey of clothing, costume and fashion, presented through 640 essays. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher. Heavily illustrated.
external:Encyclopedia of Education
Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.
external:Encyclopedia of Global Religion
Provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects.
external:Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
Comprehensive study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East. Domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events.
From rodeos to quilting bees, stickball to stock car racing, American pastimes comprise a broad range of activities. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America provides a comprehensive survey of these activities from the Colonial era to the present. This title examines how the pursuit of leisure has changed over time, reflecting shifting social, cultural, political and economic trends in the United States. Particular attention is paid to how leisure activities have varied by region, class, ethnicity, gender and age.
external:Encyclopedia of Religion
The standard reference in the field, expanded and heavily updated for this 2nd edition. Over 3300 articles present a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.
external:Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
Features a series of essays that examine the historical background of the Fourth Amendment along with its key facets relating to: technology, privacy, terrorism, warrant requirement, congress, and states.
Provides a comprehensive, in-depth examination of a crucial moment in 20th-century history, going beyond battlefield recaps to explore the entire Korean War era, from the front lines to the home front.
Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
Comprehensive study of the Vietnam War
Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more.
external:Environmental Encyclopedia - 4th ed.
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
Covers of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
external:Epics for Students - 2nd ed.
Critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.
Explores European history from 1450-1789, from the print revolution to the French Revolution. Includes 1,150 articles written by eminent scholars covering major topics in art, government, and education as well as providing biographical entries on key figures of the period. Also covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish Inquisition, Utopia and others.
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments
FIND is a program of Community Action Organization. CAO operates pre-schools and homeless shelters and offers childcare referrals and resources as well as emergency services to low-income Washington County families.
external:Fine Arts and Music Collection
Providing more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.
external:Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
The resource students and researchers will turn to for reliable, up-to-date and clearly written information, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is a comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. The Encyclopedia includes entries covering cancers, cancer drugs, treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures. Entries typically include the following elements: Causes and Symptoms, Definition, Description, Diagnosis, Prevention, Resources, Risks, Special Concerns, and more. An appendix provides complete contact information for cancer centers, national support groups, government agencies and research groups. Features include anatomical illustrations of the major body systems, a subject index and approximately 200 photographs and drawings.
Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
According to the Human Genome Project, as well as numerous medical research groups, significant new findings on genetic disorders occur nearly every week. Information on many of these disorders, however, is extremely difficult to come by -- until now. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders addresses the need for current, hard-to-find facts on these emerging discoveries. The 2-vol. Encyclopedia provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons. Students will want to consult the Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders for useful information on a range of well known disorders, including Down Syndrome, Trisomy, Hemophilia and Tourette Syndrome, and rarely seen diseases such as Meckel Syndrome, Neuraminidase Deficiency and Phenylketonuria. Presented in a single alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words. Entries relating to genetic disorders are presented in articles arranged in a standardized format for quick comparison and ease of use, while nondisorder topics are covered in detail with extended entries.
Responds to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural, and other mysterious phenomena. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand. Covers the history, people, and practices related to each topic, as well as popular literature, television programs, and movies related to the subject.
external:Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search a collection of dozens of online reference books for adults and kids. Find reliable, authoritative information in the fields of history, social sciences, government & law, religion, science & technology, biography, and literature.
A collection of more than 100 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture
Covers such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.
external:General Business File ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
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A collection of over 200 journals on current scientific developments, including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.
Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.
Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. A new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. It allows users to navigate issue, organization, and country portals and provides news, video, primary source documents, interactive maps, refereed case studies, and more in research categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food, and green collar jobs.
Covers the Middle Ages, roughly the years 400-1400
History of homes from ancient times to the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, and the Post-Industrial Revolution to the present.
Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.
The highly rated encyclopedia taken a step further with constantly updated facts, figures, news, views and more.
Amphibians (3 v.); Birds (5 v.) ; Corals, jellyfishes, sponges, and other simple animals; Crustaceans, mollusks, and segmented worms; Reptiles (2 v.); Fishes; Insects and spiders (2 v.); Mammals (5 v) ; Cumulative index.
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Provides a definitive resource for an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency, through George W. Bush.
Highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions
external:Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information from full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
external:Health Reference Center Academic
Provides access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
Contains full-text databases for law journals (issues back to their inception), the Federal Register (from 1936), U.S. Treaties and Agreements (TIAS from #1849, UST from 1950), and U.S. Supreme Court cases (from 1790). Provided to the general public through the courtesy of Washington County Law Library.
Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Includes more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. All materials are keyword searchable and can be downloaded and copied. Also includes Census images for 1790-1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity.
external:Historic Oregon Newspapers
Search and access complete content for historic Oregon newspapers that have been digitized as part of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP).
external:Home Improvement Collection
More than 200 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.
For curious travelers and serious researchers, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection covers both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields.
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?" with 100 in-depth, illustrated articles covering a wide variety of products such as silver, piano, camera, paper currency and more. Each entry offers a straightforward, step-by-step description of the manufacturing and assembly process for the product. You'll also find historical information on the product, raw materials used, by-products generated during manufacture, quality control procedures, future applications and sources for more information. Vintage product photographs and sidebars relating historical trivia are provided. A multi-level cumulative index has also been added to aid the user.
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
This acclaimed title answers the question "How do they make that?"
Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.
Covers all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, information management, circulation, business information and more.
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Provides access to a searchable collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, including The New York Times. Translate articles into 11 different languages, create email alerts, and customize search options and results format.
external:InfoTrac Student Edition
Provides high-school students with access to a variety of full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on topics most important to their curriculum including: current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
external:Insurance & Liability Collection
Connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of articles about the protection of assets — physical or intellectual — at all levels from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation.
The IPL is many things: The first public library of and for the Internet community; An experiment, trying to discover and promote the most effective roles and contributions of librarians to the Internet and vice versa; And, a group of highly talented, creative, strong-willed people, working hard
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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Provides middle school and high school students access to biographies; information on authors and their works; data on science and scientists; information on states, nations and provinces; resources for the study of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native North Americans and Asian Americans; information on foods and recipes of the world; and more.
Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12, this reference set includes information on the physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries.
An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside the United States, including 25 groups new to the set. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
For students in kindergarten through grade five. Includes more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags and seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. Subject categories include animals, arts and entertainment, geography, health, history and social studies, inventions and technology, plants, people, science and math, sports, stories and literature, and transportation.
Prepare for GED, US Citizenship, ASVAB or SAT and many civil service tests online. Take courses on writing resumes and preparing for interviews. You will need to create your own individual username and password to take tests and track your progress. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals offers law students, faculty and legal researchers the publications they need for their research and practicum. Each title included is selected on the basis of criteria provided the American Association of Law Libraries.
Language learning for kids 0-6
Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.
Mango uses real-life situations and conversations to teach a new language. By listening to and repeating material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation; you'll learn how to communicate. Language courses include Spanish, ESL for Spanish speakers, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and many others.
This illustrated work explains basic concepts of math and geometry, and provides information on historical milestones, notable mathematicians, and more. Explores the functions of math in daily life, as well as its role as a tool for measurement, data analysis, and technological development.
Includes access to Medline, medical reference texts, full-text articles, clinical practice guidelines, daily medical news, and patient handouts. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.
Information on diseases and treatments from the National Institutes of Health. Includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to clinical trials.
Provides pharmacist-level information on drugs, toxicology and drug interaction, and patient education on procedures, drugs, and lab tests in English and Spanish. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.
external:Middle Ages Reference Library
Middle Ages Reference Library explores the complex period of the Middle Ages, covering the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times. It also includes biographical essays on significant individuals from the period and an insightful collection of full or excerpted texts from the era.
external:Military and Intelligence Database
A collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
Independent investment data that covers mutual funds, stocks, ETFS, CEFs and markets. There are also tools, calculators and much more. Available for use in the library building only at Beaverton City Libraries.
Focus is on the relationship between American society and movies and filmmaking in the United States.
Got a homework project? Need to do Internet research or find articles for a school project? Our friends at the Multnomah County Library offer a great resource.
Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.
Extensive survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.
external:New Encyclopedia of Africa
Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
external:Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works
Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Covering 15-20 works per volume, this reference series gives high-school and undergraduate students an ideal starting point for class assignments, term papers, and special projects.
external:North American Indian
Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians
Helps fiction and nonfiction readers find new authors or titles. Describe a book and get suggestions of titles to read. Find book reviews, information to use in book discussions, and lists of award-winning books.
external:Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Answers to nursing or allied health questions in over 1,100 journals. Provides full-text coverage of many of the titles cited in CINAHL.
external:Nursing Resource Center
For nursing students at community colleges, universities, and vocational or technical high schools.
Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.
Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.
external:Opposing Viewpoints in Context
All the information needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles; reference articles that provide context; full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers; primary source documents; government and organizational statistics; multimedia, including images and podcasts; and links to hand-selected web sites.
external:Oregon Career Information System
Provides an overview of occupations, industries, military employment, self employment, job searching, local and national schools and financial aid. The emphasis is on Oregon.
Use this confidential site to find out if your family can get help from twelve different services.
Includes listings of all non-profit corporations that are registered with the Oregon Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Division.
external:Oregon Network of Care
For seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers and service providers. Find local services and resources, information about assistive devices, articles about medical, financial, legal and caregiver information, legislation, and more.
external:Oregon Newspapers Index
Compiled by the University of Oregon, this site indexes the Portland Oregonian as well as The Oregon Daily Emerald, a University of Oregon campus newspaper, and The Eugene Register-Guard. The database does not contain full-text information. Many Oregon libraries have microfilm of the Oregonian for patrons to use.
Oregonlive.com is a website that posts The Oregonian's content, and updates it throughout the day. For the most part, content written within the past 14 days by Oregonian staff is available free on OregonLive.com. Syndicated content from other news sources, however, is not available here.
Obituaries are online at Oregonlive.com for 6 months, while special reports and series, FOODDay recipes, and movie reviews are live for one year. The search engine on Oregonlive allows you to search all of the archived free and for-pay stories.
Provides citation and abstract information for Medline and CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health) and articles in 240 full-text medical and nursing journals. Additionally, Nursing Books Online includes 22 full-text nursing books. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.
external:Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia
The best A-Z encyclopedia for enthusiastic skywatchers, with more than 3000 articles on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. Written by more than 100 leading astronomers from the world's universities and observatories, it is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible.
This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
History of piracy from ancient times to the present day.
external:Pop Culture Collection
This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course on the popular culture that surrounds us and influences our lives every day.
Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac product line, including Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, PC Magazine, People Weekly, Smithsonian, and many more, covering current events, sports, science, health and more.
This collection offers access to nearly 500 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, many cited in the PsycINFO index, on such topics as the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time.
Contains listings for more than 13 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. residents. Provides contact names, addresses and phone numbers, credit ratings and more. Trouble accessing ReferenceUSA? Read the Frequently Asked Question, Why do I get asked for a user name and password after I've already entered my barcode?
Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, this set provides comprehensive coverage of this amazing time. Includes extensive background information on the period, approximately 50 biographies of people of the era, and includes full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, poems, and documents.
Explores the impact of terrorism on economics, public health, religion, and even pop culture. Ethical issues such as the role of torture in interrogations, competing notions of security versus liberty, and the debates over FISA legislation and Guantanamo Bay are covered.
external:Science of Everyday Things
This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline — biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics — offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.
Comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and definitions. Intended for students in middle school through high school.
Search for an online journal by title or ISSN, or browse by database title.
external:Shakespeare for Students
Shakespeare for Students is an attractive and accessible 3-vol. set of essential criticism to the playwright's most-popularly-studied plays and poetry in secondary schools and undergraduate curricula. The second edition contains updated entries and 4 brand new entries. You'll find a diverse blend of criticism along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces for students. Each detailed, illustrated entry provides an introduction that provides an overview of the play or poem; a plot summary; an annotated character list; a discussion of the play's principal themes; understandable essays on the plays construction (setting, dialogue, imagery); historical and cultural context sections that illuminate the play's role in inter-curricular studies; excerpted critical commentary on various facets of the play; extensive theme index; a chronology of Shakespeare's life, work, and times; and much more.
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from over 1,600 domestic and international publications and are indexed primarily according to Library of Congress-derived subject headings.
external:Small Business Collection
For business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find more than 180 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
external:Small Business Resource Center
Offers small business management resources, from conducting industry research to financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business
external:Social Security - Retire Online
To retire or not to retire? Get help with this crucial question with online Social Sercurity retirement information and and easy to use application form
Easy-to-use, up-to-date, resource that covers all the basics and "must have" topics in the field of Space Science. Middle school and high school level.
Special Issues helps you find facts and articles about a comprehensive list of industries. This database "mines" archives and editorial calendars of trade and industry magazines, so it filters your search to trade magazines and industry associations who directly provide information on those industries. You can get some content there, or ask librarian for assistance on getting articles that may be available elsewhere, such as in other databases. Good for salary surveys, industry forecasts, industry reports, trends, marketing and product information. This makes a good complement to business periodicals databases rather than a replacement for business periodicals databases. Available for use in the library building only at Beaverton City Library. Please ask a librarian to log in for you.
external:Standard and Poor's Net Advantage
Ideal for investors, brokers, analysts, and researchers. Provides data on corporate bonds, company profiles, mutual fund profiles, and facts, figures, analysis and projections for publicly held U.S. corporations. Includes S&P's independent research, data and commentary.
external:Student Resources in Context
Aimed at middle school and high school students. Including content based on national curriculum standards in major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies.
Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society.
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Discusses plot, characters, critical reception and more.
external:U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science
This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.
external:U.S. History Collection
Covers both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field..
external:U.S. History In Context
Complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues, and current information. Primary sources, encyclopedia articles, reference sources, and full-text periodicals and journals.
Chronicles and interpretations of the numerous waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times up to the present day. Covers the economic, religious, and political forces that compelled people to seek a better life in a new land, this resource profiles both prominent and lesser-known figures of the immigrant experience, and features key documents related to the topic.
The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Each company report contains, among other things, Value Line's Timeliness™, Safety, and Technical ranks; financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years; an analyst's written commentary; and much more. Available for use in the library building only at Beaverton City Libraries.
external:Vocations and Careers Collection
Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Covers African American history in more than 130 documents; examples include speeches, articles, mission statements, ephemera, testimony, letters, sermons, prayers, spirituals/songs, slave narratives, memoirs, essays, interviews, and more.
external:War and Terrorism Collection
For students of history, social science and current events. Covers conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
external:Washington County Heritage Online
Explore the heritage of Washington County, Oregon through digitized photos. Washington County Heritage Online is a cooperative project of local libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in Washington County to create a digital repository of photographs chronicling the county's rich history.
A library of reports on common diseases and wellness issues. Each report is an in-depth discussion of the latest information on treatments, risk factors, causes, diagnostic tests, and preventative measures. Each report can be printed in HTML or PDF format. Written for 12th grade or adult reading level. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.
Patient and consumer health education library of 370 streaming videos (some available in English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Mandarin languages), as well as 1390 handouts (some available in 4 languages. Available for use in the library building only at Tuality Health Information Resource Center.
external:Witchcraft in America
This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the Colonial Period to modern day followers of Wicca.
external:World War I
Provides an introduction to World War I including, the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict. Intended for a grade school audience.
external:World War II
Provides an introduction to World War II including, the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict. Intended for a grade school audience.