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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Need a map for study, travel, or fun? Like puzzles and games about geography? Studying the environment? Try A to Z Maps Online! Discover topographic maps: over four centuries’ worth of historical maps, climate, biome, 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 only at Cedar Mill and Cedar Mill Bethany Libraries.
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.
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.
Available for use in the library only.
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.
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:Award Winning Books
Browse these lists of awards to find a winning read for adults, teens or kids.
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.
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
Access over forty Dorling Kindersley (DK) titles for kids through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Do an advanced search by Publication Title for the name of the DK book you're interested in. DK titles in GVRL include: Amphibian, Arctic and Antarctic, Arms & Armour, Astronomy, Bird, Butterfly, Castle, Crystal & Gem, Desert, Dinosaur, Early Humans, Explorer, Fish, Flying Machine, Fossil, Horse, Hurricane, Insect, Invention, Knight, Mammal, Mythology, North American Indian, Ocean, Olympic Games, Pirate, Plant, Pond & River, Reptile, Rock & Mineral, Seashore, Shark, Shipwreck, Skeleton, Space Exploration, The Civil War, The Future, The Human Body, The Jungle, Titanic, Tree, Viking, Volcano, Weather, Whale, World War I, World War II
Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
The official source for federal legislative information. Find your representative and senator, search for legislation, read about legislative activity and learn how the legislative process works. Find information about House and Senate Committee meetings, membership, and reports.
Visit our Cover Oregon page to find answers to the following questions:
- What is Cover Oregon?
- Important dates
- Learn more and get free help from trained specialists
- Protect yourself from fraud
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 only at Cedar Mill and Cedar Mill Bethany Libraries.
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.
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: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.
This popular website is a great resource to find your next read by genre or author. Find series information quickly and easily, and see books that your favorite authors enjoy.
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.
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.
external:Good Reading in Your Inbox
Sign up to receive recommended reads in your inbox. Choose from lists of new titles by genre, from business books, to romance novels, to books discussed on TV and radio each week. You can also sign up for newsletters from your local WCCLS library featuring staff picks and events.
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.
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 (PDF) law journals (issues back to their inception), a selection of criminal justice journals, Federal Register (from 1936), CFR (from 1938), U.S. Treaties and Agreements (TIAS from #1849, UST from 1950), U.S. Supreme Court cases (from 1790), early American cases law, English Reports, Statutes of the Realm, U.S. Statutes at Large, and much, much more. 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).
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.
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.
external:Junior Reference Collection
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.
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.
LearningExpress Library helps you boost your skills for success in your education and your career. It provides tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you prepare for GED or college prep exams, and improve your reading, writing and arithmetic skills at many levels. Study for the US citizenship exam, or prepare for various career exams such as CDL, ASVAB, and more. You can also learn how to use your Windows or Mac computer, along with Microsoft Office software and Adobe programs like Photoshop.
There is a new version of LearningExpress Library available, called LearningExpress Library 3.0. It features an improved look and layout, and new courses that are not available in the old version of LearningExpress Library (version 2.0), including GED 2014 courses.
- If you had an account in LearningExpress Library 2.0, your username and password will not work in version 3.0. You will need to create a username and password in version 3.0.
If you have questions, please contact staff at your library.
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.
Library2Go gives you access to downloadable e-books and audiobooks on your mobile device via the Overdrive app. Media can also be transferred from your computer to your e-book reader or mp3 player.
Language learning for kids 0-6
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Resource Center
For nursing students at community colleges, universities, and vocational or technical high schools.
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 Legal Research
Useful and up-to-date information on legal information for the public, written by law librarians in Oregon. Learn about small claims court, finding a lawyer, how to do research, and more. Find answers to questions about family law, landlord/tenant law, estate planning, and much more.
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.
external:Oregon State Legislature
The official source for state legislative information. Find your state representative and state senator, search for legislation, find session information and search bills and laws. Learn how the state legislature works. Search the Oregon Revised Statutes - the codified laws of the State of Oregon
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.
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks. Download them in many formats, including EPUB and Kindle. Project Gutenberg has many classic works, such as "Pride and Prejudice" and "Moby Dick."
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?
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.
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 Administration
Official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration, dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.
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 Security retirement information and and easy to use application form
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.
Visit our tax help page to find answers to the following questions:
- Can I file online for free?
- Where can I get federal and state forms and publications?
- Find tax assistance
- Where do I mail my paper returns?
Online interactive books for young children and beginning readers
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.
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: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.
An international catalog of books, web resources, and other material catalogued by libraries worldwide. Consists of over 41 million bibliographic records.When finished using this database, please log off by clicking on the blue EXIT link near the top-right of the screen.