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Your guide to health and social services in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

No

 

Find out if a magazine or journal is found in one of our article databases.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Access peer-reviewed, full text articles from academic journals.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

The most popular online genealogy resource. Access in-library only.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search this index for articles in 16,000 plus periodicals, with coverage from 1990 to present.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find biographies and images for over 400,000 notable people from around the world and throughout history.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Provides coverage of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find deep business intelligence powered by statistical data. Includes company and industry profiles, financial reports, and SWOT analyses.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

State-provided portal about starting, expanding and operating a business in Oregon or relocating a business to Oregon.

No

 

This site offers small business owners selected Census Bureau and other statistics to guide their research for opening or expanding their businesses.

No

 

The authoritative Chilton automotive repair manuals, now available online.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Download e-books and audiobooks for all ages.  To get started with Cloud Library, visit our e-book help page.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Want a good job in tech? Get free online tech training with Treehouse, career opportunities with industry leaders, and more. It doesn’t matter if you already have a job or not!

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Use these tutorials to brush up on computer basics, using Windows or Mac computers, basic searching online, creating a resume, job searching, cloud services, and more.

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Learn at your own pace about Windows, Mac, and iPad basics, Microsoft Office, email, internet skills, social media, and using cloud services.

No

 

Learn how to use a mouse, then practice with exercises and games.

No

 

Learn to type and then practice your new skills. This tutorial has sound.

No

 

Search the leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

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.

No

 

Get up-to-date facts, and learn about the history and customs of countries around the world. Also includes states and provinces.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search over 1100 periodicals and thousands of reports for teachers, educators, and education students.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Explore the online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find your next read by genre or author. Find series information quickly, and see books that your favorite authors enjoy.

No

 

Search caselaw for Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. To access, create an account and sign in.

This resource is paid for by the State of Oregon Law Library.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search a collection of hundreds of online reference books. Great for homework.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Access articles from over 12,000 magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find funding opportunities such as grants, awards and fellowships. This resource is paid for by the Beaverton City Library.

No

 

Find authoritative information related to the environment, energy and natural resources.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find health and medical information in full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets, from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

For health care students and professionals - search millions of articles from nursing and allied health journals and magazines.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search 100 million pages of legal history. Provides comprehensive coverage of more than 2,000 law and law-related periodicals. This resource is paid for by the Washington County Law Library.

No

 

Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, including U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 
Access the complete content for historic Oregon newspapers that have been digitized as part of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program.

No

 

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find articles from more than 1100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers, as well as leading international titles.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find reliable content from magazines, newspapers and reference books for homework assignments.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find articles and multimedia information to complete homework assignments.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Interactive learning about how to code. Build a website with HTML and CSS, or learn Javascript, Python, PHP and more.

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Learn the fundamentals of programming with JavaScript, explore programs made by others, and share yours.

No

 

Learn to code HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, and more.

No

 

More than 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners. Includes a library of test-preparation and skills-building e-books.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Access hundreds of multi-state legal forms, download chapters from popular NOLO legal books in PDF format, and browse for information on common legal topics. When accessing this resource, use WASHINGTON for the Patron ID, and OREGON for the password. This resource is paid for by the State of Oregon Law Library.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Download e-books and audiobooks for all ages. To get started with Library2Go, visit our e-book help page.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Learn a new language online. Over 60 languages, including English as another language.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Authoritative information on diseases and treatments from the National Institutes of Health.

No

 

Take computer science classes from top universities and organizations worldwide.

No

 

Take computer science classes from universities like MIT, Harvard, and more.

No

 

Access to “National Geographic Kids” articles, over 230 educational books, and National Geographic photographs in a kid-friendly interface

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

With your WCCLS library card, you can get unlimited online access to the New York Times online - all articles published between 1851 and 1922, and from 1981 to present. Get access instructions here

No

 

Get reading suggestions delivered to your inbox.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Oregon resource with information and tools to help you manage your nonprofit, including maintaining  tax-exempt status, financial reporting, and Board governance.

No

 

Find new authors or titles - describe a book and get read-alikes. Find information to use in book discussions and browse lists of award-winning books.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Resource for nursing students - find articles, care plans, drug monographs and more.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

A resource to help students understand an issue, including pro and con viewpoint articles and reference articles that provide context.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

The official state fact book about all levels of government in Oregon.

No

 

Provides an overview of occupations, industries, military employment, self employment, job searching, local and national schools and financial aid. The emphasis is on Oregon.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Law librarian blog providing all Oregonians with access to legal information and legal research assistance.

No

 

Indexes the Oregonian, the Eugene Register-Guard, and the Daily Emerald. Does not contain full-text information.

No

 

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.

No

 

Offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose EPUB or Kindle format, download them or read online.

No

 

The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Homework resource for middle school students - including articles, topic overviews, and multimedia content.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Science-focused homework resource with topic overviews, multimedia content, and science experiments.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Understand the background and context of over 300 current and pervasive social topics, including pro and con viewpoint articles.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

The U.S. SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

No

 

Covers all aspects of managing a small business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Find magazines and newspapers, primary documents, plays and poems, and multimedia content for homework assignments, as well as topic overviews and study guides.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Get information about filing state and federal taxes. Updated in January of each year.

No

 

Animated talking picture books.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Search this overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)

 

Explore the heritage of Washington County, Oregon through digitized photos.

No

 

Statewide agency connects workers with the resources they need to succeed. Find job postings, resources and training to help workers get employment.

No

 

Search the holdings of libraries around the world, and find items to request via interlibrary loan (ILL).

If you have questions about ILL, or requests you have made, please contact your library.

Yes (resources funded by WCCLS or the Oregon State Library)