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

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

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

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

ArticleFirst

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

You can place Interlibrary Loan requests through ArticleFirst. If you have questions about ILL, or requests you have made, please contact your library.

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

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

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

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

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

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) – Cedar Mill Libraries only

Find reviews of thousands of children's and young adult books, videos and software, from baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults.

Access inside the Cedar Mill Main and Bethany Libraries only.

The authoritative Chilton automotive repair manuals, now available online.

CINAHL Full Text – Tuality only

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) indexes more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health and includes full-text for 600 titles. It also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Tuality only

Contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare.

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

Learn the Basics

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

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

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.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government agency to help people get fair treatment from the financial industry. Submit a complaint about a financial product or service, get answers to money questions, and learn how to reach your financial goals.

Take computer science classes from top universities and organizations worldwide.

Many courses are free, but please be aware that some have a cost.

Credo Reference - Cedar Mill only

Search this full-text online reference with over three million entries from titles by the world's best reference publishers.

Access inside the Cedar Mill Main and Bethany Libraries only.

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

DemographicsNow - Beaverton only

Analyze demographics and market potential of any region in the United States. Includes a full spectrum of Census data, and a mapping option for visual data analysis of communities.

Access inside the Beaverton City Libraries only.

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.

Practice for the Oregon driving license tests online for free, including car licenses, motorcycle licenses, and the commercial driver license (CDL).

eBook Clinical Collection - Tuality only

Over 2,000 recent book titles covering general practice, various specialties, topics in nursing and allied health, and supporting sciences.

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

edX

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

Many courses are free, but please be aware that some have a cost.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Grolier Amazing Animals of the World – Cedar Mill Libraries only

Learn about wild animals and their habitats. For elementary and middle school students.

Access inside the Cedar Mill Main and Bethany Libraries only.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Use the resume and cover letter builder apps, learn about  occupations (work involved, skills required, salary, etc.), and work through a tutorial on preparing for job interviews.

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

Elementary School Students

Find articles, topic overviews, and multimedia information to complete homework assignments.

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, as well as software tutorials.

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.

These resources can help you learn about your rights as an immigrant to the United States. All people in the United States, whether they are a citizen or a non-citizen, have certain rights under the US Constitution and other laws.

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

Comprehensive Courses on Most Tech Topics

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. High-quality video courses taught by experts, from the industry leader in online training.

FAQs about accessing lynda.com

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

MEDLINE with Full Text - Tuality only

Provides authoritative medical information and full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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

Micromedex - Tuality only

Provides pharmacist-level information on drugs, toxicology and drug interaction, and patient education on procedures, drugs, and lab tests in English and Spanish.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - Beaverton only

Independent investment data that covers mutual funds, stocks, ETFS, CEFs and markets.

Access inside the Beaverton City Libraries only.

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

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

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

Get reading suggestions delivered to your inbox.

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

Nonprofit organizations must register with and be certified by the Secretary of State. Find nonprofit resources from the Oregon Secretary of State.

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.

Nursing Reference Center - Tuality only

Index to articles and citations on evidence-based nursing procedures and protocols.

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

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

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

Explore Oregon’s history through the Oregon Historical Society’s digital collections

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

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

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.

Get quick access to Oregon government online services, forms, and information

Oregonian Online - Beaverton only

The electronic edition of record for the Oregonian, with full text coverage from 9/1/1987 to the present.

Access inside the Beaverton City Libraries only.

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

Tool and resources to make the best decisions about paying for college or managing your existing student loans, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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

Access more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Some articles may link to full-text content.

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

Middle School Students

Find articles, topic overviews, and multimedia content to complete homework assignments.

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

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

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

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

High School Students

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

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

Animated talking picture books.

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

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

UpToDate – Tuality only

An evidence-based clinical decision support resource.  Originally written articles on medical topics are based on recent research and expert opinion.

Get quick access to federal government online services, forms, and information

Value Line Investment Survey - Beaverton only

Comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy.

Access inside the Beaverton City Libraries only.

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

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

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

WorldCat

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

To place an ILL request, use WorldCat to search the holdings of libraries around the world. When you find the item you want in WorldCat, click on the "ILL" button, and fill out the short request form.

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