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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.

The most popular online genealogy resource.

Access is only available from within the library buildings.

Chat online with an Oregon librarian during the day, or a librarian from around the world 24/7, through Answerland. (Hours and privacy information)

Online homework help, exam prep, Writing Lab, Adult Learning Center, and more.

Any services offered by Brainfuse are subject to their terms of use. Any documents (like homework or resumes) you share with Brainfuse are subject to their privacy policy and terms of use.

Free resume review, career assistance, and more.

Any services offered by Brainfuse are subject to their terms of use. Any documents (like homework or resumes) you share with Brainfuse are subject to their privacy policy and terms of use.

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.

A guided walkthrough that helps you determine eligibility for citizenship and connects you with legal help.

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.

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.

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

Get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of world’s top magazines and newspapers powered by PressReader. Browse current publications from 120 countries in 60 languages – translation is available! Read in your browser or download the app. No limit on downloads – they’re yours to keep forever. No subscription required.

Popular titles include The Guardian, Newsweek, Daily Mail, Der Tagesspiegel, Libération, China Daily and La Razón.

Help: check out our FAQs.

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).

Make learning a new language feel like a game, with daily reminders to practice. For a wider variety of languages and excellent ESOL classes, all without ads, we recommend Mango Languages. Duolingo has in-app advertisements.


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 for laws including the United States Code, United States Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Cases; and cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions, attorney general opinions, and session laws for Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington.

Users must register for an account to access these resources.

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

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

Find book recommendations, reviews, and author bios.

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

Search a collection of online reference books in a variety of subject areas. Great for homework.

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

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

Elementary School Students

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

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

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.

Middle School Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find Federal land conveyance records, including more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present.

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.

Streaming video service featuring independent and classic film, documentaries, short films, international cinema, and educational/training videos.

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

Legal Information Reference Center

Access the site here with your user account. 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.

Users will now have to create a user account with the State Law Library

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.

With an account, you can: Access our complete legal eBook collection from any internet-connected device.

Check out an available volume with a check-out period of 3 days.

Place holds so you’ll be next in line when a title becomes available; and keep notes and highlights even after you have returned a volume to use the next time you check it out!

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.

See the LinkedIn Learning FAQ for questions about the resource.

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Please note: Your learning history for LinkedIn Learning is tied to the library card number you use to log in to LinkedIn Learning. If you replace your library card number, your learning history will not transfer to a new library card number. If you would like to save records of your coursework in LinkedIn Learning, you can download certificates of completion PDF for any finished courses.

Find full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, speeches, and plays from around the world and all time periods.

English speakers can learn over 70 languages, from Arabic and Armenian to Vietnamese and Yiddish. For speakers of other languages learning English, English-language courses are offered in over 20 languages, including Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Somali.

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

Offers online mental health screenings, DIY mental health tools, connections to peers, and referrals to treatment.

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. NYT Audio is currently available for iOS (Apple) devices through the App Store.

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.

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

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

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

Authoritative and comprehensive online resources on Oregon history, including the Oregon History Project, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and the Oregon History Wayfinder.

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

Indexes the Oregonian, the Eugene Register-Guard, the Daily Emerald and others.

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.

Register to vote, learn about the current ballot, and access Oregon’s Civics Toolkit.

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

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.


For PressReader, please see Digital Newsstand.

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

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.

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.

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.

Remote access is temporarily available via the Beaverton Library website

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

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

The Law Library provides free access to print and digital collection of statutes, case law, subject treatises covering state and federal jurisdictions, and historic Oregon legislative materials.

Search the online catalog to see what print resources are available.

Some highlights of items offered:

  • LexisNexis
  • HeinOnline
  • Oregon State BarBooks
  • Westlaw
  • Nolo Press Publications

Regional agency helps job seekers make career plans, become more employable, improve job search skills, and find work.


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

To place an ILL request, first choose your pickup library below. Use WorldCat to search the holdings of libraries beyond WCCLS. When you find the item you want in WorldCat, click on the "ILL" button, and fill out the short request form.

Just want to search WorldCat without placing ILL requests? Search the free, public version of WorldCat without logging in.

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