Baker County Library District

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Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.


InfoTrac General OneFile     [ video guide , search tips (pdf) ]
Start here for your search on general topics with this collection of over 6,500 publications with full-text articles, over 124,000 NPR audio files complete with broadcast transcripts, all the Fodor’s travel guides, links to over 5,000 video files including shows like the Today ShowNBC Nightly NewsNRO TV and Meet the Press and over 3,000 other magazines.

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Research Database Special Collections   [video guide]
Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, professional journals and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Your library card provides you with access to thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers -- that's literally millions of articles. There are popular magazines like Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Fortune,  National Review and articles on subjects ranging from how to fix your car to how to plant a vegetable garden.  You can also find health and wellness, legal and small business resources.

 Ancestry *Library Edition      [video guide]

*FOR USE WHILE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.  Access all of Ancestry's subscription databases, including the Federal Images Online database and the UK/Ireland Parish and Probate Records database.

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AtoZdatabases     [video guide]

Find a person or business, reverse look up a phone number; do a criminal background search, and more! This resource offers profiles of 30 million business & executives, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, plus 2.3 million live job listings, Interview Tips, Resume Templates, Background/criminal search  and much more. Customized searches can be performed by using the advanced search filters.  For instance, in the residents database, one can search using Interests/Hobbies/Lifestyles of people. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research ,employment opportunities, background/criminal searching, finding friends, and relatives and much more!


Auto Repair Reference Center     [video guide]
This online resource covers more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Content includes millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), Diagnostic information and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians. 


Basic ESL 

Basic ESL proves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.

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Genealogy and Local History Resources 
Looking for information about Baker County or trying to trace your family tree? Here are links and resources we find most helpful for such a quest.


Heritage Quest     [video guide]
Research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture; PERSI Index, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials are included.


LearningExpress     [video intro]

LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. Popular software tutorials, Internet instruction, and basic computer instruction are also included. Some of the practice tests include GED, COOP, HSPT, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, and COMPASS, career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN, Praxis I® and II, and more. Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.
LearningExpress Library resources are organized into themes:
  • School Center (grades 4–12)
  • College Center
  • High School Equivalency Center
  • College Preparation Center
  • Career Center
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Recursos para Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) Centers
  • Popular Software Skills Center    [ video guide ]


Library2Go  [ video promo for app ]

Downloadable audiobooks, e-Books, and videos!  *IMPORTANT*  Log into your Library2Go account as a LEO Listens member.  Passwords should be the same as your library patron account.  More information about LEO Listens and a guide for first-time users is available HERE

Live Homework Help ®  for students and adult learners     [video guide ]

Online tutors are available on demand, every day from 2-10 p.m. for one-to-one help with  everything from homework to skills building and test prep.

Professionally trained and experienced tutors will help students in kindergarten through introductory level college with math, science, English and social studies.

Tutors will also help adult learners of all ages with their GED, adult education courses, grammar help with their resume or a work-related project, or more


Novelist     [ video guide ]
Fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests as well as book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles.


Oregon Career Information System (CIS)

CIS provides provides comprehensive occupational and educational information to help all  Oregonians learn about the world of work and education.  The resource includes (1) current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing, in addition to the skills, abilities, and knowledge required, are reported for each of over 550 occupation titles. These occupations cover over 95% of the labor market in Oregon; (2) description of every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon; (3) a complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics, and more.

*Use outside library requires registration of a personal profile for remote access.* Contact library staff for remote set up help if unable to come to the library.


Oregon Resources
Links to useful websites with information about the state of Oregon.

oslisOSLIS: Bringing information to students around the state


ReferenceUSA     [ video guide ]

Looking for contact information for a person or  business, or needing to do market research? Like a massive phone book, ReferenceUSA’s powerful database helps business planners, researchers, students and job-seekers with access to more than 20 million businesses and 222 million individuals. 

Wilson Core Collection

Wilson Core Collection - Fiction [EBSCOhost Research Databases]     

Featuring classic and contemporary works of fiction, this collection development guide provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction—old and new—are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns and romance. 

With more than 11,000 titles–at 3 recommendation levels–Fiction Core Collection provides entries for individual novels, as well as analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. This content can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.

The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates–not available in print.

Good Reads
Looking for something new to read? Interested in the latest news headlines? We'll get you pointed in the right direction.

Community Organizations
Search our database of local community groups or add your own non-profit community organization (subject to staff approval).

Digital Exhibits
Photographs, original documents, and more, in a variety of collections.