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For video guides on many of these resources, see Niche Academy LIBRARY RESEARCH TUTORIALS.

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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!

Newsbank - America's NewsAmerica's News

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Newsbank - Baker City HeraldBaker City Herald

The Baker City Herald delivers Baker County news, features and community information. The Herald's staff have a broad-based knowledge of the people, geography and events that affect Baker County living.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow

provides on demand, eLearning for all ages and users of diverse needs and background – an excellent resource to share with your students.

FROM 1PM - 10PM, students are able to: access live tutors for homework help, skills building and test preparation; communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard; use the Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center to access help around the clock; build academic skills through targeted lessons, quizzes, and live, online tutoring;access flashcards, or make your own; access High School Equivalency prep, US Citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources.

Recorded trainings to watch to learn more:

Brainfuse JobNowBrainfuse JobNow

is a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process.

JobNow features include:  live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews; get live online interview practice from trained job coaches; 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources; receive feedback on your resume within 24 hours through the JobNow Resume Lab; job coaches to help strategically target jobs best suited to users' interests and qualifications; test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test).

Recorded trainings to watch to learn more:

 Gale Books & Authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next?collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation. Web IconGale - Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

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Gale eBooks (GVRL) 

With eBooks on GVRL, you can turn research into results. Optimized for search and discovery, the GVRL platform enables you to search through hundreds of nonfiction eBooks on health, business, travel, and more within a single search. Once you’ve pinpointed the exact content you want, download content to Drive and Docs with G Suite for Education integration.


Gale 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.

Gale LegalForms Web IconGale Legal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Oregon specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.

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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.

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Hundreds of periodicals and journals, including Latin American Research Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, La Opinión, National Geographic en Español, Epoca and many others This online collection also includs more than 15 key Latin American newspapers with detailed coverage of news, politics, current events, culture, entertainment, health, literature, science and more.


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: [video intro]
  • 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 ]



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 [ video guide for app ]

osl magnet xsm.png Libraries of Oregon

Libraries of Oregon is a site provided by the Oregon State Library and Oregon State University Libraries to connect Oregonians with library online resources around the state and beyond. All Oregon residents have access to a wide range of digital resources provided by the Oregon State Library. Libraries of Oregon's mission is to enable easier access to these statewide resources and help the citizens of Oregon connect with their home libraries. Individual libraries should have links to these same resources from their own websites but this site may be a useful alternative access point when a library's site is down.


LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

   Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6. With hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program. Miss Humblebee’s Academy assess cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness and offers a developmental observation checklist allowing parents to review and record social and emotional growth as an additional condition of preparedness. Parents can track their child’s learning outcomes through weekly progress reports that are emailed and available online 24/7.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy can be accessed at the library, home, or on-the-go via smart phones, iPads, and tablets. Approximately twenty percent of the curriculum is available offline in the form of printables and practice worksheets.

  MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition™ is a premium source for genealogy research that contains billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Available in 40 languages, MyHeritage Library Edition is the largest, most internationally diverse family history research database in the world, with more than 100 million records added each month.

National Geographic Kids Web Icon National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms.


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.   [ video guide ]
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.


Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Oregonian. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

TRY OUT THE NEW IMAGE EDITION! It's just like reading the print version of the newspaper on your computer device. 


Popular Magazines

Search for and read articles online from magazines like TimeNational GeographicThe New YorkerNewsweekVanity FairUS News and World ReportVogueFortuneBusiness WeekNational ReviewCosmopolitan, and archived articles from NPR Special Coverage.
virtualreference.gifVirtual Reference Library
Here is a collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
This database features self-help resources for troubleshooting computer issues and developing tech skills. Dozens of articles and videos are available to search or browse. Sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay up to date with trending topics written by top training experts.  When prompted to log in, USERNAME: bakerlib   PASSWORD: bakerlib 

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.

OSLIS: Bringing information to students around the state

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

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


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


For College and College-bound Students

academic_onefile.gifAcademic OneFile
This online resource is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, this collection is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
opposing_viewpoints.gifOpposing Viewpoints Resource Center
The one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Appropriate for college, high-school, and middle-school students, this resource draws on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Get concise information on dozens of controversial topics and current events from this non-profit website.  Includes lesson plan ideas and resources for teachers too, with an aim "to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias." 

infotrac_student_lg.gifInfoTrac Student Edition (High School)
Now with over 1100 titles this online collection is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
discovering_collection_lg.gifDiscovering Collection (High School)
Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements are included in this online reference resource. The intuitive interface and easy-to-navigate functionality make it effortless for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
sbrc_lg.gifStudent Resource Center (Middle School)
This online resource provides a premium selection of reference material with more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia and includes hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
infotrac_student_lg.gifInfoTrac Junior Edition (Middle School)
Now with over 330 titles this online collection of periodicals 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.
junior_reference_coll_lg.gifJunior Reference Collection (Middle School)
Covering subjects such as history, literature, science, social studies, and more, this collection of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content includes audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs. New to this service is the popular topic picklists.
kids-infobits-lg.gifKids InfoBits (K-5)
This portal has been developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 and covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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AtoZ database logo   AtoZdatabases

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!

sbrc_lg.gifSmall Business Resource Center
Search this online resource to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
business_company_rc_lg.gifBusiness & Company Resource Center
This collection of online resources brings together a wide variety of global business information, enabling users to efficiently research business case studies, competitive intelligence, and career and investment opportunities. It provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this collection to find detailed company and industry news and information.
General Business OneFileGeneral BusinessFile ASAP
Here is every type of information you need for truly comprehensive business research: full-text journals, investment reports, directory listings and newswire releases, as well as indexing of three national newspapers. You can tap into more of the world’s leading business, industry, management, economics, investment and company information, from a greater variety of sources than they’ll find in any competing database.
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This online collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on theoretical topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.


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health_wellness_rc_lg.gifHealth & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module
This online collection compiles medical reference information for all levels of health research. It includes information from nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, over 2,200 general interest publications, and many health reference titles. It also incorporates articles on alternative topics such as herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, and chiropractic. Material contained in this collection is intended for informational purposes only.
health_rc_academic_lg.gifHealth Reference Center Academic
This collection provides access to 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources. All in a single, easy-to-use online resource, this collection integrates the full-text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.

MedLine PlusMedline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

nrc_lg.gifNursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, this online resource brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are even returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
nursinghlthcolpp_lg.gifNursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. 

PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.  It is a freely available resource from the National Library of Medicine so no library card login is required.

psychcolpp_lg.gifPsychology Collection
This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. You have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals through this online resource.

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Click the title above to go to a page specially-made for job hunting and workforce development.


agriculture.gifAgriculture Collection
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
communication.gifCommunications and Mass Media Collection
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
computer.gifComputers and Technology
Use this collection to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
criminal_justice.gifCriminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.
culinary_arts.gifCulinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
educators_reference.gifEducator's Reference Complete
This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete is the perfect complement for any library that utilizes the ERIC database, because it provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. This collection also covers issues in administration, funding and policy.
environmental.gifEnvironmental Studies and Policy Collection
Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
fine_arts_music.gifFine Arts and Music Collection
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in this online resource (such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM), this collection will provide you with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
garden_landscape_hortic.gifGardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
home_improvement.gifHome Improvement Collection
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
tourism_hospitality_leisure.gifHospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in this collection. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, this online resource provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. Also included are law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

"The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet." --