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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!

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America'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.

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Baker 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.


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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:

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Brainfuse 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:

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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.

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Gale - 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.

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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 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.




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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 ReviewNACLA Report on the Americas, La OpiniónNational Geographic en EspañolEpoca 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.

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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 ]
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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 ]

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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)

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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.

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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. 

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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.


Virtual 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).

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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 

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HW Wilson Core Fiction database

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.