Although these information resources are of use to students from elementary to college, adults of all ages will find many of these resources helpful for their information needs.
Although you can search through the nearly 50 available databases individually, you can also do an all-in-one search through them all. Discover a great collection of articles gleaned from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and books along with videos, images, and audio. PowerSearch is a great place to start searching for any topic.
for college and college-bound students
- Academic OneFile
- Look here for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- The one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues, this resource features opinion articles, topic overviews, full-text articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to other websites.
- Driving Tests
Drivers and those studying to get their license from the Department of Motor Vehicles can practice their skills and build knowledge using the free driving tests online resource. Materials include drivers’ manuals and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and commercial driver’s licenses specific to Oregon.
for high school and middle school students
- InfoTrac Student Edition (high school)
- This 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.
- Student Resources in Context (high school and middle school)
- Ideal for high school and middle school students, this general reference resource offers multimedia research options including articles, video, audio clips, images, primary sources, topic maps, and more. Search topics that range from biography to government to world cultures.
- U.S. History in Context (high school and middle school)
- This database offers reference, periodicals, images, viewpoints, and primary sources. It is ideal for anyone researching history, and especially useful for students. With categories including African American perspectives, court cases and the Supreme Court, cultural trends, wars and conflicts, there are multimedia research options.
Oregon School Library Information System (high school and middle school)
The Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) for Secondary Students includes resources to help secondary school-aged students learn to research, find information, and properly cite sources.
- Research in Context (middle school)
- Designed for student researchers in sixth through eighth grades, this database includes nearly 300 topic pages and overviews in literature, science, social studies, U.S. history, and world history. Content includes books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more.
for elementary students
- Kids InfoBits (elementary school)
- This collection is designed especially for beginning researchers in kindergarten through grade 5 and covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Kids can have fun while exploring curiosities and following up on subjects in school.
- National Geographic Kids (elementary school)
Young students can broaden their horizons and have fun with content that takes them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. This collection includes National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly downloadable images.
Oregon School Library Information System (elementary school)
The Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) for Elementary Students includes resources to help children learn to research, find information, and properly cite sources.