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Start here with our popular research topics. For a full list of our subscription databases, go to our E-resources A to Z page. Or, try Gale PowerSearch to search through magazine and newspaper articles for all subjects.

Topics

Gale PowerSearch Magazines and newspaper articles on all subjects.

World Book Online An encyclopedia of popular subjects for school-age children.

Auto Repair Source
Car repair information (procedures, wiring diagrams, etc.) for cars 1974 and newer.

Driving permit practice tests
Oregon car, motorcycle, and commercial driver license practice tests. Provided in partnership with Driving-Tests.org.

Cars and Trucks Subject Guide

Business Insights: Global Research and analyze companies and industries. Includes company profiles and  histories, investment research reports, industry rankings, and market share data.

Reference USA Contains business and residential phone directories as well as background information on companies.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship 700+ sample business plans and resources for industry research, financial planning, marketing, and franchising.

Business Subject Guide

Lynda Video courses, mostly on computers, business, and photography. We have discontinued our Lynda.com subscription due to privacy concerns. More info

Learning Express Library 3.0 Contains practice tests (GED, SAT, GRE and more), computer software tutorials and job search tools.

CBCPL Employment and Relocation Resources page

Consumer Reports Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library Trusted source for information and advice on consumer products, personal finance, health and more.

Consumer Information Subject Guide

Reference USA Contains business and residential phone directories as well as background information on companies.

Oregon Phone Books

3M Cloud Library Collection of ebooks offered by the library. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

BookFlix Geared toward children in preschool to 3rd grade. Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks for fun and learning.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Online access to 400+ reference books.

Legal Information Reference Center Patron ID: Benton | Password: Oregon Read legal guidebooks online and download Oregon legal forms.

Overdrive Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

RBdigital Audiobooks Downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies Offers news, authoritative reference content, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics concerning current global environmental issues.

Gale Health and Wellness Up-to-date medical reference materials and journal articles you can trust.

Nursing Resource Center Increase your effectiveness in the “Nursing Process” with this complete resource.

Benton County papers on Newspapers.com (accessible from inside the library; no remote access). Benton County newspapers digitized from our microfilm. About this collection.

Ancestry.com Library Edition Genealogical and historical resources including census records. Available in the library only.

U.S. History in Context Covers a complete overview of U.S. history, including current historical events.

Local History & Genealogy Subject Guide

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies Interactive content to support research projects on “green” topics – environment, energy and natural resources.

Gale In Context: High School Articles and media for students, organized by topic.

Gale In Context: Middle School Grades 6-8. Articles and media on popular research topics.

InfoTrac Student Edition Grades 9-12. Articles and media on popular research topics.

Learning Express Library 3.0 Contains practice tests (GED, SAT, GRE and more), computer software tutorials and AP practice courses.

National Geographic Kids Experience amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space

Novelist Plus Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library Find a good book to read. Includes author, series and title read-alikes, series information, book lists, and award winner information.

Novelist K-8 Plus Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library Covers books geared toward K-8th grade. Includes author, series, title read-alikes, book lists and common core connections (credit deyanira here).

Opposing Viewpoints Research both sides of an issue. Excellent for pro- and con- papers.

U.S. History in Context Covers a complete overview of U.S. history, including current historical events.

World Book Online An encyclopedia of popular subjects for school-age children

Mango Languages Online language instruction for more than 60 languages. An Android app and iOS app are also available.

Language Learning Guide / ASL / ESL / World Languages

Legal Information Reference Center Patron ID: Benton | Password: Oregon Read legal guidebooks online and download Oregon legal forms.

Fastcase Includes caselaw, statutes and session law, court rules, regulations, and attorney general opinions.

Oregonlawhelp.org is a guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Oregon. Here you can locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact programs providing legal assistance in Oregon.

Consumer Reports Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library
Trusted source for information and advice on consumer products, personal finance, health and more.

RBdigital
Read popular magazines on your tablet or desktop. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

Gale Power Search
Magazine and newspaper articles on all topics. A mix of full-text articles and citations from more than 30,000 publications.

Gazette-Times website and digital archive on Newspapers.com (accessible from inside the library; no remote access). Corvallis’ local newspaper. See the Local History & Genealogy Subject Guide for more information.

Reader’s Guide Retro
Search for magazine articles from several hundred popular magazines. Index only.

Magazines & Newspapers Subject Guide

BookFlix Geared toward children in preschool through 3rd grade. Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks for fun and learning.

BookLetters Sign up to receive email updates on new books, DVDs, NYTimes bestsellers, staff picks, our monthly newsletter and more.

Novelist K-8 Plus Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library Covers books geared toward K-8th grade. Includes author, series, title read-alikes, book lists and common core connections.

Novelist Plus Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library Find a good book to read. Includes author, series and title read-alikes, series information, book lists, and award winner information.

Public Library Catalog A catalog of librarian-recommended best reference and nonfiction books.

Worldcat.org Catalog of books, web resources, and other material cataloged by libraries worldwide.

Informe A comprehensive collection of Spanish language magazine and journal articles. / Una colección completa de revistas hispánicas en Español.

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