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For a full list of our subscription databases, go to our Databases 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

Auto Repair Reference Center
Click here if inside the library | Click here if outside the library
Car repair information (wiring diagrams, factory drawings, etc.) for cars 1945 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.

MorningStar
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Username: Corvallis | Password: First 5 digits of your library card number
Limited to 2 simultaneous users.
Trusted source for information on stocks, mutual funds, and a variety of other investment products.

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

Small Business Resource Center
700+ sample business plans and resources for industry research, financial planning, marketing, and franchising.

Business Subject Guide

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
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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.

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

Bookflix
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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.

Library2Go
Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

OneClick Digital Audiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are on our Downloadables page.

GREENR
Offers news, authoritative reference content, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics concerning current global environmental issues.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
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.

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

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

Local History & Genealogy Subject Guide

Research in Context
Grades 6-8. Articles and media on popular research topics.

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

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment & Natural Resources)
Interactive content to support research projects on “green” topics – environment, energy and natural resources.

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
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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
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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.

Student Resources in Context
Articles and media for students, organized by topic.

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

Mango Languages
Online language instruction for more than 60 languages. An App for Android and iOS is also available. App users must first create an account with Mango.

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.

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

Zinio
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
Corvallis’ local newspaper. Library subscription allows unlimited searches. For in-library use only; ask a librarian for access.

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

Magazines & Newspapers Subject Guide

BookFlix
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Geared towarhttps://auth.grolier.com/cgi-libscript/entrypoint.pl?133553&link=bkflix.grolier.comd 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
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Covers books geared toward K-8th grade. Includes author, series, title read-alikes, book lists and common core connections.

Novelist Plus
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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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