E-Resources by Topic

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NEW E-Resources

Creativebug Videos, printable instruction and patterns for arts and crafting. Includes video instruction for kids.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Video instruction for business, creative, and technology skills in 7 languages. Includes transcripts and practice tools. Learn more.

New York Times Full access to the New York Times website and app in renewable 24-hour blocks.

Scholastic Teachables Printable resources to support at-home learning. Includes teaching tools, worksheets, and crafts.

TrueFlix Science and social studies videos, read-along books, lesson plans, and quizzes. Tablet-friendly. Ages 8-12.

Value Line Investment information. Ratings and reports for stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

ScienceFlix Hands-on science projects, videos, articles, lesson plans, and quizzes. Articles in English and Spanish. Tablet-friendly. Ages 10-15.

Our new mobile app Place holds, renew items, and manage your account. Android app. iOS app.

Temporarily available during COVID-19

Many services have gone free for COVID-19. Here are some of our favorites. None require a library card.

Ancestry Library Edition Our Ancestry subscription is temporarily accessible from home. When logged in to your account, click on the Ancestry.com link towards the top of your library account summary page. Log in here.

Benton County papers archive on Newspapers.com: Our Newspapers.com subscription is temporarily accessible from home. Search issues of the Gazette-Times and other Benton County papers from 1865 to the present.

BookBrowse (password: staysafe). BookBrowse provides consistently excellent book selections and reviews for adult readers. Their twice-monthly Review features insightful Beyond the Book articles and help for book clubs. Free until June. Staff note: This site only include titles that are unanimously liked by their staff so if it’s in the site, it’s a solid bet for a great read. Also, their title and author read-alike picks are spot-on. -Charles

Skilling for Employment Courses Video-based courses in technology and soft skills for post COVID-19 employment. The courses are hosted on LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn and provided though a partnership between the Public Library Association (PLA) and Microsoft. Available until April 1, 2021.

All Topics

Gale Databases Articles by topic. To search across many topics use Gale Power Search. To search only encyclopedias and other reference books, use Gale eBooks.

Business & Finance

NOLO Guides Patron ID: Benton Password: Oregon Legal guidebooks for individuals and businesses. Limited selection of Oregon legal forms.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) Contains business and residential phone directories as well as background information on companies.

Value Line Investment information. Ratings and reports for stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

Business Subject Guide Our guide to additional resources.

Careers, Education, and Language Learning

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

Kanopy: The Great Courses The Great Courses video series streaming on Kanopy.

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

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Video instruction for business, creative, and technology skills in 7 languages. Includes transcripts and practice tools. Learn more.

Mango Languages Learn over 70 languages and dialects with self-paced courses. An Android app and iOS app are also available. First-time users must click Use Mango As A Guest or Sign Up.

Reference Solutions Use the U.S Jobs / Internships module for detailed information on employers with listings in Indeed.com.

Employment and Relocation Subject Guide Our guide to resources on finding work and relocating.

Language Learning Subject Guide Our guide to additional resources including ASL and ESL.

Do-It-Yourself & Crafting

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

Creativebug Videos, printable instruction and patterns for arts and crafting. Includes video instruction for kids.

Cars and Trucks Subject Guide Our guide to additional resources.

Ebooks, Audiobooks & Video

cloudLibrary Ebooks and audiobooks. Instructions are on our downloadables page.

Creativebug Videos, printable instruction and patterns for arts and crafting. Includes video instruction for kids.

Kanopy Films and thoughtful entertainment for adults and kids. Learn more.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Video instruction for business, creative, and technology skills in 7 languages. Includes transcripts and practice tools. Learn more.

OverDrive Ebooks and audiobooks. Instructions are on our downloadables page.

OverDrive digital magazines Step-by-step instructions by device are on our [downloadables page].

Español/Spanish Language Resources

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico Revistas hispánicas en Español.

Kanopy Películas en español/Kanopy Spanish Language Films. Ver videos por internet de entretenimiento reflexivo.

Learning Express: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes Practicar la lectura, la escritura, las matemáticas en español y toma el examen de práctica para los exámenes de ciudadanía E.E.U.U. y GED en español.

LinkedIn Learning Más de 1,800 cursos en video para aprender habilidades empresariales, creativas y tecnológicas. Incluye transcripciones y herramientas prácticas.

Mango Languages: Idiomas por Mango/English for Spanish speakers. Un curso de inglés a su propio ritmo para hispanohablantes. También están disponibles una app Android o iOS.

OverDrive E-Libros en Español/OverDrive Spanish Language Collection. Una colección de E-libros y E-audiolibros en español.

Finding Good Books

Book lists by email Subscribe to new books lists by subject and genre including our staff picks.

Novelist Plus Find your next book. Commonly used for read-alikes and series information. Search and browse by categories such as theme, tone, author’s cultural identity, and media mentions.

Novelist K-8 Plus Find books for K-8th grade. Browse and search by genre, appeal, awards, themes, etc. Limit searches by lexile, and accelerated readers measures. Curricular and Common Core Resources for educators.

Public Library Catalog A collection of recommended non-fiction books. Search by subject, publication date, etc.

Health & Medicine

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

History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition Our Ancestry subscription is temporarily accessible from home. When logged in to your account, click on the Ancestry.com link towards the top of your library account summary page. Log in here.

Gale in Context: U.S. History Overview of U.S. history including current historical events.

Local History & Genealogy Subject Guide Our guide to additional resources for Benton County research.

Benton County papers on Newspapers.com Benton County newspapers digitized from our microfilm. Only available in the library building. Learn more

Many services have gone free for COVID-19. Here are some of our favorites. None require a library card.

Kids & Teens

BookFlix Materiales educativos del aprendizaje. Libros de cuentos en video combinados con libros electrónicos de no ficción. Desde preescolar hasta 3er grado.

Gale eBooks Encyclopedias and other reference materials. Filter by content level for children’s resources.

Gale in Context series: Articles and media for students organized by topic.

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

Novelist K-8 Plus Find books for K-8th grade. Browse and search by genre, appeal, awards, themes, etc. Limit searches by lexile, and accelerated readers measures. Curricular and Common Core Resources for educators.

Scholastic Teachables Printable resources to support at-home learning. Includes teaching tools, worksheets, and crafts.

ScienceFlix Hands-on science projects, videos, articles, lesson plans, and quizzes. Articles in English and Spanish. Tablet-friendly. Ages 10-15.

TrueFlix Science and social studies videos, read-along books, lesson plans, and quizzes. Tablet-friendly. Ages 8-12.

World Book A children’s encyclopedia with video and interactive content.

Para Niños/Kids Spanish Language Resources

BookFlix Materiales educativos del aprendizaje. Libros de cuentos en video combinados con libros electrónicos de no ficción. Desde preescolar hasta 3er grado.

ScienceFlix Materiales educativos de los ciencios. Proyectos científicos prácticos, videos, artículos, planes de lecciones y cuestionarios. Artículos en inglés y español. Fácil de usar para tabletas. Edades 10-15.

OverDrive E-Libros en Español/OverDrive Spanish Language Collection. Una colección de E-libros y E-audiolibros en español.

Scholastic Teachables Materiales educativos del aprendizaje. Recursos imprimibles para apoyar el aprendizaje en casa. Temas> Materia> Lenguas Extranjeras> Español.

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

NOLO Guides Patron ID: Benton Password: Oregon Legal guidebooks for individuals and businesses. Limited selection of Oregon legal forms.

Oregonlawhelp.org 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.

Magazines & Newspapers

Consumer Reports Trusted source for information and advice on consumer products, personal finance, health and more.

Gale Publication Search Read magazines, newspapers, and journals in the Gale Databases collection. Most full-text articles do not include images.

Gazette-Times website and digital archive on Newspapers.com (only available in the library building). Benton County’s newspaper. See the Local History & Genealogy Subject Guide for more information.

New York Times Full access to the New York Times website and app in renewable 24-hour blocks.

OverDrive digital magazines Step-by-step instructions by device are on our downloadables page.

Reader’s Guide Retro Find articles published from 1890 to 1982. Index only, no article text.