eLibrary

 

Articles

Academic OneFile

Designed for colleges and universities, with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources on the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, theology, literature, and other subjects.

General OneFile

Contains magazine, news articles, and some multimedia on topics of interest to the general public, including millions of full-text articles, as well as citations for older articles.

InfoTrac Newsstand

A full-text newspaper database that allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, etc.

The World newspaper

The World serves Oregon's South Coast, including Coos Bay, North Bend, Reedsport, Bandon, Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Curry County. Full-text of articles available from August 2000 to the present.

 

Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center

Information on more than 34,000 vehicles from 1945 to present, including drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, automotive specifications, and maintenance schedules.

Edmunds

Includes prices for new and used vehicles, a database of national and regional incentives and rebates, vehicle test drive reviews by road test editors, and tips and advice on all aspects of car purchases and ownership.

Kelley Blue Book

A source for new and used vehicle pricing and information. It reports market value prices for new and used automobiles of all types, as well as RVs, mobile homes, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and personal watercrafts.

Small Engine Reference Center

Small Engine Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines including routine maintenance and extensive repairs.

 

Books & reading

Library2Go

Contains an extensive catalog of audiobooks, videos, and e-books that can be downloaded and enjoyed on your home computer, mobile phone, mp3 player, or e-reader.

LibraryThing

A social networking website for book lovers that lets you create, store, share, and personalize your very own library catalog and book lists.

Oregon Authors

Provides a wealth of information and resources about authors living in and important to Oregon.

What's Next Database

Are you reading a great series and are wondering which book comes next? Find out with this valuable resource.

 

Business, investing, and taxes

Business Economics & Theory

Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.

Business Insights: Global

Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.

Federal Tax Forms

General BusinessFile ASAP

Provides access to company profiles, investment reports, news and events, as well as articles on business theory, economics, and best practices.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection

Covers the current and historical state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields.

Oregon's Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is a non-profit, professional organization made up of the Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston business communities (Oregon's Bay Area).

Oregon Tax Forms

Small Business Resource Center

Covers a variety of topics for those starting, financing, or managing a small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles from 200 business journals, and websites.

 

E-books & downloadable content

Feedbooks

Discover thousands of freely-available public domain and original e-books from new authors that you can read your computer or mobile devices.

Google Book Search

Searches the text of books that Google has scanned from publishers and libraries around the world. Includes literally millions of titles, many of which can be viewed or downloaded in full for free.

Library2Go

Contains an extensive catalog of audiobooks, videos, and e-books that can be downloaded and enjoyed on your home computer, mobile phone, mp3 player, or e-reader.

ManyBooks

Thousands of free e-books, pre-formatted for reading on your computer, smartphone, mp3 player, or e-reader.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of e-Books." Most of the items in this collection are the full texts of freely-available public domain books.

 

Education

Educators Reference Complete

Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education, with 450 full-text academic journals plus full-text reports and reference sources.

ERIC

ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

LearningExpress 2.0*

A test and job skills preparation database that can help with all kinds of standardized high school, college entrance, civil service, and career professional exams as well as computer, job, and grammar, and math skills. Practice tests available include GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, Citizenship, Nursing, and much more.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Provides articles from a variety of perspectives an controversial current events topics including abortion, environmental protection, gun control, poverty, and many more.

OSLIS for Elementary Educators

Lesson plans, information, and handouts for K-5 educators to help their students learn research, evaluation, and citation skills.

OSLIS for Secondary Educators

Lesson plans, information, and handouts for middle and high school educators to help their students learn research, evaluation, and citation skills.

 

Español

¡Informé!

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. [A collection of Spanish-language magazines with full text, covering business, health, technology, culture, current issues, and other materials.]

 

Genealogy

Cyndi's List

A categorized and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

The World Newspaper - Obituaries

Obituaries of local individuals available freely online from August 2000 to the present.

My Heritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition™ is one of the largest genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

 

General reference

Answerland

Have a question? Need help with your homework? Chat live 24/7 with a librarian, or ask your question via email.

Credo Reference

Founded in 1999, Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Gale Virtual Reference

Contains 25 full-text encyclopedias and reference sets on general and special topics useful for school, college, or general information. Topics include civilizations, mathematics, social issues, mental health, animals, Native Americans, world cultures, World War I and II.

referenceUSA

A premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Search businesses, people, jobs, internships, and conduct market research.

WorldCat

Search the collections of libraries from around the world, including books, music CDs, videos, digital content, and more. Many titles that aren't available in Coos County libraries can be borrowed for a small fee via interlibrary loan.

USA.gov

A search engine specifically for searching federal and state government websites, makeing it easier to find government information and services on the web.

 

Health

Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module

Provides carefully-compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including health/medical and alternative health journals, general interest publications, pamphlets, health-related videos, reference titles, and directories.

Health Reference Center Academic

Contains full-text nursing and allied health journals, as well as personal health information resources, for high school and college level students.

Medline Plus

Brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

Nursing Resource Center

Brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results, multimedia, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. Designed for nursing students.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Psychology Collection

Gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

 

Jobs & employment

Craigslist Jobs - Oregon Coast

LearningExpress

A test and job skills preparation database that can help with all kinds of standardized high school, college entrance, civil service, and career professional exams as well as computer, job, and grammar, and math skills. Practice tests available include GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, Citizenship, Nursing, and much more.

Oregon Employment Department

South Coast Shopper - Employment

The World Newspaper - Jobs

 

Kids

ALA's Great Website for Kids

Kids Infobits

Allows kids to search broad or narrower subjects using pictures and simple search boxes to find age appropriate, full-text content from K-5 level reference sources and magazines.

National Geographic Kids

Includes access to recent National Geographic articles, books, and images in a kid-friendly interface

OSLIS for Elementary Students

Learn how to research, find information, and properly cite your sources with easy-to use, understandable tutorials written by teachers and librarians.

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

 

Language

Babel Fish

Quickly translate single words or whole texts to and from various languages.

¡Informé!

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. [A collection of Spanish-language magazines with full text, covering business, health, technology, culture, current issues, and other materials.]

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 37 different languages. It's so easy to use, you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!

 

Law

Code of Federal Regulations

Criminal Justice Collection

Provides articles useful for students and those working in criminal justice, law, or homeland security.

LegalTrac

Provides citations from major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals. Abstracts or full-text articles are available for some titles. Legal forms are not included.

Oregon Administrative Rules

Oregon Family Law Forms

Includes Oregon State forms relating to divorce, parental custody, child support, and more.

Oregon Revised Statutes

 

Local news

Coos History Museum

Oregon Media Directory

The OMD compiles links to over 60 Oregon media websites, including blogs, newspapers, radio and TV stations.

Who's Who: Elected and Appointed Officials for Coos County 2017

Who's Who: Elected and Appointed Officials for Coos County has been prepared by the League of Women Voters of Coos County for the Convenience and information of the residents of the county.

Oregon Encyclopedia

An authoritative reference website on all things Oregon, including history, important people, current events, and regions.

Oregon Blue Book

The official state directory and fact book about state and local governments in Oregon. Includes lots of interesting facts and information about the state.

Portland State Population Resource Center

A project of Portland State University that provides population estimates and statistical information from communities around Oregon.

Students & Homework

Discovering Collection

Provides articles from fifty middle and high school level reference titles, as well as primary sources, creative works, and multimedia. Includes materials on history, literature, science, social studies, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains 25 full-text encyclopedias and reference sets on general and special topics useful for school, college, or general information. Topics include civilizations, mathematics, social issues, mental health, animals, Native Americans, world cultures, World War I and II.

Homework Center - Multnomah County Library

Have a homework project? Need to do Internet research or find articles for a school project? Here's a great place to start.

InfoTrac Junior Edition

Gives access to indexed and full-text magazine titles, newspapers, and reference books with articles on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Designed for middle school students.

InfoTrac Student Edition

Provides a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on many topics. Designed for high-school students.

Junior Reference Collection

Includes articles from reference materials, primary sources, and multimedia. Lists of popular topics are available. For middle school students.

LearningExpress

A test and job skills preparation database that can help with all kinds of standardized high school, college entrance, civil service, and career professional exams as well as computer, job, and grammar, and math skills. Practice tests available include GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, Citizenship, Nursing, and much more.

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