Digital Library

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.

Popular Magazines
Full text articles from 1,000 of the most searched magazines, with titles like Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR, Oprah, and more.

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.

 

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, & Taxes

Business & Company Resource Center
Brings together information on companies and industries. Company profiles include information on products and brands, rankings, investment reports, history, and news articles.

Business Economics & Theory
Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.

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 Media

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.

*NOTE: LearningExpress 2.0 will be replaced by LearningExpress 3.0 on July 1, 2014. The update of LearningExpress Library and the shift to a new platform requires users to re-register their accounts. Accounts from LearningExpress 2.0 will not be carried over to the new version. Users are encouraged to finish their work in Version 2.0, re-register their account in Version 3.0, and start new work in Version 3.0. In addition, all new content added to LearningExpress Library, including materials for the 2014 GED Test, will only be available in Version 3.0.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
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

Coquille Valley
Useful links and resource relating to Coos County history, genealogy, and organizations.

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

HeritageQuest
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, Census records, and finding aids.

Sanborn Maps
Provides digital access to 19th and 20th century maps from towns and cities around Oregon.

The World Newspaper – Obituaries
Obituaries of local individuals available freely online from August 2000 to the present.

General Reference

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.

L-Net
Have a question? Need help with your homework? Ask an Oregon librarian! Chat live 24/7 with a librarian, or ask your question via email.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Statues

Local, County, State & other News

Coquille Valley
Useful links and resource relating to Coos County history, genealogy, and organizations.

Coos Historical and Maritime 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 2012-2013
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.

Student Resource Center Gold
Provides reference, magazine, and newspaper articles, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia. For high school students.