I Need to... Find Information

These databases and websites provide information that may help with research projects and more. The databases are only available to the Oregon K-12 community.
If you access a Gale resource and are prompted to log in, either enter your username and password, the name of your school district, or the name of your private school.
Your teacher and library staff have the login information.

Database Terms of Use

Broad Coverage for HS

Click here to access the database called Gale In Context High School

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Broad Coverage for MS

Click here to access the database called Gale In Context Middle School

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Core Skills,
Test Prep, & More

Click here to access the database called Learning Express Library

Middle School (LEL's School Center)

High School (PrepSTEP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Mostly Magazines,
Journals, & Newspapers

Click here to access the database called Gale OneFile High School Edition

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Literature

Click here to access the database called Gale Literature Litfinder

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What to read next?

Click here to access the database called Gale Books and Authors

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Newspapers

Click here to access the database called Gale News

Oregonian

Other Oregon Newspapers

eBooks

Click here to access the database called Gale Ebooks

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All Gale Databases

Click here to access the database called Gale Power Search

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(Use Cross Search option to search
multiple databases at the same time)

Información en Español

Click here to access the database called Gale OneFile Informe Academico

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Opposing Viewpoints

Click here to access the database called Gale In Context Opposing Viewpoints

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U.S. History

Click here to access the database called Gale In Context United States History

Health Resources

Click here to access the database called Gale Health and Wellness

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Science & Environment

Click here to access the database called Gale In Context Environmental Studies

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Science & Cultures

Click here to access the database called Gale Presents National Geographic Kids

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Historic Oregon
Newspapers

Click here to access the website called Oregon Historic Newspapers

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Oregon Encyclopedia

Click here to access the website called Oregon Encyclopedia

State Library
Digital Collection

Click here to access the State Library of Oregon's digital collections

Click here to access the service called Answerland

24x7 Chat
with a Librarian

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Student Atlas of Oregon 

Click here to access a PDF of the Student Atlas of Oregon

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What is a Library
Research Database?
(Video)
Click here to access the Learn to Research video tutorial called What is a Library Database

OSLIS Overview
(Video)

Click here to access the OSLIS overview video

Educator Content:

Resources about Find Information

Gale

  • If you are wondering which Gale K-12 database to use when, consult this comparison table (Word, PDF).
  • This flyer created by Gale staff might be helpful to promote the Gale databases (PDF).
  • Gale's support site offers resources to help promote and explain the databases, including webinars for library staff and other educators.
  • If you need the Gale database login for your school or district, contact your library staff. Library staff, contact the School Library Consultant at the State Library of Oregon by using the Feedback form at the bottom of this page.
  • Educator's Reference Complete has content from over 1,000 education-related periodicals to help you stay current on the profession. Click on the database icon for access.

                Click here to access the database called Gale OneFile Educator's Reference Complete
         

LearningExpress & PrepSTEP

  • This flyer created by LearningExpress/EBSCO staff helps explain the differences between LearningExpress Library and PrepSTEP for High Schools (PDF).
  • There are also flyers to share with students to help them navigate to these PrepSTEP test preparation materials and other resources: AP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, College Finder, and Scholarship Finder (folder). 
  • PrepSTEP integration: Staff who use the Blackboard, Brightspace, Canvas, or Schoology learning management system (LMS) may pull in PrepSTEP resources (such as a specific practice test) and assign them to students. There is an integration guide for each supported LMS. Ignore what the web page says about contacting EBSCO support. Instead, ask your school library staff for a one-time code needed to set up an LMS integration. That code can be used by any staff in the same school. Library staff who need the code, contact the School Library Consultant at the State Library of Oregon by using the Feedback form at the bottom of this page.
  • EBSCO, which owns LearningExpress, offers and records monthly webinars for library staff and other educators. Search for learningexpress or job or prep.

More

  • Answerland is a virtual librarian reference service. Before using Answerland with your class, please review their Schools page.
  • The Student Atlas of Oregon is from the Center for Geography Education in Oregon at Portland State University. They offer additional atlases, lesson plans, and other instructional materials
  • The State of Oregon Law Library provides statewide access to a database called Legal Information Resource Center. A free law library account is required. Click on the database icon for information.
    • Click here to access the database called Legal Information Reference Center