Resources by Topic

Online Resources by Topic

LINCC libraries provide many resources to help you with your research and homework.

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General Interest

 Gale Power Search Gale Power Search
Newspaper and magazine articles from almost all our Gale online resources plus Gale Virtual Reference Library, searchable with one search. Full-text coverage of 1000 of the most searched magazines including Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, New Yorker, Vogue, Business Week and much more. A one-stop source for the day’s news and searchable archives with a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. A general interest resource which includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of topics.
Oregonian The Oregonian
Full text articles from The Oregonian: 9/1/1987 to present.
World Book Web WorldBook Online
World Book Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, more than 10,000 biographies, science projects and experiments, comprehensive multimedia collections, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.
Consumer Reports Consumer Reports
The largest and most well-known consumer advocacy organization can help you make better buying decisions on nearly any product you consider purchasing. The database contains the full content of Consumer Reports Magazine, as well as other information, ratings, recommendations, reviews and features that are available only here.
Chilton Chilton Library
Chilton Library provides quick, up-to-date online access to repair, maintenance and service information on domestic and imported models of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, from 1940 to the present.
Pronunciator Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a language-learning service with 80 languages and 4,000 available courses. Learn how to speak a foreign language with the help of a variety of interactive techniques to meet the needs of both beginners and advanced learners. It includes interactive ESL for 50 non-English languages. There are apps for Android and Apple devices too.
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Homework, Research, and Skills For All Ages

 Student resource in context Student Resources in Context
Student Resources in Context provides 8 million full-text articles drawn from more than 1,100 periodicals and newspapers, more than 4,100 primary documents from the American Journey Series, and over 8 hours of audio and video clips focused on subjects students need most.
culturegrams Culturegrams World
Culturegrams is a collection of concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports for more than 200 countries, as well as all U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Culturegrams will provide current facts, history, governmental information, maps, symbols, timelines, cultural information, and much more. Appropriate for all ages.
Biography in Context
Contains brief narrative biographies on more than 185,000 people from throughout history.
Science in Context
An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Topic overviews, pro & con articles, reference material, and primary documents on current social & political issues.
Authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and issues on the environment, sustainability and more. Includes news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, case study statistics and more.
U.S. History in Context
A complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information using a broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes over 25 selected publications from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Academic OneFile
Master file of academic, general, and business periodicals. Search for scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images.
Learning Express Learning Express
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. Also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
LearningExpress Library 3.0 is coming! If you started a course or test in Version 2.0, you must finish it in Version 2.0 by June 30, 2014. Your work will not transfer to Version 3.0
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Homework, Research, and Skills For Elementary Students

WorldBook Online for Kids WorldBook Online for Kids
Fun and colorful interface to help early readers find age-appropriate information on the topics that interest them.
culturegrams kids Culturegrams for Kids
Culturegrams is a collection of concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports for more than 200 countries, as well as all U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Culturegrams will provide current facts, history, governmental information, maps, symbols, timelines, cultural information, and much more.
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups: children in kindergarten through grade two, and the more research-savvy kids in grades 3 -5. It contains full-text content of the Blackbirch, First Facts, and Junior Worldmark reference series, as well as other full-text magazine articles, searchable maps, charts, flags, graphs and other images.
Discovering Collection
The Discovering Collection database is aimed at students from primary school to high school age. It provides comprehensive coverage of six key areas – literature, biography, science, U.S history, world history, and cultures of the world. Includes a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps, and sound and video clips.
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Homework, Research, and Skills For Early Learners

Early World of Learning WorldBook Early World of Learning
Fun for beginning readers! Read specially selected picture book stories and solve puzzles. Try it with your children!
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is designed to serve two distinct groups: children in kindergarten through grade two, and the more research-savvy kids in grades three through five. It contains full-text content of the Blackbirch, First Facts, and Junior Worldmark reference series, as well as other full-text magazine articles, searchable maps, charts, flags, graphs and other images.
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Tarea, Investigación, y Habilidades en Español

Spanish-language Encyclopedia Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
El respetado World Book Encyclopedia, ahora en español. Miles de artículos bien investigados y otra información útil.
¡Informe! es una base de datos de 46 (corriente) revistas del idioma español o bilingües español-inglés, con texto completo. También incluye tales publicaciones populares comoActual, Latina, PC Semanal, y ¡Siempre! así como el texto completo de El Nuevo Heráld, un diario en español de Miami, Florida. También incluye las ediciones españolas de Time International, People, y Personal Computing (Mexico).
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Books and Downloadable Entertainment

NoveList Plus NoveList Plus
Novelist will help you find a good book. The database provides readers advisory, read-alikes, and “What to Read Next?” information covering over 100,000 titles. Includes both fiction and nonfiction works for teens and adults.
Novelist K-8 Novelist K-8
Novelist K-8 contains materials for K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult fiction titles. Users can also browse hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels, and look for award-winning and recommended titles. Many titles have direct links to Web sites with further information about the author, or teacher resource materials.
Library to Go Library2Go
As part of a statewide consortium, LINCC cardholders can download e-books, audiobooks, and videos. Most can be transferred to other devices for use away from the computer. Don’t worry – your local library is happy to assist you if you have difficulties!
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Topical Collections

Gale Business Resources Business resources
Search either Business Insights: Essentials for information on companies or Business Economics and Theory Collection for articles, etc.
Gale Health Resources Health resources
Search either Health and Wellness Resource Center for information on diseases, tests, and procedures or Health Reference Center Academic for articles on health matters.
Gale Nursing Resources Nursing resources
Search either Nursing Resource Center or Nursing and Allied Health Collectionfor material pertinent to nursing training and skills.
Legal resources
Concurrently search “LegalTrac” and “Criminal Justice Collection” for articles and information about the legal and law enforcement world.
HeritageQuest HeritageQuest
This unique collection of genealogical material features the ability to search most Federal Census page images, indexed by name. The database also contains PERSI, the genealogy periodical index, Revolutionary War Pension records, and thousands of fully-downloadable digitized genealogy books.
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Specialty Sub-collections

Fine Arts and Music Collection Fine Arts and Music Collection
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Agriculture Collection Agriculture Collection
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Communications and Mass Media Collection Communications and Mass Media Collection
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
Computer Database
Articles covering all aspects of the computer industry including consumer information, database management systems, hardware and software design, programming information operating systems and also includes financial information for computer-related companies.
Consumer Product Reviews
Thousands of consumer products reviewed in hundreds of industry-specific periodicals and updated constantly.
Business Economics and Theory Business Economics and Theory
This collection of 150 full-text periodicals covers topics such as economic development, forecasting, and history; fiscal theory; monetary theory and financial institutions; business finance; public finance; country studies; and government regulations.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. With coverage of more than 3.3 million articles from more than 700 journals and reference articles.
Psychology Collection Psychology Collection
This set explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Your library’s users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Educator's Reference Complete Educator’s Reference Complete
More than 1,100 full-text periodicals covering a variety of disciplines and levels from preschool to college, 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education, and resources on educational specialties such as administration, funding, and policies.
Culinary Arts Collection Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.
Home Improvement Collection Home Improvement Collection
This collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
Hospitality, Travel and Leisure Collection Hospitality, Travel and Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.