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Gale Product Menu: Browse all Gale research databases and eReference Books available thru the library. All Gale products are listed by subject below, as well.

Agriculture, Gardening, & Home Improvement

  • Agriculture Collection: With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry--from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. 
  • Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection: Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provide access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
  • Home Improvement Collection: The Home Improvement Collection puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.


  • Fine Arts and Music Collection: Comprehensive periodical collection supporting research in fine arts and music.
  • Google Arts and Culture: Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

Books & Authors

  • Books and Authors: most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.
  • Literature Finder: LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • Information Science and Library Issues Collection: updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.
  • Kent Library District - What's Next?: Helps you to find the next book in a series of fiction.
  • WorldCat: World's largest library catalog.
  • Freading: a downloadable e-book service exclusively for Cook Memorial Library patrons. All you need to use Freading is your Cook Memorial Library card number and PIN. Freading, from Library Ideas, has over 30,000 titles with more being added each day. Freading e-books are available with simultaneous access so there are no holds needed—an unlimited number of library customers may download a Freading e-book title at the same time.
  • Library2go: Oregon Digital Library Consortium's Library2go service lets you download eBooks, audiobooks, & videos to your home computer, mp3 player and many other mobile devices.
  • hoopla: Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
  • TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
  • Unite for Literacy: Unite for Literacy is a social enterprise that partners with libraries, nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, and philanthropic funders to change the literacy landscape of communities. We do this by engaging families with our free digital library and supportive messaging about the importance of developing a self-determined habit of reading. Our platform allows for localized and relevant content creation, multiple language narrations, and scalable distribution. For more information, please visit Growing Readers at Unite for Literacy.


  • Business Collection: Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
  • Small Business & Entreprenuership Collection: updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals.
  • Business Entrepreneurship: Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
  • Business Insights Global: is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
  • Hospitality,Tourism, and Leisure Collection: provides access to topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. Hospitality and Tourism offers current and relevant content on both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.
  • Business Economics and Theory Collection: The Business Economics & Theory Collection offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. 
  • Insurance and Liability Collection: provides access to academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
  • Computer Science Collection: provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database provides information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.


  • Communications and Mass Media: meets the needs of researchers with journal articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Diversity & Gender

  • Diversity Studies Collection: prepares researchers for social science, history, and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.
  • Gender Studies Collection: provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
  • Black History Month: February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by Black Americans. To help you celebrate, the American Library Association has compiled a list of resources to inform and help you recognize the important achievements of Black Americans.
  • We Need Diverse Books: Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
  • Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: a website focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. This site supports a wide range of students, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.   


  • Educator’s Reference Complete: a great resource for a variety of educators—from teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. It seeks to provide full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education and every educational specialty, such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing, and provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.


  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage journals and reference content from Delmar and diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
  • GREENR, Environmental Studies in Context: focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.

Español (Spanish)

  • Informe: satisface las necesidades de investigación de los usuarios de habla hispana con una amplia gama de publicaciones académicas y en español de texto completo en español y portugués, tanto de Latinoamérica como de Latinoamérica. Gale OneFile: Informe Académico proporciona material de referencia de calidad en una interfaz configurada para hispanohablantes, lo que permite a los investigadores analizar temas y realizar investigaciones en español. (Meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Gale OneFile: Informe Académico provides quality reference material on an interface configured for Spanish speakers, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.)


  • MyHeritage Library Edition: an internationally diverse genealogy database that includes birth, death, and marriage records from over 48 countries, immigration, military, and tombstone records. MyHeritage also contains the complete United States and United Kingdom censuses. It provides historical documents and photos, and additional resources spanning the last 5 centuries. You must have a Cook Memorial Library Card to access this resource.
  • FamilySearch: discover your family history with FamilySearch. Records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. Cook Memorial Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Through our partnership with FamilySearch and the Family History Library, genealogists working in the Library can view digital images of record sets that are available only at FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries, Family History Centers or the Family History Library. Digital images can be accessed using the Family History Library Catalog at To learn more about using the catalog, visit the FamilySearch Wiki page. Any images found in the catalog that include the notation that they must be accessed at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library can be viewed from computers in the Library.
  • Cyndi's List: a trusted genealogy research site for more than than 15 years. Cyndi's List is FREE for everyone to use and it is meant to be a starting point when researching online.
  • DNATestingGuides: this beginner's guide to genealogy research makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need in regards to your family. Discover the best ways to find the information that you need and the basics of home DNA kits too.

General Reference & Research

  • Britannica Library: Britannica Library is a safe, trusted, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Children, Young Adults, and Adults. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
  • Academic OneFile: connects learners to the information they’re looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
  • General OneFile: provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.
  • Virtual Reference Library, eBooks: a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
  • Powersearch: Search for any term or phrase and find articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.
  • Consumer Reports: Looking to make a purchase? Use the Library’s subscription to Consumer Reports to get ratings, reviews, comparisons, and more from a trusted source. Login: Password: consumerreports1


  • Health and Wellness Resource Center w/Alternative Health Module: 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. 
  • Health and Medicine Reference Center: includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection: is a database for nursing and allied health professionals and students. Providing full-text journals indexed in CINAHL, the database covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.
  • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection: provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. 
  • Psychology Collection: Provide access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
  • MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MidlinePlus presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.
  • Merck Manuals - The Manuals, known as the Merck Manuals in the United States and Canada and MSD Manuals outside the United States and Canada, are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources. The Manuals are committed to making the best current medical information accessible to health care professionals and patients on every continent. Available in three versions - Professional, Consumer, and Veterinary. 

History, Geography, & Political Science

  • US History Collection: contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.
  • US History in Context: is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
  • War & Terrorism Collection: gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.
  • World History: provides access to scholarly journals and magazines for use by novice historians and advanced academic researchers. World History offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
  • Indigenous History of Oregon: a guide to the history of the Native peoples of Oregon, with a special emphasis on the Tualatin Kalapuya (Atfalati) tribe on whose land the Forest Grove & Hillsboro campuses of Pacific University stand.

Hobbies, Leisure, & Pop Culture

  • Culinary Arts Collection: offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection: provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.
  • Pop Culture Collection: analyzes and contributes to popular culture by offering useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts courses.
  • Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers.

Homework Help

  • AtoZ the USA: contains more than 115 country-specific articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. (This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.)
  • AtoZ the World:  information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 174 Country Culture Guides covering more than 60 topics each, AtoZ the World offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource. (This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.)
  • AtoZ World Culture: information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. With 174 Country Culture Guides covering more than 60 topics each, AtoZ World Culture offers a breadth and depth of content that is unmatched by any other single resource. (This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.)  
  • Britannica Library: Britannica Library is a safe, trusted, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Children, Young Adults, and Adults. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
  • Kids InfoBits: easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
  • National Geographic Kids: reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
  • Scholastic Go!: provides credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills. (Grades 2 and up)
  • Gale in Context High School: combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
  • OneFile, High School Edition: provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for middle- and high-school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
  • Gale in Context Middle School: combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Language Learning

  • Duolingo is the best free online language-learning program you can find. Unique features and a clear structure make it a compelling platform for learning or strengthening your skills in several languages. It's the only free language-learning program that gets it right.

Learning & Skills Development

  • LinkedIn Learning: An online library of instructional videos that can help anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • LearningExpress Library: An interactive online learning site for all ages. Features include: practice tests and tutorials, career certification and licensing, exam preparation college entrance and graduate school admissions, exam preparation GED exam preparation, basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math.


  • Criminal Justice Collection: informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.
  • LegalTrac: provides indexing for law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals. The American Association of Law Libraries endorses LegalTrac, and its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, and British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
  • State of Oregon Law Library: The mission of the State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) is to provide the comprehensive legal resources that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government require to serve the public effectively and to afford all Oregonians access to legal information. If you are lucky enough to live within the borders of this great state, you have access to the following, public, legal research databases, provided by the SOLL. If you need to find case law, statutes, session laws (new and old), rules or attorney general opinions, check out our subscription to Fastcase.
  • Legal Reference Information Center: Access hundreds of multi-state legal forms, download chapters from popular NOLO legal books in PDF format, and browse for information on common legal topics. When accessing this resource, use UNION for the Patron ID, and OREGON for the password. This resource is paid for by the State of Oregon Law Library.

Movies & Music - Streaming Services

  • Freegal: a music service, similar to Apple Music or Spotify, with the exception that all of the songs in Freegal's catalog are free for you to download or stream! You can download 3 songs per week for free...and they're yours to keep forever! You can also stream for up to 3 hours each day! All you need to access the service is your Cook Memorial Library card number and PIN.
  • Kanopy: stream classic and award-winning films, documentaries, and university-level courses for free. Kanopy, an on-demand video platform (similar to Netflix), provides free access to its 30,000 films with your valid Cook Memorial Library card. You can stream on your smartTV, mobile device, computer...just about anywhere.
  • hoopla: Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Newspapers & Magazines

  • Flipster: read or download digital magazines on your computer or device. Read online from any device, or install the Flipster App from Ebsco on your iPad, iPhone or Android to download and read offline. 
  • Newsstand: full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
  • Popular Magazines: includes the most searched magazines focusing on current events, sports, science and health issues.
  • La Grande Observer: established in 1896, the Observers serves Union and Wallowa Counties. The newspaper is published Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Observer is part of the EO Media Group family of newspapers.
  • Oregon Live: the latest Oregon Local News, Sports News & US breaking News. View daily OR weather updates, watch videos and photos, join the discussion in forums.
  • Allsides gives news media bias ratings to provide balanced news, perspectives and issues across the political spectrum.

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  • General Science Collection: provides information on the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Updated daily, Science has articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry and keep researchers current. Key subjects include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.
  • American Physical Society Journals: The American Physical Society (APS) publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. APS provides free online access to all APS journals in U.S. public libraries and high schools. This initiative is offered by APS as a contribution to public engagement with the ongoing development of scientific understanding. (This resource is availalbe for in-library use only.)