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        


Elementary Topics

Elementary (In Context)

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Science & Cultures

    Click here to access the database called National Geographic Kids    

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Computer Skills, 
Test Prep, & More

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Middle School Topics

In Context Middle School

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What to read next?

Books and Authors

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Oregon Encyclopedia

Oregon Encyclopedia


Gale eBooks

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All Gale Databases

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Historic Oregon

Oregon Historic Newspapers

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24x7 Chat 
with a Librarian

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Student Atlas of Oregon 

Student Atlas of Oregon

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State Library Digital
Collection Highlights

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Using a Library Database

Click here to view the video titled Using a Library Database

OSLIS Overview
Click here to view the video titled Elementary Overview

Educator Content:

Resources about Find Information


  • 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 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.


  • 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. Click on the database icon for login instructions.

Click on this logo to access the Legal Information Reference Center database