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Salem Public Library provides access to a range of electronic resources (e-​resources) to support you in your studies, research, and more. Anyone can access these e-resources from a Salem Public Library computer. Many of these e-resources are available from your home or work computer with a Salem library card number. A comp​lete list of e-resources is available in the A t​o Z lis​​t below. Our Homework Help page has a list of resources for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

​E-resources by subject​

Our most popular e-resources arranged by category. 

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Ancestry.com

search through family history records – including census records, birth/death indexes, military records, and much more. Temporarily available from home. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Books and Authors ​find reading recommendations and search genres, plot summaries, subjects, and time periods for books and authors. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Business Insights find detailed business and company information – including company profiles, industry overviews, and investment ratings. Requires a  Salem public library card.
CCRLS Catalog search the CCRLS catalog.
Chicago Manual of Style Online access the online version of the Chicago Manual of Style. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Chilton Library find repair information and diagrams for a wide range of vehicles. Requires a  Salem public library card.
cloudLibrary ​Download ebooks and eaudiobooks to your device or computer. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Consumer Reports

​get trustworthy product reviews and ratings. Requires Salem Public Library card.

Creativebug ​access 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more. Requires a Salem Public Library card
Gale Academic OneFile ​search for full-text articles in academic journals. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship ​find information on accounting, human resources, marketing, and much more for small business owners. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale General OneFile ​find full-text articles from general and popular magazines. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale Health and Wellness​find health-related infomration in full text journals and medical reference books. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale In Context: Elementary ​search in reference books and magazines suitable for elementary-aged children. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies​search for information about the environment, energy, and natural resources. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale In Context: High School​search for general information in online reference books and magazines. Requires a Salem public library card.

​Gale In Context: Middle School

​find academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints​research controversial topics for school reports. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale In Context: U.S. History​look for information about the history of the United States. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale OneFile: Computer Science ​research the latest technology trends in full-text articles. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete find full-text articles in the field of education. Requires a Salem public library card.
Gale OneFile: Health & Medicine search for information in professional medical journals and reference books. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale OneFile: LegalTrac ​find legal information in full-text journals. Requires a Salem public library card.

Gale OneFile: News

look for full-text articles from numerous American and English-language international newspapers. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Gale Virtual Reference Library ​access online encyclopedias for information about history, people, countries, science, fashion, diseases, drugs, and mental health. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Kanopy Stream videos on-demand. Requires a Salem Public Library Card.
LearningExpress Library take a GED, SAT, or ACT practice test, learn how to write a better resume, or improve your computer skills. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Library2Go download ebooks, audiobooks, and videos to your computer or portable listening device. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Literature Criticism Online access reviews and criticisms about contemporary literature. Requires a  Salem public library card.
​LitFinder ​access literary works throughout history, including full-text poems, poetry citations, short stories, speeches, and plays. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Mitchell On-Demand access instructions and detailed diagrams for repairing cars and trucks. Contact library staff for access.
Morningstar access mutual fund reports and other investment information. Requires a  Salem public library card.
National Geographic Kids bring 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. Requires a  Salem public library card.
NoveListPlus find recommended reading lists of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and teens. Requires a  Salem public library card.
NoveListPlus K-8 search for great fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Reference Solutions search phone directories for business and residential listings for the United States and Canada. Requires a Salem public library card.
Sanborn Historical Maps ​access fire insurance maps for over 170 cities in Oregon. Requires a Salem public library card.
Statesman Journal (1999-current) search for full-text articles in the Statesman Journal from 1999 to the present. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Statesman Journal Digital Microfilm (2009-current) access scanned images of the Statesman Journal newspaper. Requires a  Salem public library card.
​TumbleBiblioteca view animated, talking picture books including fiction and nonfiction, plus videos, games, and puzzles in Spanish. Vea libros ilustrados animados, incluyendo ficción y no ficción, ademas de videos, juegos y rompecabezas en español (se requiere una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Pública de Salem).
TumbleBooks         ​view animated, talking picture books including fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles - and also Read-Along titles (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation) Requires a  Salem public library card.
US West Newsstream search full-text articles from newspapers from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Value Line            find company reports and other investment information. Requires a  Salem public library card.
World Book Online        ​access the online version of the World Book Encyclopedia. Requires a  Salem public library card.​​​​
           
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