Library Online Resources

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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Academic OneFile search for full-text articles in academic journals. Requires a Salem public library card.
America's News​Access full-text content from local, regional, and national news sources. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
Ancestry.com search through family history records – including census records, birth/death indexes, military records, and much more. Available only at the Salem public library or the West Salem branch.
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.
Computer Database research the latest technology trends in full-text articles. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Educator’s Reference Complete find full-text articles in the field of education. 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.
General OneFile find full-text articles from general and popular magazines. Requires a  Salem public library card..
GREENR search for information about the environment, energy, and natural resources. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Health & Wellness Resource Center find health-related information in full-text journals and medical reference books. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Health Reference Center Academic search for information in professional medical journals and reference books. Requires a  Salem public library card.
InfoTrac Newsstand look for full-text articles from numerous American and English-language international newspapers. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Kids InfoBits search in reference books and magazines suitable for elementary-aged children. 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.
LegalTrac find legal information in full-text journals. 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.
Marshall Cavendish eBooks access over 100 ebooks for children. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Mitchell On-Demand access instructions and detailed diagrams for repairing cars and trucks. Available only at the Salem public library or the West Salem branch.
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.
Nursing Resource Center look for full-text articles in nursing-related journals and reference books. Requires a Salem public library card.
Opposing Viewpoints research controversial topics for school reports. Requires a Salem Public Library card.
The Oregonian (1987-current) look for full-text articles in the Oregonian from 1987 to the present. Requires a  Salem public library card.
PowerKnowledge Earth/Space Science access a visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
PowerKnowledge Life Science access a visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
PowerKnowledge Physical Science access a visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
​Pronunciator​fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.
ReferenceUSA 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.
Small Business Resource Center find information on accounting, human resources, marketing, and much more for small business owners. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Statesman Journal (1999-current) search for full-text articles in the Statesman Journal from 2002 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.
Student Resources in Context search for general information in online reference books and magazines. Requires a  Salem public library card.
Travel eBooks download travel ebooks to your computer or ereader. Requires a  Salem public library card.
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 History in Context look for information about the history of the United States. 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.​​​​