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ABC Mouse (In Library Use Only)

With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2‑6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Academic Journals (Gale)

Full-text, peer-reviewed articles and images, especially useful for undergraduates and graduates.

Agriculture Collection (Gale)

Information on the practical aspects of farming, plus scientific research in horticulture.

American Decades Primary Sources, 2004 (Gale, electronic book)

Oral histories, songs, speeches, TV/movie/play scripts, legal decisions and more can be found in this set.

Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only)

Thousands of collections including US Federal and state censuses, passenger lists, vital records (birth/marriage/death), war and muster lists, court/land records, narratives, and more; mostly for the US, and includes some for Canada, and some for the United Kingdom.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, 2000 (Gale, electronic book)

Ancient Greece and Rome: an encyclopedia for students, 1998 (Gale, electronic book)

This database contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines and offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Business Insights: Global (Gale)

Search for company profiles and histories, investment reports, and brand information. Now includes international business data and reports.

Business Economics and Theory (Gale)

Useful for business classes and research, including video feeds of business news coverage and interviews of CEOs and entrepreneurs.

Chilton’s Automotive

Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)

Information on advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 2008 (JCLS and Gale, electronic book)

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, 2008 (Gale, electronic book)

Computer Database (Gale)

Includes product introductions, reviews of hardware and software, electronics, and the application of technology.

Crime and Punishment: essential primary sources, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)

Culinary Arts Collection (Gale)

Searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Discovering Collection (Gale)

For High School students, includes biographies, primary sources, overview essays, critical analyses, and multimedia.

Diversity Studies Collection (Gale)

A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

Educators Reference Complete (Gale)

For the educator and administrator of any level, and includes full text of a number of ERIC journals.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, 2005 (Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed, 2003 (Gale, electronic book)

Includes biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges, universities and organizations; philosophies and roles of educators in the United States and the world.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2004 (Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd ed, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed, 2005 (JCLS and Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, 2005 (Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed, 1998, with supplements (JCLS electronic book)

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 1996 (Gale, electronic book)

Encyclopedia of World Cultures: supplement, 2002 (Gale, electronic book)

Environmental Issues: essential primary sources, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Includes speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, songs, works of art, and other materials from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)

Europe 1789-1914: encyclopedia of the age of industry and empire, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Europe Since 1914: encyclopedia of the age of war and reconstruction, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Family in Society: essential primary sources, 2007 (Gale, electronic book)

Fine Arts and Music Collection (Gale)

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (JCLS electronic book)

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd ed, 2008 (Gale, electronic book)

Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th edition (JCLS electronic book)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of full-text encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources; for education, medicine, religion, native American tribes, animal life, science, history, civil rights, world cultures, and more.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture (Gale)

 Access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: essential primary sources

General Science Collection (Gale)

A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

Government, Politics, and Protest: essential primary sources, 2007 (Gale, electronic book)

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) (Gale)

Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues.

Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia (JCLS electronic book)

Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource, 2005 (Gale, electronic book)

Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Includes medical information, and alternative health topics, from journals, pamphlets, videos, and reference books.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

Research full-text nursing and health journals, plus images, newsletters, and reference books.


Search US Federal census; full-text genealogical and local historical books; citations from PERSI (Periodical Source Index); the Freedman’s Bureau; Revolutionary War records; and US Serials Set.

Home Improvement Collection (Gale)

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection (Gale)

Research historical and current state of the hospitality and tourism fields, as well as leisure activities.

Human and Civil Rights: essential primary sources, 2007 (Gale, electronic book)

Immigration and Multiculturism: essential primary sources, 2007 (Gale, electronic book)

Information Science and Library Issues Collection (Gale)

Provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise.

Informe (Gale)

For Spanish-speaking users, provides images and full-text of popular Hispanic magazines. Una coleccion de revistas hispanica con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

InfoTrac Junior Edition (Gale)

For Junior High and Middle School students, materials include full-text magazine, newspapers, and reference works.

InfoTrac Magazine (Gale)

General magazine research from over 6000 publications, including NPR audio files and broadcast transcripts, Fodor’s travel guides, magazines, and video files from the Today Show and Meet the Press.

InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale)

Search for articles from over 1000 newspapers, including the Medford Mail Tribune, the Oregonian, and the Los Angeles Times.

InfoTrac Student Edition (Gale)

For High School students, includes full-text articles from journals and newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.

Insurance and Liability Collection (Gale)

This collection takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Jackson County Law Library

The collection includes Oregon and federal online and print legal research materials.

Junior Reference Collection (Gale)

For Middle School students, includes topic picklists, reference books, primary sources, and multimedia for many subjects.

Kids InfoBits (Gale)

For K-5, this is for beginning researchers, for geography, arts, history, sports, science, and more.

Learning Express 3.0 – For New and completed 2.0 users

Practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, and others; improve writing and math skills; learn various computer skills; learn job skills; and take tests for various careers; as well as U.S.citizenship practice.
Note: If you were a registered user of Learning Express Library 2.0 your username and password will not work in Version 3.0. You must register again to access Version 3.0.

Legal Information Reference Center (includes Nolo)

The database contains a large number of NOLO legal reference books and various legal forms. NOLO publications are books on common legal topics aimed at non-lawyers, and they are a good resource for people looking to get a handle on common legal problems. They might also be useful resources for high school students studying business, finance, law, etc.

LegalTrac (Gale)

Includes law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals.

Literary Reference Center Plus

A full-text database that provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Mango-Language Learning Site

Learn Spanish, French, Greek, Irish, Russian, Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic, and many other languages, as well as ESL studies. This service generously donated by the Friends of the Medford Library.

Masterfile Premier

This database provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents including an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: essential primary sources, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Middle Ages Reference Library, 2001 (Gale, electronic book)

National Geographic Kids

Includes access to recent National Geographic articles, books, and images in a kid-friendly interface.

NoveList Plus (Ebsco)

Find fiction and nonfiction to read by title, author, genre, subject, etc., and learn new authors with read-alike recommendations.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)

Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from patient care to health care information.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale)

For nursing students, includes disease and drug overviews, anatomy and physiology diagrams, and encyclopedia texts.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)

Brings together background information, plus pro and con viewpoints about many current social topics.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (Gale)

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

Pop Culture Collection (Gale)

This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.

Popular Magazines (Gale)

Articles from magazines like National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Fortune, Vogue, National Review, and many others, plus archived articles from NPR Special Coverage.

Psychology Collection (Gale)

Real-Life Math, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

Small Business Collection (Gale)

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

Small Business Resource Center (Gale)

Find sample business plans, including full-text of the Small Business Plans Handbooks; how-to guides; articles and websites.

Social Policy: essential primary sources, 2007 (Gale, electronic book)

Student Resources in Context (Gale)

For Middle School students, includes full-text articles from journals and newspapers, multimedia, and reference books, plus audio and video clips.

Terrorism: essential primary sources, 2006 (Gale, electronic book)

U.S. History Collection (Gale)

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

U.S. History In Context (Gale)

Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

U*X*L American Decades (JCLS electronic book)

U*X*L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, 2nd ed, 2008 (JCLS and Gale, electronic book)

War and Terrorism Collection (Gale)

A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

Witchcraft in America, 2001 (Gale, electronic book)

Women in World History, a biographical encyclopedia; 2000 (Gale, electronic book)

Also available in print, in the Reference section of the Ashland and Medford libraries.

World History Collection (Gale)

Provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

World War I Reference Library, 2002 (Gale, electronic book)

World War II Reference Library, 2000 (Gale, electronic book)