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Electronic version of the "Database Help" handout

What is a Database?

Database Services are special online sources for information and research. The Jackson Country Library offers a wide range of free database services, available to anyone with a Library card or eCARD.

Databases Provide:

·     The full text of articles from popular magazines, journals, and news sources

·     Phone numbers and addresses for individuals and businesses nationwide

·     Suggestions for what to read next based on your reading preferences

·     Self-paced tutorials for popular computer programs

·     Study and practice for academic and occupational exams

·     Investment information

·     Car repair manuals and diagrams

and much more…

Research Services at JCLS.ORG

Library research tools are provided in the form of information databases. Each database service offers its own unique information and has its own special way to be searched and used. Usually entering keywords into a search box will get you started. Help menus are always available on the search page. You can print, save, and send information that you find using the on-screen options within each database.

Most Popular Databases

·     MasterFile Premier and General OneFile

Search for the full text of articles from magazines, journals, and news sources

·     Mango

Study world languages with written, audio, and video lessons

·     Learning Express

Use tutorials and practice tests for academic and occupational exams

·     Value Line

Find professional investment information

·     Chilton’s Automotive

Get repair and maintenance information for cars and trucks

·     A to Z Databases

Look up nationwide residential and business phone numbers and addresses

·     Heritage Quest

Search Genealogical research and federal census records

·     Legal Information Reference

Get Nolo legal reference books and forms

·     Opposing Viewpoints

Find Information and opinions of today’s hottest topics

·     Health and Wellness Resource Center

Find current information on medical and wellness issues

·     NoveList Plus

Get information about authors, books, and series; discover your next great read

·     Small Business Resource Center

Use articles and information to support small businesses

For a full listing of the library's research database services, click here.

Research Help

If you have any questions about these database services, contact one of the Jackson County Library Service Reference Librarians by phone, email, or in person:

Medford Library Reference
205 South Central Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
541-774-8689
medref@jcls.org

Ashland Library Reference
410 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520
541-774-6996
ashlib@jcls.org