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Academic Search

Academic Search is an excellent place to begin your next research paper. This database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals covering many topics, and includes full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. Some journals are available in full-text as early as 1975. 


AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.1 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. 

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch includes articles on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. 

Auto Repair Reference Center

Search for repair information by make, model, and year of vehicle using Auto Repair Reference Center. Instructions for repair include full text, images, and charts.

Biography Resource Center

Use Biography Resource Center to find award-winning biographies with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images, reference books, and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, etc.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles covering all the business disciplines. Find articles on marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily.

Career Information Center

Career Information Center provides career information for the experienced worker, student, guidance counselor or novice job-hunter. Includes job profiles, career issues, sample application letters, resumes, and a directory of institutions offering training. 

Children's Literature Database

Children's Literature Database provides parents, teachers and librarians access to children's and young adult literature indexed by subject, at level, grade level, lexile score, genre, etc.

College Blue Book

College Blue Book is still considered the premier guide to 2 and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, including distance education programs, and their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources. 

Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. 

Driver Education Test Prep

Driver Education Test Prep offers free practice tests based on Utah State DMV materials. The site includes accessibility tools that allow users to employ various learning styles in several languages. 

Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning provides interactive games, activities, and worksheets to promote reading readiness. Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. Know It provides a richly visual interactive nonfiction topics of interest and importance to young children.

EBSCO en Espanol

Enciclopedia Estudiantil

Enciclopedia Estudiantil is designed for Spanish language students, this visual encyclopedia allows learners to access topics and information for which they are still learning vocabulary. 


The Educational Resource Information Center, is the world's largest collection of writing pertaining to education. The database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC

Explora for Primary School

Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Secondary School

Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Eyewitness Travel Guides

Going somewhere? Access sixty titles from the Eyewitness Travel Guide Series in the form of eBooks. 

Fuente Académica

Fuente Académica provides full text (including PDF) for a rapidly growing collection of scholarly Spanish language journals. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas including business, economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.

Gale Science Encyclopedia

Gale's Science Encyclopedia offers thousands of topics covering a wide range of scientific subject, and includes numerous images and charts.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including: Biography Resource CenterSomething About the AuthorGlobal Issues in Context and reference eBooks covering novels, travel, colleges, scholarships, careers, science, and Shakespeare.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Gain access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers both generic drug patient education sheets and more than brand names. 

Heritage Quest Genealogy

Heritage Quest Genealogy is an online tool for genealogists and historians of all types allows powerful searching of the US Census from 1790-1930, access to a huge and expanding library of books and articles on genealogical names and places, and the ability to search records of freed slaves, court petitions, etc.

Hobbies & Crafts

Have a hobby? Want to learn a craft? Looking for free patterns or help with a merit badge project idea? From camping to cross stitch, model building to scrapbooking, insect collecting to knitting, the Hobbies & Crafts database has you covered. 

Learning Express Test Preparation Library

Learning Express Test Preparation Library is the place to go when you are preparing for any upcoming test or exam. From the GRE to the to the GED to the Firefighter exam, Learning Express provides practice exams and skills improvement materials. For each practice exam you complete, you'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. 

Legal Collection

Legal Collection contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected scholarly law journals along with information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends in the legal world. 

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center contains legal forms and full-text consumer legal reference books for a do-it-yourself approach to legal services.


Use Magazines/MasterFile to find full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily. 

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. These include Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek; and English as a Second Language for Spanish speakers, Portuguese speakers, and Polish Speakers. This interactive program and allows you to save progress with your user account. The first time you use Mango, you will need to register with an email address and your library card and PIN number. After you register and login, Mango will remember where you were the last time you visited. 

MAS Ultra

MAS Ultra is a great place to begin any high school project. MAS Ultra includes many full text articles, some dating back to 1975, and access to reference books, biographies, and huge image files. Begin your next paper here. 


MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.


MEDLINE Plus is the sure cure for what ails you. This online library provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health provides the best researched and most respected medical information available to the public. Tutorials about health conditions, drug information, symptoms, and possible treatments are all compiled in easy to read articles from outstanding medical authorities: including the Mayo Clinic, the American Heart Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and many hundreds more. THE best place to begin reading about any medical condition.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. 

Military & Government Collection

The Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals and academic journals pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. 

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

NoveList Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction

Love fiction? What about nonfiction? Find your home here. NoveList Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction will help you answer the fundamental question for all readers everywhere: What should I read next? Contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more. Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc., and find out other books you are sure to enjoy. 

Novels for Students

Reading To Kill a Mockingbird or Tom Sawyer? Not sure where to start your paper or how to study for a test on the book? Novels for Students includes important historical and background information to some of the most studied titles in literature. Read essays, find overviews of themes and plots, and meet a book like never before. 

OverDrive eBooks and eAudio

Download best selling audiobooks, eBooks and videos from OverDrive 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world. All you need is your library card to get started. 

OneClickdigital eAudio

Download best selling audiobooks to your portable listening device or computer using OneClickDigital. All you need is your library card to get started. 

Pioneer, Utah's Online Library

Pioneer is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah's public libraries. This resource is one component of the statewide Pioneer Project which serves Utah's public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries. The Pioneer website is aimed at all Utah residents. PIONEER was so named to emphasize the two prime components of its purpose: 1) service to Utah residents, and 2) the breadth and depth of information resources contained within.

Preschool Pioneer

Preschool Pioneer is a collection of web site resources from the Utah Education Network and key partners that support school readiness for Utah students.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator, and full text information dates as far back as 1990. 

Professional Development Collection

The Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and librarians, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. You can also use this resource to access many online nook reviews through Library JournalPublisher's Weekly, and more. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. 

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest Newsstand is an online newspaper resource that provides indexed and fully searchable electronic access to around 600 international, national and regional newspapers including The Salt Lake Tribune,The Deseret NewsThe Wall Street JournalUSA TodayThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesThe Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals. 


ReferenceUSA contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, 855,000 U.S. health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households. Need a business address, or to research a specific industry or business in a specific geographical area? ReferenceUSA can do this and more. 

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

The Religion & Philosophy Collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. 

Scholarship and Loans

Scholarship & Loans is a guide to education related financial aid programs for students and professionals. 

Shakespeare for Students

Studying Shakespeare? With Shakespeare for Students, you'll have access to critical interpretations of the Bard's greatest works, along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces. 

Something About the Author

Something About the Author is an outstanding series that spotlights specific authors and illustrators creating books for young people. 


TOPICsearch contains full text for over 105,000 articles from 1,622 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, magazine articles, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders. 

Universal Class

Universal Class is a continuing education program with over 500 courses in topics ranging from entrepreneurship to hobbies and crafts.

Utah Newssearch

Utah Newssearch is a digital newspaper service provided by the Utah Press Association. Utah Newssearch provides public access to all of Utah's newspapers in a fully-searchable PDF that can be downloaded and/or printed. Search Utahn newspapers by keyword or search specifically by newspaper, city, county, or zip code. Newspapers are unavailable for the first two weeks after publication. 

Vocational & Career Collection

The Vocational & Career Collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals. 

World Book Activity Corner

Use the World Book Activity Corner to search for crafts by categories, appropriate age ranges, types of activity, relevant countries, time to complete, cost of materials, holiday themes, or keywords. 

World Book for Kids

World Book for Kids is the premier general reference site developed especially for younger library patrons. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities for children. 

World Book InfoFinder

World Book InfoFinder is aimed at students in elementary and middle school, InfoFinder is an excellent resource for completing homework and research projects. InfoFinder includes full-text articles from print versions of the World Book Encylopedia along with thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. 

World Book Reference Center

World Book Reference Center features are designed especially for public library patrons, the “Reference Center” includes Computer and Web tutorials, How to... documents on skills for living, and collections of links to government sites customized to your location. Research tools, including a dictionary, atlas, Citation Builder, and local and country research guides, help users compile needed data and information of all kinds. 

Yearbooks Online

Yearbooks Online includes books from Orem schools as far back as Spencer School, Lincoln Junior High School, and Lincoln High School. Current yearbooks are on a five-year delay from their publication date. Funds for this project have been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act and are administered by the Utah State Library Division.



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