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Stay up to date on all the digital resources available for your family during the Coronavirus outbreak.

This curated collection of resources features virtual programs created by the Orem Library as well as lists of the best online resources from other educational institutions.

All resources are free to Orem Library card holders.

Databases

Biography Resource Center

Integrates 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. You can use this online resource to find authors, pop culture icons, politicians, and many others.

Explora

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

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A general encyclopedia containing over 25,000 information segments appropriate for the research needs of school students.

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.

Primary Search

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

Tutor.com

Provides free one-to-one tutoring and homework help for Orem Public Library card holders.

Utah News Search

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 Utah newspapers by keyword or search specifically by newspaper, city, county, or zip code. Newspapers are unavailable for the first two weeks after publication.

Utah’s Online Library

A virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. This resource is aimed at all Utah residents and serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries.

Websites

Counties of Utah

There are 29 counties in the U.S. state of Utah. County facts, resources, and gallery.

History of Orem

The City of Orem was organized in 1919 and named after Walter C. Orem, President of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad. Orem is now the commercial and technological center for Central Utah and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Housing, educational, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem’s population approaches 91,000 residents.

Native Americans in Utah

Long before Euro-Americans entered the Great Basin, substantial numbers of people lived within the present boundaries of Utah.

Orem: Historic Homes and Sites of Interest

This guide to Orem’s historic architecture is meant to provide educational information on many of the city’s historically significant buildings.

Plants and Animals of Utah

Learn about Utah’s species.

Utah American Indians

Utahindians.org is designed to help students and teachers explore these five tribes—the Utes, Paiutes, Northwestern Shoshones, Goshutes, and Navajos—which are a vital part of Utah’s past and present.

Utah History

This is a great website dedicated to helping kids learn and get excited about Utah history! They also have some great pictures to go along with the articles.