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Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

Academic Search Premier provides full text for 4,500+ journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library dating back to 1970.

Alt HealthWatch includes full-text and bibliographic resources covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Auto Repair Source provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Resource Center provides 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.

Book Buzz, a program offered by the State Library, lends book sets to book clubs, book groups, libraries, organizations, schools, and community centers.

Business Source Premier provides full text for 2,300+ journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, covering all the business disciplines.

College Blue Book is 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 provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

ConsumerReports.org is a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. Access  money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos to make the most of your time and money.

Core Collections highlights recommended fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for all ages with descriptive and evaluative annotations and reviews from highly regarded sources.

Core Collection en Español will provide English-language guidance to libraries building and maintaining Spanish-language collections for readers of all ages. It will include impartial, authoritative information about high quality Spanish and bilingual (Spanish/English) nonfiction and fiction titles selected by expert librarians.

Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) contains detailed information on 60 million U.S. businesses, 156 million U.S. residents, and 2.5 million job postings.

Driver Education Test Prep offers free practice tests based on Utah State DMV materials. 

EBSCO’s eBook Collection offers thousands of titles, both fiction and nonfiction.

EBSCO en Espanol

ERIC is the world’s largest collection of writing pertaining to education.

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

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

Eyewitness Travel Guides gives you access to over 80 ebooks to help you navigate the world.

Fuente Académica ofrece más de 450 publicaciones académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España que cubren todas las áreas temáticas principales, especialmente las áreas de agricultura, ciencias biológicas, economía, historia, derecho, literatura, filosofía, psicología, administración pública, religión y sociología. La base de datos se actualiza semanalmente.

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 is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including: Something About the Author, Novels for Students, and Shakespeare for Students.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text access to nearly 550 scholarly journals, as well as the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

History Reference Center - Explora provides full text access to reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents covering topics from both U.S. and world history.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kanopy provides Orem Public Library patrons access to more than 28,000 films.

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

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

Libby by OverDrive allows Orem Public Library cardholders to download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and media to their smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Library Music Source allows patrons to download vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Available from library computers only.

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go.

Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

Magazines/MasterFile provides access to full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, covering virtually every subject area of general interest, as well as an extensive Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that offers courses for over 70 languages.

MAS Complete provides access to full text articles, reference books, biographies, and an image collection. It’s a great place to begin any high school project.

MedicLatina es una colección única de revistas especializadas en la investigación médica, obra de reconocidas editoriales médicas Latinoamérica y España. Esta base de datos en español contiene texto completo de alrededor de 130 publicaciones especializadas en medicina arbitradas en español nativo.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

MEDLINE Plus is an online library, provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, offering the best researched and most respected medical information available to the public.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

Military & Government Collection is a database of full-text journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers.

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

Novelist Plus K-8 lets you search for books specifically for young readers. The database contains booklists, recommended reads, reviews and feature articles that will help you discover your next great read. Search by plot, series, reading level etc. to find books you or your child will enjoy.

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

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a government publication that helps individuals learn about careers that interest them.

Orem City Art Collection allows online viewers to explore the 170 paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures, and pieces of pottery that comprise the City’s ever-expanding art collection.

This collection features a rich history of photographs belonging to Orem City and the Orem City Library. 

This collection consists of historic photographs that belong to the Orem Heritage Museum.

Orem’s Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Archive contains materials documenting the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held in Orem, Utah from 1990 through 2016.

Orem Yearbooks Online includes yearbooks from Orem schools as far back as 1925. 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.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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 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.

Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles in a database designed for professional educators and librarians.

ProQuest Global Newstream is an online newspaper resource that provides indexed and fully searchable electronic access to some 600 newspapers.

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.

Qello allows you to Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries.

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research.

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

Science Reference Center - Explora helps you find reliable information on thousands of science-related research topics, allowing you to search for books, magazine articles, essays, biographies, videos, science animation, and more.

Shakespeare for Students provides access to critical interpretations of the Bard’s greatest works, along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces.

Small Business Reference Center offers full-text ebooks and other tools to address many small business topics. Here you’ll find business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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

Spotify provides a space where our librarians can build music playlists for you to enjoy. Check out our profile for an ever-growing variety of collections!

Talent Ready Utah seeks to optimize efforts made by education and industry partnerships, working collectively to build a greater workforce throughout the state of Utah while providing students with increased career and education opportunities.

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.

Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.

Utah Digital Newspapers provides digital archives of weekly Utah newspapers searchable by keyword, the result of a statewide partnership.

Utah Newspapers is a digital newspaper service provided by the Utah Press Association, offering access to all of Utah’s newspapers in a fully-searchable PDF that can be downloaded and/or printed.

Utah’s Office of Tourism provides free travel guides, advice, and information for anyone interested in exploring Utah’s natural and cultural landscape.

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries.

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

Arts & Music

Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Library Music Source allows patrons to download vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Available from library computers only.

Orem City Art Collection allows online viewers to explore the 170 paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures, and pieces of pottery that comprise the City’s ever-expanding art collection.

Qello allows you to Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries.

Spotify provides a space where our librarians can build music playlists for you to enjoy. Check out our profile for an ever-growing variety of collections!

Business & Legal

Business Source Premier provides full text for 2,300+ journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, covering all the business disciplines.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) contains detailed information on 60 million U.S. businesses, 156 million U.S. residents, and 2.5 million job postings.

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

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Small Business Reference Center offers full-text ebooks and other tools to address many small business topics. Here you’ll find business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Databases and Electronic Resources

Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

Academic Search Premier provides full text for 4,500+ journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library dating back to 1970.

Alt HealthWatch includes full-text and bibliographic resources covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Auto Repair Source provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Resource Center provides 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.

Book Buzz, a program offered by the State Library, lends book sets to book clubs, book groups, libraries, organizations, schools, and community centers.

Business Source Premier provides full text for 2,300+ journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, covering all the business disciplines.

College Blue Book is 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 provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

ConsumerReports.org is a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. Access  money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos to make the most of your time and money.

Core Collections highlights recommended fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for all ages with descriptive and evaluative annotations and reviews from highly regarded sources.

Core Collection en Español will provide English-language guidance to libraries building and maintaining Spanish-language collections for readers of all ages. It will include impartial, authoritative information about high quality Spanish and bilingual (Spanish/English) nonfiction and fiction titles selected by expert librarians.

Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) contains detailed information on 60 million U.S. businesses, 156 million U.S. residents, and 2.5 million job postings.

Driver Education Test Prep offers free practice tests based on Utah State DMV materials. 

EBSCO’s eBook Collection offers thousands of titles, both fiction and nonfiction.

EBSCO en Espanol

ERIC is the world’s largest collection of writing pertaining to education.

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

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

Eyewitness Travel Guides gives you access to over 80 ebooks to help you navigate the world.

Fuente Académica ofrece más de 450 publicaciones académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España que cubren todas las áreas temáticas principales, especialmente las áreas de agricultura, ciencias biológicas, economía, historia, derecho, literatura, filosofía, psicología, administración pública, religión y sociología. La base de datos se actualiza semanalmente.

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 is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including: Something About the Author, Novels for Students, and Shakespeare for Students.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text access to nearly 550 scholarly journals, as well as the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

History Reference Center - Explora provides full text access to reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents covering topics from both U.S. and world history.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kanopy provides Orem Public Library patrons access to more than 28,000 films.

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

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

Libby by OverDrive allows Orem Public Library cardholders to download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and media to their smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Library Music Source allows patrons to download vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Available from library computers only.

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go.

Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

Magazines/MasterFile provides access to full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, covering virtually every subject area of general interest, as well as an extensive Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that offers courses for over 70 languages.

MAS Complete provides access to full text articles, reference books, biographies, and an image collection. It’s a great place to begin any high school project.

MedicLatina es una colección única de revistas especializadas en la investigación médica, obra de reconocidas editoriales médicas Latinoamérica y España. Esta base de datos en español contiene texto completo de alrededor de 130 publicaciones especializadas en medicina arbitradas en español nativo.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

MEDLINE Plus is an online library, provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, offering the best researched and most respected medical information available to the public.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

Military & Government Collection is a database of full-text journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers.

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

Novelist Plus K-8 lets you search for books specifically for young readers. The database contains booklists, recommended reads, reviews and feature articles that will help you discover your next great read. Search by plot, series, reading level etc. to find books you or your child will enjoy.

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

Orem City Art Collection allows online viewers to explore the 170 paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures, and pieces of pottery that comprise the City’s ever-expanding art collection.

This collection features a rich history of photographs belonging to Orem City and the Orem City Library. 

This collection consists of historic photographs that belong to the Orem Heritage Museum.

Orem History Books offers publications about the history and historical sites of Orem.

Orem’s Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Archive contains materials documenting the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held in Orem, Utah from 1990 through 2016.

Orem Yearbooks Online includes yearbooks from Orem schools as far back as 1925. 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.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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 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.

Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles in a database designed for professional educators and librarians.

ProQuest Global Newstream is an online newspaper resource that provides indexed and fully searchable electronic access to some 600 newspapers.

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.

Qello allows you to Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries.

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research.

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

Science Reference Center - Explora helps you find reliable information on thousands of science-related research topics, allowing you to search for books, magazine articles, essays, biographies, videos, science animation, and more.

Shakespeare for Students provides access to critical interpretations of the Bard’s greatest works, along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces.

Small Business Reference Center offers full-text ebooks and other tools to address many small business topics. Here you’ll find business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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

Spotify provides a space where our librarians can build music playlists for you to enjoy. Check out our profile for an ever-growing variety of collections!

Talent Ready Utah seeks to optimize efforts made by education and industry partnerships, working collectively to build a greater workforce throughout the state of Utah while providing students with increased career and education opportunities.

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.

Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.

Utah Digital Newspapers provides digital archives of weekly Utah newspapers searchable by keyword, the result of a statewide partnership.

Utah Newspapers is a digital newspaper service provided by the Utah Press Association, offering access to all of Utah’s newspapers in a fully-searchable PDF that can be downloaded and/or printed.

Utah’s Office of Tourism provides free travel guides, advice, and information for anyone interested in exploring Utah’s natural and cultural landscape.

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries.

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

Health & Medicine

Alt HealthWatch includes full-text and bibliographic resources covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text access to nearly 550 scholarly journals, as well as the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

MedicLatina es una colección única de revistas especializadas en la investigación médica, obra de reconocidas editoriales médicas Latinoamérica y España. Esta base de datos en español contiene texto completo de alrededor de 130 publicaciones especializadas en medicina arbitradas en español nativo.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

MEDLINE Plus is an online library, provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, offering the best researched and most respected medical information available to the public.

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.

Homework Help

Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

Academic Search Premier provides full text for 4,500+ journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

Biography Resource Center provides 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.

Driver Education Test Prep offers free practice tests based on Utah State DMV materials. 

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

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

History Reference Center - Explora provides full text access to reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents covering topics from both U.S. and world history.

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that offers courses for over 70 languages.

MAS Complete provides access to full text articles, reference books, biographies, and an image collection. It’s a great place to begin any high school project.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

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

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a government publication that helps individuals learn about careers that interest them.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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 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.

Science Reference Center - Explora helps you find reliable information on thousands of science-related research topics, allowing you to search for books, magazine articles, essays, biographies, videos, science animation, and more.

Shakespeare for Students provides access to critical interpretations of the Bard’s greatest works, along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces.

Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.

Jobs & Careers

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) contains detailed information on 60 million U.S. businesses, 156 million U.S. residents, and 2.5 million job postings.

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a government publication that helps individuals learn about careers that interest them.

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

Talent Ready Utah seeks to optimize efforts made by education and industry partnerships, working collectively to build a greater workforce throughout the state of Utah while providing students with increased career and education opportunities.

Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.

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

Lifelong Learning

Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

College Blue Book is 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.

Creativebug offers unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft video classes.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kanopy provides Orem Public Library patrons access to more than 28,000 films.

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

Linked In Learning for Library provides unlimited access to great content from Lynda.com plus courses offered in following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—in the library, at home, or on the go.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that offers courses for over 70 languages.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a government publication that helps individuals learn about careers that interest them.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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

Tutor.com provides free one-to-one tutoring, homework help, and professional development sessions for Orem Public Library card holders.

Literature & Reading Recommendations

Core Collections highlights recommended fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for all ages with descriptive and evaluative annotations and reviews from highly regarded sources.

Core Collection en Español will provide English-language guidance to libraries building and maintaining Spanish-language collections for readers of all ages. It will include impartial, authoritative information about high quality Spanish and bilingual (Spanish/English) nonfiction and fiction titles selected by expert librarians.

Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

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

Novelist Plus K-8 lets you search for books specifically for young readers. The database contains booklists, recommended reads, reviews and feature articles that will help you discover your next great read. Search by plot, series, reading level etc. to find books you or your child will enjoy.

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

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides.

Shakespeare for Students provides 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 is an outstanding series that spotlights specific authors and illustrators creating books for young people.

Local History

Orem City Art Collection allows online viewers to explore the 170 paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures, and pieces of pottery that comprise the City’s ever-expanding art collection.

This collection features a rich history of photographs belonging to Orem City and the Orem City Library. 

This collection consists of historic photographs that belong to the Orem Heritage Museum.

Orem History Books offers publications about the history and historical sites of Orem.

Orem’s Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Archive contains materials documenting the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held in Orem, Utah from 1990 through 2016.

Orem Yearbooks Online includes yearbooks from Orem schools as far back as 1925. 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.

Utah Digital Newspapers provides digital archives of weekly Utah newspapers searchable by keyword, the result of a statewide partnership.

Utah Newspapers is a digital newspaper service provided by the Utah Press Association, offering access to all of Utah’s newspapers in a fully-searchable PDF that can be downloaded and/or printed.

Media Streaming

Kanopy provides Orem Public Library patrons access to more than 28,000 films.

Libby by OverDrive allows Orem Public Library cardholders to download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and media to their smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Qello allows you to Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries.

Spotify provides a space where our librarians can build music playlists for you to enjoy. Check out our profile for an ever-growing variety of collections!

Newspapers & Magazines

Libby by OverDrive allows Orem Public Library cardholders to download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and media to their smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Magazines/MasterFile provides access to full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, covering virtually every subject area of general interest, as well as an extensive Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers.

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.

ProQuest Global Newstream is an online newspaper resource that provides indexed and fully searchable electronic access to some 600 newspapers.

Utah Digital Newspapers provides digital archives of weekly Utah newspapers searchable by keyword, the result of a statewide partnership.

Utah Newspapers is a digital newspaper service provided by the Utah Press Association, offering access to all of Utah’s newspapers in a fully-searchable PDF that can be downloaded and/or printed.

Recursos en espanol

Core Collection en Español will provide English-language guidance to libraries building and maintaining Spanish-language collections for readers of all ages. It will include impartial, authoritative information about high quality Spanish and bilingual (Spanish/English) nonfiction and fiction titles selected by expert librarians.

EBSCO en Espanol

Fuente Académica ofrece más de 450 publicaciones académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España que cubren todas las áreas temáticas principales, especialmente las áreas de agricultura, ciencias biológicas, economía, historia, derecho, literatura, filosofía, psicología, administración pública, religión y sociología. La base de datos se actualiza semanalmente.

MedicLatina es una colección única de revistas especializadas en la investigación médica, obra de reconocidas editoriales médicas Latinoamérica y España. Esta base de datos en español contiene texto completo de alrededor de 130 publicaciones especializadas en medicina arbitradas en español nativo.

Research & Reference

Abdo Digital formats offer reading and learning tools in a wide range of reading levels. 

Academic Search Premier provides full text for 4,500+ journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library dating back to 1970.

Auto Repair Source provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Resource Center provides 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.

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

ConsumerReports.org is a buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. Access  money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos to make the most of your time and money.

ERIC is the world’s largest collection of writing pertaining to education.

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

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

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 is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including: Something About the Author, Novels for Students, and Shakespeare for Students.

History Reference Center - Explora provides full text access to reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents covering topics from both U.S. and world history.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ‘how-to’ instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Library Music Source allows patrons to download vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Available from library computers only.

Magazines/MasterFile provides access to full text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, covering virtually every subject area of general interest, as well as an extensive Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

MAS Complete provides access to full text articles, reference books, biographies, and an image collection. It’s a great place to begin any high school project.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines, as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

Military & Government Collection is a database of full-text journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a government publication that helps individuals learn about careers that interest them.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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 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.

Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles in a database designed for professional educators and librarians.

Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential full-text database for theology and philosophy research.

Science Reference Center - Explora helps you find reliable information on thousands of science-related research topics, allowing you to search for books, magazine articles, essays, biographies, videos, science animation, and more.

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.

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries.

Travel

Eyewitness Travel Guides gives you access to over 80 ebooks to help you navigate the world.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that offers courses for over 70 languages.

Utah’s Office of Tourism provides free travel guides, advice, and information for anyone interested in exploring Utah’s natural and cultural landscape.

eBooks & Audiobooks

EBSCO’s eBook Collection offers thousands of titles, both fiction and nonfiction.

Libby by OverDrive allows Orem Public Library cardholders to download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and media to their smartphones, tablets, or computers.

Milestone Documents of the Supreme Court is a reference source that covers both iconic and controversial decisions from the early republic to the present day.

Orem History Books offers publications about the history and historical sites of Orem.