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Multnomah County Library Databases

You can access Multnomah County Library’s electronic resources with a new library card today!

Research Tools, Resources & Databases


Your Multnomah County Library card number and password give you
free access to a number of reliable information sources.


From the library homepage, click the Research menu and then Research Tools to see the full list of current databases. You can also start from a page of popular research topics, including current events, genealogy, and creative activities like cooking, crafts, car repair, language learning, and more.


How to Access an Electronic Resource at MCL

When you are on the page that shows the full list of research tools, you can limit the list by choosing a type or topic or searching for a specific title. Click on any title to read the resource description.

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On the resource description page, click Begin using this resource to open it. A sign-in page will appear; enter your card number and password.

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