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Databases & Resources

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

NEW!  Search for jobs and then get inside details! Company salaries, reviews, interview questions, and more - all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. 

These databases can be accessed at the library, or remotely with your home computer
(you will need your library card number).


Reference USA
Available in the library and from home with your Lake Oswego Public Library card. 
A highly customizable database of businesses that allows you to get lists of businesses based on specific criteria, and provides detailed information on each.  This database is a great way to find potential employers, and fortify yourself with information before interviews.

Career Information System
Available in the Library and from home with your Lake Oswego Library card. 
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education.  The information that CIS develops is comprehensive.  For example:

  • Current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing, in addition to the skills, abilities, and knowledge required, are reported for each of over 540 occupation titles. These occupations cover over 95% of the labor market in Oregon.
  • Every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon is described within one of over 600 program categories. More than 150 topics of information, from admission requirements and costs to services for students with disabilities, are provided for each postsecondary school in Oregon. Similar information is included about national two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions.
  • A complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics.
  • CIS also includes information about self-employment, job search, industries, and the military as an employer.

Learning Express
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. Also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math for all ages. You get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.