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Statewide Database Licensing Program

Answers to your questions about the State Library of Oregon's Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP)

What's New?

Changes to Oregon Gale eBook Collection 2/2024

Dorling Kindersley (DK Books) recently revoked image rights from their online books offered through Gale eBooks. Without image content, State Library staff and members of the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) determined that the books were no longer useful and made the decision to remove them from Oregon’s Gale EBook Collection. After reviewing usage data and considering other feedback, the group selected several substitute titles offered by Gale to replace the DK Books material.

The Oregon Gale eBook title list has been updated with these changes, as have the files of MARC records available on the Oregon Gale Support site. If you have loaded MARC records for Gale eBook titles in your library catalog in the past, please remember to update your catalog to reflect these changes. If you need assistance, please see the support site or reach out to your catalog system administrator.

Titles Added

  • The Digital World: Learn the Language of Coding, Enslow Publishing, 2022
  • Accidental Scientific Discoveries that Changed the World: Oops! It's Penicillin!, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2020
  • Life Science: Human Body Systems, Stingray, 2023
  • Adventures in Unplugged Coding: Coding with Robotics, Express, 2024
  • Let’s Code with ScratchJr!: Animation and Stories with ScratchJr, Powerkids Press, 2023

Titles Removed

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Animal    
  • DK Adventures: A Trip Through The Body    
  • DK Adventures: Dinosaur Hunters    
  • DK Eyewitness Books: Ocean    
  • Help Your Kids with Computer Coding    
  • Help Your Kids with Math    
  • Human Anatomy    
  • DK Eyewitness Books: Cat    
  • DK Readers: Bugs Hide And Seek    
  • DK Readers: Mega Machines    
  • DK Readers: Little Dolphin    
  • DK Adventures: Galactic Mission    
  • DK Adventures: In The Shadow Of The Volcano    
  • DK Readers: Frogs & Toads    
  • DK Adventures: Twister


End of LearningExpress statewide contract

The access to LearningExpress Library has ended as of November 1, 2023. More details about this decision are available in this announcement.

The Oregon Career Information System (OCIS) will continue to provide access to LearningExpress Library resources to individuals that have registered portfolio accounts with that system. Access to OCIS is currently free though the 2023-24 school year, thanks to financial support from the Oregon Department of Education.

  • Go to:
  • Choose the appropriate guest access option (elementary, middle school, high school, college, adult)
  • Choose the Create My Portfolio option
  • Once an account is created, go to the “Other Resources” tab to locate LearningExpress Library

If more assistance is needed or you have further questions, please contact OCIS directly at: 1.800.495.1266 or

Other free alternatives to some of the content provided by LearningExpress Library include:

  • Goodwill Community Foundation Learning's Core Skills modules cover basic skills in math, writing, reading, personal finance, and GED. They also cover some technology such as Word and PowerPoint, cover some job search skills such as resume writing, and have resources in Spanish. See their complete list of topics.
  • Khan Academy has courses to develop skills by grade level  as well as AP and SAT test prep resources.
  • Kaplan and Princeton Review have a few free AP test prep resources. Each has some level of free ACT and SAT resources, too.
  • The GED Testing Service has some free test samples.
  • Career OneStop has many free resources related to job seeking and career exploration.
  • WorkSource Oregon provides resources and support for job seekers and those seeking GED test support. See their website and directory for centers located across the state.


New Gale eBooks added August 2023

In August 2023, 4 new eBook titles were added to the Statewide Database Licensing Program’s Gale eBooks collection. With the advice of members of the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee, the following titles were added:

  • Gale Encyclopedia Alternative Medicine, 5th edition, 2020
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition, 2020
  • Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español, 2018
  • American Decades Primary Sources 2000-2009

With new editions added, the following titles have been removed from the collection:

  • Gale Encyclopedia Alternative Medicine, 4th edition, 2014
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st edition, 2013

A complete list of titles with detailed information is available. You can view the list of titles added in 2023 by filtering this spreadsheet with the code oregonsc2023.

All participating libraries should be able to access these titles when logging in to your Gale eBooks collection, or through the Libraries of Oregon eBook collection webpage. Please contact Arlene Weible with any questions.

MARC records for Gale eBook titles can be downloaded from the Gale Support Site. More information about accessing and using MARC records can also be found at the Oregon Statewide Databases Support Site

Cancellation of LearningExpress statewide contract

The State Library of Oregon has announced that we intend to cancel our statewide contract to LearningExpress Library. Libraries will no longer have access to this resource effective November 1, 2023, unless you choose to subscribe individually. More details about this decision are available in this announcement.

LearningExpress is one of two suites of resources available to Oregon libraries as part of the Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP). Once cancelled, LearningExpress will no longer be available through your library’s individual account, via the Libraries of Oregon portal, or on OSLIS. This decision does not affect our subscription to the Gale/Cengage suite.

Libraries that want to continue to provide access to LearningExpress Library should reach out to your EBSCO sales representative for more information. Contacts are:

Schools and Public Libraries

Jason High
Regional Sales Manager
(503) 327-9773

Jonathan Dobson
Account Executive
(978) 414-0714

Academic Libraries

George Dragich
Regional Sales Manager
(978) 414-0388

Bob Nickerson
Account Executive
(978) 414-0524