From LearningExpress:

We’re making upgrades to improve your online experience and alerting you in advance so that you can plan your usage of LearningExpress products accordingly. All LearningExpress websites will be unavailable beginning 1:00 PM PT Saturday, November 5th through 5:00 AM PT, Monday November 7th.

Learning Express is a database  that provides skillbuilding videos and e-books, along with practice tests for a variety of careers, educational levels, and standardized examinations. It is free to use.

When you first use LearningExpress, you will have to create an account, because your practice tests are scored. Click the Register button under New Users.

Mango, an online language learning database subscribed by CCRLS, as added second units of all the languages included in our subscription, doubling the content. English, Spanish, Russian, German, and Italian are covered.

Currently registered Chemeketa students and employees log in for off campus access with a My Chemeketa username and password. Public library card holders may access Mango remotely through a CCRLS public library using a CCRLS library card number and PIN. Users must create a free, personal account to get started. The login allows the user to track progress in the course.

Users will find Mango on the Chemeketa database page or on the CCRLS Catalog‘s Eresources page under “Learn a Language.”

Chemeketa Community College Library’s Films On Demand collection includes films from a new, 2016 series of brief videos called We the Voters: A User’s Guide to Democracy. Each video runs approximately three and a half minutes, and talks about a different aspect of U.S. democracy. “We the Voters: Mediaocracy,” for example, shows how commercial and social media tend to expose us to a single point of view, and explains how how media work and how voters can get complete information to shape their views.

The non-partisan videos provide a brief, engaging picture of how democracy works. Other short videos in the series are:

  • “We the Voters: Altered States of America”
  • “We the Voters: Hot Tips to Rock the Ballot Booth”
  • “We the Voters: The Poll Dance”
  • “We the Voters: Citizen Next”
  • “We the Voters: How to Master Debate”
  • “We the Voters: Disrupt Lobbying”
  • “We the Voters: Mission Insurable”
  • “We the Voters: Why We March”
  • “We the Voters: American Party Animals”

Explore Films on Demand and other streaming media collections on the Library’s database page and in the Library Search.



Chat Reference Returns!

October 4, 2016

Answerland IM/chat reference service is returning, starts Monday, October 10. Chemeketa chat reference is unofficially starting on October 4. When Chemeketa librarians are available they will monitor questions originating from and from the library’s web site. Starting on Monday, during times when there are no librarians available at Chemeketa, questions from our users will be answered by Answerland, Oregon’s virtual reference service, or by our 24/7 backup service.

Answerland is a service of Oregon libraries. It is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

ProQuest will be doing maintenance and security upgrades on the  EBL  platform. Many Orbis/Cascade e-books will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginning October 15, 2016.   The expected outage period is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time.

ARTstor Restored

September 14, 2016

The ARTstor image database is again functional.

The INTELECOM Learning streaming video resource has distributed the following notice to user institutions:
To all Site Administrators and Technical Contacts:
The video player for the INTELECOM Online Resources Network was upgraded last Friday, August 5.  This process also involved replacing some of the video files.
Please be advised that some users may initially experience a player error message when attempting to view video following this upgrade.  If so, please ask users to clear their Internet browser’s history/cache, and then close and re-open the browser to restore functionality.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding as we strive to provide the highest quality service to your campus.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
Ed. Note: To clear your browser history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (for Macs press Command-Shift-Delete).

Google Scholar links for Chemeketa Community College have been restored and Scholar is now linking to articles in Chemeketa databases.

Don’t know about Google Scholar? We have a guide that explains how to use it and how to set your browser to show links to Chemeketa articles.  It’s easy!

We reported on Wednesday that the Answerland chat reference service would be suspended.  We are happy to say the the state has contracted with a new vendor, OCLC, and that set-up and training will commence shortly.

Chemeketa will still be unable to offer chat reference service until the new system is implemented and librarians are trained.  The new system is scheduled to go live on August 1.

A Chemeketa reference librarian will still be available to answer reference questions in person, via phone at 503.399.5231 and via our e-mail reference form. The library is open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday-Thursday.  Messages will be answered as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

The Chemeketa IT department advises us that due to end of year processing, the system behind My Chemeketa will be down for a time starting at 4 pm PDT on Thursday, June 30.

Access to all self-service functions on MyChemeketa will also be unavailable. Self-service functions that will be unavailable include:

  1. Registration
  2. Payments
  3. Access to grades
  4. Ordering transcripts

This interruption of service will not affect access to online courses. To access online classes, students should go to

We expect service to resume later in the evening of the 30th and we apologize for this inconvenience.