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Books | Business & Finance | Education | Genealogy
Health & Medicine | Kids | Magazines & Newspapers  *Available from home with your library card.

Books

Bartleby/Great Books  
The classics of literature in electronic format.

EBSCO Host *
Digital versions of over 27,400 books. 

NoveList Plus *
Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? We have a great solution called NoveList Plus.

Overdrive*
Digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks.

Hoopla
Digital Collection of audiobooks as well as music and video.

Business & Finance

America’s News Find A Topic - Business
Find information on business issues, global economy, job market, and financial literacy.

Demographics Now
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.

Florida Electronic Library
Online resources for small business owners.

InfoTrac*
Full-text magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-Books.  

Morningstar*   
Research stocks and mutual funds. 

ReferenceUSA*   
Directory of U.S. business and households.

ThomasNet
U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and their products.

Education

America’s News Find A Topic – All Categories
Find information related to education, the environment, international issues, careers, social issues, STEM, sports and more. 

Adult Core Skills*
Resources to help adults improve basic skills in reading, writing, math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

Career Preparation Center*
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center.

College Admissions Test Preparation*
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.

College Center*
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

ERIC 
Education database. Articles, research reports, conference papers and more.

Florida Electronic Library
Resources for elementary, middle school and high school students as well as popular topics for all ages. 

Gale Directory of Scholarships and Loans
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.

High School Equivalency Center*
If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal. 

Learning Express 3.0*
Online practice exams on a variety of subjects.

lynda.com*
Library of video tutorials that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills.

Mango*
Learn a language! Mango lessons combine everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity.

Salem Science*
Online access to Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

School Center*
The School Center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skill in important subjects.

Genealogy

America's Genealogy Bank
Newspaper archive for family history research.

America's Obituaries 
Comprehensive collection of national death records

Ancestry.com Library Edition (available in library only)
Popular database for genealogical research.

Central Florida Memory
Over 80,000 images of historic materials from Central Florida’s past, including diaries, letters, maps and postcards.

FamilySearch
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) genealogy databases.

Florida Memory
Thousands of historic photographs, videos, documents, audio recordings and more from Florida’s history.

HeritageQuest*
Census data, family records and local histories.

ReferenceUSA*
Directory of U.S. households and businesses.

Health & Medicine

America’s News Find A Topic - Health
Find information related to diseases and conditions, fitness and wellness, elder care, mental health and nutrition.

Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases*
Guide to information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence.

Health and Wellness Resource Center*
Full-text magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-Books.

MedlinePlus
Popular health site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. 

PubMed/Medline 
Millions of citations for biomedical literature. Covers the 1950's-present.

Kids

TumbleBooks
Interactive stories, books, puzzles and games.

TumbleBook Cloud
Read YA/Teen novels, classics, short stories, poetry and graphic novels.  Listen to audio books and on your computer or iPad. 

Magazines - Newspapers

FirstSearch/OCLC
Articles, books and papers.

Florida Electronic Library
A user-friendly resource for all ages.  Popular topics.

InfoTrac*
Full-text magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-Books.

NewsBank*
Full-text articles are available from the Orlando Sentinel (1985 - ) and from over 800 newspapers across the United States.

RBdigital (Formerly Zinio)*
Full color interactive digital magazines.

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