Online Resources and Databases

All databases can be accessed from designated computers in the library. Most of the databases can also be accessed from home. You will need a valid Osceola Library card to remotely access the databases.

When searching for a specific eBook or eAudio, we recommend checking both hoopla AND Overdrive for availability as titles offered may overlap. While Overdrive has the newest titles, hoopla has an extensive back catalog and unlimited users per title. A little shopping gets you the best deal!

eBooks, Audiobooks, and Streaming Media

cloudLibrary - Access your digital Library card and borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from a digital collection of all participating Florida libraries (including ours)
ComicsPlus - Read digital comics from top indie publishers
hoopla - Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
kanopy - Stream classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries
ODILO - ¡Traiga la biblioteca a su casa con ODILO! Su fuente en línea para libros electrónicos, libros de audio, y mucho más
OverDrive - Download ebooks or audiobooks to enjoy on your computer or mobile device

Genealogy and History

America’s News & Magazines and America’s Obituaries - Features the Orlando Sentinel and national obituary search
Ancestry Library Edition - Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)
Civil War - Sources in US History Online
Florida on Florida - A catalog of digital materials related to Florida
HeritageQuest Online - A great variety of genealogy resources are available here -- books, articles, and census records are just the beginning

Arts

Culinary Arts Collection - Contains thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information
Fine Arts and Music Collection - Full-text magazines and journals provide research for topics of drama, music, art history, and film-making

Automotive and Business

Business Economics and Theory Collection - Provides articles focused on topics in economics
Communications & Mass Media eCollection - Articles on all aspects of the communications field
Demographics Now - Provides entrepreneurs, business owners, and students valuable data on the community
Driving-Tests.org - Free DMV permit practice tests
Small Business Resource Center - Covers all major areas of starting, operating, and maintaining a business

Books and Literature

Books & Authors - The fiction and nonfiction reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies, reviews, and more
LitFinder - Literature database with many full-text works
WorldCat - Search for titles in libraries near you

Encyclopedias, Reference Resources, and Law

Criminal Justice Collection - Full text resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searchable collection of online reference books
Westlaw - Online legal research service. (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)

Health and Wellness

America’s News & Magazines and America’s Obituaries - Features the Orlando Sentinel and national obituary search
Health and Wellness Resource Center - Instant access to carefully compiled medical resources for consumers
Health Reference Center – Academic - Full text sources and images of medical journals
Nursing and Allied Health Collection - Full-text and images of nursing and allied health resources
Psychology Collection - Full text resources on the study of psychology

Hobbies

Agriculture Collection - A collection of more than 400 titles focused on Agriculture and its related fields
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection - Contains articles on gardening, landscaping, and horticulture
Home Improvement Collection - More than 180 home-improvement focused titles
Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection - Includes full collection of Fodor’s Travel Guides

Kids and Young Adults

Junior Edition - Magazines, newspaper articles, and current events for middle school students
Kids InfoBits - Research database for Elementary school students featuring reference books and magazine articles. User friendly for beginning researchers
Research in Context - Covers history, social studies, science, and more with multimedia content, reference books, and primary sources
Student Edition - Magazines, newspaper articles, and current events for high school students
TumbleBooks Library - A variety of interactive books for children in English, French, and Spanish

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full text articles from leading journal and reference sources
America's News & Magazines - Features archives of major news sources like the Miami Herald and the USA Today​.
America’s News & Magazines and America’s Obituaries - Features the Orlando Sentinel and national obituary search
Computer Database - Access current periodicals on computers, telecommunications, and electronics industries
Expanded Academic ASAP - Balanced coverage of every academic discipline, all readily searchable
General OneFile - Academic periodicals, general interest magazines, newspapers, and law journals
General Reference Center Gold - General interest articles from 1980 onward
New York Times - Up-to-date news and lifestyle coverage, plus a “TimeMachine” featuring historical content
Orlando Sentinel - Access articles from the local region dating back to 1985
Popular Magazines - 1000 of the most popular magazines available from InfoTrac
RBdigital Magazines - Full-color digital magazines

Spanish Language

Academico - Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos

Taxes

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Compete listing of IRS tax forms to review and download

Education, Languages, and Career

Career Transitions - Online career guidance center for the job-search process
Educator’s Reference Complete - Articles that cover multiple levels of education, from preschool to college, and every educational specialty
Lynda.com - Video learning library for leading software topics including Photoshop, 3D animation, Web Design, and more!
Mango Languages - Learn a language
Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module - Test preparation guides, career profiles, scholarship and school information with resume builder
Universal Class - Online continuing education courses