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.

*NOTE: Ancestry has provided remote access to their database amid COVID-19. Click the Remote link to access from home.*

When searching for a specific eBook or eAudio, we recommend checking both hoopla AND cloudLibrary for availability as titles offered may overlap. While hoopla has an extensive back catalog and unlimited users per title, cloudLibrary gives you access to the collections of all participating libraries in Florida. A little shopping gets you the best deal!

NOTE: Our temporary access to TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud, AudioBookCloud, and RomanceBookCloud have expired. Access to ComicsPlus and RBDigital will expire December 31, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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. *Access expires December 31, 2020*
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

Genealogy and History

America's Obituaries - Search more than 63 million obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources. Updated daily, this collection contains valuable genealogical information such as occupation, avocation, education, military service, religious affiliation, family members, colleagues, and more. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Ancestry Library Edition - Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)
Ancestry Library Edition - Remote - Access Ancestry remotely from outside the Library for a limited time.
Civil War - Sources in US History Online
FamilySearch - Browse millions of free genealogical records and images from all over the world
Gale: Custom Journal - 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


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

Automotive and Business

AtoZdatabases - Search businesses, people, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, over 7 million jobs (including résumé and cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and videos), and more. - Free DMV permit practice tests
Gale Business: DemographicsNow - Provides entrepreneurs, business owners, and students valuable data on the community
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - Covers all major areas of starting, operating, and maintaining a business
Gale OneFile: Communications & Mass Media - Articles on all aspects of the communications field
Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory - Provides articles focused on topics in economics

Books and Literature

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

Encyclopedias, Reference Resources, and Law

AtoZdatabases - Search businesses, people, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, over 7 million jobs (including résumé and cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and videos), and more.
Gale eBooks - Searchable collection of online reference books
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice - Full text resources
Westlaw - Online legal research service. (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)

Health and Wellness

America's News and Magazines - Search archives of major health sources like Harvard Health, Popular Science, Science Illustrated, and BioPharm International. Use the Suggested Topics link for Health to find articles on a variety of health-related topics.
Gale Health and Wellness - Instant access to carefully compiled medical resources for consumers
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine - Full text sources and images of medical journals
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health - Full-text and images of nursing and allied health resources
Gale OneFile: Psychology - Full text resources on the study of psychology


Gale OneFile: Agriculture - A collection of more than 400 titles focused on Agriculture and its related fields
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture - Contains articles on gardening, landscaping, and horticulture
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement - More than 180 home-improvement focused titles
Gale OneFile: Hospital and Tourism - Includes full collection of Fodor’s Travel Guides

Kids and Young Adults

Gale In Context (Junior Reference) - Covers history, social studies, science, and more with multimedia content, reference books, and primary sources
Gale In Context: Elementary - Research database for Elementary school students featuring reference books and magazine articles. User friendly for beginning researchers
Gale In Context: Middle School - Magazines, newspaper articles, and current events for middle school students
Gale OneFile: High School 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

America’s News & Magazines and America’s Obituaries - Features archives of major news sources like the Miami Herald, USA Today​, the Orlando Sentinel, and the national obituary search.
Gale Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full text articles from leading journal and reference sources
Gale Academic OneFile Select - Balanced coverage of every academic discipline, all readily searchable
Gale General OneFile - Academic periodicals, general interest magazines, newspapers, and law journals
Gale OneFile Popular Magazines - 1000 of the most popular magazines available from InfoTrac
Gale OneFile: Computer Science - Access current periodicals on computers, telecommunications, and electronics industries
Orlando Sentinel - Access articles from the local region dating back to 1985
RBdigital - Full-color digital magazines, audiobooks, and graphic novels. *Access expires December 31, 2020*
Washington Post - In House - Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. *Can only be accessed inside the Library.*
Washington Post - Remote Access - Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. *For access outside the Library.*

Spanish Language

AtoZdatabases - Buscar negocios, personas, listas de correo, las oportunidades de ventas, empleos, y más.
Gale OneFile: Informe Academico - Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos


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

Education, Languages, and Career

America's News - Find information for current events and homework help from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos, and web-only content, with featured Suggested Topics for Education and STEM as well as a Quick Link to Daily Headlines and Lesson Plans.
AtoZdatabases - Search businesses, people, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, over 7 million jobs (including résumé and cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and videos), and more.
Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete - Articles that cover multiple levels of education, from preschool to college, and every educational specialty
Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep - Online career guidance center for the job-search process - 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 (TERC) - Test preparation guides, career profiles, scholarship and school information with resume builder
Universal Class - Online continuing education courses