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: Check out our new magazine database, Flipster, and back by popular demand, enjoy FREE UNLIMITED digital access to The New York Times!

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

America's News - Features archives of major news sources like the Miami Herald, USA Today​, and the Orlando Sentinel as well as homework help and lesson plans with suggested topics for STEM. 
Flipster - Current and back issues of the most popular and sought-after magazines, available digitally.
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
New York Times (Off-Site) - Redeem the access code for access to the New York Times. Follow the instructions and create a login to start reading.
New York Times (On-Site) - Full access to archives, crossword puzzles (web browser only), and article sharing.
Orlando Sentinel - Access articles from the local region dating back to 1985