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!

Acknowledgement: A significant part of our annual resource funding has been funded under the provisions of the State Aid to Libraries Grant program, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

Remote access to Ancestry will expire June 30, 2021. At that time, Ancestry will return to being available within Library branches only.

Education, Languages, and Career

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. 
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
Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep (Previously TERC) - Test preparation guides, career profiles, scholarship and school information with resume builder
LinkedIn Learning - Video learning library for leading software topics including Photoshop, 3D animation, Web Design, and more!
Mango Languages - Learn a language
Pressbooks Public - This platform allows local authors to create and professionally format books, poetry, novels, and any other written content into digital and print-ready formats.