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.

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
Lynda.com - 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.
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