America’s News

America's News from NewsBank

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.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry

Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)

AtoZDatabases

AtoZDatabases

Search businesses, people, mailing lists, and sales leads. Over 7 million jobs (including résumé and cover letter templates, interview tips, and videos).

Biblioboard

Biblioboard

BiblioBoard Library is your source for local content including literary works, artwork, photographs, and more, submitted by Osceola County residents as well as content from the Indie Author Project (IAP). Access BiblioBoard Library from anywhere – no holds, no checkout limits, and no waitlists; just instant and unlimited access to always available titles!

  

Books and Authors

Books and Authors

The fiction and nonfiction reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies, reviews, and more

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

Britannica Library offers three unique sites for children, young adults, and older patrons. Access thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.

Chilton Library

Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides quick access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today. Coverage includes vehicles from 1940 to current models.

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

Access your digital Library card and borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from a digital collection of all participating Florida libraries (including ours).

Demographics Now

Demographics Now

Provides entrepreneurs, business owners, and students valuable data on the community

Digital Sanborn Maps of Florida (Off-Site)

Digital Sanborn Maps of Florida (Off-Site)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are highly detailed city plans providing researchers with a wealth of information about urban change in American cities. These maps were originally produced between 1867 and 1970 for the purpose of assessing risk and cost of insurance. This collection contains only maps of Florida cities. This link is for off-site/home access.

Digital Sanborn Maps of Florida (On-Site)

Digital Sanborn Maps of Florida (On-Site)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are highly detailed city plans providing researchers with a wealth of information about urban change in American cities. These maps were originally produced between 1867 and 1970 for the purpose of assessing risk and cost of insurance. This collection contains only maps of Florida cities.

Elementary

Elementary

Research database for Elementary school students featuring reference books and magazine articles. User-friendly for beginning researchers

FamilySearch

FamilySearch

Browse millions of free genealogical records and images from all over the world.

Note: The Osceola Library System is a designated FamilySearch Affiliate Library. 

Flipster

Flipster

Current and back issues of the most popular and sought-after magazines, available digitally.

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library

Access a wealth of information including homework help, health research, career and small business assistance, and a library of reference eBooks.

Fold3 (Off-site)

Fold3 (Off-site)

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This link is for off-site/home access.

Fold3 (On-site)

Fold3 (On-site)

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundation Directory

Foundation Directory

The most exhaustive and up-to-date knowledge and insight platform to help streamline your organization’s funding and research needs. You are able to find grants, view grant maker profiles, and access grant information. To login, please create an account first on GuideStar Pro. After creating an account, you will be able to login into the Foundation Directory. (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks

Searchable collection of online reference books

General One File

General One File

Academic periodicals, general interest magazines, newspapers, and law journals

Grants to Individuals

Grants to Individuals

Includes profiles of 10,000 grant makers with details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals such as students. (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)

GuideStar Pro

GuideStar Pro

Access 2million+ non-profit profiles to support your research activities. With Guidestar Pro, you can research outstanding partnership opportunities, comprehensive nonprofit profiles, and explore best practices to aid strategic planning. To be able to use GuideStar Pro and Foundation Directory, you must create an account on GuideStar Pro first. Without an established account, you won’t be able to access the database. (This link is for off-site/home access.)

HeritageHub

HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

A great variety of genealogy resources are available here — books, articles, and census records are just the beginning

High School Edition

High School Edition

Magazines, newspaper articles, and current events for high school students

Hispanic Life in America

Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media.

hoopla

hoopla

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
Or, check out a BingePass for unlimited 7-day access to magazines, Great Courses, Curiosity Stream, KidzVidz, Highlights Collection and more.

Contenido en español disponible

 

Informe Academico

Informe Academico

Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos

Contenido en español disponible

kanopy

kanopy

Stream classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries.

Contenido en español disponible

Litfinder

Litfinder

Literature database with many full-text works.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds.

Middle School

Middle School

The fiction and nonfiction reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies, reviews, and more

New York Times (Off Site)

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)

New York Times (On Site)

Full access to archives, crossword puzzles (web browser only), and article sharing.

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is especially for younger readers in grades K-8 and provides fiction and nonfiction book recommendations by subject, author, reading level, and special topics like Books to Movies.

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus

Looking for a new book to capture your interest or one similar to an old favorite? Want to know what the next title is in your favorite series? You’re in luck! NoveList Plus features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, complete series information, and more.

Odilo

Odilo

¡Traiga la biblioteca a su casa con ODILO! Su fuente en línea para libros electrónicos, libros de audio, y mucho más.

Contenido en español disponible

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel

Access articles from the local region dating back to 1985.

Peterson’s Career Prep

Peterson's Career Prep

Online career guidance center for the job-search process

Peterson’s Test Prep

Peterson's Test Prep

Test preparation guides, career profiles, scholarships, and school information with resume builder

Plan Builder

Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder offers an engaging, step-by-step guided experience–complete with the information and tools needed to move through the entire business development life cycle.

Tumblebooks Library

Tumblebooks Library

A variety of interactive books for children in English, French, and Spanish

Udemy

Udemy

Connect to nearly 20,000 on-demand video courses for upskilling or reskilling in business, technology, and personal development. Access thousands of courses taught by native speakers in 12 different languages!

WorldCat

WorldCat

Search for titles in libraries near you