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Online Research

Our wide range of electronic databases have accurate, trusted information that you can’t find using your favorite search engine. Use your library card to find the information you need. We have everything from online phone directories for homes and businesses to full-text magazine articles and information sources with answers to all of your questions on topics such as business, health, science, literature, education, law, current events, the arts, entertainment, regional information, and much more. If you do not have a library card, you can get a Temporary Research Access Code (TRAC) for immediate access to our databases.

All databases are available from home except those with the symbol


  • English as a Second Language learning course, class software, and study tool to learn English online if you speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, Russian, Hindi, Japanese or more.

  • An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Assists with creating resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation.

  • Ace that permit test! Access car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests and drivers' handbooks for Florida. Everything you need to know about applying for and taking your drivers' test.

  • A collection of e-books (full-text electronic versions of published books), including over 21,000 titles across all subject areas.

  • Database of education literature, with article and document citations; includes a wide range of full-text content.

  • Free online courses for Florida residents who are public, private, and home-schooled students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

  • * The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. *Only available at the Main Library, Jupiter Branch, Hagen Ranch Road Branch, and Belle Glade Branch .

  • *Searchable online resource devoted to foundations that provide funding for individuals, including educational, arts and cultural support.*Available at all Palm Beach Library branches.

  • A searchable data visualization tool designed to help foundations and grant seekers see who is funding what and where around the world. Access to this product is only available only at the following locations: Main Library Research Services.

  • Search full content of Directories in Print, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and the Encyclopedia of Associations.

  • Search peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Includes physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects.

  • Access news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest.

  • Online learning with skill building modules, test preparation materials and practice exams; including test preparation E-books. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, fire fighter, postal worker and many more. Learn techniques for job searching , resumes, interviewing and workplace skills.

  • Find full-text articles and citations on current library trends and developments.

  • Indexing for nearly 600 periodicals, books, research reports, and proceedings, regarding libraries and information management. (From the mid-1960s).

  • On-demand training resource with over 3000 professionally produced video courses on subjects ranging from public speaking to coding to graphic design.

  • This site offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle and a word search.

  • Helps younger readers find the fiction and nonfiction books they want to read. Also includes reviews and Lexile Scores.

  • Search bibliographic records and library holdings from around the world, and access other databases including health, education, government, and more.

  • Palm Beach Virtual is a self-selecting, student/parental choice program for kindergarten through grade twelve students whose primary residence is Palm Beach County, Florida.

  • An online system for learning and developing language in a fun and engaging way. Includes tools and activities for learning over 80 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu!

  • Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and language arts as well. Local open jobs, résumé and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm, and Saturday, 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Assistance in Spanish for Math and Science homework, Sunday - Thursday, 2:00 - 10:00 pm.

  • Ideal content for student reports, with extensive articles on animals, countries, states, science, and history.