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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


  • APS

    Access to full-text American Physical Society Journals.

  • Demographic data that allows business owners and students building marketing plans to collect, analyze, and quickly act on that data.

  • Books, magazines, and digital collections, including historic documents, photographs, and music owned by libraries in Florida.

  • 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.

  • Find out what magazines, journals, and newsletters are available in our branches online in full-text format using your library card.

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

  • Access electronic encyclopedias and reference books; includes biographies, literature, business, medicine, government, science, and more.

  • Find health and medicine, medications, and wellness information from encyclopedias, directories, medical dictionary, magazines, journals, and newspapers.

  • 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.

  • Kids in Grades K-5 can find great information from all subject areas, reference books, magazines and newspapers; includes pictures, maps, and flags.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

  • Once accessible only in print at the library, now you can access these books online. Includes computer, reference, and nonfiction titles from many subject areas.

  • For Middle Schools students, with content from all subject areas; includes primary sources and multimedia content, with audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs, maps, and flags.