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The Official ABMS Directory

The American Board of Medical Specialties provides an authoritative reference database providing certification status and professional information about board certified physicians in more than 150 specialties. Please see a reference librarian to log in.

 

Academic OneFile

Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. Coverage includes physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, as well as full-text coverage of the NY Times (1995-present).

 

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is an invaluable resource for genealogists and family researchers looking for census records, immigration information, passenger lists, birth, marriage, death and military records. Also includes charts and tools, plus much more.

 

AtoZDatabases

"The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database.  The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!"

 

Axis 360 e-Books & E-Audiobooks

Axis 360 is one of 3 e-book collections maintained by PPLC. The initial collection is entirely children's and young adult e-Books.

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Biography in Context

Entertaining, yet reputable and scholarly biographies and images of notable people, both current and historic, from all eras and occupations. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth and death dates, or create a custom search.

 

Books & Authors

What should you read next? Search here for some ideas. Explore endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. You can even filter your search by adult, young adult, or children.

 

Business Insights Essentials

Detailed company and industry news and information. Locate company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and relevant magazine articles.

Career Transitions

Write a resume and a cover letter, practice interviewing with an interactive simulation, and look for jobs using this comprehensive resource. You also have the option to create an account to save your progress.

 

Chilton Library

The perfect resource for DIY Mechanics and car afficionados. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. You'll find Chilton's has the most authoritative automotive repair information available. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

 

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Demographics Now

Create population and income maps, demographic reports, sales lead lists, market information, and access census data using Demographics Now.

 

Driving Tests

Free online test prep for the Florida driving test. No library card number or personal information required. This site will also help drivers wishing to brush up on Florida traffic law or interested in getting a motorcycle license.

Florida Electronic Library

Use this site to search across all the databases, magazines, newspapers, and reference books free to anyone within the state of Florida thanks to the State Library. Use Power Search to make advanced searching easier; click One Search to choose specific databases to search.

 

Florida Newspaper Database

Search for full text articles from over 50 state and local newspapers, including Florida Trend (1985-present), Miami Herald (2000-present), Orlando Sentinel (2000-present), Tampa Bay Business Journal (1984-present), and the St Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times (1998-present).

 

Freegal

Download songs that are yours' to keep with Freegal! Click on the link and log in with your library card number and PIN to start. You can download three free MP3's per week. Your counter will set back to zero every Monday morning. Famous speeches and spoken word are also available.

General OneFile

Read news articles, general interest, business, and technology magazines, peer-reviewed academic journals, business magazines, and specialty titles in law, health care and computers. You can search through over 8,000 full-text resources.

 

General Reference Center Gold

Read news magazines, encyclopedias, business journals, and other reference resources here. You can search through over 3,000 full-text resources. This database has a more focused selection than General One File.

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Health & Wellness Resource Center

Use the Health and Wellness Resource Center to access medical and health information and news, including medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, information on prescription drugs and alternative medicine, and a multimedia library.

¡Informe!

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completes. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

 

Infotrac Junior Edition

Designed for students in junior high and middle school, this database provides information from magazines, newspapers, and reference books (most are full-text) covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Junior Reference Collection

Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, JRC provides premium selections of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content, including audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs. Designed for middle school age students.

Kids InfoBits

Kid?s InfoBits is a colorful, kid friendly resource for students K-5 to help make research fun. You can search by subject or use a built in dictionary.

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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center contains literary criticism, author biographies, work overviews, magazine articles, compare and contrast pages, full-text author's works, and reading lists. It is helpful for students of literature or anyone who wants to research their favorite author.

 

Legal Forms

Gale Florida Legal Forms offers thousands of customizable online legal forms specific to Florida. The forms cover the legal categories of bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporation, LLC, landlord tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, last wills and testaments, and more.

Locate the needed form by using the links on the Florida Legal Forms home page. Download the specific form in your desired format: Word, Adobe PDF, or Text. Edit the form by entering all relevant information and then print, save, or E-mail it.

Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in Florida for serious legal matters.

Mango

Mango is an online language-learning system. Learn more than 40 languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Stock and mutual fund analysis, screening tools and portfolio-building features. Current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments. In-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Plus, company and industry information and financial education tutorials.

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues and features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 

Overdrive e-Books and E-Audiobooks

Overdrive is one of 3 e-book collections maintained by PPLC.

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Pinellas County Public Records Database

Contains adult criminal records, civil claims records, marriage license records, mortgage foreclosures, parking tickets, probate records, real estate tax records, traffic citations, and other county records. Please see a reference librarian to log in.

 

Pinellas Memory

Explore Pinellas County history in our collaborative archive, which includes local newspapers, historical photographs, and other documents.

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Sheet Music Database

Musicians, are you looking for sheet music for a particular song? Search this index of sheet music available from Clearwater Public Library System. This resource is unavailable as of March 2014 while we update our listings. Largo Public Library has an index to their collection.

 

Shmoop

Shmoop makes research for teens (and adults) fun. Please call us or talk to a reference librarian to create an account. Once you create an account at the library, you can login anywhere.

 

Small Business Resource Center

This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

 

Student Edition K-12

Student Edition makes searching for information fun by providing full-text magazine and newspaper articles, maps, and reference books with a less academic look and feel. Easy to use, this site is designed for middle school and high school students.

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3M e-Books

3m is one of 3 e-book collections maintained by PPLC.

 

Testing & Education Reference Center

PSAT, SAT, AP exam prep. College and grad school reviews and application information. Scholarship finder.

USA Trade Online

USA Trade Online is the official source for U.S. export and import trade statistics, updated monthly the day of release. Please see a reference librarian to log in.

Value Line Investment Survey

Investment research for 8,000 stocks, 15,000 mutual funds, and 80,000 options and other securities. Value Line is best known for their Investment Survey, one of the most widely read investment services in the world.

 

Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Weiss Financial Ratings

Weiss Financial Ratings combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street into a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds and Stocks.

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Zinio

Subscribe to free, full color magazines using your library card.