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Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

ArtistWorks for Libraries - Learn how to play an instrument, sing or make art from accomplished Grammy-winning and award-winning professors. Suitable for all ages.

Dramatic Learning (part of World Book Online) - Classics and Original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Fine Arts and Music Collection - Full-text magazines and journals with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

 

Books and Reading

Books and Authors - Recommendations, summaries, expert picks and award winners.

Beanstack - Portal to library reading and activity programs.

cloudLibrary - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the cloudLibrary app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available! 

FloridaCat (Only available at the library.) - Search the catalog of books and other materials in Florida libraries.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Literature Resource Center - Full-text articles, critical essays and author biographies.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

NoveList Plus - Includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Articles and Reading lists.

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Need help getting started? Go to https://help.overdrive.com/ for more assistance or contact the library.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Popular children's stories funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) (Only available at the library.) - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

WorldCat.org - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

 

Business and Residential Information

Business Economics and Theory Collection - Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Business Plans Handbook Series - Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies and consultants.

Demographics Now, Library Edition - Analyze the market potential of any area in the USA.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network - Delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.

General BusinessFile ASAP - Covers business, management, industry, economics, politics and investments.

Mergent First Research (If prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent) - Tools for enhancing presentations and quickly learning a company's key business issues.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support, including information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training, to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Collection - Academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Resource Center - Tools for conducting industry research, financial planning, marketing, and franchising a business.

 

Cars

ChiltonLibrary.com - Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

Kelley Blue Book - Pricing and information on land vehicles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft.

NADAguides.com - Access to auction, trade, loan and retail values for any new or used vehicle.

 

eBooks and Downloadables

cloudLibrary - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the cloudLibrary app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available. 

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

 

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Almanacs

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en línea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Florida Memory - Resources from the State Library and Archives that illustrate significant moments in the state's history.

GPO Monthly Catalog (Only available at the library.) - Searches government publications.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

PapersFirst (Only available at the library.) - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Proceedings (Only available at the library.) - Searches indexes from worldwide conference proceedings.

WorldAlmanac (Only available at the library.) - Statistics on hundreds of topics.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - School-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Online Reference Center - Articles, web links, videos, interactive maps, and much more.

World Book Online - Includes World Book resources, Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Early World of Learning and Dramatic Learning.


Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (Only available at the library.) - Fill in your family tree.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

HeritageQuest Online - Find your ancestors.

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Available only at Selby Library and Venice Library; ask staff for log-in assistance.) 

Obituary Index - Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

 
Government

Government Documents collection - Information about the collection of U.S. documents at Selby, including links to the "Basic Collection" of documents (most available online) and to select government agencies.

Right Service at the Right Time (aka Right Service Florida) - A free online database providing information to people looking for assistance with daily needs, housing, healthcare, transportation and employment.

 

Grants

GrantCraft - Tools to understand and write effective grants.

GrantSpace - Find out how to secure funds and operate effectively.

Philanthropy News Digest - Articles and features culled from print and electronic media.

 

Health and Wellness

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module) - Medical and statistical information.

Health Reference Center Academic - Full-text nursing and allied health journals, newsletters and more.

MEDLINE (Only available at the library.) - Medical, dentistry and nursing journals, magazines and newspapers.

MedlinePlus - Updated daily with information on diseases, drugs, hospitals and physicians; includes encyclopedia, dictionary and more.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Merck Manuals - Point-of-care medical reference journals, articles, and medical information for medical professionals and consumers.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection - Academic journals and reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection - Periodicals with comprehensive information supporting physical therapy and sports medicine.

Science and Medicine - Series of eBooks covering Medical and Science.

 

History

U.S. History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in the United States.

World History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in world history and scholarly work.


Homework Help

CultureGrams - Facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries.

Dramatic Learning - Classics and original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Early World of Learning (part of World Book Online) - Games, stories and videos for preschoolers and early elementary students.

Educator's Reference Complete - Over 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text academic journals, and premier reference sources focused on educational principles, child development and psychology.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Research across all academic disciplines, many articles with full text and images.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

InfoTrac Junior Edition - Full-text information designed for junior high and middle school students.

InfoTrac Student Edition - Full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books designed for high-school students.

IssueLab - Thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.

Junior Reference Collection - In-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects includes biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources.

Kids InfoBits - Help on homework assignments, science projects and fun for students K-Grade 5.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Staff recreates popular children's stories. Funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring the text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - For school-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Timelines - Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.


Investments

Mergent First Research - if prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent - Profiles on industry segments with in-depth information.

Mergent InvestorEdge -at a library computer or outside the library - Annual, corporate bond and industry reports, market trends outlook and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - at a library computer or outside the library - Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on investments.

Value Line Investment Survey - Regularly updated and representing about 95% of total U.S. stock market capitalization.


Job Preparation and Careers

Career Transitions - Walks job seekers through the entire process of changing careers.

Cypress Resume - Create professional-quality resumes in three quick, simple steps.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Covers hundreds of occupations and employment projections.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

 

Languages

Mango Languages - Self-paced lessons on more than 60 languages including ESL.

 

Leisure

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, socials sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode.

Freegal - Download music--up to 5 songs per week--and keep it.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection - Practical and scientific theory articles on horticulture.

 

Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

APS (American Physical Society) Journals - Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society (APS) strives to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. In support of this objective, APS publishes primary research and review journals.

Article First (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of the tables of contents pages of journals.

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Computer Database - Computer-related product news and reviews.

ECO (Electronic Collections Online) (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of scholarly journals.

ERIC (Only available at the library.) - Journal articles and reports on education.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.

FirstSearch (Only available at the library.) - Information on a wide range of subjects in 25 databases.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library - Current Florida newspapers (including the Venice Gondolier), digitized from 2005 - present, historic Florida newspapers, and more.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

General OneFile - Full-text articles updated daily on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center Gold - General interest database.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota Herald Tribune E-Edition - Access the Sarasota Herald Tribune, now available through NewsBank at any location. 


Obituaries

Obituary Index Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

 

Science

General Science Collection - Over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals with information on current scientific developments.

 

Spanish Language

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Índice de revistas latinoamericanas de las ciencias y las humanidades.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Informe - Con textos completos abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

 

Test Preparation

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.

 

Research Help and More

 
Featured Resource of the Month: Mango Languages

mango_button-01.pngMango Languages is a  premiere library resource that offers 60 foreign language courses, 17 English courses taught in user’s native tongue and includes self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

Mango Languages is available online 24/7 and on-the-go by downloading the mobile app in the Google Play or Apple store.

Get started for free with your library card! 

 

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

ArtistWorks for Libraries - Learn how to play an instrument, sing or make art from accomplished Grammy-winning and award-winning professors. Suitable for all ages.

Dramatic Learning (part of World Book Online) - Classics and Original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Fine Arts and Music Collection - Full-text magazines and journals with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

 Top

Books and Reading

Books and Authors - Recommendations, summaries, expert picks and award winners.

Beanstack - Portal to library reading and activity programs.

Cloud Library - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the Cloud Library app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available! 

FloridaCat (Only available at the library.) - Search the catalog of books and other materials in Florida libraries.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Literature Resource Center - Full-text articles, critical essays and author biographies.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

NoveList Plus - Includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Articles and Reading lists.

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Need help getting started? Go to https://help.overdrive.com/ for more assistance or contact the library.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Popular children's stories funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) (Only available at the library.) - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

WorldCat.org - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

 Top

 

Business and Residential Information

Business Economics and Theory Collection - Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Business Plans Handbook Series - Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies and consultants.

Demographics Now, Library Edition - Analyze the market potential of any area in the USA.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network - Delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.

General BusinessFile ASAP - Covers business, management, industry, economics, politics and investments.

Mergent First Research (If prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent) - Tools for enhancing presentations and quickly learning a company's key business issues.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support, including information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training, to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Collection - Academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Resource Center - Tools for conducting industry research, financial planning, marketing, and franchising a business.

 Top

 

Cars

ChiltonLibrary.com - Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

Kelley Blue Book - Pricing and information on land vehicles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft.

NADAguides.com - Access to auction, trade, loan and retail values for any new or used vehicle.

 Top

 

eBooks and Downloadables

Cloud Library - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the 3M Cloud app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available. 

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

 Top

 

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Almanacs

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en línea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Florida Memory - Resources from the State Library and Archives that illustrate significant moments in the state's history.

GPO Monthly Catalog (Only available at the library.) - Searches government publications.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

PapersFirst (Only available at the library.) - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Proceedings (Only available at the library.) - Searches indexes from worldwide conference proceedings.

WorldAlmanac (Only available at the library.) - Statistics on hundreds of topics.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - School-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Online Reference Center - Articles, web links, videos, interactive maps, and much more.

World Book Online - Includes World Book resources, Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Early World of Learning and Dramatic Learning.

 Top


Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (Only available at the library.) - Fill in your family tree.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

HeritageQuest Online - Find your ancestors.

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Available only at Selby Library and Venice Library; ask staff for log-in assistance.) 

Obituary Index Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

 Top

Government

Government Documents collection - Information about the collection of U.S. documents at Selby, including links to the "Basic Collection" of documents (most available online) and to select government agencies.

Right Service at the Right Time (aka Right Service Florida) - A free online database providing information to people looking for assistance with daily needs, housing, healthcare, transportation and employment.

 Top

Grants

GrantCraft - Tools to understand and write effective grants.

GrantSpace - Find out how to secure funds and operate effectively.

Philanthropy News Digest - Articles and features culled from print and electronic media.

 Top


Health and Wellness

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module) - Medical and statistical information.

Health Reference Center Academic - Full-text nursing and allied health journals, newsletters and more.

MEDLINE (Only available at the library.) - Medical, dentistry and nursing journals, magazines and newspapers.

MedlinePlus - Updated daily with information on diseases, drugs, hospitals and physicians; includes encyclopedia, dictionary and more.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Merck Manuals - Point-of-care medical reference journals, articles, and medical information for medical professionals and consumers.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection - Academic journals and reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection - Periodicals with comprehensive information supporting physical therapy and sports medicine.

Science and Medicine - Series of eBooks covering Medical and Science.

 Top

History

U.S. History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in the United States.

World History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in world history and scholarly work.

 Top


Homework Help

CultureGrams - Facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries.

Dramatic Learning - Classics and original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Early World of Learning (part of World Book Online) - Games, stories and videos for preschoolers and early elementary students.

Educator's Reference Complete - Over 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text academic journals, and premier reference sources focused on educational principles, child development and psychology.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Research across all academic disciplines, many articles with full text and images.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

InfoTrac Junior Edition - Full-text information designed for junior high and middle school students.

InfoTrac Student Edition - Full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books designed for high-school students.

IssueLab - Thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.

Junior Reference Collection - In-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects includes biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources.

Kids InfoBits - Help on homework assignments, science projects and fun for students K-Grade 5.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Staff recreates popular children's stories. Funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring the text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - For school-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Timelines - Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

 Top


Investments

Mergent First Research - if prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent - Profiles on industry segments with in-depth information.

Mergent InvestorEdge -at a library computer or outside the library - Annual, corporate bond and industry reports, market trends outlook and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - at a library computer or outside the library - Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on investments.

Value Line Investment Survey - Regularly updated and representing about 95% of total U.S. stock market capitalization.

 Top


Job Preparation and Careers

Career Transitions - Walks job seekers through the entire process of changing careers.

Cypress Resume - Create professional-quality resumes in three quick, simple steps.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Covers hundreds of occupations and employment projections.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

 Top

Languages

Mango Languages - Self-paced lessons on more than 60 languages including ESL.

 Top

Leisure

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, socials sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode.

Freegal - Download music--up to 5 songs per week--and keep it.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection - Practical and scientific theory articles on horticulture.

 Top

Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

APS (American Physical Society) Journals - Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society (APS) strives to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. In support of this objective, APS publishes primary research and review journals.

Article First (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of the tables of contents pages of journals.

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Computer Database - Computer-related product news and reviews.

ECO (Electronic Collections Online) (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of scholarly journals.

ERIC (Only available at the library.) - Journal articles and reports on education.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.

FirstSearch (Only available at the library.) - Information on a wide range of subjects in 25 databases.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library - Current Florida newspapers (including the Venice Gondolier), digitized from 2005 - present, historic Florida newspapers, and more.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

General OneFile - Full-text articles updated daily on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center Gold - General interest database.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota Herald Tribune E-Edition (Only available at the library.)

 Top


Obituaries

Obituary Index Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

 Top

Science

General Science Collection - Over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals with information on current scientific developments.

 Top

Spanish Language

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Índice de revistas latinoamericanas de las ciencias y las humanidades.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Informe - Con textos completos abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

 Top

Test Preparation

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.

 

Research Help and More

 
Featured Resource of the Month: Mango Languages

mango_button-01.pngMango Languages is a  premiere library resource that offers 60 foreign language courses, 17 English courses taught in user’s native tongue and includes self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

Mango Languages is available online 24/7 and on-the-go by downloading the mobile app in the Google Play or Apple store.

Get started for free with your library card! 

 

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

ArtistWorks for Libraries - Learn how to play an instrument, sing or make art from accomplished Grammy-winning and award-winning professors. Suitable for all ages.

Dramatic Learning (part of World Book Online) - Classics and Original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Fine Arts and Music Collection - Full-text magazines and journals with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

 Top

Books and Reading

Books and Authors - Recommendations, summaries, expert picks and award winners.

Beanstack - Portal to library reading and activity programs.

Cloud Library - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the Cloud Library app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

EBSCOhost eBook Collection - Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available! 

FloridaCat (Only available at the library.) - Search the catalog of books and other materials in Florida libraries.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Literature Resource Center - Full-text articles, critical essays and author biographies.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

NoveList Plus - Includes Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Articles and Reading lists.

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Need help getting started? Go to https://help.overdrive.com/ for more assistance or contact the library.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Popular children's stories funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) (Only available at the library.) - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

WorldCat.org - Search the collections of libraries around the world.

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Business and Residential Information

Business Economics and Theory Collection - Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Business Plans Handbook Series - Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies and consultants.

Demographics Now, Library Edition - Analyze the market potential of any area in the USA.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network - Delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.

General BusinessFile ASAP - Covers business, management, industry, economics, politics and investments.

Mergent First Research (If prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent) - Tools for enhancing presentations and quickly learning a company's key business issues.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support, including information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training, to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Collection - Academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Resource Center - Tools for conducting industry research, financial planning, marketing, and franchising a business.

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Cars

ChiltonLibrary.com - Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

Kelley Blue Book - Pricing and information on land vehicles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft.

NADAguides.com - Access to auction, trade, loan and retail values for any new or used vehicle.

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eBooks and Downloadables

Cloud Library - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or portable device using the 3M Cloud app. (Find the app for your device and learn more about how it works at www.yourcloudlibrary.com.)  

Freegal - Download music--up to five songs per week--and keep it. Freegal FAQs can be accessed at http://www.freegalmusic.com/questions.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode. Flipster online tutorials are now available. 

OverDrive - Download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Almanacs

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - La Enciclopedia estudiantil hallazgos en línea es una enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Florida Memory - Resources from the State Library and Archives that illustrate significant moments in the state's history.

GPO Monthly Catalog (Only available at the library.) - Searches government publications.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

PapersFirst (Only available at the library.) - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Proceedings (Only available at the library.) - Searches indexes from worldwide conference proceedings.

WorldAlmanac (Only available at the library.) - Statistics on hundreds of topics.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - School-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Online Reference Center - Articles, web links, videos, interactive maps, and much more.

World Book Online - Includes World Book resources, Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Early World of Learning and Dramatic Learning.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition (Only available at the library.) - Fill in your family tree.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

HeritageQuest Online - Find your ancestors.

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (Available only at Selby Library and Venice Library; ask staff for log-in assistance.) 

Obituary Index Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

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Government

Government Documents collection - Information about the collection of U.S. documents at Selby, including links to the "Basic Collection" of documents (most available online) and to select government agencies.

Right Service at the Right Time (aka Right Service Florida) - A free online database providing information to people looking for assistance with daily needs, housing, healthcare, transportation and employment.

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Grants

GrantCraft - Tools to understand and write effective grants.

GrantSpace - Find out how to secure funds and operate effectively.

Philanthropy News Digest - Articles and features culled from print and electronic media.

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Health and Wellness

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, social sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module) - Medical and statistical information.

Health Reference Center Academic - Full-text nursing and allied health journals, newsletters and more.

MEDLINE (Only available at the library.) - Medical, dentistry and nursing journals, magazines and newspapers.

MedlinePlus - Updated daily with information on diseases, drugs, hospitals and physicians; includes encyclopedia, dictionary and more.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Merck Manuals - Point-of-care medical reference journals, articles, and medical information for medical professionals and consumers.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection - Academic journals and reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection - Periodicals with comprehensive information supporting physical therapy and sports medicine.

Science and Medicine - Series of eBooks covering Medical and Science.

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History

U.S. History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in the United States.

World History Collection - Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in world history and scholarly work.

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Homework Help

CultureGrams - Facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries.

Dramatic Learning - Classics and original scripts, skits, monologues and lesson plans.

Early World of Learning (part of World Book Online) - Games, stories and videos for preschoolers and early elementary students.

Educator's Reference Complete - Over 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text academic journals, and premier reference sources focused on educational principles, child development and psychology.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Research across all academic disciplines, many articles with full text and images.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

InfoTrac Junior Edition - Full-text information designed for junior high and middle school students.

InfoTrac Student Edition - Full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books designed for high-school students.

IssueLab - Thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.

Junior Reference Collection - In-depth coverage of middle grades curriculum subjects includes biographies, topic overviews, plot summaries and primary sources.

Kids InfoBits - Help on homework assignments, science projects and fun for students K-Grade 5.

NoveList K-8 Plus - Helps younger readers find books for their reading level and interests.

Sarasota County Schools' Library Catalogs - Search the catalogs of books and materials in Sarasota County Schools.

Storycasts - Staff recreates popular children's stories. Funded by the Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota.

World Book Online for Kids - Engaging content to bring the text to life for children.

World Book Online Info Finder - For school-age patrons’ homework and research needs.

World Book Timelines - Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

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Investments

Mergent First Research - if prompted, username = sarasota, password = mergent - Profiles on industry segments with in-depth information.

Mergent InvestorEdge -at a library computer or outside the library - Annual, corporate bond and industry reports, market trends outlook and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - at a library computer or outside the library - Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on investments.

Value Line Investment Survey - Regularly updated and representing about 95% of total U.S. stock market capitalization.

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Job Preparation and Careers

Career Transitions - Walks job seekers through the entire process of changing careers.

Cypress Resume - Create professional-quality resumes in three quick, simple steps.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Covers hundreds of occupations and employment projections.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

ReferenceUSA - at a library computer or outside the library - Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, locate people and find jobs.

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Languages

Mango Languages - Self-paced lessons on more than 60 languages including ESL.

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Leisure

Access Video on Demand - Videos on careers, socials sciences, business, STEM, health, travel and recreation and more.

Culinary Arts Collection - Thousands of recipes, restaurant reviews, articles and industry information.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron ID," enter your library card barcode.

Freegal - Download music--up to 5 songs per week--and keep it.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection - Practical and scientific theory articles on horticulture.

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Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

APS (American Physical Society) Journals - Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society (APS) strives to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. In support of this objective, APS publishes primary research and review journals.

Article First (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of the tables of contents pages of journals.

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Computer Database - Computer-related product news and reviews.

ECO (Electronic Collections Online) (Only available at the library.) - Worldwide collection of scholarly journals.

ERIC (Only available at the library.) - Journal articles and reports on education.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.

FirstSearch (Only available at the library.) - Information on a wide range of subjects in 25 databases.

Flipster - Digital access to the most popular magazines. If asked to enter "Patron Number," use your library card barcode.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library - Current Florida newspapers (including the Venice Gondolier), digitized from 2005 - present, historic Florida newspapers, and more.

Florida Electronic Library - Electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books.

General OneFile - Full-text articles updated daily on a wide range of topics.

General Reference Center Gold - General interest database.

GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Encyclopedias and reference sources.

HathiTrust - Digitized collections of some of the nation's research libraries.

Popular Magazines - Full-text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines.

Sarasota Herald Tribune E-Edition (Only available at the library.)

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Obituaries

Obituary Index Search from the Sarasota County History Center - Begins January 2000 and is updated periodically.

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Science

General Science Collection - Over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals with information on current scientific developments.

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Spanish Language

ClasePeriodica (Only available at the library.) - Índice de revistas latinoamericanas de las ciencias y las humanidades.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (parte de World Book Online) - Enciclopedia de conocimientos generales.

Informe - Con textos completos abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

MedlinePlus en español - Se actualiza diariamente e incluye enfermedades, medicamentos, hospitales y médicos, enciclopedia, diccionario y más.

Occupational Outlook Handbook en Español - Cubre cientos de ocupaciones y las proyecciones de empleo.

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Test Preparation

Driving-Tests.org - Links to practice driving tests and manuals.

LearningExpress Library - Practice tests, skill-building materials, and career resources.