Resources & eBooks

Resources & eBooks

eBooks and Digital Magazines:

Overdrive Downloadable Books: Download best selling audio e-books 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world and transfer books to your MP3 or burn onto a CD for listening on-the-go.

NEW! RB Digital Magazines: Access digital magazines at your fingertips! Check out current and back issues, and keep as long as you'd like! Experience anytime, anywhere- available on PCs, Macs and mobile devices.

Tumblebooks: Games, read-along stories, ebooks and more.

 

Available with your NPR Library card:

 

Ancestry.com
Start your family tree.  Who will you discover? This resource is available at computers within your NPR Library.

NEW! Artist Works: Unlimited access to instructional video lessons for instruments, voice and art.

Ask a Librarian
Get help with your questions by asking a librarian.  This site also contains resoruces for students, teachers and librians. Access fulltext magazine and journal articles by following this link. This service is available from home, as well as from the library. If you are using it from home, you will need to type in your library card number. The program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by Florida Department of State, Divison of Library and Information Services.

BrainFuse HelpNow
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

NEW! ChiltonLibrary: Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. The Florida Electronic Library offers information for all age groups, including homework help for students and resources for teachers.

Freegal
Freegal Music gives you access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog of your country. Sign up at your NPR Library and then use the above link to access the site.

NEW! Kanopy: The world's finest cinema, streamed for free with your library card

Learning Express
We are pleased to provide online test preparation, skill building and job preparation resources through the Learning Express website.

Lynda.com
provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts. This is a high-quality resource for employees looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, communication, and a wide range of other topics.

Mango
Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

NEW! Signing Savvy: Your complete sign language resource, with a video dictionary of signs for more than 7,000 words and phrases.

NEW! Small Engine Repair: Repair small engines yourself! Learn how to repair boats, tractors, lawnmowers and more.

Universal Class: Over 500 online courses. Learn something new today! CEUs available.

World Book Online
World Book Online offers access to articles, games, ebooks and so much more.

 

Helpful sites (no library card required):

 

Academic Earth
Free Academic Video Courses from Leading Universities.

American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Business Continuity Plan
A plan for members of a business continuity team and management. You may provide print copies of this plan within your emergency operations center (EOC) to eview roles, responsibilities, tasks, and reference information when the team is activated.

Computer Training
Enjoy these step by step-by-step tutorials that walk you through basic computer skills, the internet, emailing and more.  Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

Driving Test
Driving-Test.org for libraries offers free access to drivers education practice tests.

Free Translation
FreeTranslation.com allows users to obtain free translations of both text and web pages.

Get Help Florida
This site is here to help you find valuable government information easily. There are thousands of e-government federal, state and county programs & services, organized by category. As a statewide portal, this website is intended to provide government and non-profit resources for those in need.

Human Rights Library
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than twenty-five thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also provides access to more than four thousands links and a unique search device for multiple human rights sites.  Documents are available in six languages - Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Instructables
Share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.

Job for Teens
A website specifically dedicated to helping teens with little to no experience find jobs.

KhanAcademy
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Microsoft Office Training: Did you know that Microsoft offers free self-paced courses online? You can improve your Office skills, starting now!

MIT: MIT publishes virtually all of its course materials online for free. You can access hundreds of college courses through their site in your own time.

NetSmartz: Internet safety tips and more for all ages. Register to create a free account!

NY Public Library's Ready Reference Resources: A collection of reference resources provided by the NYPL.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Smart History: Smart History is like an interactive, multi-media art history book, covering artistic movements from ancient cultures through today.

Special Topics: Hillsborough Community College has a subject directory of recommended Web sites for a variety of subjects.

USA.gov: The US Government's Official Web Portal:  The US Government's Official Web Portal: Home page of the US for all government transactions, services and information

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