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Automobiles & Driving

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. 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.

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Florida Driving Test Practice

Prepare to get behind the wheel in the Sunshine State with these Florida DMV practice tests, perfect if you’re preparing for the permit test, driver’s license test, or senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of those tests at all Florida DMV locations is the same.

Florida Driving Tests

Art & Music

Artist Works

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. You'll find everything you need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

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Business

A to Z Databases

"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!"

A to Z Databases

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Business Insights Essentials

Demographics Now

Create population and income maps, demographic reports, sales lead lists, market information, and access census data using Demographics Now. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Demographics Now

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Legal Forms

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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Small Business Resource Center

Careers

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Career Tranisitions

Vocations and Careers Collection

Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Vocations and Careers

Downloadables

Hoopla

Hoopla digital provides online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks and comic books. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free content with a valid library card.

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OverDrive: eBooks and e-Audiobooks

Overdrive is one of three eBook collections maintained by the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC).

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RBdigital (Zinio Magazines)

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

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En Español

A to Z Databases

A to Z databases es la premier de búsqueda de trabajo, de referencia y la lista de correo de base de datos que incluye 30 millones de negocios y ejecutivos perfiles y 220 millones de habitantes. Ideal para las oportunidades de ventas, listas de correo, estudios de mercado, oportunidades de empleo, búsqueda de amigos y parientes, y mucho mas!

A to Z Databases

Informe Académico

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. **Utilice el número de su tarjeta de biblioteca como contraseña cuando se le pregunte.**

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Finance

Weiss Financial Ratings

Weiss Financial Ratings offers financial strength ratings covering 6,000 Banks, 5,800 Credit Unions & 4,300 Insurance Companies.

Weiss Financial Ratings

Value Line

Investment research for 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, and 200,000 options and other securities. Value Line is best known for their Investment Survey, one of the most widely read investment services in the world.

Value Line

Genealogy & History

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.

Ancestry

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). **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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Florida Newspapers

Internet Archive: Clearwater Library Collections

Explore Clearwater and Pinellas County history on Internet Archive. Highlights include the Aqua Clara Yearbook from Clearwater High School and Clearwater City Directories. No library card required.

Internet Archive

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.

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Pinellas Memory

Explore Pinellas County history in our collaborative archive, which includes local newspapers, historical photographs, and other documents. No library card required.

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Language Learning

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is an online language-learning system. Learn more than 80 languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

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Medicine

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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Reading & Literature

Select Reads

Browse or sign up for monthly newsletters of new titles, staff picks, and new releases from your favorite authors.

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Books and Authors

Books & Authors combines both browseable menus and visual search technology to guide readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Books and Authors

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis. The database provides researchers with unbounding evidence to support their literary responses and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and perspectives are represented. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Literature Resource Center

LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

LitFinder

Twayne's Author Series

The acclaimed Twayne's Author Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of more than 600 books that comprise three print series --United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors -- each of which were carefully coordinated with input from librarians and educators to include authors universally studied in high schools and colleges. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

Twayne's Author Series

Research

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).**Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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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.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of electronic reference resources including encyclopedias, biographies, handbooks, workbooks, bibliographies, and guidebooks. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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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.**Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress LibraryTM LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

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Technology

Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on mobile devices, PCs, and Macs.

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Universal Class

Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter.

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Young Adults (Teens)

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.

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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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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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. **Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress LibraryTM LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

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Youth (K-5)

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.**Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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Youth (Middle School)

Research in Context

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.**Please use your library card number as the password when asked.**

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Any PPLC Cardholder


Any Florida Cardholder


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