Digital Resources by Name

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Ancestry: Library Edition

Ancestry dot com 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.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder, Inside Library Only

 


AtoZ Databases

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!"

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


AtoZ Databases en Español 

A to Z databases

AtoZdatabases 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!

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


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Beanstack

Blue and black Beanstack heart and text

Beanstack is a web-based reading challenge software.

You can track your reading minutes, write book reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn digital badges and prizes.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle

A database focused on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Intended to support a wide range of students as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collection aims to imbue the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse Help Now

Brainfuse HelpNow provides customized learning tools for users of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students can communicate with live tutors any day of the week, from 2-11 p.m. EST, using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems.

Additionally, users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for detailed feedback, and the 24/7 Center options give users the freedom to find assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor.

HelpNow can create individualized learning plans based on skills assessments as well as personalized flashcards on a wide variety of topics. Students can also organize their own online, collaborative study groups.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


Brainfuse JobNow

BrainFuse Job Now

Brainfuse JobNow is a versatile, online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live interview coaching, personalized job search assistance, interview tips, and career resources.

Job seekers can utilize the Resume Lab, where they can submit their resumes any time, and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Users are also able to download resume templates and browse resources for producing better resumes.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


Business Insights: Essentials

Gale Business Insight 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.**

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


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Clearwater Sun Newspaper Collection

The Clearwater Evening Sun

The Clearwater Sun newspaper was published from May 1, 1914 to July 27, 1989. Issues are available on microfilm from 1925-1989 at the Clearwater Main Library and online at pinellasmemory.org. Cataloging and processing digital copies from the microfilm is an ongoing staff- and volunteer-driven project. Please contact the library to request research assistance.

 


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FactCheck.org

FactCheck.org

A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, FactCheck.org is a "nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics."


Florida Driving Test Practice

Florida Driving Test

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.

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library, Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services

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.

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Fold3

Fold 3 by Ancestry

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Over 537 million original documents with millions added every month. The internet's best Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWII and Vietnam War collections.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Explore over 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Music from more than 30,000 labels and 80 countries is available for you to download and stream for FREE! Patrons are limited to 5 downloads per week.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


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Gale Business: DemographicsNow

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.**

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Search Gale Business: Entrepreneurship to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale: Florida Newspaper Database

GALE Florida newspaper database

Search for full-text articles from over 50 state and local newspapers, including Florida Trend, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Bay Business Journal, and the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times. Available dates vary by publication.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale in Context: Middle School

Gale in Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Find authoritative content and a user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Gale One File Culinary Arts

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

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Gale OneFile: High School Edition provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for middle- and high school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Gale OneFile: 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.**

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Vocations and Careers

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Wikipedia is not an encyclopedia, this is - Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

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

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


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ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

ProQuest. Start here.

Historical Black Newspapers provide cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States. Covering everything from major events to everyday life, these titles are invaluable research tools for studying American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and art.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


ProQuest Historical Florida Newspapers

ProQuest. Start here.

Historical Florida Newspapers empower researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to local and regional history. From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, industrial developments, and race relations; to international, local and regional politics, the U.S. State Collections reveal state and local news coverage valued by researchers. Each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page images in easily downloadable PDF format.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


Hoopla

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.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


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Internet Archive: Clearwater Library Collections

Internet Archive

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.


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Kanopy

Kanopy thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy is an on-demand, film-streaming service. Clearwater library card holders can create a free account via the library's website to start streaming up to 10 films a month instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


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Libby (formerly OverDrive)

Libby, the library reading app. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, & magazines.

9,000+ PDF, EPUB, and Kindle ebooks. Also, digital audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


Library of Congress Newspaper Navigator

Library of Congress Newspaper Navigator

Search 1.56 million historic newspaper photos. Newspaper Navigator is a project of the Innovator in Residence Program at the Library of Congress. The goals of Newspaper Navigator are 1) to extract visual content from 16+ million pages of digitized historic American newspapers in Chronicling America and 2) re-imagine how members of the American public can search the visual content using machine-learning techniques. All Newspaper Navigator photos are in the public domain.


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.**

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


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The New York Times

Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com

Enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times online with your Clearwater library card: 1) Click the link above or to the right, 2) Click "Redeem," 3) Create an account or login with an existing account, 4) Enjoy 24 hours of access.

NOTE: You'll have to return to the Library's website after the 24 hours expire to generate a new access code. It's recommended you bookmark this page.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


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Peterson's Career Prep

Peterson's Career Prep

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities.

Career assessments prompt personalized career recommendations and guidance on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability.

Search for open jobs opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


Pinellas County Public Records Database

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. No library card is required.


Pinellas Memory

Pinellas Memory: Libraries connecting people with history

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


PolitiFact

PolitiFact logo

"A [Pulitzer-Prize winning] fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics." The site is best known for its "Truth-O-Meter," which rates statements on a scale of True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False, or the lowest rating: "Pants on Fire."


ProCitizenProCitizen

Designed for people who want to become naturalized citizens, ProCitizen helps you prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the U.S. citizenship test.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


ProCitizen en Español

ProCitizen

Preparación para obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


Pronunciator

Pronunciator language learner

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.

Access: Any PPLC Cardholder


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Safety Harbor Herald Collection

Safety Harbor Herald building

This collection, maintained by the Safety Harbor Library, contains digitized, searchable issues of the Safety Harbor Herald ranging from 1919 through 1989.


St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times, 1901-recent

St. Petersburg TimesSearch through more than 100 years of St. Petersburg Times/Tampa Bay Times newspapers. Full-text searching for all available issues. You can download PDF versions of issues for later research.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


Snopes

Snopes logo

An independent fact-checking organization that researches the origin of rumors, urban legends, and memes. The site is best known for debunking false claims, and also contains a Fake News Archive and a Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors.


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Tampa Bay Times Collection

Search the Tampa Bay Times collection

Search through current and past Tampa Bay Times articles, blogs, and web-exclusives. Coverage for the print edition runs from 1987-present and includes both full-text search and images for the current year's issues. Web content is covered from 2002-present, and blogs are covered from 2005-present. Content can be downloaded for later reading.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


Twayne's Author Series

Gale 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.**

Access: Any Florida Cardholder


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Value Line

Value Line The Most Trusted Name Investment Research

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.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


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The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click below to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the link again and log in as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Access: Clearwater Card Only


The Washington Post

Washington Post. Democracy Dies in Darkness.

Access The Washington Post on the go! Just click here to create your account, and you can start reading immediately. Your access will be available for the next 7 days. After 7 days, come back and click the link below again, and log in as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Access: Clearwater Card Only