Online Research

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Visit Library Edition.
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. Only available inside the library.


Search obituary notices, current, and archived articles from the Tampa Bay Times.


Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.

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Read and research in the New York Times digital edition with stories and articles from the late 1800's to the present.

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The Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library provides full-text journals, e-books, and web resources on almost any topic you can imagine. For general research as well as for those working on college term papers. Also included: Dedicated Resources for Children and Spanish-speakers (Informe) Visit The Florida Electronic Library website.

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The Gale Testing & Education Reference Database offers test books and practice tests in many career fields and educational endeavors

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WorldCat Discovery     

Visit WorldCat Discovery.

WorldCat allows you to search library holdings of public and academic libraries throughout the United States and several other countries.  

A to Z databases


AtoZdatabases is a user-friendly database that provides details on U.S. businesses and households. In addition to basic business profiles, research demographic data to create email marketing, sales leads, and mailing lists. This resource also includes a free job searching tool and allows you to search for individuals across the U.S. 

View AtoZdatabases webpage.

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Pronunciator supports 50 native languages learning 80 foreign languages. View Language webpage for more information. Courses for people learning English as a Second Language (ESL) are also available.
Sign up for your Pronunicator account. (You'll want to think of a username and password first.)

Once you've established an account, you can log-in directly on the Pronunciator's website.

Popular Magazines

Gale Popular Magazines

Find full-text articles from many of today's favorite magazine titles, ranging from: 

  • Vanity Fair to Sports Illustrated
  • Titles for children
    • Boys' Life
    • Highlights
    • Ranger Rick 
    • National Geographic for Kids 

(Photos and graphics are not always included.)

Visit Gale website.

Ask a Librarian

Chat with, text, or email a real-life Florida librarian. Administered by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, virtual reference services are available through live chat and text messaging from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET). Emails can be left 24 hours a day. Try it out the next time you have a pressing reference question!