Alphabetical list of Most Popular Databases

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Database Name Link Available
Description Online Help

in library only None Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more. Research guides

link Find a job, business, person or create mailing lists & sales leads.  For home access, your default password is the last 4 digits of your phone number. Intro videos


Chilton Library
link Mobile friendly, no app Provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics, repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Online tutorials

Consumer Reports
in library only None Full text access to their consumer product research, ask a staff member to log you in. Outline of site features

Florida Electronic Library
link None Portal to digital collections provided by the State Library of Florida for use by students, research scholars and consumers. FAQ

hoopla digital

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone and even your TV!

With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Florida Library Navigator
link None Navigator shows you items owned by libraries outside of Pinellas County.
Please search our catalog first before ordering items through Navigator!
Your library of choice on Navigator is PPLC (Pinellas Public Library Cooperative) and your username/password are your library card # and pin (same as you use to log in to our catalog).

vínculo      Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Ayuda (en Inglés)

NextReads Newsletters
link N/A Reading recommendations sent directly to your inbox! You can choose from more than 25 NextReads newsletters, each one focused on a genre or topic.  Newsletters range from weekly to bi-monthly and cover all age groups.

NoveList Plus
link None Contains plot summaries and information on thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Offers suggestions of what to read next as well as author read-alike lists and book discussion guides.  A one stop shop for all readers! Support

Tutorial videos

Now RBdigital, see below

link     Large selection of downloadable audiobooks in .mp3  format, popular e-books in .epub, Kindle and .pdf format, and streaming videos which can be watched in your browser. Device guides

Tutorial videos

PPLC Pop Library App
link      Access your account, search the catalog and place holds. Find items by scanning the barcode and use the map feature to find the nearest library. You can also check out & download e-books, audiobooks and magazines!

link      Online language learning for over 80 languages, courses in English and 50 other languages. Learn through activities, drills and quizzes that have been developed by language educators. Help center

User manual

RBdigital (formerly OneClickdigital)

Provides access to always available (no wait lists!) downloadable files of Recorded Books audiobooks.
  • You must first create an account on the system to use this service
  • You may do this in the library or from home with an access code
  • Please call the Oldsmar Library for the access code 813-749-1181
  • Please have your Pinellas County library card ready when you call!
Want to use RBdigital for audiobooks AND magazines? You need 2 accounts, click here for info.

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

The world's largest digital library newsstand offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download!

Want to use RBdigital for audiobooks AND magazines? You need 2 accounts, click here for info.
Online help & support contact

Sesame Street e-books
link None An online collection of Sesame Street e-books, some with animation & audio. FAQ

link   An online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids. Includes books in French & Spanish for language learning! Technical support

Universal Class
link None An online continuing education program with over 500 courses on topics ranging from lifestyle to test prep to office skills. You can view course offerings here.
  • You must first create an account with Universal Class to view course materials or take a class
  • You may do this in the library or from home with an OLDSMAR library card, please call us at 813-749-1181 if your card is from another Pinellas library
  • You must have a working e-mail account to register
  • Once registered, you will use your username & password to log in


Now RBdigital Magazines, see above

Try Power Search as a starting point for research!