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Art/Music


CAMIO
link OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.

Fine Arts & Music Collection
link With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered, this collection supports research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Pop Culture Collection
link Pop culture - it's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.

Audiobooks (downloadable)


OneClickdigital
link Provides access to downloadable .mp3 and .wma files of Recorded Books audiobooks - all iPod compatible.
  • 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!

OverDrive
link Audiobooks in .mp3 format from a variety of publishers which can be downloaded to a home computer or a variety of listening devices. Extensive help is available here.

Automotive


Chilton Library
link 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.

Consumer Reports
in library only Reliability ratings for new & used cars. Ask a staff member to log you in.

Driving-tests.org
link Free online practice tests for the written portion of the Florida Learner's Permit tests for both automobile and motorcycle. Also links to the Official Florida Driver's Handbook.

Websites

  Car values
Edmunds* Kelley Blue Book * N.A.D.A.

Books/Reading/Literature


Artemis Literary Sources
link Search across several major literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Books & Authors
link Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and books together.  Covers both fiction and non-fiction.

Literature Resource Center
link Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world

Litfinder
link 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.

NoveList
in library
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home access
Contains plot summaries and information on thousands of fiction books for all ages as well as author read-alike lists and book discussion guides.
Business - please see our page of Business Resources
 
Career/Employment - please see our page of Employment Resources
 
Children's - please see Databases for Kids
 

Directories


AtoZdatabases
in library
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home access
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.

E-Books


cloudLibrary (formerly 3M Cloud Library)
link An e-book service fully integrated into our catalog. You can browse available books directly in the catalog here. A user guide & FAQ are available here.

E-books on EbscoHost
in library
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home access
Formerly available through NetLibrary, these are mostly academic e-books that can be viewed on any computer with internet access. These titles can not be downloaded to an e-reader.

OverDrive
link Popular & bestselling e-books in .epub, Kindle or .pdf format from a variety of publishers which can be downloaded to a home computer and transferred to an e-book reader. Extensive help is available here.

Project Gutenberg e-books
link Looking for more .epub titles? Consider one of these free public domain titles! Choose from over 15,000 titles that never expire and don’t count against your OverDrive library checkout limit!

Sesame Street e-books
link An online collection of Sesame Street e-books, some with animation & audio.

TumbleBooks
home access An online collection of talking, animated picture books for children. Includes books in Spanish & French for language learning!

Education


Career Cruising
link For job seekers as well as students doing career research. Provides career interest assessments and extensive career, education & financial aid information. Users who create an account can create a portfolio and build a resume.

Educator's Reference Complete
link A resource for educators and those studying education - contains full-text articles from more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education.

Educational Resources Info Center
link ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Library of Congress Teacher Resources
link The Library of Congress offers classroom materials to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teachings. Find lesson plans and more to meet state standards.

Universal Class
link 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
Employment - please see our page of Employment Resources
 
Encyclopedias - please see General Reference
 

Español


Career Cruising
vínculo Conozca la verdad sobre las carreras.

Informe
vínculo Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Pronunciator
vínculo Con Pronunciator tienes acceso a cursos de más de 80 idiomas, hablados por el 95% de la población mundial.

Genealogy


Ancestry
in library only Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more.

General Reference


A to Z Databases
in library
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home access
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.

Academic OneFile
link The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading academic journals and reference sources.

Expanded Academic ASAP
link This database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images

Florida Newspaper Database
link Indexes of Florida newspapers, some with full text

General OneFile
link A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Ref. Center Gold
link General interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.

Popular Magazines
link Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines covering current events, sports, science, health and more.

Health


Health & Wellness Resource Center
link Created for the needs of the general public, this database includes info from health/medical journals, pamphlets, reference books and general interest publications as well as 700 health-related videos.

Health Reference Center Academic
link This database provides access to the full text and images of respected nursing   and medical journals, plus consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, topical overviews, reference books and more.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
link Offers researchers looking for answers to nursing or allied health questions millions of articles found in over 1,100 journals.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine collection
link Covering a wide spectrum of information, both researcher and practitioner alike will have access to a diverse but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

History


The Civil War
link Contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches.

U.S. History Collection
link This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

World History Collection
link This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

Home & Leisure


Consumer Reports
in library only
Full text access to their consumer product research, ask a staff member to log you in.

Culinary Arts Collection
link Includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
link A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Home Improvement Collection
link This collection of more than 200 titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and will meet the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
link This collection of more than 800 journals, 29 reference titles, and travel handbooks from Fodor's provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields. A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers alike.

Popular Magazines
link Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines covering current events, sports, science, health and more.

Zinio
link 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!

Language


Pronunciator
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.
Literature - please see Books
 

Military Science


Military & Intelligence Database
link Reference materials and journals for and about military personnel.

War & Terrorism Collection
link This collection gives valuable insight into conflicts and their causes as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Music - please see Art
 
Reading - please see Books
 

Science


Agriculture Collection
link With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects to cutting edge scientific research.

Computer Database
link Provides today's most well read and influential periodicals on the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
link Provides robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
link A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

General Science Collection
link Provides researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

Social Sciences


Business Economics & Theory Collection
link Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields

Communication & Mass Media Collection
link A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature

Criminal Justice Collection
link Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge

Diversity Studies Collection
link A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community

Gender Studies Collection
link Aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
link This collection of more than 800 journals, 29 reference titles, and travel handbooks from Fodor's provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields. A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers alike.

Information Science & Library Issues
link Information professionals and other knowledge workers will find appropriate and useful information, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

Pop Culture Collection
link Pop Culture. It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.

Psychology Collection
link This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death and gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
link Users of this collection can research different religions & philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included as well as extensive reference content.