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  • Accedas Noticias (NewsBank)

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      Acceda Noticias provides Web-based access to the complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources and complete electronic newspaper editions across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Spain.

    • Accelerated Reader/Reading Counts
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      Find your next book to read using your school’s AR/RC list. Locate your school in the alphabetical listing. Browse the book list or search by title or by author. You can sort the book list by AR™ Book Level or by AR™ Points to focus on those titles that meet your reading requirements. Only titles with a house icon are found within our collection.  After finding a house icon, click on the green check button to locate a copy or request a copy for MAYL delivery.

    • America’s Newspapers and More (NewsBank)

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        NewsBank provides access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local (Orlando Sentinel, El Sentinel), state, regional, national and international newspapers and other news sources. NewsBank’s full-text, fully searchable databases are consistently updated with the current content you require to research issues and events. NewsBank resources also include years of archives, enabling you to research subjects from the past and track trends or developments from their origins.

      • American History through Decades from the 1920’s to the 2000’s

          This award-winning database examines the iconic personalities and moments that marked each ten-year period and defined each decade in North America during the twentieth century. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada. Database search features quick and advanced levels with search limiters; and browse categories including subject, geographical locations, and an alphabetical list of notable men and women. Users may create an account that allows saving searches, articles and citations.

        • Ancestry Library Edition
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          Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 7,000 genealogy databases and 200 billion images with a single search. Collections provide information on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Updates and new content are always being added. U.S. databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1940), vital, church, court, and immigration records. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Many international records are available. Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec. U.K. collections offer censuses for England, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, and Scotland, with nearly 200 million records; Births and Baptisms (1834-1906), Marriage Licenses (1521-1869), Deaths and Burials (1834-1934), and Poor Law Records (1840-1938) in London; and more. Other international collections continue to grow with more than 46 million records from German census, vital records, emigration indexes, ship lists, phone directories, and more; Chinese surnames in the large and growing Jiapu Collection of Chinese lineage books; Jewish family history records from Eastern Europe and Russia; and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian.

        • Archives of Sexuality and Gender

            Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture provides rare and unique documentation of LGBTQ history through fully-searchable newsletters, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources. Selection of materials is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in sexuality and gender studies.

          • Beanstack
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            Participate in the library's reading programs using Beanstack.

          • Big Interview
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            Big Interview’s powerful video tutorials and virtual interview practice software will help you learn key concepts, build confidence, and prepare for your interview.  Created by one of the top interview coaches in the US, Big Interview gives you the advantage you need to land your dream job.

          • brainfuse
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            Connect with a qualified tutor for expert help in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Test Preparation (such as GED, SAT and ACT) and Writing Assistance.

          • Business Plans Handbook (Gale eBooks)

              Starting a business and need a plan? Here is a collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funds for small businesses throughout North America.

            • Chilton Library

                This resource offers step-by-step instructions, photos, diagrams, and much more for automobile repair and maintenance. It is simple enough for the do-it-yourself mechanic but comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Consumers with older vehicles will find its expansive resources helpful for keeping their vehicles running and extending service life. It also includes repair information for some vintage makes, starting as early as 1940. The “Chilton” brand is recognized by consumers as a leading and reliable source for automotive repair information. Chilton Library is one of the best library resources for automotive repair information and is highly recommended by librarians.

                Features include:

                • Repair procedures for most domestic and international manufacturers and models
                • Detailed maintenance schedules with recommended service intervals
                • Vacuum and wiring diagrams, photos, and illustrations
                • Search vehicle recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
                • Identify trouble codes retrieved from a vehicle’s onboard computer
                • Monthly content updates
                • Printer-friendly articles and images
              • Christian Science Monitor

                  The Christian Science Monitor is a highly regarded and award-winning independent international news organization that delivers thoughtful global and U.S. news.  Known for its nonpartisan views and analytical reporting style, the publication provides in-depth coverage of key issues and events across the nation, and around the world. In most cases, full text articles from 1980 to current.

                • Critical Insights: Authors

                    This series focuses on an author’s entire body of work, providing literary criticism and biographical information. Authors included are: William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Walker, and Tennessee Williams.

                  • Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, & Technique

                      Essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels, including genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship such as penciling and inking.

                    • Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics

                        In-depth insight for over 215 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. Researchers will be familiar with the characters and stories included in this collection, yet will gain a deeper understanding, as the literary nature of the stories is presented in critical format by leading writers in the field.

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                      Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

                      Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >