Online Reference Databases
The Lake County Library System offers free access to online reference databases to library patrons. An online database is a computerized collection of information on
a specific subject or area. All of these databases serve as electronic libraries that contain enormous amounts of information. Patrons can access most of these databases from Public Internet computers at any library or from a home, school or work computer that has an Internet connection. The only thing you will need is your library card number.
All residents may contact the Lake County Library System library of their choice for a free library card or
click here for an online application.
If you have difficulty accessing one of these databases, the problem may be in the configuration of your browser or the setup of your internet service provider.
Databases Listed By Subject
All of the libraries in Florida have access to the Florida Electronic Library. Additionally, the Lake County Library System subscribes to the databases listed below to supplement the Florida Electronic Library.
Some of our databases provide helpful online tours or tutorials of the database. If a tutorial is available, we have provided a link for you. If you have difficulty accessing one of these databases, the problem may be in the configuration of your browser or the setup of your internet service provider.
Overdrive has thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and movies to stream. You can access content on your computer's browser, or download the app on your phone or tablet. Libby has the same selection of ebooks and audiobooks as Overdrive, but with a smoother design and available only on your phone or tablet.
Ebooks, digital puzzles & games, National Geographic videos and more for grades K-6. No checkout limits. No waiting periods. And no late fees - ever! Available 24/7.
Employ Florida Marketplace
Employ Florida Marketplace is your one-stop online resource for job listings, education and training opportunities, career building assistance and much more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. - See more at: http://www.flelibrary.org/all.php#sthash.DMi1k9WW.dpuf
Florida One-Stop Career Centers
From training to job searches, Florida's One-Stop Career Centers provide a full range of assistance for the jobseeker. Find Information at the state's 73 Full Service or 25 Satellite One-Stop Career Centers or 2 Business Centers.
Extensive resources for genealogical research. Includes U.S. Census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, passenger lists, the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) Lineage Books, slave narratives, Dictionary of American Biography, Native American indexes, and the American Genealogical-Biographical Index.
A resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
Florida Memory Project
The Online Classroom is designed to help educators use photographs, documents, sound recordings and film footage from the State Library and Archives of Florida. The Online Classroom also showcases collaborative projects between the State Library and Archives of Florida and Florida schools. These projects help students make a personal connection to the primary source documents that tell the stories of their communities.
Pronunciator is the library's online language learning tool, with over 160+ languages to choose from. Pronunciator also has the largest ESL curriculum on the planet!
This resources uses flashcards, drills, quizzes, audio lessons, grammar guides, full-length movies, music and more to help you learn. Unique courses are also available, including 8-week travel prep, healthcare phrases and job interview prep.
ABCmouse.com is an educational website for young children that provides online learning activities for 2-6 year olds at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels. ABCmouse.com offers free access for all public schools in the U.S. and Canada and a selection of free content for the general public. Full access to the site’s curriculum and features is available to a subscription-based membership.
LinkedIn Learning offers video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. All the courses on LinkedIn fall into 3 categories: Business, Creative, and Technology. Users have access to over 16,000 courses in 7 languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Brazilian Portuguese. Certificates of course completion are also available. Due to privacy concerns, library patron names will not be shown on completed course certificates. Patrons may sign up for their own personal LinkedIn Learning account (separate from the library account) to have their names added to completed course certificates. Please note that LinkedIn Learning accounts cannot be merged.
Flipster Digital Magazine Catalog
Flipster is an online collection with dozens of digital magazines offered through your library website. All you will need is a library card to access it on your computer browser, Android, Apple or Kindle device. The best part...no late fees!
Florida Electronic Library
A collection of free databases and live reference services available to all Florida residents.
The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service.
AtoZdatabases is the premier job search, reference and mailing list database. It provides details on every business and household in the U.S. The database also includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. AtoZdatabases is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives. The database will help entrepreneurs conduct prospecting, help students complete market studies, and more.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, representing over 400 languages on materials ranging from stone tables to electronic books. WorldCat includes information from 2100 BC to the present with thousands of records containing evaluative content such as tables of contents, cover art, book summaries and notes about the authors.