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DIGITAL RESOURCES / DATABASES
From introductory to advanced lessons, ArtistWorks offers everything needed for musical instruction. ArtistWorks online music teachers bring many years of performing, recording, and teaching experience to their online training courses. ArtistWorks is dedicated to providing anyone, anywhere, with affordable, interactive access to the greatest music teachers in the world.
Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
Instruction from professional musicians
Video-based lessons with bookmarking features
Browser-enabled access for desktop and mobile devices
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research website with over 7 billion records online and more being added almost daily. It includes census images from every available United States federal census (1790-1930). Also included are military records, land, court, and probate records, church and vital records, passenger lists, directories, and much more! **Ancestry is ONLY available inside the library - not from home.**
Would you like to chat with a librarian? Or would you rather text your question on your cell phone? Ask-a-Librarian is a free online service that allows Floridians seeking immediate assistance to speak with a librarian from any of the 100+ participating libraries. Click on the image to get started!
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to library, academic, and government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S. FREE: e-mail marketing, job search, mailing lists and sales leads, people look-up and business profiles!
Florida Electronic Library
Select Internet resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. You will need to use your East Lake Library Card number to access this site.
Florida Memory Project
Florida Memory is an excellent and informative database from the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. Florida Memory contains over 206,060 photographs, over 311 full-length films, 2,926 audio recordings (approximately 34,000 individual tracks), and over 310,000 digitized documents from selected historical and genealogical collections, from the collections of the State Library and the Archives of Florida. It contains information related to almost every city, town or county in Florida, from Alachua to Zephyrhills.
Fold3 Library Edition
Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors. **Like Ancestry, Fold3 is ONLY available inside the library - not from home.**
hoopla has eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, digital movies, TV shows, and comics! Instantly available borrowing! No hold queues! Stream content through your browser on PC/Mac or stream or download with the hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Roku. **As of March 21, we have increased our Hoopla downloads from FIVE to EIGHT per patron for the next three months to give you greater access to e-resources. Also, hoopla's Bonus Borrows Collection, with more than 1,100 top titles, is available! When you borrow these titles now through April 30, you will be debited ZERO borrows from your monthly hoopla borrows! Visit hoopla's Bonus Borrows Collection - http://tinyurl.com/utv9bwg**
Libby / OverDrive
Do you want to download FREE adult, teen, and kids eBooks, eAudiobooks and downloadable movies to your Kindle, iPad, Nook or other e-Reader? Then, check out Libbyand OverDrive! Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more - anywhere, anytime. Enter in your library card number and your PIN number to get started! **Your PIN number is usually set as the last four numbers of your telephone number.** Click on the following links for help with downloading eBooks to your device!
Do you love to read? Do you ever have trouble finding new authors to read? NoveList Plus will help you find your next book! NoveList Plus has expert reading recommendations. Get trustworthy advice from people who love to read. NoveList Has appeal factors in that NoveList Plus will help you decide whether a book is “your style.” Find series information, reading lists, award winners, book discussion guides, and more. Click on the link above and type in your library card barcode.
Open Library provides FREE eBooks to anyone who signs up. It is an online project intended to create "one web page for every book ever published". They have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way! Click on the image to get started!
Would you like to access the Pinellas County Library Cooperative from your Android or IOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)? Search "Pinellas Library Cooperative" in Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the free app to search the catalog, manage your account and renew items, place holds on titles, find the nearest library with their hours and phone number, or locate valuable online resources. You even can scan the ISBN barcode found on a book to see if your library has a copy!
Pronunciator is a language learning database where you can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! Pronunciator also offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses for 50 non-English languages. Register with your library account number and start learning at your own pace today!
RBDigital (Zinio Magazines and more!)
PPLC cardholders have access to around 5,000 FREE digital audiobooks in addition to the e-magazines that we've had through our Zinio database! You can download the items to a computer or you can go to the Apple Store or GooglePlay store to download items to your devices with the RBDigital app! Click on the image or go to to get started!
As of March 15, 2020, TumbleBooks, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31. TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. You may take multiple classes and learn at your own pace. Click on the image to get started! **Universal Class is available for EAST LAKE LIBRARY PATRONS only (with library card numbers beginning with 26913.)**
World Book Online
World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. Click on the image and type in your library card barcode. This database is only accessible by East Lake Library registered patrons.