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The Lee County Library System subscribes to many different authoritative sources of information.

If you are accessing any resource from outside of the library, please be prepared to enter your library barcode number. If you do not have a library card with LCLS, you can get temporary access by filling out this form.

All Resources
  • ABC-CLIO American and World History, Geography, & Social Studies - From ABC-CLIO - An easy-to-use collection of 11 databases covering American and world history, geography, government and pop culture.

  • African-American History Online - Biographies, events, topics, primary documents, media, maps and chronologies relating to the African-American experience (from Facts on File).

  • Ancestry.com - Census data, vital records, immigration and emigration records, family histories, military records, court documents, directories and photos (from ProQuest). This resource is only available while inside the library.

  • AtoZdatabases - Search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background and criminal research.

  • Business Insights: Essentials - News, stats and reports provide in-depth coverage of companies and industries.

  • Career Transitions - Identify jobs, create resumes and find education/training programs.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Find just the right book to meet your needs! CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records with professional reviews of books, multimedia and audio books. Entries on books dating back to 1922.

  • ChiltonLibrary.com - Authoritative automotive repair covers the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.

  • Civil War, The - Nearly 500 vital documents include narratives, regimental histories and songs.

  • Consumer Reports - Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide - The online version of the well-known product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management and more.

  • Consumer Reports on Health - Presents information for consumers on health and health issues aimed at enhancing the quality of life. Not intended as a substitute for professional or medical advice.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • Driving Permit Test Practice - Free driving permit tests.

  • EBSCO Ebooks - The collection is searchable by keyword, author, title and full text and includes more than 48,000 reference and non-fiction titles on a wide range of subjects.

  • EBSCO Masterfile Premier - Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • ERIC - A guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.

  • FirstSearch - Connect to information in a wide range of subjects in 25 databases including ArticleFirst, ECO, WorldCat and ERIC.

  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library - The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 2 million pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project.

  • Florida Electronic Library - Collection of resources providing articles in a variety of subject areas- including business, health, current events, environment, etc. Resources are available for all age groups as well as for Spanish language users. These resources are provided by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services and funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act in partnership with the Lee County Library System.

  • Florida Newspaper Database - Full Text journals with a focus on the State of Florida.

  • Fold3 - Easy access to a growing collection of U.S. military records that include photos, personal documents and more. Provided by ProQuest, this e-source is restricted to use in the library.

  • Gale Books and Authors - Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun.

  • Gale Business: DemographicsNow - Robust U.S. demographic data delivers consumer and market insight.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - Real business plans, how-to guides, articles, and more.

  • Gale eBooks - Reference books covering a wide range of topics in literary criticism.

  • Gale Health and Wellness - Health-focused magazines, reference, video, and more.

  • Gale In Context: Biography - Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.

  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.

  • Gale Interactive Courses - Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

  • Gale LegalForms - Create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle.

  • Gale Literary Sources - Literary content integrates with subject indexing for a full research experience.

  • Genealogy Resources--Lee County Library - See all of the additional genealogical resources the library has to offer. Fort Myers Regional Library offers a dedicated Genealogy research room along with other research tools, assistance and expertise.

  • Heritage Quest - A collection of 25,000+ family and local history books that are searchable. Every page of each book can be downloaded or copied. Material is included from all 50 states and Canada. The complete U.S. census from 1790-1930 is also available. It can be searched by name, place of birth, age or ethnicity.

  • Kids InfoBits - Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more.

  • LitFinder - Literary works, biographies, images and much more for the lit student.

  • Literature Resource Center - Biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.

  • Mango Languages - Over 70 languages and counting. If you're looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you've come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we've got you covered.

  • Marquis Who's Who - Features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

  • Morningstar - Search stocks, bonds, mutual funds and ETFs. Learn about investments, see reports and create portfolios. This resource allows ten concurrent logins from patrons.

  • New York Times Historical Newspapers - Full text of the New York Times from 1851 - 2014. Indexed from 1851 - 1993.

  • The News-Press - Current and back-issues of The News-Press indexed through ProQuest.

  • The News-Press (Fort Myers Press) 1913-1931 - Issues of the Fort Myers Press (later evolved into The News-Press) dating July 1, 1913-May 31, 1931.

  • The News-Press 1931-2010 - Issues of The News-Press dating June, 1931-December 2010.

  • Novelist - An informative database with access to over 100,000 fiction titles. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • Novelist K-8 - An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Historical and current newspapers.

  • Testing & Education Reference Center - Users can identify scholarships, take practice tests and use test prep eBooks.

  • Value Line - Make smart investment decisions. Get investment ideas, find projections, conduct statistical analysis and more on Value Line.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

  • World Folklore and Folklife - Folklore is part of the everyday lives of people around the world. This database covers a variety of subjects: food and drink, music and dance, celebrations and rituals, and, religion and beliefs. It also includes thousands of classic folk tales, the complete Hans Christian Andersen stories, Grimm's fairy tales and folktales from around the world.

Art
  • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts - Articles art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields

  • World Book Activity Corner - Activity Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every activity also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer

Automotive
Books and Literature
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Find just the right book to meet your needs! CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records with professional reviews of books, multimedia and audio books. Entries on books dating back to 1922.

  • EBSCO Ebooks - The collection is searchable by keyword, author, title and full text and includes more than 48,000 reference and non-fiction titles on a wide range of subjects.

  • Gale Books and Authors - Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun.

  • LitFinder - Literary works, biographies, images and much more for the lit student.

  • Literature Resource Center - Biography, criticism, and overviews on writers and specific works in all disciplines.

  • Novelist - An informative database with access to over 100,000 fiction titles. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • Novelist K-8 - An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • World Book Ebooks - Highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

Business and Finance
Genealogy
  • Ancestry.com - Census data, vital records, immigration and emigration records, family histories, military records, court documents, directories and photos (from ProQuest). This resource is only available while inside the library.

  • Fold3 - Easy access to a growing collection of U.S. military records that include photos, personal documents and more. Provided by ProQuest, this e-source is restricted to use in the library.

  • Genealogy Resources--Lee County Library - See all of the additional genealogical resources the library has to offer. Fort Myers Regional Library offers a dedicated Genealogy research room along with other research tools, assistance and expertise.

  • Heritage Quest - A collection of 25,000+ family and local history books that are searchable. Every page of each book can be downloaded or copied. Material is included from all 50 states and Canada. The complete U.S. census from 1790-1930 is also available. It can be searched by name, place of birth, age or ethnicity.

General Reference
  • EBSCO Masterfile Premier - Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • ERIC - A guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.

  • FirstSearch - Connect to information in a wide range of subjects in 25 databases including ArticleFirst, ECO, WorldCat and ERIC.

  • Gale Academic OneFile - Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines.

  • Gale Academic OneFile Select - Scholarly journals and periodicals across academic disciplines.

  • Gale General OneFile - Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.

  • Gale OneFile: Informe Académico - Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.

  • Kids InfoBits - Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

Health
History and Current Events
  • ABC-CLIO American and World History, Geography, & Social Studies - From ABC-CLIO - An easy-to-use collection of 11 databases covering American and world history, geography, government and pop culture.

  • African-American History Online - Biographies, events, topics, primary documents, media, maps and chronologies relating to the African-American experience (from Facts on File).

  • Civil War, The - Nearly 500 vital documents include narratives, regimental histories and songs.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • Gale In Context: Biography - Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history.

  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Continuously updated information and opinions cover hot issues.

  • Gale OneFile: U.S. History - Robust coverage for both novice historians and advanced researchers.

  • Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism - Articles on war and its causes, current events, terrorism, and more.

  • Gale OneFile: World History - Well-rounded coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.

  • Marquis Who's Who - Features comprehensive profiles on over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

  • World Book Timelines - A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

  • World Folklore and Folklife - Folklore is part of the everyday lives of people around the world. This database covers a variety of subjects: food and drink, music and dance, celebrations and rituals, and, religion and beliefs. It also includes thousands of classic folk tales, the complete Hans Christian Andersen stories, Grimm's fairy tales and folktales from around the world..

Jobs, Career, Testing & Education
  • Career Transitions - Identify jobs, create resumes and find education/training programs.

  • Gale Interactive Courses - Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

  • Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference - Academic articles, reports, news, book reports, and more in the field of education.

  • Testing & Education Reference Center - Users can identify scholarships, take practice tests and use test prep eBooks.

Kids Resources
  • ABCmouse
    Find interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2-7+). Free use in library only.

  • Accelerated Reader (AR) Bookfinder
    You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for in the search box and click Search.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Find just the right book to meet your needs! CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records with professional reviews of books, multimedia and audio books. Entries on books dating back to 1922.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • Early World of Learning
    The Early World of Learning by World Book offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.

  • Kids InfoBits - Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more.

  • Novelist K-8 - An informative database with access to fiction titles directed toward a Kindergarten through middle school audience. You can find books based on author, title, or description; browse genre and/or award lists; search for reviews; read book discussion guides.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

  • World Book Activity Corner - Activity Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every activity also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer.

  • World Book Ebooks - Highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

  • World Book Kids
    People, Places, Science and Mathematics, World Religions, Plants and Animals, History and Government, Arts, and Sports and Hobbies - all in kid-friendly format.

  • World Book Student
    Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive site includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.

Language Learning
  • Mango Languages - Over 70 languages and counting. If you're looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you've come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we've got you covered.

Legal
Newspapers and Magazines
  • Consumer Reports - Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide - The online version of the well-known product-test and consumer advisory publication. Publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles & appliances to everyday items such as food & cleaning products. Also examines health, money management and more.

  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library - The Florida Digital Newspaper Library exists to provide access to the news and history of Florida. All of the over 2 million pages of historic through current Florida newspapers in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library are openly and freely available with zoomable page images and full text. The Florida Digital Newspaper Library builds on the work done in microfilm within the Florida Newspaper Project.

  • Florida Newspaper Database - Full Text journals with a focus on the State of Florida.

  • The News-Press - Current and back-issues of The News-Press indexed through ProQuest.

  • The News-Press (Fort Myers Press) 1913-1931 - Issues of the Fort Myers Press (later evolved into The News-Press) dating July 1, 1913-May 31, 1931.

  • The News-Press 1931-2010 - Issues of The News-Press dating June, 1931-December 2010.

  • New York Times Historical Newspapers - Full text of the New York Times from 1851 - 2014. Indexed from 1851 - 1993.

  • Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines - The most popular and current magazines available from all of the Gale resources.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Historical and current newspapers.

Science and Technology
Teen Resources
Art and Culture
  • Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies - Articles that explore cultural differences, influences in society, and more.

  • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts - Articles art history, music, drama, filmmaking, and related fields.

  • Gale OneFile: Gender Studies - Articles on gender studies, family/marital issues, health, and more.

  • Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies - Articles on popular culture analysis and more.

  • Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines - The most popular and current magazines available from all of the Gale resources.

  • Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy - Articles on world religions, philosophies, and related fields.

  • CultureGrams - World Edition, Kids' Edition, and States Edition and contains cultural and geographical information supplemented with maps, images and recipes.

  • World Folklore and Folklife - Folklore is part of the everyday lives of people around the world. This database covers a variety of subjects: food and drink, music and dance, celebrations and rituals, and, religion and beliefs. It also includes thousands of classic folk tales, the complete Hans Christian Andersen stories, Grimm's fairy tales and folktales from around the world..

Books and Literature
  • Gale Books and Authors - Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun.

  • EBSCO Ebooks - The collection is searchable by keyword, author, title and full text and includes more than 48,000 reference and non-fiction titles on a wide range of subjects.

  • Literary Criticism
    Discussions, analyses, and overviews of plays, novels, short stories, and poetry as well as information about authors.

  • Gale Literary Sources - Literary content integrates with subject indexing for a full research experience.

  • LitFinder - Literary works, biographies, images and much more for the lit student.

  • World Book Dramatic Learning
    Original scripts, skits and monologues, and adaptations of classics. Provides a step-by-step guide to putting on a play. Printable programs and posters included. Great for teachers and drama enthusiasts!

General Reference
  • Gale Academic OneFile - Complete source for peer-reviewed scholarly articles across all academic disciplines.

  • EBSCO Masterfile Premier - Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text of more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • Gale Academic OneFile Select - Scholarly journals and periodicals across academic disciplines.

  • Literary Criticism
    Discussions, analyses, and overviews of plays, novels, short stories, and poetry as well as information about authors.

  • Gale General OneFile - Magazine, news, and journal articles on general interest topics and current events.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School - Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers.

  • Gale OneFile: High School Edition - Information on high school research topics plus pop culture, sports, and more.

  • World Book - Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, images, and more in a single, integrated interface.

  • World Book Advanced
    A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

  • World Book Discover
    Reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

History Learn a Language
  • Mango Languages - Over 70 languages and counting. If you're looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you've come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we've got you covered.

Opposing Viewpoints Science and Medicine Test Prep


Internet E-Sources

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