Founded in 1919 and FLA's Original Library of the Year
My guess is...about 300 years until computers are as good as, say, your local reference library in search. 
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Craig Silverstein, director of technology, Google.com


eBooks & Links

Academic Earth
Free Academic Video Courses from Leading Universities.

Ancestry.com
Start your family tree.  Who will you discover? This resource is available at computers within your NPR Library.

Alternative News
Get the full scoop by visiting a variety of non-corporate and alternative news sites. 

New America Media: Expanding the News Lens Through Ethnic Media - http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/

Democracy Now: A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 800 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.  - http://www.democracynow.org/

CounterSpin is FAIR's (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) weekly radio show.  It's heard on more than 150 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada and is part of  FAIR's efforts to challenge media bias.
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5 

American Grants & Loans Database
Accessible within the library. No password required. The 2013 edition contains more than 2800 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships, grants and loans offered by the US federal government. Programs in the database provide a wide range of benefits and services for categories such as: Agriculture, Business and Commerce, Community Development, Consumer Protection, Cultural Affairs, Disaster Prevention and Relief, Education, Employment, Labor and Training, Energy, Environmental Quality, Food and Nutrition, Health, Housing, Income Security and Social Services, Information and Statistics, Law, Justice, and Legal Services, Natural Resources, Regional Development, Science and Technology AND Transportation. 

American Memory
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Ask a Librarian
Get help with your questions by asking a librarian.  This site also contains resoruces for students, teachers and librians.  Access fulltext magazine and journal articles by following this link. This service is available from home, as well as from the library. If you are using it from home, you will need to type in your library card number. The program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by Florida Department of State, Divison of Library and Information Services.

The Club
PHCC's Encore Academy, popularly known as "the club," provides educational opportunities to senior citizens, aged 50 and older, and their spouses. 

Computer Training
Enjoy these step by step-by-step tutorials that walk you through basic computer skills, the internet, emailing and more.  Courtesy of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

More Computer Training
Did you know that Microsoft offers free self-paced courses online?  You can improve your Office skills, starting now!

Community Garden Application
Explore the New Community Garden Project - Apply to use your vacant lot to grow healthy, affordable food.  Attached to this application are details and guidelines for the project.

Copy and Paste
Learn how to copy and paste using this brief tutorial created by NPR Library's Reference Librarian.

Cypress Resume
Login with your library card number, and try out the library's new tool to help you build your resume!  It's an easy to use format and you can plug your basic information in within minutes.

Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers 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. The Florida Electronic Library offers information for all age groups, including homework help for students and resources for teachers.

Freegal
Freegal Music gives you access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog of your country. Sign up at your NPR Library and then use the above link to access the site.

Free Rice Game
For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance

Free Translation
FreeTranslation.com allows users to obtain free translations of both text and web pages. 

Heritage Quest Online
A collection of databases for genealogical research. This service is only available in the library.

Human Rights Library
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than twenty-five thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also provides access to more than four thousands links and a unique search device for multiple human rights sites.  Documents are available in six languages - Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Instructables
Share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.

KhanAcademy
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Law Depot
Create a Library Law Depot Account to access and create legal documents.  The forms, contract and agreements are updated by attorneys in accordance with changes in the law.

Learning Express
We are pleased to provide online test preparation, skill building and job preparation resources through the Learning Express website.   

Learning Languages
Hillsborough Community College has a subject directory of recommended Web sites.  One of the categories is Languages, including French, Spanish, German and Italian.

Mango
Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

Novelist
This online Readers' Advisory service can help you pick out future books to read based on the authors, genres, or subjects you like. You can use this service from home by putting in your complete library card number as your ID number.

NY Public Library's Ready Reference Resources
New York State Library's Ready Reference Resources

Overdrive Downloadable Books                                                                              
Download best selling audio e-books 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world and transfer books to your MP3 or burn onto a CD for listening on-the-go.

Pasco Hernando Community College
Bachelor's degree + EPI at phcc = teacher in just 7 months.

PHCC Links
Pasco Hernando Community College has a nice database of links for various subjects. Features Arts and Humanities, Careers and Jobs, Citing information, Ethics, Financial Aid, Florida, General Research, Health and Medicine, Literature, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Podcasts, Pro and con debate, Natural Science, Social Science, Speech, Statistics and Law, Technology, United States, and Weather.

Pasco Libraries
Don't forget to love the Pasco library system too.  Check them out for additional books, programs and services and some events that we host together.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
 

RSS
Subscribe to our feeds to get library news delivered to your desktop!

Smart History
Smart History is like an interactive, multi-media art history book, covering artistic movements from ancient cultures through today.

St. Pete Times, Tampa Tribune and More Newspaper Archives
You can search back issues of the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, and other national newspapers back to 1987. Many of these papers are available from your home by typing in your library card number.

Subjects
Hillsborough Community College has a subject directory of recommended Web sites for a variety of subjects.

USA.gov: The US Government's Offical Web Portal
Home page of the US for all government transactions, services and information

 World News Digest
News digests on key issues and events going back to 1980. Maps, photos, news art in full color and printable. Available from your home. From home you will need to put in "nprpl" for your ID and "facts" for your password - without the quotation marks.


 

 

 



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