Check out our database of the month. is the place to look for courses and tutorials on all different types of software. Not familiar with the MAC? Lynda will help you. Need to learn more about Microsoft Word or Excel or PowerPoint? Lynda will help you. Questions about video/music/photo editing? Questions about Website development? Lynda can help you with all of it, including customer service courses featuring conflict resolution and effective listening. Each tutorial is broken up into bite-size easy to digest chunks, to help you learn effectively. Click the logo to create your profile now using your NPR Public Library Card. 

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Databases, eBooks & helpful links

Academic Earth
Free Academic Video Courses from Leading Universities.
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 -

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.  -

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. 

America’s News
Find information on topics related to business, education, the environment, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Tampa Bay Times and USA Today.

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.

What makes an Arbordale book so special? Through award-winning stories and a For Creative Minds section, children have the opportunity to play and learn. Our books inspire inquisitive minds to explore, question and build a knowledge base of science and math skills.

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.

Axis 360
Your NPR Public Library is offering an additional way for patrons to download ebooks.  Through Axis 360, we will now have digital copies of most of the Sunshine State Readers, as well as popular children's and teen titles (Wimpy Kid, Fault in Our Stars) that were not available to us. Any tablet user can download the app and search for our library before they begin selecting books.  You can also download books to your PC using this link

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.

Driving Test for libraries offers free access to drivers education practice tests.  

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 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 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.

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

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.
provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts. This is a high-quality resource for employees looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, project management, communication, and a wide range of other topics.

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 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.

Medline Plus
The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

MIT publishes virtually all of its course materials online for free. You can access hundreds of college courses through their site in your own time. 

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.

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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 
With Newsbank's "America's News," 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. 

Hillsborough Community College has a subject directory of recommended Web sites for a variety of subjects. The US Government's Offical Web Portal
Home page of the US for all government transactions, services and information


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