Online Tools

*Please note, as of 6/1/20 PPLCS no longer subscribes to the Ebsco databases (Auto Repair Source, Learning Express, NoveList, MyHeritage, Read It, Rosetta Stone, Home Repair, and Small Engine Repair.*

Self-Paced Lessons

ArtistWorks

ArtistWorks for Libraries offers video lessons on art techniques, singing, and a variety of different musical instruments. Have an old guitar you've been wanting to learn how to play? Start with the beginner course and you'll be strumming "Hotel California" in no time.

Books and Authors

Books and Authors

I want to read a romance novel that takes place in outer space between two robots that are trying to save the earth from mutant centipedes from Mars. Books and Authors is going to help me find that book. It's going to tell me what it's called, who wrote it, help me find a bunch more like it, and tell me if my library has it. Don't be jealous, you can click here and find out too!

Gale Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts offers a variety of cooking and baking information and recipes.

Gale Career Transitions

Career Transitions

An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.

Download ebooks and audiobooks

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Okay, sometimes you just want to wear your stay-at-home pants and...stay at home. Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, smart phone or tablet from here and avoid society. This is one of two ebook and audiobook platforms you can download stuff from. Aren't you lucky?

access to full text articles, ebooks and much more

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Electronic Library gives Florida residents access to full text articles, ebooks and much more.

Gale Gardening and Horticulture

Gardening and Horticulture

Offers information on gardening for hobbyists, farmers, and professional landscapers.

Health and Wellness Database

Health and Wellness

Use this database instead of Google for your health and wellness questions. This database offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more. 

High School Research

High School Resources

Provides access to age-appropriate content for middle- and high-school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

LitFinder from Gale

LitFinder

Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

Gale in Context Middle School

Middle School Resources

Combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

RB Digital Streaming

RB Digital

Here's another place you can click to get your ebooks and audiobooks. If you can't find what you want here, click on Overdrive above. If you can't find it there either maybe it hasn't been written yet. Click on Universal Class and take a creative writing course so you can write it yourself and share it with the rest of us. We want to read it too.

Learn Sign Language

Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is your complete sign language resource. Signing Savvy includes a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Transparent Language

Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

Universal Class offers over 500 courses are available on a variety of titles1980sMr

Universal Class

Cake decorating. Party planning. Civil War history. Child development. Ninja skills. Mind reading. Okay, maybe not those last two. Universal Class offers over 500 courses (some for continuing education credit) that are available anytime, anyplace.

Gale Vocations and Career Database

Vocations & Careers

Aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.