Career and Jobs

Resource
Agriculture Collection
Agriculture Collection provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Career Transitions
A comprehensive career resource that allows you to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, experience what's in demand, and find schools and education/training programs. Career Transitions is your one-stop-shop for finding a new job/career or for finding expert tips on how to set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive job market.
Career Source Florida
statewide network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
http://www.floridajobs.org
Searching for a job? Find help, tools and tips as well as data on Florida's job market and reemployment assistance.
Florida Shines
Explore Florida's colleges and universities. Prepare for college - and help create your path to success.
Learning Express
*Access paid for by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library for all county residents*

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistic, The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Vocations & Careers Collection
Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines to help in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

eBooks and Book Recommendations

Resources
Cloud Library
Browse and check out popular titles from your library from any mobile device.
Books and Authors
Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, your next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
Gale EBooks
Gale Ebooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
NetLibrary Ebooks
Collection of full text books from children books, health, philosophy, science, history and more.
Salem Health
Read full text ebooks on Genetics & Inherited Conditions and Psychology and Mental Health.
Salem History
Read full text ebooks on US History by decade, Great Events from History and Great Lives from History.
Salem Science
Read full text ebooks on forensic science.
WorldCat
WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Computer Skills and Training

Resources
Digital Learn
Choose a course below to start learning or search courses.
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Educator/Teacher Resources

Resources
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources
Black Freedom Struggle website: Open primary source documents from historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history. A resource for students from middle school to college. Topics cover the period from the Slavery and Abolitionist Movement 1790 to the Contemporary Era, 2000.
Academic OneFile Select
Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
Educator's Reference Complete
Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Learning Express
*Access paid for by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library for all county residents*

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Leadership and Management
Professional Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content for educators. The database offers balanced coverage for any professional educator or user interested in professional development.

Español

Resources
Informe Académico

Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.


Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

Genealogy

Resources
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition to unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
​Florida Digital Newspapers
​Fernandina Beach NewsLeader and its name variations. The years available are: 1908 (Fernandina Record), 1911, 1918, 1920 (Fernandina News-Record), 1963-1965 and 2005 (Fernandina Beach NewsLeader).
Florida Memory: Highlights of Florida History
An online exhibit of significant State Archives documents representing some of Florida's defining moments.
Florida Memory: Timeline
An interactive timeline of people and events featured on the Florida Memory Site.
Florida State Archives: Florida Memory Project
Provides educational resources for students of all ages, and makes available collections for historical research. A searchable image database of over 100,000 online photographs.
Newsleader Newspaper Collection
Together, the staff of the News-Leader and the Nassau County Public Library System realized there was a lack of historical resources in the public library collection. Both agencies receive daily requests for historical newspaper references. Neither agency had the resource. Together, the two agencies worked on a plan to bring an amazing collection of historical data to the residents of Nassau County.

For more information contact the library or you can visit the University of Florida Digital Collections site.
Local Resources

National Archives

Additional Resources

Health, Medical and Nutrition

Resources
Health & Wellness Center and Alternative Health Module
Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available.
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. The database offers current and authoritative content for professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
The Older Floridians Handbook
First published by the Florida Justice Institute in 1980, the Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians explains and describes, in easily understandable language, laws and programs that affect elderly Floridians and their families. The Handbook goes into many subjects that older Floridians may be interested in, including public benefits, health care, wills and estate planning, advance directives, housing, taxation, and more. It includes a particularly useful reference section at the end, listing a wide variety of agency referral contact numbers.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Psychology Collection
Psychology Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.
Salem Health
Read full text e-Books on Genetics & Inheritsed Conditions and Psychology and Mental Health.
General Health Information

Children’s Health

Drugs and Alcohol

Diseases and Illnesses

Nutrition

Aging

Natural and Alternative Medicine

Organizations

History Lovers and Law Enforcement

Resources
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources
Black Freedom Struggle website: Open primary source documents from historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history. A resource for students from middle school to college. Topics cover the period from the Slavery and Abolitionist Movement 1790 to the Contemporary Era, 2000.
Criminal Justice Collection
Criminal Justice Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.
Florida Memory: Highlights of Florida History
An online exhibit of significant State Archives documents representing some of Florida's defining moments.
Florida Memory: Timeline
An interactive timeline of people and events featured on the Florida Memory Site.
Florida State Archives: Florida Memory Project
Provides educational resources for students of all ages, and makes available collections for historical research. A searchable image database of over 100,000 online photographs.
​Florida Digital Newspapers
​Fernandina Beach NewsLeader and its name variations. The years available are: 1908 (Fernandina Record), 1911, 1918, 1920 (Fernandina News-Record), 1963-1965 and 2005 (Fernandina Beach NewsLeader).
Florida Stories Walking Tours
Florida Stories, a walking tour app, supports the creation of cultural, historical, and architectural walking tours for communities across the state of Florida. The Florida Stories app allows users to learn about the history of some of Florida’s most unique towns at their own pace and on their own schedule. Includes a walking tour of Fernandina Beach.
History in Dispute
Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe.
Military & Intelligence Database
Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
Salem Press History Collection
Read full text ebooks on US History by decade, Great Events from History and Great Lives from History.
Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War
Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.
U. S. History Collection
U.S. History Collection provides balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.
War & Terrorism Collection
War and Terrorism Collection provides balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.
World History Collection
World History Collection provides coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Hobbies

Resources
Computer Science
Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Culinary Arts Collection
Culinary Arts Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Fine Arts & Music Database
Fine Arts and Music Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
Gardening and Horticulture Collections
Gardening and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
Home Improvement Database
Home Improvement Collection provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
Hospitality and Tourism Collection
Hospitality and Tourism Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Pop Culture
Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Languages

Resources
Mango Languages

Learn a new language using Mango. Mango prepares you for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.

Legal Information

Resources
Criminal Justice Collection
Criminal Justice Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.
Get Help Florida
There are hundreds of e-government federal, state and county programs & services, organized by category. As a statewide portal, this website is intended to provide government and non-profit resources for those in need.
Nassau County, Florida
Nassau County Sheriff’s Department
The Older Floridians Handbook
First published by the Florida Justice Institute in 1980, the Older Floridians Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Older Floridians explains and describes, in easily understandable language, laws and programs that affect elderly Floridians and their families. The Handbook goes into many subjects that older Floridians may be interested in, including public benefits, health care, wills and estate planning, advance directives, housing, taxation, and more. It includes a particularly useful reference section at the end, listing a wide variety of agency referral contact numbers.
General Resources

Local, State and Federal Government

Resources
Florida Newspapers
Full Text journals and newspapers with a focus on the State of Florida.
Florida Stories Walking Tours
Florida Stories, a walking tour app, supports the creation of cultural, historical, and architectural walking tours for communities across the state of Florida. The Florida Stories app allows users to learn about the history of some of Florida’s most unique towns at their own pace and on their own schedule. Includes a walking tour of Fernandina Beach.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
My Florida
Florida agencies and information online for individuals and businesses.
Florida Municipal Guide
Directory includes: Florida municipalities by county, state and regional offices, US Congress, State Representatives and Senate as well as Special District information.
Federal Government Resources

State Government Resources

County Government Resources

Homework Help

Resources
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources
Black Freedom Struggle website: Open primary source documents from historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history. A resource for students from middle school to college. Topics cover the period from the Slavery and Abolitionist Movement 1790 to the Contemporary Era, 2000.
Learning Express Library
*Access paid for by Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library for all county residents*

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Florida Shines
Explore Florida's colleges and universities. Prepare for college - and help create your path to success.
General Science Collection
General Science Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.
Gale Ebooks
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Gale OneFile
OneFile provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Middle School
Gale Middle School provides students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
Elementary
Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
High School
Created specifically for high schoolers, this collection 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.

Newspapers and Magazines

Resources
Popular Magazines
Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products.
Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service.
FL Newspapers Database
Full Text journals and newspapers with a focus on the State of Florida.
News Leader Archives
Digital copies of the News Leader (Fernandina Beach) from 2005-current.

Small Business Resources

Resources
Business Collection
Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Business Plan Handbooks
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
Economics and Theory
Business Economics and Theory Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.
Computer Science
Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Demographics Now
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.
Insurance & Liability Collection
Insurance and Liability Collection provides access to academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites
Entrepreneurship Collection
Entrepreneurship Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Nassau County Public Library System