Resources by Subject (A - E)

Arts & Humanities

ppfa Opens in new windowFine Arts  With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide you with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

pprp Opens in new windowReligion and Philosophy  Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.


Biography reference book Opens in new windowBiography Reference Bank This comprehensive biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.  Your Niceville Library Card is the Patron ID.


AtoZ Opens in new windowAtoZ Databases  Find a person or business, reverse-lookup a phone number; do a criminal background search, and more! This resource offers profiles of 30 million business & executives, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, plus 2.3 million live job listings, Interview Tips, Resume Templates, Background/criminal search  and much more. Customized searches can be performed by using the advanced search filters.  For instance, in the residents database, one can search using Interests/Hobbies/Lifestyles of people. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, employment opportunities, background/criminal searching, finding friends, and relatives and much more! Must have a Niceville Library card to access.

Gale Business Opens in new windowBusiness A comprehensive business resource for the undergraduate researcher seeking company news, the public library patron making personal investment decisions, or the high school student looking to major in business administration.

dnow Opens in new windowDemographicsNow Library Edition 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.

Entrepreneurship Opens in new windowEntrepreneurship  Search to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.

leadershipLeadership and Management Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics as diverse as 21st-century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, homeschooling, and more. Updated daily, Leadership and Management is useful for researchers or any educator interested in professional development.

Career / Employment

jobnow1 Opens in new windowBrainFuseJobNow!  provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. On the home page, you have three services to choose from Career Resources, Resume Builder, and Ace the interview.

Gale Career Opens in new windowCareer Transitions  is 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.              

Occupational OutlookOccupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations


World Book  Opens in new windowWorld Book Online resources are available anytime, anywhere!  World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.  

ngmk-web Opens in new windowNational Geographic Kids   Great for kids interested in science, space, animals, history, geography and fun! You will find:full articles from the National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to present (except the most recent three months); 200 National Geographic Kids books; and over 500 downloadable images.  Best for kids ages 6 - 14.  Must have Niceville Library Card to access.

KidsInfoBits Opens in new windowKids InfoBits 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 content.

Florida Kids website Opens in new windowFlorida Kids  This site can provide you with knowledge to help with your Florida projects and assignments. You can learn about Florida's people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home.


cdbComputer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

GCF Opens in new From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free. Provided by Good will Community Foundation, Inc.

Consumer Information

ConsumerReports_org_button_200x100 Opens in new windowConsumer Reports  Consumer Reports is an independent and nonprofit organization that provides product reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Access full-text articles (1991 to present) from Consumer Reports through EBSCO/MasterFile Premier.  Enter your Niceville Public Library card number to access.

NEW universal Classes Opens in new windowUniversal Classes an online educational service providing a diverse offering of learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. 

Current Issues & Controversies

CQ Researcher Opens in new windowCQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.  Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Must have a Niceville Library card to access.   

eBook References

gvrl Opens in new windowGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.


Educator’s Reference Complete Opens in new windowEducator's Reference Complete  is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology.


Environmental Studies and Policy Opens in new windowEnvironmental Studies and Policy Articles on environmental policies, perspectives, and more.