Electronic Resources (By Subject)

Scroll down to discover the many Electronic Resources offered by the Niceville Public Library.

Arts & Humanities

ppfa Opens in new windowGale OneFile Fine 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 film-making.

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


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Find a person or business, reverse-lookup a phone number; do a criminal background search, and more! This resource offers profiles of 30 million businesses & executives, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, 2.3 million live job listings, interview tips, resume templates, background/criminal searches and much more.
Niceville Library card required for access

Gale Business Opens in new windowGale OneFile Business
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 windowGale Business DemographicsNow
Provides robust and highly-detailed demographic data.It is 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 windowGale OneFIle Entrepreneurship  
Find resources like sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites to help plan, fund, start or manage your small business.

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, this database is useful for researchers and educators interested in professional development.



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Provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job, including interview prep and crafting a winning resume.

Gale Career Opens in new windowGale Career Transitions
This online career guidance center walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end, bringing together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career.

Occupational Outlook Opens in new windowOccupational Outlook Handbook 
The government’s premier source of career guidance, featuring hundreds of occupations.



ngmk-web Opens in new windowNational Geographic Kids   
Great for those age 6-14 interested in science, space, animals, history, geography and fun! 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.
Niceville Library card required for access

World Book Kids Logo Opens in new windowWorld Book Kids
Interactive, image-based navigation helps young learners find information quickly and develop necessary digital literacy skills.  Expand subject comprehension with curated content that allows students to "dig deeper" into topics of interest.  Features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud at a suitable pace.
Niceville Library card required for access

World Book Early Learning logo Opens in new windowWorld Book Early Learning
Emergent readers will engage in an interactive and playful environment of topical content worlds with bursts of information to support microlearning.  The guided reading program with stories spread across Lexile® levels provides building blocks for early learners.  Includes read-aloud capabilities with easy-to-recognize icons that allow pre-emergent readers to self-navigate and learn independently.
Niceville Library card required for access

Florida Kids website Opens in new windowFlorida Kids  
Need help with Florida projects and assignments? Learn about Florida’s people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home, and many other Florida facts.

KidsInfoBits Opens in new windowGale Kids InfoBits 
Meets the research needs of students 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.



cdb Opens in new windowGale OneFile Computer Science 
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

GCF Opens in new windowGCF LearnFree 
From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math and more, GCF LearnFree offers more than 180 topics, including over 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games.  This completely free service is provided by Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports logoConsumer Reports 
This independent, nonprofit organization provides product reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Access full-text articles (1991 to present) from Consumer Reports through EBSCO/MasterFile Premier.  
Niceville Library card required for access


Continuous Education

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This online educational service provides a diverse offering of learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Includes over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end.


eBook References

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Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in eBook format.



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



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



Morningstar Opens in new windowMorningstar Investment Research Center
Find comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and financial markets. 
Niceville Library card required for access

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Value Line Investment Research 
Covering 3,500 stocks across 100 industries, Value Line represents 90% of the market capitalization of all stocks traded in U.S. markets.
Niceville Library card required for access


FloridaMemoryArt_med Opens in new windowFlorida Memory 
Provides free online access to select archival resources from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory chooses materials for digitization that illuminate significant events and individuals in the state’s history, and helps educate Floridians and millions of other people around the world about Florida history and culture.

Florida Newspapers Opens in new windowGale Florida Newspaper Database 
Offers full-text journals with a focus on the State of Florida.

Northwest Florida Daily News web button Opens in new windowNorthwest Florida Daily News
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Northwest Florida Daily News. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Niceville Library card required for access.


Health & Medical

Gale OneFile Health and Medicine
This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health and Wellness Opens in new windowGale Health and Wellness 
Find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information focused on alternative medicine.

MedlinePlus Opens in new windowMedlinePlus 
Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more.

Merck Manuals Opens in new windowMerck Manuals
Provides medical information resources for both medical professionals and consumers. The Manuals are created by medical experts worldwide and are editorially independent from Merck & Co.

Nursing and Allied Health Opens in new windowGale OneFile Nursing and Allied Health
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Psychology Opens in new windowGale OneFile Psychology 
Supports research in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.


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Gale OneFile U.S. History 
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

War and Terrorism Opens in new windowGale OneFile War and Terrorism 
A definitive periodical collection of hand-selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

World History Opens in new windowGale OneFile World History
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work.



Culinary Arts Opens in new windowThe Culinary Arts 
This collection includes 150 major cooking and nutrition magazines.

Gardening Opens in new windowGale OneFile Gardening and Horticulture
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects and scientific horticulture studies.

Homework Help

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Provides access to live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Also includes a 24-hour online writing lab and Homework Question Center.

High School Opens in new windowGale OneFile High School Edition 
Provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital 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.

Middle School Opens in new windowGale In Context Middle School 
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.

World Book Student logo Opens in new windowWorld Book Student
Find tens of thousands of encyclopedia articles, nearly 700 videos, 17,000+ photos and illustrations, and over 10,000 biographies.  Access tools like My Research, Citation Builder, and How To Do Research.
Niceville Library card required for access

World Book Timelines logo Opens in new windowWorld Book Timelines
Explore more than 650 pre-made timelines with over 14,000 individual events, or create your own timelines.
Niceville Library card required for access



language Opens in new windowTransparent Language Online 
Learn a new language on your computer or mobile device. 100+ languages available (and growing).  Use your library card number to create an account or log in with your RB Digital account.

World Book Spanish Encyclopedia Opens in new windowEnciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazagos
Es la mejor herramienta de referencia en español para niños. Contiene miles de artículos fáciles de leer y repletos de impresionantes ilustraciones, videos, mapas interactivos y una amplia variedad de juegos y actividades. Está diseñado para desarrollar las habilidades claves del lenguaje y de investigación durante su educación.


Gale Legal Forms Opens in new windowGale LegalForms 
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle. Gale LegalForms offers Florida-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and PDF format, so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”
Niceville Library card required for access



Gale Literature Resource Center Opens in new windowGale Literature Resource Center
When it comes to literature topics and literary research, finding the most diverse, evidence-based perspectives on any given author is important. Gale Literature Resource Center provides exactly that. In addition to critical analysis, primary sources, and detailed work overviews, this database brings together in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information. There are more than 165,000 complete entries from popular literature series, including two award-winning series, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors and Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Niceville Library card required for access

Gale Literature Criticism Opens in new windowGale Literature Criticism
Gale Literature Criticism takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Access a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres through these collections: Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Drama Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Children's Literature Review, and Short Story Criticism.
Niceville Library card required for access

This online magazine for book lovers includes reviews, previews, "beyond the book" articles, author interviews, reading guides and much more.



National Geographic Opens in new windowNational Geographic Virtual Library
Supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures and more.  Explore magazine content from 1888 to present.
Niceville Library card required for access

Popular Magazines Opens in new windowGale OneFile Popular Magazines 
Includes the most searched magazines focusing on current events, sports, science and health issues.

Multicultural Resources

Diversity Opens in new windowGale OneFile Diversity Studies 
Prepares researchers for social science, history and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.

Informe Opens in new windowGale OneFile Informe Académico 
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Black Life in America web button Opens in new windowBlack Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
Niceville Library card required for access

Pop Culture Opens in new windowGale OneFile Pop Culture Studies  
It’s all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.


Science Opens in new windowGale OneFile Science   
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.


Social and Government Services

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The Right Service at the Right Time
This free-to-use, one-stop web portal for all Floridians features information on social and government services for every county in Florida.  RSRT is a necessary piece of the puzzle when it comes to getting aid to residents in need.


Test Preparation

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FLHSMV Practice Test
Access the driver license & ID card practice test from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.


Image of numerous road signsFree Florida DMV Practice Tests 
Prepare to get behind the wheel in the Sunshine State with these Florida DMV practice tests, perfect if you’re preparing for the permit test, driver’s license test, or senior citizen refresher test. The written part of those tests is the same at all Florida DMV locations.

GEDMaster the GED  
Provides practice exams with answers and explanations, and includes reviews of writing, reading, math, social studies, and science subject areas.