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Research and Learning

Start your online research here!

Search the Jacksonville Public Library's online databases for free access to newspapers, articles, ebooks, and more.  You may need your Jacksonville Public Library card number handy for home access.

Please consider also using the Florida Electronic Library in addition to the resources listed below.

Homework Help

  • Use the library's research databases for authorative sources for school papers.

Learn Something New

  • Help with Test Prep.
  • Learn a new Language with Transparent Language Online.
  • Access content and learn business, software, technology, creative skills, and more.

Fix my Car

  • Access Chilton Manuals for step-by-step auto repairs.

Get a Job

  • Search for a job in Reference Solutions.
  • Build a resume and practice interviewing in Career Transitions.
  • Study for career advancement with TERC.

Do Business Research

  • Get investment research from Morningstar.
  • Research business locations with Reference Solutions.
  • Find starter business plans.

Research Family History

  • Search for an obituary.
  • Visit a library location to use Ancestry Library Edition

Kids Resources

  • Start your young child on the right track with Miss Humblebee's Academy.
  • Get age-appropriate full-text articles from Kids InfoBits.
  • Explore the World with National Geographic Kids
  • Learn a Language with KidsSpeak from Transparent Language Online.

Find Something to Read

  • Do some literary research with Literature Resource Center.
  • Find your next read with Books and Authors or Novelist.
  • Sign up for an Online Books Club.

Access Magazines and Newspapers

  • Explore every National Geographic Magazine ever published.
  • Access New York Times and Wall Street Journal microfilm.
  • Read the Florida Times-Union and other newspapers from throughout the country.


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