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Florida Electronic Library

Search Magazines, Books, Newspapers and More in over a hundred databases from the Florida Electronic Library.  Narrow by subjects, grade levels or view the entire A-Z list. Read full-text articles from magazines such as Newsweek, Vogue, Wired, and more as well as newspapers such as USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

New York Times (The) with Index

(In-Library Use Only) Coverage: 1851 - 2013

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.


Obituary Daily Times

A free searchable index of daily published obituaries across the world. It is distributed by email, and usually has over 2500 entries a day. It is a mailing list and does not contain the actual obituaries, but serves to provide information for family research on a daily basis.

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

Contains the largest and most comprehensive newspaper collection of obituaries and death notices with an easy-to-use interface. Search by name, date range, or text such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members, or other personal information.

Ancestry Library Edition

Instead of purchasing a subscription access activities for FREE with your Jacksonville Public Library card.  To begin using Ancestry Library Edition log into My Account with your library card number and PIN.  The Ancestry Library edition link is at the bottom right of your account page.  Contains over 450 million digitally enhanced census records from the U.S. Federal Census.

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