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"Ask a Librarian provides Florida residents with live virtual reference services via local library customized web sites from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (EST), and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (EST).
Participating libraries may also utilize the software to provide local live virtual reference services to their patrons.
An e-mail form is available to patrons 24 hours per day, seven days per week. All e-mail is answered by the user's local library.
Currently, 120 SUS, state college, private college, public, and K-12 Florida libraries participate in Ask a Librarian.
As of March 2010, Ask a Librarian has logged over 208,000 live virtual reference sessions and e-mail questions." (Source: Ask a Librarian website at askalibrarian.org
"COALA is a cooperative of libraries founded in the early 1980's for several municipal libraries in Palm Beach County, Florida to share automation resources and costs." It includes the City of Boynton Beach Library, Palm Springs Public Library, Lake Park Public Library, Village of North Palm Beach Library, and Delray Beach City Library. Check out their online catalog to find out what's available at their libraries.
All Rights Reserved. The Florida Electronic Library© includes over 50 different resources including current events, newspapers and magazines (including The New York Times, The Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post and The Sun Sentinel), reference books, health information, and Florida history.
For a general list of its resources, download the Florida Electronic Library Resource Overview at the bottom of this page.
ipl2 is hosted by The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, with major support from the College of Information at Florida State University. Sponsored by Intel and Sun Microsystems Copyright Notice (c) 1995 - 2008 The Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved. (c) 2009 - 2012, Drexel University, All Rights Reserved.
"ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service
and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day." (Source: ipl2: Information You Can Trust, website at http://www.ipl.org/div/contact/
Palm Beach County Library System. All Rights Reserved.
"The Palm Beach County Library System was established in 1967. Today, the County Library System serves Palm Beach County through the Main Library, 14 Branch Libraries, a Bookmobile and a Library Annex. The Palm Beach County Library System continues to expand through our involvement with library networks, the Internet, and the World Wide Web." (Source: "About the Library"/Welcome from John J. Callahan III, Library Director, Palm Beach County Library website, May 2010).
All Rights Reserved. World Book for Kids©
With easy-to-read articles and engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
World Book Info Finder©
With science fair projects, a Biography Center, links to world newspapers, 21st century research guides, and much more.
World Book On-Line Reference©
With encyclopedic content as well as computer and Web tutorials, "How To"... documents, and government resources.
(If logging in from outside of Florida, please have your Lantana Library card # handy - at the login screen type 'ocean' before your library card # with no spaces, ex. ocean12345). Please click on World Book to go directly to the site. The url has been provided
below this message as well.
A website of professionals and experts with advice and support, in more than 30 categories, such as home, mother, food, style, technology, money, and health.
The Florida Memory Project, as part of the Florida State Library and Archives of Florida, hosts 400,000+ individual records and images from select collections, most of them now digitized.
-- A Library for the World's Children
"The International Children's Digital Library won the American Library Association President's 2010 Award for
International Library Innovation."
"Morningstar provides stock market analysis; equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, ratings, and picks; portfolio tools; and option, hedge fund, IRA, 401k, and 529 plan research. Our reliable data and analysis can help both experienced enthusiasts and newcomers."
Link to the Smithsonian Institute's research centers.
The Smithsonian Institute's Collections
Search over 2 million records with images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian's museums, archives & libraries
Stock and investment reporting. Their mission is to provide investors with the most accurate and independently created research information available, in any format they choose, and teach them how to use it effectively to help meet their financial objectives.