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Items marked with an asterisk* are currently available only  to users in the library. 
All other items will require your library card number if you are connecting from outside the library. 

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Academic OneFile
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

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Agriculture Collection 
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

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Ancestry Library Edition* 
With over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases for conducting genealogical and history research. (Access is available from inside the library only)

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Books & Authors  
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists.

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Business Economics and Theory 
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

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Communications and Mass Media Collection 
From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field.

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Computer Database
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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Criminal Justice Collection 
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.

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Culinary Arts Collection 
The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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DemographicsNow Library Edition  
A comprehensive web-based solution offering up-to-date resources on demographics and extensive market level information.

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eBooks on EBSCOhost 
Full-text electronic versions of published books that library patrons can search, borrow, and return over the Internet.

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Educator's Reference Complete
Educator'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, and best practices in education. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

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Environmental Studies and Policy Collection 
A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

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Expanded Academic ASAP
This database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.

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Fine Arts and Music Collection 
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Florida Library Navigator!
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Guidelines
The following guidelines apply to all Interlibrary Loan requests:
•Patron must have a valid Citrus County Library card and PIN.
•Library account must be free of fines.
•New materials published within the past 6 months) should be a Purchase Suggestions not an ILL.
•Interlibrary Loans requests may not exceed 5 (five) active requests.
•Interlibrary Loans are loaned for a period of 3 weeks (21 days).
•Interlibrary Loans are not renewable. (Instructions)

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Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection 
Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

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General Business File ASAP
Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. 

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General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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General Reference Center Gold
A general interest database that integrates a variety of newspapers, reference books, and periodicals in one easy-to-use interface.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, subject directories, and health assessment sites as well as government databases.

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Health Reference Center Academic
Use this database to find articles on Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.

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HeritageQuest Online (Access from inside the Library)
HeritageQuest Online (Library Card Number Required for access from outside of the Library)
HeritageQuest Online provides users with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Library card number required for access.

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Home Improvement Collection 
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection 
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry.

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Informe
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

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Junior Edition
Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Junior Reference Collection 
The ideal curriculum-based database for students middle grades. Students have quick access to accurate information on the most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference, among others. 

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Kids InfoBits 
Primarily for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5, featuring a visually graphic interface, subject-based topic tree search, and full-text magazine, newspaper and reference content.

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LitFinder  
LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content. It includes full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, plays, poem citations and excerpts, biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

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New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Access available only on Lakes Region Library computers. Donated by the Citrus County Genealogical Society.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the country's oldest genealogical organization, devoted to collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and historical matter relating to New England families. 

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Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

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Popular Magazines 
This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles. Titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah are included in this database.

Professional Collection 
A collection of educational journals picked for their relevance in the modern world for todays professional.

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Psychology Collection 
This set explores what makes people 'tick' from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.
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Citrus County elementary and middle school Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts book lists.

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Reference Library 
A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

gale-small-business-resource-center Small Business Resource Center 
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
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Sources in U.S. History Online is a series of archival digital collections. The Civil War digital collection contains nearly 500 significant documents of the time--personal narratives, monographs, regimental histories, collected essays, sermons, songs, legal tracts, and political speeches--enabling students, faculty and patrons to study one of the key events in American history.
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Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

Library Policies

 

INTERNET AND COMPUTER USE POLICY

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Computer workstations and Internet access are provided to library patrons to be utilized in the fulfillment of the Library's mission of providing access to quality information, resources, and services in a variety of formats and technologies, as stated in the Citrus County Library System Mission Statement. 

The use of public access computers constitutes acceptance that users will comply with Federal, State, and Local laws, as well as library policies. Library employees are authorized to take prompt and appropriate actions to enforce the Library’s Code of Conduct and/or to prohibit use by persons who fail to comply with the Internet and Computer Use Policy as stated or implied herein. Parents or designated guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the Library’s resources and facilities. Parents and guardians who believe that their children cannot responsibly use the Library’s computer and Internet resources are requested to monitor their children’s computer and Internet use.

COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

Computer workstations are located in public areas. What patrons view is not private. All patrons should be considerate of other library users and refrain from displaying materials that might reasonably be considered objectionable. In accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 847.011(1)(a) and Chapter 847.0133(1), displaying obscene materials to minors or printing such materials may be a violation of the law and could result in penalties up to and including imprisonment. 

Citrus County residents must have a library card to log on to any public access computer. Visitors and non-residents may request a one day computer use only access pass. Computer workstation use is limited to 60-minute sessions. Sign-up is required for each time period. A daily maximum of 3 hours per user is enforced.

INTERNET ACCESS

The Internet changes daily and information is often not verifiable as accurate. Errors and intentional misinformation sometimes occur, therefore patrons should always assess the validity of any materials found and be aware that Internet sites may not always be available, for a variety of reasons. The Library is not responsible for the accuracy of information on the Internet or the availability of specific Internet sites. Materials from these sources may be subject to copyright laws and may not be copied without permission of the copyright owner unless the proposed use falls within the definition of Fair Use. 

All Internet resources accessible through the Library are provided equally to all Library users. Parents or guardians, not the Library or its staff, are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children. Only parents may restrict their children from access to Internet resources accessible through the Library. Parents are advised to supervise their children's Internet sessions.

FILTERING TECHNOLOGY

The Library supports the right and responsibility of parents and guardians to direct their own children in the use of the Internet. In compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, Public Law 106-554, the Library provides filtered Internet access on all Internet capable computers. Filtered Internet access may restrict access to sites that could be deemed inappropriate, objectionable, or harmful to minors, but may also limit access to sites that have legitimate research value. No filtering system is completely effective or efficient. Patrons may request that a specific site be blocked or unblocked by filling out a Request to Re-evaluate Library Materials / Web Sites Form available at each library.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Intentional disruption of the operation of computer systems and networks is a violation of Florida Statute 815.05. Unauthorized access, including so-called "hacking," and other unlawful activities are prohibited.

The library avoids collecting or maintaining records that could compromise the privacy of patrons. Nevertheless, patrons must also exercise caution when using the Internet to avoid unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information. 

The Library is not responsible for insuring the privacy of information transferred over the public network. Due to the fundamentally insecure nature of public computer networks, the Library does not recommend the use of its computers for online shopping, ordering merchandise, or electronic banking. 

While the Library does not block these activities, it (1) does not ensure the provision of secure connections to support them; (2) does not provide support or troubleshooting for electronic financial transactions; and (3) is not liable for these personal financial transactions. 

To address the issue of the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail and other forms of direct electronic communications, as well as the unauthorized disclosure, use and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors, the Library urges parents and minors to keep in mind and adhere to the following safety guidelines: 

  • Never give out identifying information such as home address, school name, or telephone number.
  • Let parents or guardians decide whether personal information such as age, marital status, or financial information should be revealed. 
  • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone via the computer without parents' or guardians' approval. 
  • Never respond to messages that are suggestive, obscene, threatening, or make one uncomfortable. 
  • Have parents or guardians report an incident to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678, if one becomes aware of the transmission of child pornography. 
  • Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. 
  • Remember that everything one reads may not be true.

Disclaimer

Information on this site is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The Citrus County Library System disclaims any liability for any errors or omissions.

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