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This is a list of library databases and online resources, some of which are paid for by the library and are only available to be used if you are using a computer located within the library while you use it. Other collections have green Home Access links which will let you use the resource from home if you have a valid IRC Library card. Click on any collection or product to see more details.

Consumer Reports
A nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews since 1936. We put over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year.
World Book Online
Online version of the complete reference work along with dictionary, atlas, links, magazines, historical documents, audio, video, images, and 3D photographs.
Mango Languages
Mango Languages’ PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging.
Fastcase (legal research)
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and smarter and more powerful searching, sorting, and visualization tools at your fingertips.
Home Access
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Vero Beach Press Journal (12/2/97-Current)
Home Access
Find current and archived articles providing unique coverage of local and regional news, sports, cultural activities, people in the community, and more from (12/2/97-Current). Also includes Sebastian Sun/50 Plus Lifestyles/Florida Fairways.
The Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues.


Provides reference and research assistance to all citizens of the state of Florida with a Florida public library card.

Gale Collection

Includes access to many Gale databases such as:


General Onefile

General Reference Center Gold

Informe (en espanol)

What Do I Read Next


General Business File

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Literature Resource Center

Gale LegalForms

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

Nineteenth Century British Newspapers

U.S. History Online

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive


Ebsco Collection
Home Access
Includes the Ebscohost Research Databases (serials & newspapers), Novelist and the Chilton Auto Repair Reference Center.
Footnote Historical and Genealogical Archive
Home Access
Fold3 genealogical archive.
Newsbank Infoweb
Home Access
Offers searchable databases of world news, obituaries, periodicals, newspapers, business journals and statistics.
America's Newspapers
Home Access
Find current and archived state, regional, and national articles on issues, events, people, government and more including the Vero Beach Press Journal (12/2/97-Current), Miami Herald (5/19/82-Current), New York Times (1/1/85-Current), Orlando Sentinel (4/1/85-Current), and the Palm Beach Post (1989-Current).
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)
Home Access
Search American newspapers from over three centuries to explore America’s past including key titles: Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald, New York Herald, and more from every region of the U.S.
America's Obituaries
Home Access
Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

Salem Press History

Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost. Salem currently offers this service with four series of historical reference:  

The Decades - Salem's critically acclaimed American history series  
Great Events from History - The complete resource for worldwide events
Great Lives from History - The definitive, worldwide biographical resource   
Milestone Documents - A new, primary source series

Encyclopedia of American Immigration - An innovative approach to immigration history 
Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society - How mathematics affects our daily lives in sociological, economic and historical perspectives 
Great Athletes - A comprehensive look at over 1,400 sports heroes and legends       

Historical Encyclopedia of American Business - a complete view of all aspects of American Business 
Musicians & Composers - Biographical profiles of important figures in all genres of music 
Survey of American Industry & Careers - An in-depth overview of 112 North American industries and related jobs and careers 
Weapons & Warfare - A historical view of the development of weapons and military tactics

Salem Press Literature

Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost.  Salem currently offers this service with the following titles:


Critical Insights - see title lists below

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes 
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Classics 
Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition 
Critical Survey of Poetry, Fourth Edition 
Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Fifth Edition 
Magill's Literary Annual 2012 
Masterplots, Fourth Edition  

Salem Press Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works. The first reference set included is Salem Press’ best-sellingMagill’s Medical Guide. In its printed form, the current edition of the Guide ix six volumes and 3,500 pages.


Titles available on Salem Health:


Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Genetics & Inherited Diseases

Infectious Diseases & Conditions

Magill's Medical Guide, 6th Edition

Psychology & Mental Health 

Salem Press Science

Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost. Titles currently available on Salem Science: 

Applied Science  
Earth Science: Earth’s Surface & History  
Earth Science: Physics & Chemistry of the Earth  
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Revised Edition 
Encyclopedia of Global Resources  
Encyclopedia of Global Warming  
Forensic Science  
The Solar System, Revised Edition