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International Resources

Books in Non-English Languages | World Music Collection | byki Online Language Learning
Downloadable Non-English Books | Country Information Databases | Databases in Spanish | World Newspapers

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Books in Non-English Languages

Looking for a book written in a foreign language? Explore the library's vast collection of more than 25,000 materials written and translated from more than 20 languages.


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World Music Collection

The library offers a diverse selection of CDs featuring world music.

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Transparent Language Online

Learn a new language using a self-paced, online language-learning system. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

Create an account to save and retrieve ongoing lessons.
New User? Sign up with barcode or user id.

*Enter your library card number using lower case letters to create an account to save and retrieve ongoing lessons.




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Downloadable Foreign Language Learning

With a valid library card, you can download books in more than 15 languages to your computer, transfer them to a portable device, or burn them onto a CD for your listening pleasure anywhere, anytime.

Look for the following menu on the left navigation bar and click to access the Foreign Language Learning:

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Acceda Noticias

Spanish Language Databases

Spanish language full-text news articles collected from 8 national newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database.

Los artículos españoles de noticias de repleto-texto de idioma reunieron de 8 periódicos nacionales--todo en un fácil a busca la base de datos.
Presented by World Book, the Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily.

Presentado por World Book, la Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.





Gale E-Research Databases
Instructions for Obtaining Information Using the Gale Databases

After clicking on the database title (i.e. General OneFile), the following screen will appear. Enter the country or search topic of your choice in the Search box and click Search.

General OneFile

The following options are then available to you: Magazines, Academic Journals, Books, News, Multimedia.
(All of the Gale databases are constructed similarly.)

General OneFile Options


Academic OneFile Widget Academic OneFile is the 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, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
   
Business Index ASAP Widget Perform in-depth research on management issues, economic indicators and business theories and practices, as well as on the activities of companies and industries worldwide. Instant access to academic and business journals with full text and images.
   
General Business File ASAP Widget Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
   
General OneFile Widget 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.
   
General Reference Center Gold Widget A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
   
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection Widget 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 - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
   
Informe Widget Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
   
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Widget Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. This features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to websites organized into a user-friendly experience.
   
World History eCollection Widget A customized selection of journals selected by Jacksonville Public Library powered by InfoTrac.
   
World History in Context Widget Gale World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.