Resources & Web Links


    To search for library items using Destiny Online Catalog, please click on the following link: Catalog.

    To search for online magazine articles, newspaper articles, and digital reference books, please click on the following link: Gale Databases

    To search for general, background information on a variety of topics, please click on the following link: WorldBook Online.



    HMS has over 100 eBooks available to students 24/7. To search for eBooks, please click on the following link: eBooks.


    ebook eBooks may be viewed on a PC, iPad, Android Tablet, or Kindle Fire. To use eBooks on an iPad or Android, download the free Follett BryteWave app.


    When asked for the school's URL, enter Login using your school username and password.



    Florida Electronic Library   

    Florida Electronic Library is your gateway to online magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books. Just enter your public library card number to access. Below are some of the many resources provided.


    • LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays.
    • Informe This electronic resource provides access to full text of popular Hispanic magazines. Other features include a thesaurus and title annotations in both English and Spanish. 
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.


    Web Sites


    Marion County Public Library System

    Books and Reading

    Good Reads The world's largest site for readers and book recommendations.

    Newberry Medal and Honor Books The annual award for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

    ALSC Book & Media Awards ALA's Association of Library Services to Children

    Research Tools

    EasyBib  Free bibliography generator


    Hielbrunn Timeline of Art History

    National Gallery of Art

    History & Civics

    CIA World Factbook

    National Archives


    US Holocaust Memorial Museum



    New York Times

    Ocala Star Banner


    Science Buddies Science Fair Project Guide


    National Geographic

    Science Friday


    How Stuff Works