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Florida State Agency Databases

This is an annotated list of databases produced by Florida State Agencies listed by producing agency. To add a database to this list or to fix a broken link, either do it yourself as this is a wiki, editable by anybody or send an e-mail to Rich Gause – rgause@mail.ucf.edu .

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411 Online Telephone Directory

411 Online Telephone Directory is searchable by agency, city, community college, county, employee, school, subject, university, and phone number.

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library

Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library contains links to Florida county and city government websites, demographic and statistical information, and federal depository library administration sites.

Administrative Hearings, Division of

Case Search retrieves information about administrative hearing cases from 1975 to present.

Compensation Claims Case Search retrieves information from the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims from 1950 to present.

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of

FreshNet Movement and Accuracy provides weekly reports by type of citrus, grade, and destination.

Gift Givers’ Guide – A Guide to Charitable Giving in Florida is searchable by keywords in an organization’s name. Results include percentage of expenses allocated to program service costs, administration costs, fund-raising costs, and payments to affiliates.

Licensed Dealers by Commodity includes dealer listings for eggs & milk, fruits & vegetables, grain & field crops, hay, honey, livestock, nursery products & flowers, poultry, saw palmetto, sod, tropical foliage, and watermelon.

Attorney General

Attorney General Advisory Legal opinions provides a searchable database of opinions 1974+.

Auditor General

Released Reports are categorized by entity audited (State Agencies, District School Boards, Community Colleges, Universities, Charter Schools, Local Governments/Non Profits, State Attorneys, Public Defenders, Public Guardians, State Financial Reporting and Federal Awards), audit type (Financial/Federal Awards, Florida Education Finance Program, Information Technology, Operational, and Quality Assessment Reviews) and by fiscal year sequential list.

Business and Professional Regulation, Department of

Licensee Search provides information about applicants and licensed individuals for those professions and businesses that are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Accountancy, Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco, Appraisers, Architecture & Interior Design, Asbestos, Athlete Agents, Auctioneers, Barbers, Boxing, Building Code Administrators & Inspectors, Community Association Managers, Condominiums, Cooperatives, Timeshares & Multi-Site Timeshares, Construction, Cosmetology, Electrical Contractors, Elevator Safety, Employee Leasing Companies, Engineers, Farm Labor, Geologists, Harbor Pilots, Hotels & Restaurants, LSMHC Other Entities, Labor Organization, Land Sales, Landscape Architecture, Mobile Homes, Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Pari-Mutuel Wagering-Slots, Real Estate, Surveyors & Mappers, Talent Agents, Veterinary Medicine, Yacht & Ship.

Food & Lodging Inspection Reports can be searched by name or license number. See Licensee Search (above) to identify businesses by type and location.

Unlicensed Search – Construction Contractor “will provide a listing of public complaints against persons or entities of construction contractors that, at the time of the complaint, were not licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.”

Unlicensed Search – Other than Construction Contractor “will provide a listing of public complaints against persons or entities of non construction contractors that, at the time of the complaint, were not licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.”

Children and Families, Department of

Children Available for Adoption is searchable by gender, age, and level of disability.

Citrus, Department of

Citrus Economic Data – The Economic & Market Research Department provides relevant information impacting the Florida citrus industry and the Florida citrus growers: ACNielsen Sales, Consumer Demographics, Florida Citrus Economic & Market Indicators, Florida Citrus Outlook, Florida Citrus Production Trends, Florida Fresh Citrus Shipments, Fresh Fruit Volume, U.S. Citrus Exports, U.S. Orange Juice Imports, U.S. Grapefruit Juice Imports, Processor Reports, etc.

Community Affairs, Department of

Find an Affordable Apartment in Your Area – Florida Housing’s programs have helped financed a number of affordable rental apartment communities around the state, searchable by county.

Florida Building Code Online provides contractors, builders, and the public an electronic method to keep informed about the Florida Building Code.

FloridaPAPERS Archive is in the process of providing digitally all comprehensive plans and plan amendments reviewed for compliance by the Department since 1988.

Objections, Recommendations and Comments (ORC) Reports, Notices of Intent (NOI) and Public School Interlocal Agreements – “All local governments in Florida are required to adopt a comprehensive plan pursuant to Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.), the Growth Management Act. The Department of Community Affairs reviews comprehensive plans and comprehensive plan amendments for consistency with the Act and issues reports on its findings.”

Official List of Special Districts On-Line includes creation date, dependent/independent status, authorizing documents, statutory authority, local governing authority, function, method of board selection, revenue source, and whether or not the district has authority to issue bonds.

Corrections, Department of

Search All Correction Offender Databases or search individual databases:
• Absconder/Fugitive Information Search database provides information and photographs of offenders who have ceased to make themselves available for supervision.
• Escaped Inmate database contains information on inmates who have escaped since 1990 and remain at large.
• Inmate Population Information Search if the inmate is in the state of Florida prison system and not on probation or parole in Florida; in a Florida county jail; in a Federal prison; in prison or jail in another state; or already released from the Florida prison system.
• Inmate Release Information Search if the inmate is no longer in custody and was released.
• Supervised Population Information Search if the inmate is serving probation or parole in Florida.


Dockets and Opinions – Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeals
• Supreme Court
• Supreme Court Unofficial Archive
• 1st DCA
• 2nd DCA
• 3rd DCA
• 4th DCA
• 5th DCA

Trial Court Statistics provides circuit and county court statistics beginning with January 1986, including type of case & disposition for criminal, family, civil, probate, and traffic courts.

Education , Department of


Discipline Against Educator Licenses is searchable by last name or county. – Glossary of Terms – “The Education Practices Commission(EPC) has the authority to issue penalties against an individual’s State of Florida Educator Certificate. Click here to view the guidelines adopted by the EPC for issuing penalties against a state issued certificate.”

Florida School Indicators Report provides data from 1997+ on public elementary, middle, and high schools for each of Florida’s 67 school districts, including absences, classes taught by out-of-field teachers, disabilities, operating costs, per pupil expenditures, standardized test scores (ACT, FCAT, SAT), free/reduced-price lunch, gifted, incidents of crime & violence, limited English proficiency, school grades, school number, school staff, stability, student membership, suspensions, teachers advanced degrees, teachers years of experience, high school dropout rate, high school graduation rate, and follow-up of prior year high school graduates.

No Child Left Behind School Public Accountability Reports “have been generated to comply with federal NCLB legislation that requires annual report cards on the educational progress of schools, school districts, and the state.”

School Accountability Reports provide specific information on the measurement of Adequate Yearly Progress for individual schools, school districts, and the state.

Higher Education

Degree Program Search allows you to narrow your search for academic programs by program subject area, institution, and/or degree level.

Institution Search & Profiles provides details on a particular postsecondary school in Florida such as admissions information, cost, degrees offered, total enrollment, or activities and sports available.

Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of

Rehabilitation Providers identifies approved companies, approved facilities, and individual rehabilitation providers.

Emergency Management, Division of

Get a Plan generates a personalized Family Disaster Plan that you can print out and save for future emergencies based on information you provide about your home, family, and pets. Included in your plan will be: Recommended amounts of food and water based on your family information; Contact information for your local emergency responders and maps of your local Evacuation Zones; Checklists of important steps to take before, during, and after a disaster. The website can also create a customized Business Disaster Plan based on information you provide including your business location, suppliers you depend on, and vital records you use to operate each day.

Online Mapping provides interactive and static maps to find Evacuation Routes and Zones, Storm Surge Information, and Open Shelter Locations.

Public Shelter Status by county

Road Status by event

Tracker Databases provide password access to Emergency Operations Center data as an alternative communications device to allow county EM officials to track requests, update reports, and keep informed of new developments and vital statistics during emergency activation.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Zone Incentive Calculator – “An Enterprise Zone is a specific geographic area targeted for economic revitalization. Enterprise Zones encourage economic growth and investment in distressed areas by offering tax advantages and incentives to businesses locating within the zone boundaries. To better understand how the Enterprise Zone incentives can work for your business, we have provided an Incentive Calculator for your use. Please read the Introduction sheet before calculating your benefits.”

Resource Center “is your source for the most current, detailed information about Florida and its economic, demographic and business environment. A few of the valuable resources available here include: Monthly, quarterly & yearly economic data; Statistics about Florida’s international trade & investment; Statistics on Florida’s key industries; Rankings of companies in Florida by various categories.”
• My eFlorida Intelligence Center “offers in-depth analysis and reports on Florida’s economy and industries.”Requires free registration to access.

Environmental Protection, Department of

Consolidated Web Mapping Application provides information about Air Resource Management, Beaches & Coastal Systems, Brownfields, Conservation Lands & Waters, Hazardous Wastes, Solid Wastes, Watersheds, etc.

Drinking Water Database – The Drinking Water Program does not have the capability to provide real time data base inquiries, so reports are provided with information on all the public water systems in the State of Florida.

Ecological Restoration Inventory – Site identified ecological restoration projects in Florida.

Environmental Resource Analysis provides an analysis of jurisdictional boundaries and environmental resources of interest to the environmental resource permitting process.

Geospatial Resource Index (GRI) “is the Department’s central database for searchable maps and spatial data. The site offers a wide selection of maps ranging from interactive scientific watershed data to identifying recreational canoe trails throughout the state. Searching by title, program area or keyword, the Index provides easy, hands-on access to detailed Department-related maps.”

Historic Shoreline Database “contains many directories of related types of information about beach changes in Florida over the past 150 or so years. The main focus of the database is on historic mean high water (mhw) locations from digitized maps and field profile surveys.”

Park Listing & Search will locate all Florida State Parks within a 100-mile radius of a city.

Sinkholes Database provides information on possible sinkholes in two formats: an Excel Spreadsheet and an ESRI ArcGIS compatible shapefile.

Waste Management Database Reports provides information about brownfields, hazardous waste handlers, commercial hazardous waste transporters, used oil handlers, handlers of mercury-containing lamps & devices, dry-cleaning facilities, institutional controls registry, solid waste facilities, and storage tank & petroleum contamination monitoring.

Financial Services, Department of

Catalog of State Financial Assistance “is a statewide compendium of state projects that provide financial assistance to nonstate entities.”

Financial Institutions Search to search for state financial institutions, branches, and application/licensing information using a variety of search criteria.

Financial Regulation License Search to find out the licensing or registration status of a Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Brokerage Business, Mortgage Lender, Finance Company or Retail Installment Seller.

Insurance Company Search can provide full names, business addresses, and identifying information for companies/entities doing business in the State of Florida.

Insurance Industry Data & Reports

Insurance Licensee Search can provide names and addresses of licensees with at least one active license in the state of Florida. The companies with which the licensees have active appointments are provided as well.

Insurance Regulation I-File Workflow System Forms & Rates Search

Local Government Reports & Database Downloads provide revenues & expenditures for counties, municipalities, and special districts.

Professional Liability Closed Claims Search for closed liability claims on: Doctors, Dentists, Hospitals, HMO’s, Abortion Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Crisis Stabilization Units, and Lawyers

Small Employer Sample Rate Search is designed to give consumers the ability to view small group major medical health insurance rates for standard, basic, and high deductible health plans currently available in the State of Florida.

Unclaimed Property – “The Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Unclaimed Property, holds unclaimed accounts valued at more than $1 billion, mostly from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. Unclaimed Property also includes tangible property such as jewelry, coins, currency, stamps, historical items and other miscellaneous articles, from safe deposit boxes.”

Workers’ Compensation Databases include databases for Insuror/Claim Administrator, Proof of Coverage, Construction Policy Tracking, Health Care Providers, Expert Medical Advisors, Workers’ Compensation Claims, Workers’ Compensation Claims Statistics, Employer Loss Runs, and Compliance Stop Work Orders.

Health, Department of

Birth Defects Registry is a statewide system that identifies birth defects in children born in Florida.

CHARTS Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set includes such health statistics as births, deaths, disease morbidity, behavioral risk factors, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, maternal & child health, environmental health, injury & violence, social & mental health, and population characteristics.
• Florida Communicable Disease Frequency Reports are created from communicable disease cases reportable by law to the Florida Department of Health. These reports do not include cases of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases or HIV/AIDS. Generate a Frequency Report to view cases by total count, age group, diagnosis status (confirmed, probable, or suspect), gender, zip code, or data year.
• Florida Mortality Atlas provides a visual display of leading causes of death in Florida. Causes of death are presented for the total population and then by race (white and non-white). For 1999-2003, the information is available by gender as well.

Health Care Provider Information Search is the Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) search engine for health related licenses.
• Final Order & Emergency Action Search “indicates whether discipline has been taken and the current status of the license. The report will only contain discipline taken against a practitioner for the reference period. The online Final Order Look-up System indicates whether discipline has been taken and the current status of the license. Archived copies of older reports published are available via the historical discipline link in the left column of the final order lookup system page.”
• Practitioner Profile Information can be searched by name, location (city, county, ZIP), profession (medical doctor, chiropractic physician, osteopathic physician, podiatric physician, registered nurse, etc.), and certification (e.g., acupuncture, acute care nurse practitioner, aerospace medicine, neuroradiology, pediatric surgery, sleep medicine, etc.)

Health Care Administration, Agency for

FloridaHealthFinder “brings together two websites, FloridaHealthStat.com and FloridaCompareCare.gov into a new central site. You can find information to help you compare hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health plans, nursing homes, and prescription drugs. The website also lists Florida health care facilities; information on health insurance; medical care resources for the uninsured; resources for seniors; and much more.”
• Compare Health Plans – With this interactive search tool you can find the following information on health plans: Quality of Care; Member Satisfaction; Coverage Areas; Accreditation Status; Claims Payment Performance; Financial Performance, and Monthly premium rate options; More Resources.
• Facility Locator – “To locate a facility, begin by choosing a facility type using the drop down menu. Next enter a facility name, a city, zip code, and/or county, or choose a field office.”Also searchable by proximity to a specific street address. Facility types include: Abortion Clinic, Adult Day Care Center, Adult Family Care Home, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Assisted Living Facility, Birth Center, Cardiac Catheterization, Clinical Laboratory, Community Mental Health-Partial Hospitalization Program, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Crisis Stabilization Unit, End-Stage Renal Disease, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Health Care Clinic Exemptions, Health Care Clinics, Health Care Services Pool, Health Maintenance Organization, Homes for Special Services, Home Health Agency, Home Medical Equipment, Homemaker & Companion Services, Hospice, Hospital, Intermediate Care Facility, Lithotripsy, Multiphasic Health Test Center, Nurse Registry, Organ & Tissue Procurement, Portable X-Ray, Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, Rehabilitation Agencies, Residential Treatment Center, Residential Treatment Facility, Rural Health Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facility, Skilled Nursing Unit, Transitional Living Facility, Utilization Review.
• Inpatient Facility Query – Search types: ICD-9-CM Principal Diagnosis Code, ICD-9-CM Principal Procedure Code, Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG), All Hospital Discharges. Demographic Criteria: Race, Sex, Age Group, Patient County, Principal Payer (Medicare, Medicare HMO, Medicaid, Medicaid HMO, Commercial Insurance, Commercial HMO, Commercial PPO, Worker’s Compensation, Champus, VA, Other State/Local Government, Self Pay, Other, Charity, KidCare, Unknown), Admission Source (Physician Referral, Clinic Referral, HMO Referral, Hospital Transfer, Skilled Nursing Home, Transfer-Other Facility, Emergency Room, Court/Law Enforcement, Other, Normal Delivery, Premature Delivery, Sick Baby, Extramature Birth, Other), Admission Type (Emergency, Urgent, Elective, Newborn, Other).
• Outpatient Facility Query – Search types: CPT Principal Procedure Code, ICD-9-CM Principal Diagnosis Code, ICD-9-CM Principal Procedure Code, All Visits. Demographic Criteria: Race, Sex, Age Group, Patient County, Facility County, Facility Type, Specific Facility Name, Principal Payer, Patient Status (Discharged to home or self-care, Transferred to a short-term general hospital, Transferred to a skilled nursing facility, Transferred to an intermediate care facility, Transferred to another type of institution, Discharged to home under the care of home helath care organization, Left against medical advice or discontinuted care, Discharged to home under care of home IV provider, expired, Discharged to hospice-home, Transferred to hospice-medical facility, Transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility including distinct units of a hospital).

Prescription Drug Prices provides pricing information for the 100 most commonly used prescription drugs in Florida. The prices are the “usual and customary prices,” also known as retail prices, reported monthly by pharmacies. This is the price that an uninsured consumer, with no discount or supplemental plan, would normally pay.

High Tech Corridor Council, Florida

Directory provides “profiles of companies in six high tech sectors – aviation and aerospace; information technology; life sciences and medical technologies; microelectronics and nanotechnology; modeling, simulation and training; and optics and photonics – and editorial features on the region’s grants and research activity; entrepreneurship; high technology incubators; venture capital; and workforce development. Also included is the most current and comprehensive directory of technology firms comprising the Florida High Tech Corridor.”

Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of

Computerized Motor Vehicle Data – fee-based, offline requests searching for motor vehicles, boats, motor vehicle dealers, mobile home & recreational vehicle dealers.

Driver License Check can be used by an individual to verify the current status of their driver license.

Vehicle Information Check can be searched by title or vehicle information number (VIN).

Law Enforcement, Department of

Arrest/Clerk Statute Table “is drawn from the Florida Statutes and includes chargeable (arrestable) offenses and violations listed by Florida statute number. It is not intended to be useful to members of the general public who are doing statute research. Such research is best performed using the Florida Legislature’s own web site.”

Career Offender Search – “As of January 1, 2003, under the Florida Career Offender Registration Act, a select group of convicted felons, the “worst-of-the-worst”, are required to register their residences with law enforcement and a state registry maintained by FDLE, the Career Offender Application for Statewide Tracking (COAST).”

Criminal History Records Search – Fee-based search “for criminal history information to screen employee’s or other’s criminal records. The internet service provides a list of possible matches similar to the individual of the inquiry. You must review this list and make a selection of one or more candidates or none. This is a search of descriptive information and a positive identification can only be confirmed by fingerprint comparison. Certified results are not available over this internet site.”

Missing Children Information Clearinghouse – “In response to the concern for missing children in Florida, the 1982 Florida Legislature appropriated funds to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the establishment of the first state Missing Children Information Clearinghouse (MCIC) in the nation.”

Missing Persons Search “contains information about Florida missing persons as reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by law enforcement agencies throughout the state and authorized for release to the public.”

Sexual Offenders and Predators – “This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime and/or a specified crime against children. The Neighborhood Search allows users to enter any address in Florida and search the database for any registrants with current addresses within a 1 to 5 mile radius of the address entered by the user. Users can also choose to map the addresses of the results of their Neighborhood Search by clicking the “Map It” link below the address of each registrant listing.”

Stolen Property Search is designed to provide the public with the opportunity to assist law enforcement agencies in locating stolen property, including vehicles, vehicle parts, license plates, license decals, boats, boat parts, guns, and articles (appliances, TVs, stereos, etc.)

Wanted Persons Search “contains Florida warrant information as reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by law enforcement agencies throughout the state and authorized for release to the public.”


Online Sunshine provides access to the status & full text of current and past legislation 1998+, addresses & biographical information for legislators, etc.

Find Your Legislators (search by your 9-digit ZIP code) – also identifies U.S. Representatives

Data A to Z (Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations) “contains hyperlinks to additional pages containing Microsoft Excel or Portable Document Format (PDF) file downloads. These tabulations have been prepared by Committee staff using data obtained from various state or federal agencies.”

Economic & Demographic Research, Office of “is a research arm of the Legislature principally concerned with forecasting economic and social trends that affect policy making, revenues, and appropriations.”Data resources include County Profiles and Regional Economic Activity.

Florida Government Accountability Report (FGAR) “was created by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), the monitoring arm of the Florida Legislature. OPPAGA supports the Florida Legislature by providing evaluative research and objective analyses to promote government accountability and the efficient and effective use of public resource.”

Find Lobbyists by name, location or principal

Lobbying Firm Compensation Reports provide quarterly reports by firm, lobbyist or principal.

Lottery, Department of

Winning Number Search – Search for past winning numbers by game and date.

Public Service Commission

Complaint Activity Tracking System provides listings of billing or service complaints by company name from 7/1/1999 to present.

Dockets – Enter the docket or document number or docket title. Most documents filed beginning in 2001 and after are available on the Internet in PDF format; some documents are also available in Word format.

Local Interconnection Agreements – the Negotiated and Arbitrated Agreement Tracking System (NAATS) provides access to interconnection agreements using two different methods. The first method is by searching for a docket number and the second method is a filtered search. To use the filtered search, begin by selecting to search using either one company or two companies. You can then filter your search by the date docketed range, type of agreement filed (agreement, arbitration, notice of adoption, amendments, or wireless), the underlying docket number, or withdrawal status.

Orders issued from January 1, 1996, forward are on the Website. (Orders on the Internet may not include attachments. Contact the Clerk’s Office for complete copies, as well as for orders issued before 1996. There may be a charge for copies.)

Regulated Companies – Search for electic, gas, telecommunications, water and wastewater companies regulated by the Public Service Commission. Results include company annual reports and current open & closed dockets.

Revenue, Department of

Address/Tax Rate Lookup provides the local taxing jurisdiction and applicable Communications Services Tax rates for all addresses in Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions is a searchable database of responses regarding child support, computer problems, general taxes, new residents, and property taxes.

Tax Law library includes Court Cases, Statutes, Rules, Attorney General Opinions, Declaratory Statements, Technical Assistance Advisements, Taxpayer Information Publications, Post Legislative Reviews and Final Orders.

State, Department of


Corporation Documents Search offers free online searches for Corporations, Trademarks, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Fictitious Names, Judgment Liens, and Federal Lien Registrations. Included in the detail of the data record is the ability to display the actual document image that was submitted to the Division.


Campaign Finance Database “contains detailed financial records that campaigns and committees are required by law to disclose. Through this database, you can view contribution and expense records from candidates or committees, selected according to criteria that you specify, sorted in an order you choose. You control the amount and type of data presented, which you can browse on screen or download into a tab delimeted text file for further analysis.”

Candidate Tracking System tracks candidates from 1996+ throughout the elections process presenting candidate status, campaign finance activity, personal photos and contact information.

Election Results are provided for primary, runoff, and general elections since 1978 and for special elections since 1996.

Formal Opinions of the Division of Elections “provides advisory opinions to supervisors of elections, candidates, local officers having election related duties, political parties, political committees, committees of continuous existence or other persons or organizations engaged in political activity, relating to any provisions or possible violations of Florida election laws.”

eRulemaking provides access to the rules and regulations appearing in the Florida Administrative Weekly and Florida Administrative Code, including notices of proposed rules, public meetings, bid proposals and other items.

Historical Resources

Florida Heritage Tourism Interactive Catalog “will enable you to search through an ever-growing catalog of historical sites throughout the state of Florida. The interactive catalog is searchable by county or by 23 theme categories including lighthouses, gardens, markers and monuments, parks, preserves and sanctuaries, national historic landmarks, museums and more.”

Library & Archives

Archives Online Catalog “allows searching and browsing of information about the State Archives of Florida’s holdings of over 40,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 2,700 collections and lists the content of containers and folders in many of those collections.”

Florida Biography & Citation Index contains references to biographical information on notable Floridians in the books, periodicals, vertical files, newspapers and maps of the State Library’s Florida Collection. Some of the resources indexed are rare, but many are current periodicals that might be found in local libraries. The records in this index are a subset of the State Library of Florida’s library catalog and are searched through the Library Online Catalog. To search for just the Florida Biography/Citation Index citations, click on the “Power Search”option (under the search box), and then on the search form, choose Florida Biography & Citation Index from the “Location”dropdown box. On the results of your search, you will see a list of the records with a call number in the format FLCITE(374332.1). Click on the “Details”button to see the record. On the detailed record click on the “Catalog Record”tab to see the list of citations for that record.

Florida Government Information Locator Service (FGILS) “is a virtual card catalog of government information available on the Internet and beyond. Although the focus of the Locator is information from and about Florida State government, we recognize the relationships between levels of government and include links to local and federal government resources as well.”

Florida Library Jobs “provides a searchable listing of job openings for library positions in Florida libraries. It also includes a resume posting service for persons with a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program seeking positions in Florida’s libraries.”

Florida Memory Project
• Call Family & Brevard Family Papers “contains correspondence, writings, and other papers of Richard Keith Call and his family, 1788-1916, and Theodore Washington Brevard and Mary Call Brevard and their family, 1820-ca. 1920s.”
• Florida Confederate Pension Application Files “include both veterans’ and widows’ applications interfiled, although approved and denied claims are filed separately. The veteran’s application generally includes his full name, date and place of birth, unit of service, date and place of enlistment, date and place of discharge, brief description of service and/or wounds, proof of service, place and length of residence in Florida, as well as other miscellaneous documentation. The widow’s application is filed with that of her husband and includes her full name, date and place of marriage, date and place of her husband’s death, her place and length of residence in Florida, and proof of her husband’s service. Some early applications also include the widows’ date and place of birth. Confederate pensions were awarded to residents of Florida regardless of the state in which their service was rendered.”
• Florida Folklife Collection – Search the Folklife Database “for descriptions of photographs and audio recordings from the Florida Folklife Collection available at the State Archives of Florida. Approximately 46,000 photographic images and approximately 5,000 audio recordings are cataloged.”
• Florida Photographic Collection & Video Clips – “Featuring over 135,000 digitized photographs from the State Archives of Florida, the Florida Photographic Collection is the most complete online portrait of Florida available–one that draws its strength from family pictures, the homes of Floridians, their work, and their pastimes.”
• Florida’s Early Constitutions – 1838, 1861, 1865, 1868, & 1885 – can be searched by keywords.
• Spanish Land Grants “The Board of Land Commissioners was established in 1822 (3 U.S. Statute 709, May 8) to settle all outstanding Spanish land grant claims in the territory that Spain ceded to the United States in 1821. It set up offices in Pensacola and St. Augustine to ascertain the validity of all titles and private claims to lands in East Florida and West Florida. The Board either supported or rejected the land claims by studying the documents supplied by claimants…. The series consists of “dossiers”containing those papers, which were filed in evidence and confirmed as valid claims before the Board of Land Commissioners. Each land claim with its supporting documents is encased in a manila jacket on which appears the name of the applicant, the number of acres claimed, the disposition of the claim, and page reference to the American State Papers. The supporting documents include petitions or memorials to a governor for land; surveys or plats; gifts; attests; deeds of sale, gifts, wills, bequests, and exchanges; applications; and translations of Spanish documents. Most of the documents for claims in West Florida are missing.”
• World War I Service Cards “provide name; age; serial number; race; place of birth; and residence; for service men and women who were either from Florida or who entered service in Florida.”

Library Information Locator “contains a wealth of information about most of the libraries in the state. Public, academic, and special libraries are included.”

Transportation, Department of

Aviation Database provides access to a resource library (aeronautical charts, airport profiles, etc.) and to the searchable Facility Information Directory with information about airports, heliports, seaplane facilities, etc.

Efficient Transportation Decision Making makes information available about proposed transportation projects in the ETDM Process. The Project Diary and Project Effects menus access specific information about a project.

Outdoor Advertising Database enables users to search the Florida Department of Transportation Outdoor Advertising Inventory Management System (ODAIMS) database for information pertaining to Outdoor Advertising permits in the State of Florida.

Statewide Construction Database includes information about local agency projects.

Toll Calculator covers Florida’s Turnpike and affiliated toll systems in Florida.

Traffic Information “provides data and pictures from traffic counting devices at various locations on Florida’s highways. The intended use of this site is for emergency response personnel’s coordination of traffic flow. In other words, if you are working with the Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, National Guard, etc., this site’s information may be of use to you. However, if you came to this site to plan your vacation or your best route to work for the day, this site’s information is probably not going to be very useful.”

University Libraries

Combined Catalog of the State University Libraries of Florida includes the ability to browse the search results by various call number systems and to refine the results using limiters by format, subject, language, etc.

Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM) “is a cooperative initiative of the public universities of Florida to provide digital access to important source materials for research and scholarship. PALMM projects may involve a single university or may be collaborative efforts between a university and partners within or outside of the state university system. PALMM projects create high-quality virtual collections relevant to the students, research community and general citizenry of Florida.”The collections include: Aerial Photography, Eric Eustace Williams Collection, Everglades Digital Library, Florida Environments Online, Florida Geological Survey Publications, Florida Heritage Collection, Florida Historical Legal Documents, Florida Historical Quarterly, Floridiana on the Web, Linking Florida’s Natural Heritage, Literature for Children, Miami Metropolitan Archive, Milemarkers: Linking Keys History, Psychological Study of the Arts, Reclaiming the Everglades, Ringling Collection, Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida, Southwest Florida Environmental Documents, Type Specimens in the University of Florida Herbarium, United States Virgin Islands History and Culture, West Florida Photo History, Wolfsonian-FIU Modern Dutch Collection, World Map Collections, and Yiddish Children’s Books.

Visit Florida

Accommodation/Activity Finder makes planning your trip to Florida easy by searching accommodations and activities by category: attractions, birding, boating, campgrounds, cycling, dining, diving & snorkeling, fishing, golf, hiking, historic attractions, historical lodging, museums, natural history, parks, performing arts, romance, shopping, spas, and visitor services.

Fuel Calculator – Fill in your car details (MPG & tank size)and current gasoline price. Select from dots on the map the city you will be coming from and the Florida city you plan to visit. The results include miles per tank, fill-up cost, total miles, total tanks, and trip cost.

Water Management Districts
• Northwest Florida WMD provides hydrologic and GIS data, including stage & rainfall, streamflow, and potentiometric surface files.
• St. Johns River WMD provides Controlled Water Level Reports, Hydrologic Conditions Reports, GIS maps & data, surveying data, and hydrologic data (rainfall, water levels, discharge) by county or basin.
• South Florida WMD provides various GIS resources and databases storing hydrologic, meteorologic, hydrogeologic and water quality data.
• Southwest Florida WMD provides historical & real-time hydrologic data (rainfall and water-level data for groundwater wells & flowing and static water sites) and GIS maps & data (soil types, land uses & five-foot contours).
• Suwannee River WMD provides hydrologic data by county or basin.

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Florida Research & Economic Database (FRED) provides historical & projected data for the state, counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Workforce Development Regions by industry and occupation regarding employment, wages, staffing patterns, etc.

Occupational Employment & Wages provides statewide and regional data for specific occupations regarding number employed and wages (mean, median, entry level, experienced).

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