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Find Reliable Answers Online from Your Library!

In today’s world, it’s all about information – who has it, who wants it and how to get it. With three quarters of the U.S. population now online (that’s 239 million Internet users in the U.S. alone), it makes sense that many people use the computer to find answers to almost any and every question. But is the information you’re finding online reliable? Safe? Dependable? When you need not just any answer but the right answer, check Broward County Library’s extensive online resources, which are available free to anyone with a Broward County Library card. Whether you’re in the library or not, access these reliable, vetted sources and get the answers you want, anytime and anywhere, 24/7.

What can you find there? Just about everything! Here’s just a sampling of online research options available at Broward County Library:

  • Fun Olympic Fact – Who is the second-fastest woman in history? Find out just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games at Gale Biography in Context.
  • Watch official instructional videos on hurricane preparation from Broward County and learn how to get your home and family storm-ready.
  • Which Publix location sold the most recent winning Fantasy Five ticket? Check out NewsBank to find out.
  • Can licorice really help my upset stomach? Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center can tell you about this and other alternative cures, as well as offer up-to-date medical information and articles.
  • Where I can I learn Mandarin Chinese without paying anything? Have you checked out the free language learning databases Broward County Library offers, such as Byki, BBC Languages or Language Learning Library.

Other Broward County Library online research choices include phone directories from the around the country, encyclopedias, almanacs, government web sites (local, state and federal), free testing and tutoring programs, educational guides, workforce and employment resources and much more.

 Online Search for Fun and Prizes with Broward County Library’s QR Quest!

Online search browser button.Put your cyber search skills to work and enter QR Quest, Broward County Library’s first online treasure hunt! Scan the QR codes and answer questions about exciting Broward County Library services for a chance to win valuable prizes provided courtesy of the Broward Public Library Foundation. Enter by September 15, 2012 and you could win one of these great prizes:

  • iPod Touch (8 winners)
  • Kindle (7 winners)
  • iPad 3 (3 winners)
  • iPod Shuffle (8 winners) 

 Books & Materials on Online Searching and Research @ Broward County Library:

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Google Simplified: Tips and Tricks, by Joe Kranak More...
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How to Do Everything with Yahoo, by Alan Neibauer More...

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Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web, by Tara Calishain More...
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Search Engine Optimization for Dummies, by Peter Kent More...
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Yahoo to the Max: An Extreme Searcher’s Guide, by Randolph Hock More...

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