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 Catalog
 
Visual Catalog
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in an eye-catching and fresh visual environment.

Traditional Catalog
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in a simple and streamlined format.

 Community Resource
 
2-1-1 First Call for Help Broward
Community information and referrals for health and human service resources in Broward County. Compiled from The Community Resource Inventory, a project of The Coordinating Council of Broward, and other resources from 2-1-1 First Call For Help, a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency. 
   
 Encyclopedias & Almanacs
 
Amazing Animals of the World
Photographs and facts about 1,200 animals, describing each animal's size, diet, classification, and a map representing where they can be found. Best for students in grades K-2.

America the Beautiful
Research history, geography, economy, culture, and government for each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the major U.S. territories. Photographs, illustrations, maps and audio slide shows are available for each state. Best for elementary - middle school students.

Encyclopedia Americana
Full text encyclopedia of more than 45,000 entries on full range of topics. Especially strong on North American and international coverage, including biographies Contains news briefs, dictionary, thesaurus, maps, flags, fact boxes, tables and links to web sites. Best for students in grades 8 and up. Coverage: Links to news articles start from 1998 - current. 

Lands and Peoples
Learn about countries and cultures throughout the world, with photographs, maps and flags for each. A special section called Culture Cross allows students to compare the land, people, economy, history, or facts and figures of any two continents, countries, or states/provinces online at the same time.  Best for students in grades 4-12.

NewsNow
Over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and many more.
 
 Other Libraries 

Broward College – University/College Library
Access to the home page of the Broward College - Florida Atlantic University joint use facility located in Davie, FL. Links to library services, the catalog and databases. Use of licensed databases is restricted to authorized library borrowers of each institution.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)Florida Electronic Library
Gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information for all age groups. Includes many databases, digital collections, evaluated websites and a comprehensive catalog of all of Florida's library holdings.

LINCCweb
Library catalogs and electronic databases of Florida's 28 state-funded community colleges. Use of the licensed databases on LINCCweb is restricted to registered community college library card holders.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)NSU - Alvin Sherman Library Electronic Resources
Catalog holdings and databases at the Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center of Nova Southeastern University. A NSU Broward Patron Library Card is needed to borrow materials and use licensed databases available to Broward residents.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)World Book Online Reference Center - World Book Inc.
Thousands of e-books, tens of thousands of articles, and hundreds of thousands of primary source documents and features developed especially for public library patrons such as Computer and Web Tutorials, How To... documents, and Government Resources.  

Florida Electronic Library (resource)WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to locate titles not available in Broward County Library's catalog. You can place a request to borrow a title from another library at no cost. Applicable late charges apply for materials not returned on time. 
    
 Phone Directory
 
ReferenceUSA - U.S. Business and U.S. Residential
More than 180 million residential listings and directory information for businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and more. Business Directory has annual reports, SEC filings, government data, bankruptcy records and legal filings.
 
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