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 History
 
Broward County Library Digital Collections

Digital images of treasures from Broward County Library’s special collections, including the African American Research Library & Cultural Center, and the Bienes Center Museum of the Modern Book at Main Library. Coverage: Varies by collection; new items added frequently.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Daily Life Through History
Provides full text information, maps, images, website links, etc. on folklore, cultures, and customs of peoples around the world from ancient times to the present.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
The Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. This digital collection contains Sanborn maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

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.

NewsBank
This comprehensive news collection explores issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. and international newspapers, including 107 Florida publications. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)PapersFirst
Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre, a part of the national library of the United Kingdom. Coverage: 1993 - current. Updated: Twice monthly.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Pop Culture Universe
Covers popular culture in America from the 1900s through present days. Teaching aids and student study guides are available.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)Proceedings
An index of worldwide conference proceedings, containing a list of the papers presented at each meeting. Coverage: 1993 to Present. Updated: Twice a week.

Salem History
Reference resources for American and world history, including the Decades series, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.
   
 Genealogy
 
Ancestry Library Edition - Only accessible from within a library
Search for your ancestors from billions of records including birth, death, immigration, marriage, military records and the U.S. Census.
 Biography
 
Nova Southeastern University library (resource)African American Experience
Comprehensive database of historical and contemporary African American biographies and culture. Includes many online reference books, as well as primary documents such as photos and images, manuscripts and letters. Audio clips of music and interviews with former slaves are also available.
Biography in Context
Full-text database provides biographical information on more than 22,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Search by name, or various criteria such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. Most biographies have an image of the subject.

Literature Criticism Online
Literature criticism archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search results are delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 20,000 authors from every time period and literary discipline. Also includes overviews of major literary works, Web links, timelines, and MLA International Bibliography. Take a brief online tour on how to use this database.  
    
 Social Studies
 
Nova Southeastern University library (resource)African American Experience
Comprehensive database of historical and contemporary African American biographies and culture. Includes many online reference books, as well as primary documents such as photos and images, manuscripts and letters. Audio clips of music and interviews with former slaves are also available.
Lands and Peoples
Up-to-date information for students in grades 4-12 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.

NewsBank
This comprehensive news collection explores issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. and international newspapers, including 107 Florida publications. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information on today's hottest social issues. Contains viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites. Includes Lexile reading levels for periodicals and a state curriculum standards search feature.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)Religion & Philosophy Database
Provides indexing and abstracts to 250 journals on religion and philosophy. Includes selected full text.
Coverage: Start date varies by title from 1980. Not all journal coverage continues to current date.