History, Genealogy & Biography
Literature Resource CenterSalem History
   
 History
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.

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. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*

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. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*

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.

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.

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.

Covers popular culture in America from the 1900s through present days. Teaching aids and student study guides are available. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*

An index of worldwide conference proceedings, containing a list of the papers presented at each meeting. Coverage: 1993 to Present. Updated: Twice a week.

Reference resources for American and world history, including the Decades series, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.

Scholastic GO!
Access more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

 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
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. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.*

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.
Scholastic GO!
Access more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

 Social Studies

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)
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. ​To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card.* 

Scholastic GO!
Access more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
 
 
*NSU: NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, BCL: Broward County Library