2-1-1 First Call for Help Broward
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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.
Adult Learning Center from BrainFuse
Provides live, professional assistance in résumé/cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. Citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.
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
Covers 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.
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. Available at these locations: Main Library
, African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
, Northwest Regional Library
and Southwest Regional Library
Index of articles from the contents pages of 16,000+ journals.
Online international language courses produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation with primary emphasis on instruction for the business and tourist traveler. Instructional materials include books, audio, video and web tutorials.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
U.S. Government web sites developed for kids, including full text of selected historic documents.
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.
Both an online database and a series of e-newsletters providing information about new Broward County Library titles added for children, teens and adults in all formats - books, CDs and DVDs. More than 50 lists of recommended titles are updated every one to four weeks. Each title includes a picture of the cover and a brief description of the work. Critical reviews are available for many, but not all titles.
Books & Authors
Books & Authors readers' advisory is a valuable reference source for everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader. Books & Authors provides new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics and is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user.
Provides LIVE chat and other assistance for students, job seekers and adult learners. See listings Adult Learning Center
for additional details, and click those links to access the services.
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.
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Official Broward County government site listing services, business, cultural and recreational opportunities.
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.
Broward County Public Schools
Information and statistics about the nation's sixth largest school district. The web content can be accessed in Creole, Portuguese and Spanish.
You've got homework and we've got help for you. Free, interactive tutoring in math, science, social studies and English for students in Grades K-12, introductory college levels and Adult Learners. Available every day: 2 to 11pm. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.
Broward School's Virtual Counselor
Section of Broward Public Schools website that allows parents and guardians to access their child's student information on topics such as attendance, academic and assignment history, marking period grades, schedules and test scores.
Business Insights: Essentials
Access to U.S. and global company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles, with coverage of major business events and trends from 1980 to present.
Non-commercial website with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information to help make better, more informed career choices. Coverage: Current - future projections.
Career Transitions Career Transitions
is a complete, guided, self-paced application that walks the individual through the process - taking stock of the current situation, assessing strengths and interests, exploring new opportunities, improving chances of getting a job and finally taking the plunge and pursuing the next opportunity. Workers are guided by clear and concise information about career paths, industries, economies and companies - organized around simple-to-navigate portals that combine overviews with statistical information and Web tools to help make well-planned career choices.
a one-stop source for automotive answers. Car owners, experienced repair technicians, do-it-yourselfers and students in the automotive trades will find this easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs from 1940 onward. Videos and animations show how to complete repairs, close-up photos and images complement the text, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and diagnostic information, and much more. Updated: Monthly.
Indexing, abstracts and selected full text guide to computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Coverage: 1980 - current. Updated: Weekly.
Recent U.S. legislative information and text of bills from 1989-.
Full site access to money-saving tips, product ratings, reviews, and recommendations on consumer products and services. Advice on home improvement plans, personal finances, appliance purchases, automobile ratings, improved health, and much more are available through this comprehensive resource.
Public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Provides highly sought after demographic data that allows prospective entrepreneurs, long-time business owners and students building marketing plans to collect, analyze and quickly act upon that data.
EBSCO Host eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary)
Collection of electronic books (e-books) across all subject areas, with strongest coverage in business, history, health, sociology, literature, and religion. Initial online viewing period for any title is four hours, with no limit to the number of times you may view a title unless others are waiting.
Links to education and test preparation sites.
El Nuevo Herald
El Nuevo Herald
is a Spanish-language newspaper published seven days a week by The Miami Herald Publishing Company. It is one of the largest Spanish-language daily newspapers in the continental United States. El Nuevo Herald
serves the large and still growing Miami-Dade and Broward Hispanic markets. It also covers local news and offers extensive coverage of Latin America. Updated: Daily.
Full text encyclopedia of more than 45,000 entries on full range of topics. Especially strong on North American and international coverage, including biographies Also 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.
ePrep helps students of all ability levels reach their educational goals by offering expert instruction in a way that is engaging, convenient, and student-adaptable.
ERIC via Florida Electronic Library
Journal articles and reports in education compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.
Coverage: 1966 - current. Updated: Monthly.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. Coverage: 1980 - current.
FDsys: Federal Digital System
Official online version of U.S. legislative and regulatory information, providing access to the U.S. Government's most popular resources.
Federal Depository Library Program Basic Collection
Links to the most basic U.S. Federal government publications available in full text over the World Wide Web for inclusion in library depository collections.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
Federal and state legal information and forms.
Florida Choices Planner
Florida Dept. of Education database for information on careers, Florida public and private postsecondary institutions, national institutions, and financial aid. Users can make career plans, develop résumés and complete job search activities online. Includes targeted resources for adults, educators, parents and students.
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.
Florida Legal Forms
Database contains a listing of selected official State of Florida and U.S. legal forms ranging from Adoption to Worker's Compensation, plus a Legal Terms Dictionary. Forms can be downloaded, completed, and then either printed, e-mailed or saved to an external device you provide.
Online access to the permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, chapters, parts, and sections. The Florida Statutes are updated annually by laws that create, amend, transfer, or repeal statutory material. The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff there can provide some assistance in finding information in this resource, but cannot provide legal advice. For combined access to the Florida Constitution, Florida Statutes, search tips and the Laws of Florida, click on the Online Sunshine website
Freegal® Music Service offers download access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. Compatible with most devices, you can download up to 6 songs per week
once downloaded, they never expire, time-out, or disappear! Just log on to the service with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number)
. Freegal Website
| Freegal Mobile App - Apple®
Gale Directory Library
(from Broward County Library)
Titles include Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations and Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
(from Broward County Library)
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in e-book format. New for 2015: Peterson's college and test prep guides, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, SAT, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A more comprehensive online reference library available with a Nova Southeastern University library card. More than 65 full text reference books. Includes business plan handbooks, specialized encyclopedias, directories, and other books. Covers topics related to business, education, social sciences, sciences, humanities, and more. Coverage: Varies by title. 1995 - current. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
Library's largest magazine database containing more than 4,200 full text titles. Coverage: 1980 - current. Updated: Varies by title.
General Reference Center Gold
General interest database integrates newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Includes full-text articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
GPO Monthly Catalog
Produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office, this database covers all types of federal documents from the three branches of government. Coverage; 1976 - current. Updated: Monthly.
Great Web Sites for Kids - ALA
Educational and fun websites selected by librarians. Sites are easy to navigate, have clearly identified authoring sources, and makes effective use of the Internet to create unique, interactive experiences.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Medical, health, and wellness information for the layperson taken from several medical encyclopedias, more than 400 medical journals, 22,200 general interest publications, and hundreds of pamphlets. New and updated material is added quarterly; new periodical and newspaper articles are added daily. Coverage: 1980 - current.
Health Reference Center Academic
More than 1,000 full text nursing and allied health journals plus a variety of personal health information sources from Health & Wellness Resource Center are contained in this academic-oriented database. Coverage: 1980 - current.
HelpNow from BrainFuse
provides free tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. 24/7 access to skills assessments and sample tests. LIVE help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. Citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11pm. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.
Hoopla - Movies, Audiobooks and Music
Hoopla is an exciting new product that allows you to stream movies, TV, audiobooks and music from anywhere you want to be. You can stream directly from your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Easy to use with thousands of titles at your fingertips, Hoopla is accessible anytime, anywhere!
All you need to do is create an account using your library card number, download the app for iOS or Android, log on to the service with your library card number
and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number)
, and start watching or listening today. Movies and television check out for 3 days, music albums check out for 7 days, and audiobooks check out for 21 days. Current limits are 8 downloads per month.Hoopla Website
| Mobile App - Apple®
InfoTrac Junior Edition
Designed for students in junior high and middle school. Includes indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books. Coverage: 2004 - current.
InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed for high-school students. Access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains more than 1100 titles. Coverage: 2004 - current.
JobNow from BrainFuse
JobNow provides on-demand access to LIVE, expert coaches for every stage of your job search. Live interview coaching and interview toolbox, career resources - including personality and career assessments, and expert résumé assistance. Includes the Adult Learning Center for help with GED and U.S. Citizenship tests, writing a résumé and cover letter, and learning Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11pm.
Designed for elementary school students. Easy access to full-text magazines, from publishers such as Cobblestones and Scholastic and Time, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Contains more than 100 titles. Coverage: 2004 - current.
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.
Language Learning Library
Language learning portal providing instruction in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Laws of Florida
Online access to the verbatim publication of the general and special acts, and resolutions adopted by the Florida Legislature. The laws are arranged in chronological order, as passed, and presented in the order in which they are numbered by the Secretary of State. The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff there can provide some assistance in finding information in this resource, but cannot provide legal advice. For combined access to the Florida Constitution, Florida Statutes, search tips and the Laws of Florida, click on the Online Sunshine website
Online access to the 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.
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.
Print and Electronic Online sources of county and municipal law that are available in the Reference Section of the Broward County Main Library.
Master the GED Test, 28th edition
Available for unlimited, simultaneous access by users anywhere in Florida, courtesy of the Florida Electronic Library (FEL). It is a comprehensive GED study guide that helps students improve their scores with a blend of hands-on exercises, subject reviews and test taking strategies. Inside you'll find: Five full-length practice tests, including access to two online, all with detailed answer explanations - Helpful reviews of all subjects, with sample questions and answers to boost test preparation efforts - A word list to improve GED test vocabulary - Valuable details on the 2014 GED test structure, scoring and passing requirements
MEDLINE via Florida Electronic Library
Produced the National Library of Medicine, the database corresponds to the print editions of Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts. Coverage: 1965 - current. Updated: Daily.
Contains links to Web resources with health information on more than 740 topics selected by the National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health. Includes extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. Coverage: Varies by content on each web resource, beginning 2002 - current. Updated: Varies by web site from every 30 days to annually.
Full-text of all stories, columns and editorials appearing daily in this major S. Florida newspaper. Paid ads and photos are excluded. Coverage: 1982 - current. Updated: Daily.
Military & Intelligence Database
Information from more than 500 journals on military and intelligence topics. Also includes The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. About 80% of articles are available in full text. Coverage: Start date varies by title. Index only: 1980 - current; Full Text: 2000 - current. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
MLA International Bibliography
Citations and indexing for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Provides links to selected full text. Coverage: 1926 - current. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers accurate, up-to-date data on international and domestic STOCKS, FUNDS and ETFs, along with industry and market data, company reports, and Morningstar analysts' independent opinions. Find current and archived issues of popular Morningstar newsletters - Mutual funds, FundInvestor, StockInvestor, ETFInvestor! Expand your financial and investment education with tutorial videos and the Investing Classroom, build and test a portfolio online, access a financial glossary and much more.
Official web portal of the State of Florida, providing access to the web sites of all State of Florida agencies.
New Book of Popular Science
Latest in-depth science, health, and technology research and news for middle school and beyond. Ideas for hands-on science projects and experiments are ideal for instructional use, enrichment activities, and even science fairs!
NewsBank's Special Reports & Current Event Hot Topics
NewsBank's Special Reports & Current Event Hot Topics are news articles, images, videos and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes, such as Science and Health in the news, World Politics and Government, People in the news, Natural Disasters, and much more. Quickly locate information on a specific subject to gain better insight into current issues and events on a global scale. Each report features current and retrospective coverage, and new articles are added daily; each month also features a unique topic and theme. All Special Reports & Hot Topics are accessed from the left side bar of the menu page.
NoveList K-8 Plus
A database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
The premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It’s a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
NSU - Alvin Sherman Library Electronic Resources
Access to 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. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information and expected employment prospects for many job positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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.
Popular audio books and electronic books (e-books) available in three formats. Software required for downloading is available free at the OverDrive vendor website. Return of materials is automatic at the end of the 21-day loan period.
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.
Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries."
An index of worldwide conference proceedings, containing a list of the papers presented at each meeting. Coverage: 1993 to Present. Updated: Twice a week.
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. Updated: Monthly.
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. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
Reference resources for American and world history, including the Decades series, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.
Online access to Critical Survey of Long Fiction, and Masterplots.
Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Full-text coverage of major Broward County daily newspaper. Features in-depth local coverage for all of Broward County and South Palm Beach County. No paid ads or photos. Coverage: 1986 - current. Updated: Daily.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Digital Microfilm
User-friendly online viewing and retrieval, view full page image and locate content quickly. Navigate by date and page number; print, email, or save images in PDF format. Coverage: 2010-.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Provides detailed information on colleges, universities, private secondary schools, specialty programs, and scholarships. Practice tests and test prep for numerous academic, civil service, and licensing tests such as – AP, GED, PSAT/SAT/ACT, ASVAB, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, Postal, Cosmetology, Medical Assisting/NCLEX-PN & RN, U.S. Citizenship. A résumé builder and career assessment tools are also included. Individual registration is required for test prep, eBook, and scholarship search. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in a simple and streamlined format.
Transparent Language Online formerly Byki
Transparent Language Online is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long term memory.
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Factual publications about countries produced by the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. Bureau of the Census
Population and housing statistics.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration and naturalization forms.
U.S. Copyright Office
Official site for creators and users of copyrighted material, including applications forms and links to copyright law.
U.S. Government Printing Office
Official online version of U.S. legislative and regulatory information, providing access to the U.S. Government's most popular resources.
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
IRS forms and publications.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Official site to learn about intellectual property protection.
Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Lifelong learning not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Over 500 Courses Available (everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101).
Official U.S. government web portal.
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, renew materials and more in an eye-catching and fresh visual environment.
Online access to the library catalogs and databases of all higher education institutions in the State University System of Florida. Use of licensed databases on WebLuis is restricted to individuals with an affiliated university library card.
WestlawNext - Only accessible from within a library
WestlawNext: Limited to in Library use only, 12 simultaneous users.
For your legal research
needs, easy to search access to: Florida and National - Cases, Statutes Annotated, Court Rules, Administrative Codes - Florida Jurisprudence, Florida Practice Series – American Jurisprudence, Corpus Juris Secundum – National Reporters, Code of Federal Regulations - Law Reviews, forms and more.
Major issues and news plus text of major speeches, proclamations, and executive orders of the President.
White House for Kids
Includes biographies of all U.S. Presidents.
World Newspapers - over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and many more.
Online 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.
Wowbrary informs you each week about Broward County Library's newest books, movies and music. Wowbrary make it easy for you to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title.
Zinio Magazine Newsstand
Free subscriptions to current digital magazines that can be viewed on any computer or mobile device/tablet. Hundreds of popular titles are available and the magazines are complete with full photos and illustrations. A free Library Zinio Magazine Account
is required to select and view the magazines.