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 Education Assistance
 
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.

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.

Broward e-tutor
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.

ePrep
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. 

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (from Broward County Library)
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in e-book format.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)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.

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.

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.

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. 

Florida Electronic Library (resource)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
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Universal Class
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).
 
 Encyclopedias
 
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.

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.
 
 History & Social Studies
 
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.

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.

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'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. 
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.
   
 Journals & Reference
 
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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Kids InfoBits

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.

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.

White House for Kids
Includes biographies of all U.S. Presidents.

Wowbrary

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.
 
 Science
 
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!