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Morningstar Investment Research CenterBusiness Insights: EssentialsFindlaw
Business | Law | Government
 
 Business
 
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.

Demographics Now
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Florida Electronic Library (resource)Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.
 
 Law
 
Findlaw
Federal and state legal information and forms.

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.

Florida Statutes

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.

LawDepot
LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents such as Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Lease Notices, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreement, Promissory Note, Service Agreement, and many more. Follow a simple step-by-step interview process to create hundreds of state-specific legal forms for easy saving, downloading, customizing and printing for signature/notary. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy. LawDepot also offers a wiki-style law library that contains articles and definitions on a wide range of legal topics.

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.

Local Law
Print and Electronic Online sources of county and municipal law that are available in the Reference Section of the Broward County Main Library.

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.

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.
 
 Government
 
Background Notes
Factual publications about countries produced by the U.S. Dept. of State.

Broward County Board of County Commissioners
Official Broward County government site listing services, business, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Data.gov
Public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

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.

Fedstats

Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Findlaw

Federal and state legal information and forms.

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.

Florida Statutes

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

Florida Electronic Library (resource)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.

Nova Southeastern University library (resource)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.

My Florida
Official web portal of the State of Florida, providing access to the web sites of all State of Florida agencies.

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: National Debate
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.

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.

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.

Thomas

Recent U.S. legislative information and text of bills from 1989-.

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.

USA.gov
Official U.S. government web portal.

White House
Major issues and news plus text of major speeches, proclamations, and executive orders of the President.