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Business

Business Insights: Essentials
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. A Florida Electronic Library resource.

Business Source Premier - EBSCO
Business research database that features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card​.*

Consumer Reports
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.

Demographics Now
Access summary data and advanced maps. Include EZ Reports creator.

Directory Library
Search Market Share Reporter database to obtain comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Online platform for learning business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. To access, obtain an NSU eCard and then log in with your BCL card.*

Mergent Online
Detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database. Access a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies, maintaining their full integrity. To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card​.*

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Data on international and domestic stocks, funds, and exchange-traded funds, along with industry and market data, company reports, and Morningstar analysts' independent opinions. Financial and investment tutorial videos, build and test a portfolio online, financial glossary, newsletters and much more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information and expected employment prospects for many job positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.

Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more. A Florida Electronic Library resource.

Value Line
Access to full-text of Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Detailed investment information on companies and industries. To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card​.*

Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in e-book format, including Peterson's college and test prep guides, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, SAT, and more.

Law

Findlaw
Federal and state legal information and forms.

Florida Courts
Family law self-help information.

Florida Legal Forms
Accessible within the Broward County Law L​ibrary​.

Florida Power of Attorney Forms
Choose from a variety of free power of attorney forms to download in PDF format.

Florida Statutes
Permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area and organized by titles, chapters, parts, and sections. NOTE: The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff 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, search the Online Sunshine website.

Justia
Simple search function to find a lawyer and do law-related research.

Laws of Florida
Verbatim publication of the general and special acts, and resolutions adopted by the Florida Legislature. NOTE: The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff 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, search the Online Sunshine website.

Local Law
Print and online sources of County and Municipal law that are available in the Reference Section of the Broward County Main Library.

Government

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

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
All types of federal documents from the three branches of government. Coverage; 1976 - current. Updated: Monthly.

Company Profiles
EBSCOhost Information on more than 1.1 million public and private companies, including parents and subsidiaries, key contacts, annual sales revenue, net profit, number of employees, line of business(es), etc., high profile links to detailed company profiles, SWOT analyses, etc. and relational information such as industry and market reports. To access, obtain an NSU E-Card and then log in with your BCL card​.*

Congress.gov
U.S. legislative information and text of bills.

Data.gov​
Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Federal Depository Library Program Basic Collection
U.S. federal government publications available in full text for inclusion in library depository collections.

Fedstats
Official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. Searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more. Findlaw Federal and state legal information and forms.

Florida Electronic Library
Access information in a wide range of subjects in 25 databases.

Florida Statutes
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. NOTE: The Broward County Main Library has a historical bound print collection that can be used in the building. Specially trained staff 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, search the Online Sunshine website​.

GovInfo.gov
U.S. legislative and regulatory information, and the U.S. Government's most popular resources.

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.

My Florida
Official portal of the State of Florida, divided into sections dealing with government, business, tourism, and services for residents.

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Factual publications about countries produced by the U.S. Dept. 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
Creators and users of copyrighted material, including applications forms and links to copyright law.

U.S. Government Publications
Federal publications that include descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, and more.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Access to IRS forms and publications.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Tools and information about intellectual property protection.

USA.gov
Online guide to government information and services.

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


*NSU: Nova Southeastern University/Alvin Sherman Library; BCL: Broward County Library