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HISTORY, GENEALOGY, BIOGRAPHY & SOCIAL STUDIES


History

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


Broward County Special 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.

Daily Life Through History
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.*

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. A Florida Electronic Library resource.

NewsBank
News collection explores issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Source types include print and online 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.

PapersFirst - FirstSearch/Florida Electronic Resource
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. A Florida Electronic Library resource.

Proceedings - FirstSearch/Florida Electronic Resource
An index of worldwide conference proceedings, containing a list of the papers presented at each meeting. Coverage: 1993 to Present.

Salem Press - Grey House Publishing
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.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery - Gale
Collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition - Available remotely for a limited time
Search for your ancestors from billions of records including birth, death, immigration, marriage, military records and the U.S. Census.

Florida Genealogy Sites

Find links to Florida records, cemeteries, obituaries, census and more.

Genealogy Resources - U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Conduct family research and find online resources and tools for genealogists.

Biography

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

Biography - Gale
Full-text 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, New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and New Book of Popular Science. Ages 2 to adult.

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.

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, New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World and New Book of Popular Science. Ages 2 to adult.

Sexuality & Gender
- Gale
Collection of materials that date back to the 16th century, researchers & scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health & hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements & activism, erotica and many other interesting topical areas.

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