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Ms. Oltmans
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954-538-3700 X2262

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Media Center Databases


The Media Center Databases above have full-text articles from specialized reference sources that provide you with citations for your Works Cited page as well as allow you to email the articles.  For home access and the password please check with Ms. Oltmans in the Media Center.
Gale Virtual Reference Library now has Opposing Viewpoints and Literature Resource Center.

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Research Websites  |  Primary Sources  |  Research Tools

Broward County Library Databases

Broward County Library Catalog How to find a book in the library.
OverDrive eCollection
  Download an eBook from the library.
Zinio Magazine Collection Download a magazine.

Broward County Library > Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Students K-12

  • The African American Experience
  • America the Beautiful
  • Biography in Context
  • Broward E-tutor Brainfuse– Free homework help How-to video
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • ePrep Test prep for SAT
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Florida Electronic Library
  • InfoTrac Junior Edition Middle School
  • InfoTrac Student Edition High School
  • Lands and People
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Newsbank’s Special Reports & Current Events
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Broward County Library > Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Magazines, News & Journals

  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • General OneFile-The library’s largest magazine database
  • Miami Herald
  • NewsBank’s Special Reports & Current Event Hot Topics
  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • World Newspapers

Broward County Library> Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Science & Health

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
  • New Book of Popular Science
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Science, Technology and Ethics

Research Websites

AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

C.I.A. World Factbook

Educator’s Guide to Copyright

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

F.I.N.D.S. – The Research Process

Florida Electronic Library

Florida Memory Project

Florida Virtual School Library

High School Ace: Homework Help

Internet Public Library

Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Newspaper Archives

Occupational Outlook Handbook – a guide to careers 

SEFLIN Free Resources

Primary Source Websites

American Library Association: Using Primary Sources on the Web

The Avalon Project

Digital Public Library of America

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents

Europeana Primary source items from Europe

Fordham University Internet History Sourcebook

German History in Docs and Images

Great Britain National Archives

Liberty, Fraternity & Equality: Exploring the French Revolution

Library of Congress Primary Sources

Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google

National Archives

National History Day – Primary Sources

New York Public Library’s Digital Collection

United States Primary Source Documents

World Digital Library

Research Tools

AnimotoCreate videos online

F.I.N.D.S.Florida’s how-to research guide

National Center for Education Statistics Create a graph

Project GutenbergFree ebooks

Proposition-Support FormResearch outline

Purdue Online Writing LabHow to write and cite a paper

Sun Sentinel News in EducationNewspapers, lesson plans and online activities

Tumblr – Create a free website

WeeblyCreate a free website

Windows Movie Maker Tutorial Windows Movie Maker is available on the computers in the Library Computer Lab

Storyboard Template Plan your video scenes


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