Subject List


Biography

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Biography in Context logo
Biography in Context: Biographical information about notable people from around the world and throughout history.
New York Times Historical logo
New York Times: Historical Collection: Full-text articles, with images, from The New York Times from 1851 through 2014.

Books and Literary Criticism

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EBSCO eBooks logo
EBSCOHost eBook Collection: Over 31,000 books on an array of research topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL Literature Collection: In-depth analysis of authors and famous works spanning from ancient Greeks and Roman mythology to twenty-first-century novels.
LitFinder logo
LitFinder: Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
NoveListPlus logo
NoveList Plus: An online reader's advisory service that contains a listing of over 120,000 fiction titles categorized by subject and genre. Also includes over 90,000 book reviews.

Business, Investments, and Jobs

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Business Collection logo
Business Collection: Reports and articles about business, industry, management, economics, and politics in full-text format.
Career Transitions logo
Career Transitions: Tips and advice on all aspects of the job-search process: preparing a resume and cover letter, assessing career interests, exploring potential careers, locating vocational training schools, and interview prep.
Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL Business eBooks: Includes the popular Business Plans Handbook series, Encyclopedia of Small Business, Small Business Sourcebook, and other finance and industry topics.
Learning Express Library logo
LearningExpress Library: Practice tests, study guides, tutorials and more on a variety of topics, including: public speaking, writing and grammar, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, popular software, job searching, workplace skills, TOEIC, U.S. citizenship, civil service exams and licensing and certification preparation. Designed for students of all ages, in English and Spanish.
Morningstar logo
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Provides detailed financial information on all stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and American Stock Exchange, as well as thousands of mutual funds. Also includes investment and portfolio evaluation tools, financial tutorials, and Morningstar newsletters.
ReferenceUSA logo
ReferenceUSA: Provides accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, and conduct market research quickly and easily.
Small Business Collection logo
Small Business Collection: Ideal for entrepreneurs. Find insights, tips, strategies and success stories in over 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals. Updated daily.
Small Business Resource Center logo
Small Business Resource Center: Covers all major aspects of starting, managing, financing, marketing, and operating a small business. Find full-text books and journal articles of interest to small business owners, as well as hundreds of sample business plans.
Value Line logo
Value Line Investment Survey: Financial information designed to help you make sound investment decisions: business descriptions, financial data, statistics, analysis, and evaluations of select companies and industries. Over 3,500 stocks are covered, including small and mid-cap.

Consumer Information

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Consumer Reports logo
ConsumerReports.org: Features ratings, recommendations, and reviews on thousands of products and services in a variety of categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

Florida eGovernment

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Genealogy/Ancestry 

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Ancestry Library Edition logo
Ancestry LE: Search billions of historical records covering hundreds of years of family trees, photographs, census records, birth, marriage and death records, military records, city directories, immigration and travel records, newspapers, and more. (in-Library use only)
HeritageQuest Online logo
HeritageQuest Online: Find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors.

General Reference/Information

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Academic OneFile logo
Academic OneFile: Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and sources, with comprehensive coverage of all academic disciplines. Includes full-text coverage of The New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.
Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook Collection: Encyclopedias, almanacs, and textbooks for multiple academic subjects. Access them in the library, from home, or remotely 24/7.
General Reference Center Gold logo
General Reference Center Gold: Newspaper, magazine and textbook articles on a variety of subjects, dating from 1980 to the present. Many articles are full text with images.
Grolier Online logo
Grolier Online Encyclopedia: Includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, and Lands and Peoples.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context logo
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Full-text articles and essays on current social issues with materials presented for each topic's pros and cons. Particularly useful to students.
WorldCat
WorldCat: Locate books and articles available from libraries across town or across the country. Request them via BRPL's Interlibrary Loan service. Ask at the Info Desk for more information.

Health and Medicine

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Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL Medical eBooks: Encyclopedias and texts on a wide array of topics related to health, medicine and nutrition.
Health and Wellness Resource Center logo
Health & Wellness Resource Center: Articles from books, magazines, and newspapers pertaining to all aspects of health and medicine, including alternative medicine and health assessment tools. Also includes links to Internet sites containing materials and sources relevant to health and medicine. Materials are intended for a general audience and for informational purposes only.

History

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Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL History eBooks: Covers every era of World and American History from ancient civilizations to modern times, including primary sources. History of civics, pop culture, fashion, recreation, conflicts, and diplomacy are also found here.
History Reference Center logo
History Reference Center: Full-text articles from historical reference books, magazines, journals and primary source documents covering U.S. and world history topics. Also includes biographies, photos, maps, and videos.
US History Collection logo
U.S. History Collection: Scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, this resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work.
World History Collection logo
World History Collection: Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. This resource offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work.

Language Learning/ESL Resources

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Transparent Language logo
Transparent Language Online: A complete language-learning program that offers instruction in 100+ languages through effective, fun, and engaging courses for students at all levels. This program also includes an extensive English-learning (ESL) collection, with materials for speakers of 25+ languages, an intermediate level immersion course, and more.
Universal Class logo
Universal Class™ offers several ESL classes:
  • ESL Basic Grammar and Writing
  • ESL Basic Writing Skills
  • ESL Basic Grammar
  • ESL Grammar Skills Level 1 through Level 5

Law and Government

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Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL Law & Government eBooks: Texts on U.S. and international government, the Constitution, and Civics. Topical issues, such as illegal immigration, gun laws and terrorism, are also included.
Gale LegalForms logo
LegalForms: Florida Legal Forms Library:  Create accurate, reliable, fill-in-the-blanks legal documents with Gale LegalForms. It offers Florida-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved and used by law firms – in categories such as real estate, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant and more. 
 
Florida Legal Forms is brought to you by a contribution from The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.

Magazine and Journal Articles

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ArticleFirst logo
ArticleFirst: Index of journal articles covering business, humanities, pop culture, medicine, science, social science and technology, from 1990 to present.
General OneFile
General OneFile Periodicals Collection: Millions of magazine and newspaper articles, many full text with images, covering a wide range of topics. Updated daily.
General Reference Center Gold logo
General Reference Center Gold: Articles from 1980 to the present, on a variety of subjects taken from reference books, newspapers, and magazines.

Newspapers

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Florida Newspaper Database logo
Florida Newspaper Database: Search for full-text articles from Florida newspapers and magazines,  including Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald, South Florida Business Journal, and Florida Trend.
New York Times Historical logo
The New York Times: Historical: A digital archive of full-text articles, with images, from The New York Times from 1851 through 2014.

Online Learning and Test Prep

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Driving Tests logo
Driving-Tests.org: Everything you need to prepare for the Florida Driver License Exam, and in multiple languages. Includes practice tests and driver’s manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL. Accessibility features are included for vision problems and dyslexia.
Learning Express Library logo
LearningExpress Library: Practice tests, study guides, tutorials and more on a wide variety of topics, including: public speaking, writing and grammar, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, popular software, job searching, workplace skills, TOEIC, U.S. citizenship, civil service exams and licensing and certification preparation. Designed for students of all ages, in English and Spanish. First-time users will need to create an account.
Lynda.com logo
Lynda.com: Engaging video-based instruction for business, creative, and technology subjects. Includes thousands of courses and video tutorials for all skill levels. Take a full course or look up quick tips to get you on your way!
Universal Class logo
Universal Class™: Learn something new today! Contains over 500 free online continuing education classes. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who give continuous feedback on your progress. Subjects include computers, resumé writing, business, home and garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more.

Recursos en Español

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Informe
Informe Academico Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Science and Technology

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Gale Virtual Reference Library logo
GVRL Science eBooks: Texts on alternative energy, bioethics, chemistry, evolution, extinction, and forensics. Also includes general science encyclopedias.