Subject List


Biography

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Biography in Context
Biography in Context: Contains profiles, citations to magazine articles, and links to Web sites providing biographical information about notable people from around the world, throughout history, and from all walks of life.
New York Times Historical
New York Times: Historical Collection: A digital archive of full-text articles, with images, from the New York Times from 1851 through 2001.

Books and Literary Criticism

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EBSCO eBooks
EBSCOHost eBook Collection: Contains the full text of more than 31,000 books in digital format.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL Literature Collection: In-depth analysis of authors and famous works spanning from ancient Greeks and Roman mythology to twenty-first century novels.
LitFinder
LitFinder: Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
NoveListPlus
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
Business Collection: Contains reports and articles about business, industry, management, economics, and politics in full-text format. Many articles also contain images.
Career Transitions
Career Transitions: This resource provides tips and advice on all aspects of the job-search process, including conducting a job search, preparing a resume and cover letter, assessing your career interests, exploring potential careers, locating vocational training schools, and preparing for an interview.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
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
LearningExpress Library: A collection of 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.
Morningstar
Morningstar Investment Research Center: An investment research tool from Morningstar, a highly respected financial and investing publisher. It 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 included are tools for the evaluation of investments, tools for the evaluation of investment portfolios, financial tutorials, and access to Morningstar newsletters.
ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA: A powerful online directory providing information on over 17 million U.S. businesses and over 200 million U.S. households. The residential information comes primarily from the telephone white pages. The business information is gathered from not only the white pages and the yellow pages of the nation's telephone directories, but also from government data, trade publications, the Internet, and local newspapers. Millions of telephone calls are made by ReferenceUSA annually to verify the accuracy of the information contained in their database. This is a useful tool for anyone doing market research, conducting job searches, creating customer lists, or seeking contact information for a specific person or business.
Small Business Collection
Small Business Collection: Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.
Small Business Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center: This resource is an unmatched source of information for the entrepreneurial community that covers all major aspects of starting, managing, financing, marketing, and operating a small business. It contains full-text books and journal articles that will be of interest to an existing or aspiring small business owner as well as hundreds of sample business plans.
Value Line
Value Line Investment Survey: This database is a unique source of financial information designed to help investors make informed investment decisions. It includes business descriptions, financial data, statistics, analysis, and evaluations of select companies and industries. The same 3,500 stocks that are included in the print versions of the Value Line Investment Survey - Standard Edition and the Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap Edition are covered in this database. 

Value Line is brought to you by a contribution from The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.

Consumer Information

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Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org: The online version of the well-known magazine published by Consumers Union. It 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. This resource includes ratings, recommendations, and reports from the most current issue of Consumer Reports and a searchable archive of the magazine's contents from the past four years.

Florida eGovernment

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Florida eGovernment

Genealogy/Ancestry 

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry LE: An enhanced version of AncestryPlus, this database contains genealogical information from thousands of sources, including death indexes and census records. Claims to index more than 1 billion names. (in-Library use only)
HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest Online: Contains a unique collection of research materials, including all available U.S. Census records, for tracing and researching family history and American culture. Includes indexes and original page images for all documents.
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Obituaries: More than 10 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from historical archives and top newspapers. Entries date as far back as 1851 and cover all regions of the United States. Obituaries provide valuable clues that can significantly enhance genealogical research.

General Reference/Information

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Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile: Provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines, Academic OneFile is authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995. Updated daily.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook Collection: A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials were once accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library, or remotely 24/7.
General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold: A database containing articles on a variety of subjects, dating from 1980 to the present, taken from reference books, newspapers, and magazines. Many articles contain full text and images.
Grolier Online
Grolier Online Encyclopedia: Includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Nueva enciclopedia Cumbre en línea, The New Book of Popular Science, and Lands and Peoples.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: A collection of full-text articles and essays on current social issues with materials presented for each topic's proponents and detractors. Particularly useful to students.
WorldCat
WorldCat: A union list of the books and other materials available at most of the major public and academic libraries of the United States.

Geography

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Grolier Online
Grolier Online: Lands and Peoples: An online version of the notable print publication, this resource contains articles and information on countries, cultures, and current events, a collection of Internet links related to the articles, and a collection of hundreds of maps. Using this resource, a student can compare the land, people, economy, history, or facts and figures of any two continents, counties, or states/provinces.

Health and Medicine

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL Medical eBooks: Includes encyclopedias on a wide array of topics related to health, medicine and nutrition.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center: A database containing articles from books, magazines, and newspapers pertaining to all aspects of health and medicine, including a module on alternative medicine and a variety of health assessment tools. Also includes links to Internet sites containing materials and sources relevant to health and medicine. These materials are intended for a general audience. The material in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

History

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
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
History Reference Center: This database includes full-text entries from over 190 journals and over 2,000 books on the topic of History. Also includes biographies, photos, maps, video, and historical documents.
US History Collection
U.S. History Collection: Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.
World History Collection
World History Collection: Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work.

Language Learning/ESL Resources

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Transparent Language
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 collection, with English materials for speakers of 25+ languages, an intermediate-level immersion course, and more.
Universal Class
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
Universal Class™ is brought to you by a contribution from The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.

Law and Government

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL Law & Government eBooks: Contains titles 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
LegalForms: Florida Legal Forms Library:  Provides a wide selection of legal forms (including those specific to Florida) across the most popular legal areas: real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/ tenant and more.  Forms are drafted by attorneys and are ideal for supporting legal tasks for personal or business use.

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
ArticleFirst: An index to periodical articles covering a variety of subjects.
General OneFile
General OneFile Periodicals Collection: A collection of millions of magazine and newspaper articles, many full text with images, covering a wide range of topics. The database is updated daily.
General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold: A database containing articles, dating from 1980 to the present, on a variety of subjects taken from reference books, newspapers, and magazines. Many articles contain full text and images.

Newspapers

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Florida Newspaper Database
Florida Newspaper Database: Contains full text journals with a focus on the State of Florida.  Search for articles from the Palm Beach Post, Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, South Florida Business Journal and more.
New York Times Historical
The New York Times: Historical: A digital archive of full-text articles, with images, from the New York Times from 1851 through 2013.

Online Learning and Test Prep

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Driving Tests
Driving-Tests.org: Contains everything you need to prepare for the Florida Driver License Exam, and in multiple languages. Included are practice tests and driver’s manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL. Accessibility features are included for vision problems and dyslexia.
Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library: A collection of 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
Lynda.com: Includes engaging video-based instruction for business, creative, and technology subjects. There are thousands of courses and video tutorials available for all skill levels. Take a full course or look up quick tips to get you on your way!
Universal Class
Universal Class™: Learn something new today. The BRPL offers over 500 free online continuing education classes through Universal Class™. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. The diverse range of subjects include computers, resumé writing, business, home and garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more. Universal Class™ is brought to you by a contribution from The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library.

Recursos en Español

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Grolier Online
Grolier Online: La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre: Un recuso para estudiantes a partir del sexto grado en adelante. Contiene 17,000 artículos con la información mas corriente sobre la geografía, historia, literatura, ciencias, sociedad, cultura, tecnología, el arte y el deporte, e incluye un atlas mundial. Aula de Español ofrece a estudiantes de Español un recurso para mejorar su uso del idioma.
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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Grolier Online
Grolier Online: The New Book of Popular Science: Provides scientific facts, news, biographies, experiments, and links to relevant websites. This resource is designed for students in middle school and high school.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
GVRL Science eBooks: Includes titles on alternative energy, bioethics, chemistry, evolution, extinction, and forensics. Also includes general science encyclopedias.