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Conduct research on American history with more than 16,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, biographies, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio/video clips, and statistics.
A collection of scholarly articles and primary source documents covering American Indian history from the paleolithic to the present. Includes treaties, speeches, and captivity narratives as well as traditional storytelling, maps, photographs, and video.
A searchable collection of billions of historical records from the USA and other countries. Get access to census and military records, birth, marriage and death records, and immigration records. (Available at public computers at all Brooklyn Public Library locations.)
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry
A comprehensive image resource for students, teachers and scholars, with new collections added monthly. All images are rights-cleared for educational use.
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely
Brainfuse HelpNow offers personalized academic assistance in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science), a 24/7 Writing Lab, academic content and practice tests for skills-building (including SAT preparation), and much more. Live tutoring from Brainfuse experts is available from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST.
Please note that you will need to create a username and password.
Brainfuse JobNow is designed to support every step of the job search process, featuring live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews, as well as supplemental content including templates, career assessment exams, and more. Live coaching from Brainfuse experts is available from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST.
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Watch animated movies, play learning games, and more. Includes BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. Videos and Activities cover topic areas within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and others. Content is Common Core-aligned.
Brooklyn Newsstand is a collection of digitized Brooklyn newspapers made possible through a partnership between Brooklyn Public Library and Newspapers.com.
Brooklyn Newsstand | Partial Content (831,000 digitized pages) - can be accessed for free from anywhere with an internet connection - contains the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper (1841-1963) and Brooklyn Life (1890-1931), a Brooklyn society magazine. Learn more about the history of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Brooklyn Newsstand | Full Content (2,402,000 digitized pages) contains over 30 additional newspapers, each listed below with date ranges and description, and can be accessed for free via Brooklyn Public Library’s public computers and public wireless network. Please note: We've made arrangements with our partner, newspapers.com to provide free access to all Brooklyn titles during our closure. In branch and in library wifi use only, will go back into effect when we reopen.
Interactive career guidance resource in English and in Spanish. Users can find help with occupational assessment, career exploration, educational planning, and portfolio development. Learn how to use this resource by watching a video.
Cultural information on the nations of the world as well as the individual states of the US. Available features include country reports, photo galleries, video clips, short biographies, interviews, recipes, and timelines.
Explore the lives of ordinary people around the world and throughout history. Research topics like food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.
Artículos con texto completo de revistas, diarios y revistas académicas, índices generales, y otros recursos en ambos Español e Inglés. EBSCOhost Español tiene una función de traducción, pero no es garantizado obtener una traducción completamente exacta.
Get access to major magazines and journals to read on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. For instructions, please use this link . To get the free Flipster app, search for "Flipster" in either Google Play or Apple's App Store
24/7 access to reference ebooks. No checkout necessary. Titles can be browsed, searched, and downloaded anytime from any Internet-connected device. Topics include arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science.
An easily searchable database of general interest and scholarly periodicals on topics ranging from the humanities, education and business to current events, science and environmental issues. Also includes a full collection of NPR audio programs; transcripts and links to more than 5,000 video files of popular news shows; and 500 travel guides, including hundreds of Fodor’s titles.
Journals from the New York State Online Virtual Library database collection relating to general science. Coverage spans 1980 to the present and includes general interest periodicals as well as academic journals. Learn about scientific developments, global warming, alternative energy and more.
Resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
A knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals to information, insights, and resources on global business activities, created by the International Business Center at Michigan University.
Access Chinese eBooks and audiobooks on a variety of topics including health, English learning, art, literature and children’s materials. Titles can be read or played on PCs, laptops, or mobile devices. Download the free app.
Practice tests and other study materials for the GED/HSE/TASC, HiSET, TASC, SAT, elementary school and middle school standardized tests, civil service, technical, and other professional exams. Please note that you will need to create a username and password.
To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
An online collection of literary criticism. Based upon well known reference series like Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Poetry Criticism. Conduct research on authors and their works, as well as articles on multiple eras, genres, and regions.
Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Video courses are delivered by engaging instructors who are experts in their fields, with certificates for completion of courses. Lynda.com mobile app is available to BPL cardholders with their library card number and PIN.
To learn more about using this resource for business, check out this video tutorial.
Learn a new language or brush up current skills. Contains 52 language learning courses including Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese as well as 17 English courses for speakers new to English. There is a mobile app to use to learn on the go and there are feature films to complement select courses.
Full text articles covering a broad range of subjects including general reference, business, education, health, general science and multicultural issues. Learn how to use this resource by watching a video.
National Library of Medicine’s database of health information for consumers and health professionals. Includes information on over 750 health topics, drugs and supplements, medical encyclopedia, dictionaries, interactive tutorials, and surgery videos. Also includes health information in over 40 languages.
MedlinePlus le ayuda encontrar las respuestas que usted busca en temas de salud. MedlinePlus ha recopilado la informacion mas confiable proveniente de fuentes autorizadas tales como la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, asi como otras agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones de servicios para la salud. MedlinePlus tambien le ofrece mucha informacion sobre medicamentos, una enciclopedia medica ilustrada, programas interactivos para el paciente y las mas recientes noticias acerca de la salud.
Unlimited access to test preparation materials for over 1,000 different standardized exams. Access study guides and practice questions for exams including the GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, Praxis, TOEFL, career and technical certification.
Find good books and audiobooks for adults, whether fiction or nonfiction. This online resource includes reading recommendations from librarians. Search for books by genre, content, time period, and more.
Find good books for kids, whether fiction or nonfiction. This online resource includes reading recommendations from librarians. Search for books by reading level, genre, content, time period, and more.
Online learning activities curated by educators and organized by subject, grade and Common Core standard. Educators can create playlists of activities tailored to their lessons and invite students to a "class" with a code and track their students' progress. Students can create an avatar and "level up" the more they play. Parents can also log in and connect with their children to set goals and rewards for them. Create a free login to get started.
Searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Also includes information education and training opportunities in science, tecnology, engineering, and mathematics fields for undergraduate and graduate students.
Covers major science areas like Earth Science, Space, Life Science, Human Body, Physics, and Engineering, with general overviews and articles for deeper understanding. Includes videos, project ideas, experiments, quizzes, and information about careers in science. Complements the Next Generation Science Standards. Can adjust Lexile reading levels of articles.
Areas covered include: current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. Includes newspaper and magazine articles, material from DK Eyewitness books, and science experiment ideas. Search for something specific or explore a variety of topics and current events.
Contains information on a variety of topics in an easy to read format. Includes primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, magazine articles, audio and video clips, and thousands of photographs and illustrations. Includes topics in science, health, history, literature, current events, sports, world cultures, and business/economics. Easy to search and topics are comprehensive in content.
World History: The Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.
The WordPlay Shakespeare eBook series places a filmed performance next to the written text of Shakespeare's plays. These web based eBooks also contain modern English and Spanish translations, glossaries, quiz questions, summaries, and links to other helpful materials, all designed to help students and teachers work with (and enjoy) Shakespeare’s plays.
For a limited time, enjoy free access to three WordPlay titles (Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth). To request a free license (applies to individuals or a class of students) visit the resource link and follow instructions under “COVID-19 Free Offer”. This offer will expire August 31, 2020.
World Book Online, from the publishers of the World Book Encyclopedia, provides access over 31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 web links, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 animations and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.
Primary and secondary sources giving information on each nation's location, people, and culture; recent and early history; politics; and economy. Plus video, photographs and over 600 maps, including political and topographical by country and world region. Also includes research tips and how to best use primary and secondary sources.
Scholarly articles and primary source records that illuminate early human history—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Includes information on ancient Africa, the ancient Americas, the early Islamic world, ancient and medieval Europe, and early Asian civilization.
Primary and secondary sources that cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; significant and sacred places. Includes articles on topics such as agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Shintoism, as well as entries on religion in every country.