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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.)
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New York State high-definition, full-color fire insurance maps from Sanborn and other publishers, real estate atlases, plat books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information. The site has an Interactive map search, and Geo-referenced or search by place name and drop-down menus.
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.
Browse 2008 - present issues of the New York Times by date and page number or search for articles by keyword. Includes high-quality replications of photos, graphs, and tables. (Please note that full text is not available for the most recent 3 months.)
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.