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Full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the areas of Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Marketing, Political Science, and Psychology.
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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
Compare your company’s financial performance to local and national companies of similar size by industry. Download BizMiner’s Industry Financial Profiles and Industry Market Reports; view the reports as HTML in order to input your company’s data.
Collects African and African-American short stories and folktales published in more than 15 countries from the mid-1900s to the present. Includes full digitized runs of select literary magazines and black-owned journals and newspapers.
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.
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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.
Britannica Escolar is the Spanish digital learning portal for Elementary and Middle school students. The updated content of Britannica Escolar is organized by grade levels to help improve student achievement, provide differentiated instruction, and maximize the use of technology in the classroom.
Britannica Escolar hace posible que los estudiantes completen sus trabajos escolares usando los más de 15.500 artículos de las enciclopedias y 15.000 recursos multimedia que incluyen imágenes, videos, audio y mapas detallados. Los estudiantes también pueden acceder a una gran variedad de herramientas útiles para el aprendizaje desarrolladas por especialistas en educación. Confíe en Britannica Escolar para inspirar e incentivar el aprendizaje y el descubrimiento en cualquier lugar usando cualquier dispositivo conectado a Internet.
Britannica School is a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
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.
Lists changes for corporations and organizations resulting from stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations, exchanges, liquidations and more, providing the security holder with facts to compute gain or loss in capital. This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.
Media outlets and contacts. Share your news release with journalists, bloggers and social influencers via Cision PR. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Cross-reference listings of names, phone numbers and addresses for residential and business addresses in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Authoritative research on key business management topics from The Conference Board, a business membership and research association. Topics include workforce planning, governance, economics, markets, risk management, and organizational design.
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Data on leading companies and organizations that operate in the NYC market; includes the New York Book of Lists; use these lists to benchmark your business, gather competitive intelligence, and target potential new clients
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.
Search for obsolete or existing stocks using CUSIP number, stock symbol or company name. Previously known as the Annual Guide to Stocks and the Directory of Obsolete Securities. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
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
Information on opening, operating, and growing a small business including financing, managing, marketing, and accounting; contains sample business plans. To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit; the Gale Business: Plan Builder dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.
Gale Business: Plan Builder requires each user to create a username and password. To set up your personal account, select “Visit the Resource” below, then “Get Started”, and then “First Time Here? Get Started." To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
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.
Genealogical tool that includes U.S. Federal Census records,genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, Census data, slave schedules, maps, local history books and articles, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant application files, and the Freedman's Bank Records 1865-1874.
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.
JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journals, books, and primary sources as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The material available spans many disciplines in the arts, sciences, and humanities. (Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely.) Learn how to use this resource by watching a video.
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.
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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.
An interactive online language learning program for children. Includes live action and animated videos to assist children in learning words and phrases from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
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.
Historical Mergent (Moody’s) Manuals of global corporate data in digitized PDF documents dating back to 1909. Also includes historical D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios from 1979, Million Dollar Directory from 1959, and Who Owns Whom from 1961.
Access to public & private U.S. and international business data, executive contact information, First Research industry profiles, current D&B Key Business Ratios, job search, residential look-ups, and Census demographics. To learn more about using this resource, To learn more about using this resource, check out these video tutorials:
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The authoritative source for information on US companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, non-US companies representing 95% of the non-US global market capitalization, and inactive companies which have been merged, acquired etc. Also includes up to 30 years of financials, up to 30 years of daily stock pricing, over 300,000 scanned images of global annual reports archived up to 10 years.
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.
Basic financial planning and investment advice as well as sophisticated portfolio analysis. Access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. (May be accessed by 5 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)
Provides information for owners and managers of residential real estate, covering topics like rent stabilization, rent control, building maintenance requirements, and correction of code violations. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Provides landlord-tenant court decisions as far back as 1993, including cases from the NYC Civil Court, NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), and NYC Environmental Control Board. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Banks, insurance companies, corporations, courts, and other organizations are required by law to report dormant accounts and turn over unclaimed funds to the State Comptroller. Search by name or organization to discover and claim funds.
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.
Encyclopedias and research tools for elementary and middle school students: the Scholastic Go! encyclopedia, eLibrary Elementary for books and magazines, Kids Infobits for children's magazines, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context. High school and college students can access General OneFile, Academic OneFile, and Opposing Viewpoints for research. From the New York State Online Virtual Library database collection.
Nursing Home Compare, from the official government site for Medicare, contains quality of care and staffing information for all 15,000 plus Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes. Information updated monthly.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations 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.
Humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
This site combines proprietary data with public data. View the comprehensive listing of a given property including its sale history, ownership information, zoning etc. Foreclosure listings and comparable sales along with phone numbers and maps are also available.(This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Areas include medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and pre-clinical sciences.
Commercial and residential directory listings, job postings, and data for entrepreneurs to research target customers, competitors and suppliers. To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
Collection of classical and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Focuses on both an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Based off of Magill Books or Masterplots series.
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.
Demographic, business, and marketing data on a local level; users may create reports and maps with hundreds of demographic, business and marketing variables. Remote access to SimplyAnalytics is available to anyone within New York City or Nassau County with a BPL card.
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.
Sister publication to WWD, covers the fashion production pipeline, concentrating on sourcing and manufacturing (May be accessed by 3 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)
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.
Search from a selection of read-a-long and animated talking picture books, eBooks, graphic novels, non-fiction, and educational videos, puzzles, and games. Titles include accelerated reading, Lexile, and grade reading levels. Create your own playlists of favorite titles.
Investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. Commentary, up-to-date statistics and the wide variety of stock "screens" are designed to help investors identify attractive stocks for their portfolios. (May be accessed by 3 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)
Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Find current job openings, rankings, ratings, and reviews on employers and internship programs, research about companies, schools, internships, and industries, and advice on resumes, interviews, networking, and more.
To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
Articles and other documents from hundreds of publications, ranging from general career guides to more specialized industry journals. Users can also listen to the articles or have them translated in various world languages. From the New York State Online Virtual Library database collection.
Scanned images of each page of the day's edition, starting in 2008. Users can navigate by publication title, date, and page number. Includes high quality replications of photos, graphs, and tables. *This service does not include a search function, so users are advised to refer to the ABI Inform database to search the Wall Street Journal by keyword.
Investment advice and information from interviews with CEOs and analysts offering comments on specific equities, specific industries, finance and investing. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Previously known as Redbooks, Winmo provides background on advertisers - their brands, media spending, campaigns, and contacts, and detailed profiles of advertising agencies - their clients, market specialization, and contacts.
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.
Images of historic items from countries around the world, curated by the U.S. Library of Congress and the United Nations. Materials include photographs, maps, newspapers, journals, books, and manuscripts from museums, libraries, and national archives from around the world, representing over 100 languages. Easily search by time period, institution, type of material, language, place, or topic.
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.
Fashion and beauty business news and key trends from 1994 through today from WWD, “the fashion bible”. For retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, socialites, and trend-makers. (May be accessed by 3 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)