| Arts |
African American Experience
Comprehensive database of historical and contemporary African American biographies and culture. Includes many online reference books, as well as primary documents such as photos and images, manuscripts and letters. Audio clips of music and interviews with former slaves are also available.
Broward County Library Digital Collections
Digital images of treasures from Broward County Library’s special collections, including the African American Research Library & Cultural Center, and the Bienes Center Museum of the Modern Book at Main Library. Coverage: Varies by collection; new items added frequently.
| Literature |
Biography in Context
Full-text database provides biographical information on more than 22,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Search by name, or various criteria such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. Most biographies have an image of the subject.
Both an online database and a series of e-newsletters providing information about new Broward County Library titles added for children, teens and adults in all formats - books, CDs and DVDs. More than 50 lists of recommended titles are updated every one to four weeks. Each title includes a picture of the cover and a brief description of the work. Critical reviews are available for many, but not all titles.
Books & Authors
Books & Authors readers' advisory is a valuable reference source for everyone from students and professionals to the casual reader. Books & Authors provides new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics and is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today's Web user. Books & Authors is a replacement for the legacy What Do I Read Next readers' advisory resource. Access to both What Do I Read Next and Books & Authors will run simultaneously through the end of calendar year 2010.
Literature Criticism Online
Literature criticism archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search results are delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 20,000 authors from every time period and literary discipline. Also includes overviews of major literary works, Web links, timelines, and MLA International Bibliography. Take a brief online tour on how to use this database.
MLA International Bibliography
Citations and indexing for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Provides links to selected full text. Coverage: 1926 - current. *Requires a Nova Library Card - free.