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Brown Deer
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Destiny Library Card Catalog

Destiny Quest

Battle of the Books List

Online Resources & Databases

Please note that online databases require passwords.  Download the IMC brochure (above) or see the circulation desk for passwords!

The Oxford English Dictionary Online is the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language.  Login, search and have fun!
The Oxford English Dictionary Online is the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language.  Login, search and have fun!

Thousands of highly targeted documents, primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including 13,000+ research-quality images) represent viewpoints from the pros and cons, to everything in-between.  Search by issue or topic!

SIRS Decades features more than 5,000 hand-selected primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people, and places in 20th-century America.  Coverage includes documents, letters and memos, editorial cartoons, streaming video, websites, photographs, maps, advertisements, and published articles.

Need novel summaries?  Don't even think of using Spark Notes!  Use Knowledge Notes in Learning Literature and get book and chapter summaries as well as take home points, and help understanding key themes and symbols!  There are also 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and  
                               reference sources.


Teen Heath & WellnessTeen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers, provides students with comprehensive curricular support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.  For students, parents & teachers!!!

[ BadgerLink logo ]Find magazine & newspaper articles, as well as online dictionaries, Encyclopaedia Brittanica and other reference resources.  Find maps, pictures, charts, stories and poems.  Many other resources    are available as well.  Log-in and see!

Enter into this search box the author or title of any book that you're reading and you'll have instant access to the collection of online materials about that book and author.

Research Resources 

Brown Deer Public Library - MCFLS Catalog
    Search the CountyCat, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System's 
     Card Catalog for library materials, as well as place holds and view records
     of your account.

The Library of Congress
    Find resources on American government and History along with legislative information in 
      Thomas.  You can also visit online exhibits showcasing great events and people in
      American History.
      Link to, submit papers and run plagarism checks.

Writing Resources 

Easy Bib
      Create MLA & APA citations easily.  Also link to the Citation e-book on specific how to's

Writer's Handbook

Mirriam-Webster's Dictionary

Rogets Thesaurus

Writing Foreign Symbols & Languages (Keyboard Shortcuts)

Image Resources

*** Creative Commons = copyright and royalty free images and photos, but still have to give credit to the author and site you got them from!!!***

Clip Art avaliable free through the Creative Commons:
Microsoft Office Online (150,000 Images & Sounds)
WPClipArt (18,000+ images)
Discovery Education Clipart (select a category to get to gallery)
School Clip Art (indexed images, be sure to give credit!)
    Ookaboo (images of nearly everything on earth)
      Open Clip Art (high quality free clip art for graphics)
      Find Icons (a great site to find icon images, high quality graphics)

Photo images avaliable free through the Creative Commons:

    Fish & Wildlife Service Photo Images
       Find actual photos of wildlife, flowers, animals taken by the Fish and Wildlife Service
       Search through all stock photo sites using one search engine! Search Flickr,
       Shutterfly, BigStockPhoto and more!
   Google Image Swirl
       An innovative way to search for images and see their relationships with each other

   Free Photo Bank
       Easy way to find creative commons images

Teacher Resources 

Teacher Tap
      Professional Development Resources for Teachers and Librarians address common 
      questions about the use of technology in teaching and learning by providing easy access 
      to practical, online resources and activities.

Picture History
    Find the pictures you need in this easy to use digital library of high quality images and 
     footage illustrating more than 200 years of American history.

History Matters
     Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey 
     courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching 
     materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.

Teaching Books
   TeachingBooks' mission is to generate enthusiasm for books and reading by bringing   
     authors, illustrators and engaging resources about books for children and teens to every 
     school, library and home. From one easy-to-use website, TeachingBooks makes instantly 
     available original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of 
     professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia 
     resources on children's and young adult literature. 

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Career Resources 

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
    An A-Z guide provided by the US Department of Labor identifying careers.  The OOH
      gives descriptions of occupations (jobs), the training/qualifications required, current
      employment statistics and the job outlook for the future.  It also has estimated earnings 
      and related career links and information.

Career Planning Guide
     This comprehensive site is the result of a project sponsored by the U.S. government.    
     You'll find occupational, demographic, and labor market information at the local, state,   
     and national levels.  This site is constantly being updated and added to.

Specific Career Information
     Information on specific Careers like Nursing, Plumbing, Electrician, Hair Technician   
     etc.  We've provided information on almost two hundred occupation options.  Thousands 
     more exist!  Be creative.  Remember--good research can lead to more satisfying career 

Job/Career Planner
     These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training 
     or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? 
     What's hot? What's not?

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