Central Campus K-8
Media Center

Research Links   Cite Your Sources    Primary Source Websites    Science & Engineering Fair    History Fair     Broward Library Research Tools    NSU Library Research Tools

Click to email Mrs. Scarola
Email Mrs. Scarola Media Specialist 
Parent Volunteers Wanted Daily 8:15 - 3:15 PM
Volunteers needed for Fall & Spring Book Fairs
Middle School & High School Students can earn service hours, too.

Click to look for a book in our Destiny Discover catalog
Look for a Book
Select Pembroke Pines Charter K-8 Central
 Your Library Account username/password = Same as A.R. or iReady Login

Destiny Discover
Student-friendly library search engine for searching the library collection, and for using library ebooks, interactive books, and audiobooks.
There is an easy-to-use App available for Destiny Discover.  It's free on iTunes  or Google Play

Click to go to TumblebooksTumblebooks  Online e-books for K-8, with or without audio support.  Many Tumblebooks have AR points.  
Tumblebooks también tiene libros en español.
User: pembrokepines   PW:  reads      
Tumblebooks App available free on iTunes or Google Play

Accelerated Reader (A.R. Bookfind)  
Check AR points and quiz availability for any book.      
Points Scan Free  
Free App for finding AR points available free on iTunes or 99 cents on Google Play

Research Links
PPCHS List of Databases and Research Links
AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning (2018)

C.I.A. World Factbook
Classroom Video on Demand  User ppchs  PW jaguars

Educator’s Guide to Copyright

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
F.I.N.D.S. – The Research Process
Florida Electronic Library

Florida Memory Project
Florida Virtual School Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library  PW: jaguar
Gale Virtual Ref Lib Middle School Collection PW: jaguar
High School Ace: Homework Help
Internet Public Library
Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Newspaper Archives

Occupational Outlook Handbook – a guide to careers 
Salem Online  PW:  jaguar

SEFLIN Free Resources

Southwest Regional Library
Sun-Sentinel Newspaper Online
World Book  User: PPCS   PW: jaguar
WorldCat  Search over 10,000 libraries for books, cds, dvds, etc

Cite Your Sources
Citation Machine
Citation Maker
Purdue Online Writing Lab
RefWorks - free trial

Primary Source Websites

American Library Association: Using Primary Sources on the Web

The Avalon Project

Digital Public Library of America

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents

Europeana Primary source items from Europe

Fordham University Internet History Sourcebook

German History in Docs and Images

Great Britain National Archives

Liberty, Fraternity & Equality: Exploring the French Revolution

Library of Congress Primary Sources

Life Photo Archive 

National Archives

National History Day – Primary Sources

New York Public Library’s Digital Collection

United States Primary Source Documents

World Digital Library

Science & Engineering Fair
Broward County Regional Science and Engineering Fair (BCRSEF)
Science & Engineering Fair Log Book Powerpoint

How to do a science fair project:

Websites for background research for Science Fair Projects or any Science project:

The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open-access journal that publishes original research in the biological and physical sciences that is written by middle and high school students. The articles are evaluated and published by Harvard graduate students.

Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science News for Students

History Fair

Broward County History Day

Teaching with Primary Sources: Inquiry Kits



Broward County Public Library  
Locations & Hours        Get a Library Card       Instant Access E-Card
Events & Classes         Holds & Renewals

Broward County Library Databases

Broward County Library Catalog How to find a book in the library.
OverDrive eCollection
  Download an eBook from the library.
Zinio Magazine Collection Download a magazine.

Broward County Library > Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Students K-12

  • Biography in Context

  • Broward E-tutor Brainfuse– Free live chat with a tutor

  • Encyclopedia Americana

  • Expanded Academic ASAP

  • Florida Electronic Library

  • InfoTrac Junior Edition – Middle School

  • InfoTrac Student Edition – High School

  • Literature Criticism Online

  • Literature Resource Center

  • Newsbank – Newspapers, blogs, newswires

  • New Book of Popular Science

Broward County Library > Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Magazines, News & Journals

  • Expanded Academic ASAP

  • Miami Herald

  • NewsBank – Newspapers, blogs, newswires

  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • World Newspapers

Broward County Library> Catalogs & Online Resources > Online Resources > Science & Health

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

  • New Book of Popular Science


NSU Alvin Sherman Research Library  
Location and Hours        Get a Library Card         Instant Access E-Card
Events & Classes           Holds & Renewals

NSU E-Library Databases
NSU Library Catalog  How to find a book in the library
NSU Homework Helpers databases

Primary Source Material databases
ABCD's of Evaluating Sources

Clcik for live tutoring
NSU and Broward Library Patrons. - Brainfuse
Live tutoring and skills-building for K-12, college and adult learners. Live help and test prep aligned to Florida standardized tests, SAT/ACT/GED, English/Language Arts, Foreign Language Lab, Writing Lab, Math (algebra to calculus), Science, and Social Studies. Live assistance available every day: 2 to 11 p.m. Assistance in these subjects is also available in Spanish.

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