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e-Resources Spotlight: Tools for Student Success



Nancy is the e-Resources librarian for the New Orleans Public Library.

As summer winds down and schools begin, the New Orleans Public Library’s many e-resources can help students of all ages achieve success in their educational goals. A Library card unlocks access to tools that help strengthen writing or math skills, provide individual homework help and test prep, search an online encyclopedia for relevant articles on a topic and much more.

From kindergarten through college, and beyond, the Library has everything you need to succeed in school this year.

Find homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level, with live one-on-one tutoring, Skills Builder, Writing Center, Career Center, and Adult Education Center.

Research sources include three databases (Children/Young Adult/Reference Center); thousands of curated articles; magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites; and a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus.

A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for high school, college, and adult students.

Find reliable and relevant information for research projects; organize and save across devices. Browse categories organized by popular topics, with overviews that provide a starting point for your research; or use the simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos.

Learn from 70 world languages and more than 20 English courses, as well as specialty courses that cover a range of culturally specific topics. Also contains many user-friendly features, such as placement tests that help you to begin exactly where your skillset suits you, Family Profiles for group learning, and downloadable lessons for off-line access.

Full text research databases from leading information providers, available for desktop or mobile devices.

This massive online training resource offers over 16,000 self-paced courses in 7 languages taught by recognized industry professionals. Courses include in-demand hard and soft skills, with new content added weekly. Select courses relevant to your current career, or the career that you want to pursue.

In addition to the many digital and electronic resources available to students of all ages, the Library offers academic support in countless other ways, including:

Are you a Teacher?

The New Orleans Public Library offers outreach services to teachers looking to connect with the Library, both in-person and virtual, throughout Orleans Parish. From school and class visits to community meetings, neighborhood events, and festivals, we can customize our presentations, programs, and activities to accommodate any and all ages, multiple formats, and entertaining or educational needs.

To request Library outreach at your school or event, fill out this form.

The Library is teaming up with the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the Office of Youth and Families this school year to present NOLA Readers 2.0, an engaging literary experience for second graders in New Orleans public schools. Teachers who are interested in bringing students to one morning field trip to both the Library and Louisiana Children’s Museum should complete registration and plan to attend an informational session on Thursday, August 31st, at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

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