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ABCMouseABCmouse.com is a global education initiative whose goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to assist early learners to succeed in preK, kindergarten, and early elementary school.

You must visit a Library location to use this database.

Ancestry Library EditionAccess to thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information.

The vendor is allowing at-home access through December 31, 2021.

Biography Reference CenterEBSCO’s comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

BookFlixScholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

Book Index with Reviews Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles.

Britannica eBooks – Hundreds of full-color and black & white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.

Britannica Library Research sources include three databases; 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.

Business Searching Interface Provides an easy way to browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research in the EBSCO databases.

CloudLibrary – Browse a wide variety of e-books for readers of all ages.

Consumer Health Complete – Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Creativebug – Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities.

Data Axle Reference Solutions Formerly ReferenceUSAAccess is for personal, non-commercial use only.

  • US Business Directory
  • US Residential Directory

DigitalLearn.org – Basic instruction in computers, email, social media, and more.

EBSCOhost – Offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training CourseHave an idea for a new business? Take this course to learn how to think like an entrepreneur.

Explora Quick Search – Reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books in the EBSCO databases. Browse categories organized by popular topic, 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.

Explora also has specialized research centers for students and teachers:

Fire Insurance Maps Online – Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo), is a research portal to find and view high-definition, color Fire Insurance Maps; Real Estate Atlases; Plat Books; and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, and property uses.

Flipster – Read the latest issue of your favorite magazine from your computer or mobile device.

Fold3 – Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National Archives and The National Archives of U.K.

Foundation Directory Online Essential – A slimmed down version of the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. You can access the Essential version from home or office. The day pass works like this: users land on the FDO login page where they’ll be asked to create an account, which they can use each time they log in. The day pass allows users to use FDO Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell users how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date on which they can activate a new pass (every 30 days).

Foundation Directory Online – Professional is available for use within the Main Library.

Freegal – Download up to 7 songs per week to most electronic devices or stream music for up to 6 hours per day. Choose from millions of songs and thousands of music videos.

Gale Legal Forms: Louisiana – Official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  – Literary criticism, author biographies, and business resources. Includes Twayne’s and Scribner.

Gale’s City and Business Directories – A research collection of historical Louisiana city directories from 1805 to 1929. These directories provide information on a city’s inhabitants and organizations, such as churches, schools, and benevolent societies.

HeritageQuest Online – With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who, after years of work, are still uncovering their past.

History Reference Center – EBSCO’s History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books; cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals; nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center – Exclusive articles from EBSCO databases covering over 140 topics, as well as many other periodicals, books, and videos that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts. Available in high-quality PDF format.

Home Improvement Reference Center – EBSCO’s Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.

HomeworkLouisiana

  • Live Online Tutor
  • Skills Builder
  • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
  • Writing Center
  • Career Center
  • Adult Education Center

Hoopla – Instant streaming or temporary download of movies, television shows, music, comic books, e-books and audiobooks to your computer or smart device.

Kanopy – A streaming video service with over 30,000 selected independent, foreign language, classic, and documentary films, as well as KanopyKids.

Legal Information Reference Center – Provides online full text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books. Contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

LinkedIn Learning – Formerly Lynda.com, this massive online training library offers self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.

Literary Reference Center Plus – Information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services.

Louisiana Digital Library – An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive – Collection of more than 20,000 Louisiana-born digital public documents, most since 2002. Located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana.

Louisiana Public Library Ebook Collection – Gateway to multiple resources providing e-books and audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages.

New Orleans Newspapers – Historic archive of the Times-Picayune (1837-1988), New Orleans Item (1877-1958), New Orleans States (1916-1957) and States-Item (1960-1979). Additional content from the Times-Picayune (1988-present), The Advocate (2012-present), and other papers.

Newspapers – Links to free newspaper sites in Louisiana and other states.

Newspapers.com Library Edition – An extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the early 2000s, containing a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries, including several Louisiana newspapers. (May not work with Internet Explorer)

NoveList Plus – Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

NYTimes.com – Enjoy access to The New York Times online from any computer on the Library’s network. Requires a free account to NYTimes.com website. To access from home, talk to a Library staff member for a 72-hour pass.

OverDrive – Our most extensive e-book and e-audiobook platform.

Pronunciator – Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test.

Salud En Español – Consumer Health Complete – Spanish Edition

Sanborn Maps – Digitized maps detailing property and land use for Louisiana cities and towns. Extensive information is given on building construction and use, street names and addresses, and property boundaries. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, and dumps. Map dates range from 1885 to 1951, with most falling in the early part of the 20th century.

Science Reference Center – EBSCO’s Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.

Small Business Reference Center – Provides up-to-date information from EBSCO on relevant topics, including starting a company, operations management and sales, and growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.

TeenBookCloud – A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1,000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, and National Geographic videos.

TumbleBook Library – A collection of children’s e-books with more than 1,100 titles for grades K – 6, including unique, animated, talking picture books; read-along chapter books; National Geographic videos; non-fiction books; playlists; and books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels – a student favorite.

Value Line – Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can help position you for financial success. Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks, to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.