Database and
Reference Services


     

Some databases may require your library card number and a password.
Your password should be the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file for you.
If you need assistance, please call the Main Library at 364-7150.

Research & Homework Books & Reading General Reference


These databases are provided as a service
state-wide from the Louisiana State Library.  They can be used to find journal articles (EbscoHost), for reading lists, and much more.   Also found at this link are Learning Express (practice tests) and Auto Repair Reference Center
.


Credo Reference

Over 550 reference eBooks covering a wide range of subjects such as art, history, the sciences, literature, business and more. Sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations and more.



Home Access                  Library Access
Grolier Online includes the following databases:

Encyclopedia Americana
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
The New Book of Knowledge Online
Cumbre en Linea
The New Book of Popular Science
Lands and Peoples
Amazing Animals of the World
America the Beautiful


 

- Great Events from History
- Milestone Documents in American History
- Milestone Documents in
African American History

- Great Lives from History:
Inventors and Inventions

-The Nineties in America
-Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century
-Milestone Documents of American Leaders




Magill's Master Plots provides plot synopses and critical evaluations of English-language literature with an emphasis on the literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries.




Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Students
Math, Science, Social Studies and English
Homework Help is available Sunday through Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
The Skills Resource Center is available 24/7.

eBook Reference Center
Titles included in the eBook Reference Center are:
(these titles are made available through Infobase Publishing)

  • Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
  • The Novel 100
  • Encyclopedia of the American Presidency
  • First Ladies
  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • My Fellow Citizen
  • Physical Science Experiments
  • The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease
  • The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease
  • African Americans in the Military
  • African Americans in the Performing Arts
  • African-American Poets


Browse, check out and download audio books and eBooks. Audio book files can be transferred from your computer to portable listening devices like smart phones, iPods and more! 
Download an app for your Apple, Android or Blackberry device.  EBooks are compatible with most eReaders.




Canít find a book  in our Online Catalog?  Request it from another parish through
 inter-library loan.



Check out your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone today!





A unique, easy-to-use, searchable online database with over 251,000 fiction and nonfiction titles. NoveList Plus includes specialized content such as Read-a-likes for popular authors, book discussion guides, award lists and much more! 


 


NoveList K-8 Plus
is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students. 


TrueFlix
Home Access         Library Access
TrueFlix pairs a nonfiction Ebook on a particular topic with a short video on the same topic. Choose from a variety topics within the subjects of Science and History.


 


"e books for e kids"  Check out this website which has interactive storybooks for young readers.  Stories are available i
n English, French and Spanish.




















Job Search and Career Portal pulls together resources for those seeking new careers, changing jobs, needing a little extra help preparing for the job market, online
one-on-one tutoring and access to free workforce development classes.


Legal Forms Library

Need a legal form? Trying to find a lawyer? Or just need more information on a legal term?




Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.  This database does not offer remote access.  It must be used in the library.


 
Careers Internet Database

Complete Careers Vocational
Guidance Program
User Name: 504w
Password: future




Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Register for free and start learning ó at your own pace!



Online language learning for kids and
 teens! English (ESL/ELL), Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Portuguese (Brazilian) today!

 


Online access to the print version of Magill's Medical Guide.  Get reliable information on major diseases and disorders of the human body, the basics of human anatomy and physiology, specializations in medical practice, and common surgical and nonsurgical procedures.




These databases are provided as a service
state-wide from the Louisiana State Library.  They can be used to find journal articles (EbscoHost), for reading lists, and much more.   Also found at this link are Learning Express (practice tests) and Auto Repair Reference Center.




Driving-Tests.org is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real Louisiana DMV permit test. There are 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL (Commercial Driverís License) practice test, 2 online driverís manuals (car and motorcycle), and FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions


 

Freegal Music


Free Information!
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

 Provides information about Federal programs that provide assistance or benefits to the public. Search here for information regarding Federal grants.

Grants.gov
Allows organizations to find and apply for federal grants.

Louisiana Department of Education
Provides information for teachers, students, and parents.  Includes information on the LEAP exam and as well as GEE 21.  Also includes information on current textbooks.
 
Fuel Economy Guide
Used to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle, you can find MPG and Fuel Cost Estimates for different cars, as well as driving tips to save fuel.  

Small Business Tax Information
Forms and publications specifically for small business owners.

Physicians' Desk Reference
Click on "Drug Information" to search for information about prescription drugs.

Thomas Register Online
Search the most complete, up-to-date directory of worldwide industrial information from over 700,000 suppliers in 11 languages from 28 countries.
Medline Plus
Includes drug information, a medical
encyclopedia, directories, research
and news.  You can learn more about your
 health, find information for school
projects, look up your prescriptions
and over the counter medicines, or
prepare for you next doctor's visit.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on hundreds of different
 types of jobs.

GovBenefits
Allows individuals to search and apply for personal assistance such as Social Security/Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid or State Social Services.