During Phase 2, the Beauregard Parish Library is open with limited hours and limited services. Additional details can be seen here. Within those limitations, further closures may become necessary on short notice due to staff shortages. We will update our social media accounts in those instances. Patrons are also welcome to call 337-463-6217 x 0 during the DeRidder branch's open hours for the most recent updates on branch openings. Computer use is limited and by appointment only. Patrons can schedule appointments online here or by calling 337-463-6217 or in-person by asking a library clerk. Appointments are set at 45-minute intervals. No consecutive appointments for 1 person.
Click here to book a computer appointment
For example: Say you wanted to know more about the Ebola disease. Your first step would be to go to the MeSH browser and select “Main Heading Terms.” You will see that there are three main subject headings: Ebola Vaccines, Ebolavirus, and Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola. These are the three subject headings that will give you the most relevant results when searching MEDLINE.
Once you find the MeSH Subject Heading you are ready to search in MEDLINE. Enter “Ebolavirus” (all one word as shown in the MeSH browser!) into the search box and select the appropriate selection from the drop down menu on the right. In this case it would be exact subject heading. You will receive a list of results that were collected under the “Ebolavirus” subject heading. Using the filters below the search box to narrow your search further!