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.
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Searching in MedlinePlus:
MedlinePlus is a great search tool to use when you want to find information regarding health topics, drugs & supplements, and even the latest health news. The information on MedlinePlus is often user-friendly and easily understandable, you won’t have to get out a dictionary to understand the information you receive!
How to Search MedlinePlus: Type a word or phrase into the search box located at the top right of the homepage. Click the GO button or press the Enter button on your keyboard. The results page shows your first 10 matches. If your search yields more than 10 results, click on Next or page number links on the bottom of the page to view more.
Refine by Type: The great thing about using MedlinePlus to refine your search results is that you don't have to think about the best way to refine your search yourself, MedlinePlus gives you the options and you just have to select how you want to narrow your search down using the Refine by Type column. For example: if you searched "heart attack" this column would allow you to select if you wanted a video about heart attacks, news on the topic, or information about drugs and supplements related to heart attacks.
About Your Health Section: This section is located on the homepage and offers quick links to information for some of the most common health issues. Once you click on a topic you are taken to a page that offers all types of information, such as, overviews, common diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and related issues. There are different tabs so the searcher can view health topics for seniors, men, women, or children. For Example: Using the quick links would be particularly helpful if you are looking for fast information about childhood immunizations. You would choose the “children” tab and from there select “childhood immunizations.”