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Beauregard Parish Library

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Automotive & Driving Business & Résumé Help
Ebooks & Audiobooks Education, Tutoring & Test Prep
Encyclopedias & Reference Finance & Investing
Foreign Languages Genealogy
Grants Health & Wellness
Legal Life Skills & Hobbies
Magazines & Newspapers Music & Video
Poetry Reader Advisory Travel

Automotive & Driving Return to Top
Chilton Manuals Online
Chilton Manuals Online allows users to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, view vacuum diagrams and wiring diagrams. GALE Mobile app available.
Drivers Ed Practice Tests
Driving-Tests.org is a website for driver safety by making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state or province study guides.
Business & Résumé Help Return to Top
EBSCO Business Searching Interface
EBSCO Business Searching Interface provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research in the EBSCO databases. EBSCO Mobile app available.
Cyprus Résumé writing assistance
Cyprus Résumé is a service that will make it easy to create impressive professional-looking résumés in minutes.
Louisiana Jobs & Career Center
Louisiana Jobs & Career Center 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.
Small Business Reference Center
The Small business Reference Center provides up to date information from EBSCO on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. EBSCO mobile app available.
Ebooks & Audiobooks Return to Top
Brittanica Ebooks
Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for preschool through high school come to you from Britannica. Mobile app available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - BPL Specific
BPL Funded
Gale Virtual Reference Library - State Library Collection
State Funded
The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics. The left link is to the collection selected and funded by the Beauregard Parish Library, the right link is to the collection selected and funded by the State Library. GALE mobile app available.
Project Gutenberg
The Beauregard Parish Library is now a mirror site for the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books. When you select a book, please choose the Library as your mirror site so your use will count.
Louisiana Public Library Ebook Collection
Gateway to multiple resources providing eBooks and Audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages.
Overdrive Online Ebook and Audiobook Service
Overdrive: Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. Use your library card to get started with Overdrive. Mobile app available.
Tumblebook Library
Interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades. Mobile app available.
Tumblebook Cloud
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. Mobile app available.
Tumblebook Cloud Junior Edition
A special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. Mobile app available.
Education, Tutoring & Test Prep Return to Top
Homework assistance powered by tutor.com
HomeworkLouisiana offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners. Get help in math, science, social studies or English from a live tutor. This resource is available Sunday through Thursday, from 2pm to 10pm. Mobile app available.
Learning Express student assistance
Learning Express is a web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. EBSCO mobile app available.
Online tutoring from tutor.com
24/7 tutoring assistance so you can get your questions answered no matter what time you are asking them. Note: This resource is the same as the above HomeworkLouisiana site, except that it is available 24/7. Please use the HomeworkLouisiana link during its hours, to keep it available to everyone. Mobile app available.
Universal Class
Online continuing education courses including many valuable business topics.
Encyclopedias & Reference Return to Top
Biography Reference Center
EBSCO'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. Mobile app available.
EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. EBSCO Mobile app available.
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. EBSCO Mobile app available.
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - BPL Specific
BPL Funded
Gale Virtual Reference Library - State Library Collection
State Funded
The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics. The left link is to the collection selected and funded by the Beauregard Parish Library, the right link is to the collection selected and funded by the State Library.
History Reference Center
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. EBSCO mobile app available.
Louisiana Digital Library
An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.
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, periodicals, etc. Topics covered 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. EBSCO mobile app available.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the renowned encyclopedia. Available in French and Spanish.
Finance & Investing Return to Top
ValueLine Pro Investments - Smart Research. Smarter Investing.
The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
Foreign Languages Return to Top
Mango Languages
Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses and foreign films to help prepare you to use the language for real. Mobile app available.
Pronunciator
Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. Mobile app available.
Genealogy Return to Top
Heritage Quest Genealogy Service
Digitized from the popular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection on microfiche, this online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals.
World Vital Records Genealogy Resource
1790-1940 U.S. Census records plus thousands of other family history and genealogy records.
Health & Wellness Return to Top
Consumer Health Complete
Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. EBSCO Mobile app available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - BPL Specific
The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics. This link is for the collection funded and selected by the Beauregard Parish Library.
Salud en Español
Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos. EBSCO Aplicación móvil disponible.
GALE Legal Forms
Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. GALE mobile app available.
EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center
Provides online full text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. EBSCO mobile app available.
Life Skills & Hobbies Return to Top
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Exclusive articles from the 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. EBSCO mobile app available.
Learning Express student assistance
Learning Express is a web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available.
Universal Class
Online continuing education courses including many valuable business topics.
World Book Encyclopedia
Online version of the renowned encyclopedia. Available in French and Spanish.
Magazines & Newspapers Return to Top
Lake Charles American Press
The Lake Charles American Press - Only available in the library - leave login blank.
Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 45 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Zinio Online Magazine Service
Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Mobile app available.
Music & Video Return to Top
Access Video Powered by Films on Demand
Thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.
Freegal Downloadable Music Service
Downloadable Music & Videos free to keep. 5 weekly downloads (videos count for two), and 3 hours daily of streaming. Downloads are yours to keep. Mobile app available.
Poetry Return to Top
Online hub for all things poetry
The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Reader Advisory Return to Top
BookBrowse
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
Book Index with Reviews
Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles. EBSCO Mobile app available.
BookBrowse
Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO mobile app available.
NextReads by Library Aware
The NextReads Newsletters, offered by Library Aware, provides a currated list of new books worth examining in various genres. Titles are linked to our Online Card Catalog, so you can easily see if we have a copy, and if so request it should you like the looks of it. Newsletters come weekly, bimonthly, or monthly, depending on the specific list.
Travel Return to Top
AtoZ The USA
The United States is one of the most geographically, culturally, and ethnically diverse countries in the world. It is also a young country with a rich history. AtoZ the USA™ brings this diversity and history to life in a beautifully- illustrated resource. AtoZ the USA™ contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. From Alabama to Wyoming explore the great American experiment with AtoZ the USA™.
Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior has extensive profiles for over 170 countries. The information is perfect for countries of the world reports, but it includes details that are not often found in other places. For example, with Global Road Warrior, a user can find a basic introduction to a country's language, profiles of typical food with recipes, business and social culture pieces, and more.