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Alphabetical Resource List



Funding provided by
the Beauregard Parish Library.

Funding provided by
the Louisiana State Library.

Free Resources from
the Internet.

All resources are available both in the library and at home, unless otherwise noted.

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Acadiana Legal Services

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation is a private, non-profit law firm. It provides free legal assistance in civil cases to those who could not otherwise afford it.

American Press ePaper

The Lake Charles American Press - Only available in the library - leave login blank.

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™.

AtoZ World Food

174 Country Cookbooks in one Online Resource! Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook.

AVOD/Access Video

Thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.

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Baen Free CDs

Free E-Books from Baen Publishing


Access to a large variety of Bible translations in a number of languages. Mobile app available.

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. EBSCO mobile app available.

Blue Letter Bible Project

A wide variety of Biblically related educational materials


BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and more.

Book Index with Reviews

Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles. EBSCO mobile app available.

Britannica eBooks

Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for preschool through high school. Mobile app available.

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.

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Tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, view vacuum and wiring diagrams, try ASE test prep quizzes. GALE mobile app available.

Chin chin Kobakama

Japanese story with beautiful illustrations.

Christian Classics

Includes a few works of children's literature.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

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.

Cypress Resume

This service will make it easy to create impressive professional-looking résumés in minutes.

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From population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of DemographicsNow will have access to demographic information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.


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.

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EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. EBSCO mobile app available.

EServer Fiction Collection

Includes short fiction, novels, drama and poetry.

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.

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Financial Ratings Series

Financial Ratings Series - Important Financial Literacy Tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing. Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies. Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds. Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere. Medicare Supplement Insurance - Which Plan to Choose, How Much it will Cost, Compare Rates & Plan Benefits. Offsite use: Put BPL in front of card number with no space. eg: BPLB000000 or BPL29962.....

Fox's Book of Martyrs

A classic work with accounts of christian martyrs and their martyrdom.

Foundation Center Databases

The Foundation Center Grants Databases. Find money for your projects. Only available in the library.


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.

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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.

Gale Virtual Reference - BPL

The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics. GALE mobile app available.


From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. Mobile apps available.

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.

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Online Health Information you can trust from the LSU Shreveport Health Sciences Library.

HealthELinks for Kids

Online Health Information you can trust from the LSU Shreveport Health Sciences Library. Specifically aimed at children!

Heritage Quest Online

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.

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. EBSCO mobile app available.

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.

Homework Louisiana

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 Midnight. Mobile app available.

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International Children's Digital Library

A collection of books aimed at young readers in a wide variety of languages from around the globe. Mobile app available.

Internet Public Library

A project gathering a large number of other collections in one easy to find place.

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Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

and related resources.

Just for Kids from Access Video

Thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.

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Legal Education & Assistance Program

The Legal Education & Assistance Program (LEAP) is designed to help you find information about your legal issue- as well as resources, services, and attorneys in your area.

Learning Express 3.0

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.

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.


Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. Download and keep.

Literary Reference Center

Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO mobile app available.


Free French audiobooks.

Louisiana Bar Association

Directory & referrals for lawyers and other legal aid in Louisiana, as well as information on how to make complaints, resolve fee disputes, find pro bono assistance, and information on how to become a lawyer.

Louisiana Digital Library

An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.

Louisiana Jobs & Career Center

LAJaCC 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.

Louisiana Law Help

Louisiana Law Help Louisiana's Online Guide to free legal help.

Louisiana Legislature Law Search

Laws, Revised Statutes, and Codes of the State of Louisiana.

Louisiana Public Library Ebook Collection

Gateway to multiple resources providing eBooks and Audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages.

Louisiana Secretary of State

Office of the Secretary of the State - voting, registry of lawyers and notary publics, and other functions.

Louisiana State Attorney General

Office of the State Attorney General.

Louisiana Supreme Court

Website of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

LSU Law Library

The Law Library of Louisiana State University.

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Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses. Mobile app available.


Information from the US National Library of Medicine, designed for easier access.

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National Library of Medicine

Direct access to the many resources of the National Library of Medicine.


NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources, including newspapers and magazines, covering a wide array of topics and issues. Of particular interest might be archives for the Beauregard Daily News going back to 1999, as well as numerous other Louisiana newspapers.


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.

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Online Book Clubs

Subscribe to an online book club and read the latest books in your email.


Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. Use your library card to get started. Mobile app available.

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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.


Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. Mobile app available.

Public Health Partners

Public Health Partners A cross-agency collaboration on Public Health matters.

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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.

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.

Small Business Builder

With valuable information and advice for entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofit organizations, Gale Small Business Builder is intended to help make business make sense.

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.

Story Hour

at the Internet Public Library.

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Interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades. Mobile app available.


An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. Mobile app available.


A special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. Mobile app available.


Tutoring assistance during the hours not covered by HomeworkLouisiana. Please use the HomeworkLouisiana link during its hours, to keep it available to everyone. Mobile app available.

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Universal Class

Online continuing education courses.

UNL Electronic Text Center

University of Nebraska - Lincoln collection of materials including special collections for Willa Cather, Walt Witman and others

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Value Line

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.

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World Book

Online version of the renowned encyclopedia. Available in French and Spanish.

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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.

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