Alphabetical Resource List
All resources are available both in the library and at home, unless otherwise noted.
- 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.
- Access Video On Demand
Access Video On Demand offers thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.
American Press ePaper
The Lake Charles American Press online newspaper. (Only available inside the library, leave the login blank when trying to login).
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ Food America contains recipes and food culture in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines.
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; and it offers coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
AtoZ World Food offers thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, essential culinary resources, and 174 country cookbooks in one online resource; explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world.
- Baen Free CDs
Free E-Books from Baen Publishing
Biography Reference Center offers a 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. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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.
Britannica E-Books offers hundreds of downloadable full color and black & white non-fiction e-books for preschool through high school. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
- 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.
Tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, view vacuum and wiring diagrams, try ASE test prep quizzes.
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 offers convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
- Cypress Resume
This service will make it easy to create impressive professional-looking résumés in minutes.
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 that offers free OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses along with online copies of official state or province study guides and more.
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Explora offers 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. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
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.....
Foundation Center Databases
The Foundation Center Grants Databases. Find money for your projects. Only available in the library.
Freegal is a free music service that offers access to about 15 million songs and 40,000 music videos from over 40,000 labels with music that originates from over 100 countries. There is no software required to download and there is no digital rights management (DRM) to worry about. You get 5 weekly downloads (videos count for two) and 3 hours daily of streaming, and downloads are yours to keep. A mobile app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is a database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
- Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms offers official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Mobile app available here.
- 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.
GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. Mobile app available here.
- 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.
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
Homework Louisiana 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 from 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM seven days a week. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
Hoopla offers free access to stream or download movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows using your library card without having to wait. A mobile app is available here.
Just For Kids Access Video offers over 9,000 titles of high-interest, engaging content from top producers, including videos, song and audio titles, interactive activities, and games all in a kid-safe environment. All content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free. It provides entertaining, educational, and easily accessible content. Subjects include: ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Health / Physical Education (PE), History, Math, People & Places, Reading & Writing, Sciences, World Languages, and it features known shows like Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, Franklin, SuperWhy, and more!
- 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.
- LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Mango Languages offers online language learning for over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversationalmethodology, ESL courses, foreign films, and cultural information to help you prepare to use the language for real. Mobile app available here.
- MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier is designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. (Mobile app available here)
Information from the US National Library of Medicine, designed for easier access.
- 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.
- NextReads Newsletters
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.
Niche Academy offers online tutorials that teach people how to use library e-resources like ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, and more.
- Online Book Clubs
Online Book Clubs are a great way to sample new and unfamiliar authors and books. Each week day you will receive a 5-minute portion of a book in a genre of your choice. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. If you like a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. New books are featured every week or two weeks. You can join more than one club. Sign up now for a simple way to find new good books from a variety of genres, and receive brief portions of new books by e-mail.
OverDrive allows you to use your library card to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. A mobile app is available here.
- 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.
RBdigital Magazines offers full color interactive digital magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines that you can download. A mobile app is available at the Amazon Store, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play Store.
- 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 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, and more. 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. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
- 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.
TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, audio books, and educator resources for middle school and high school. A mobile app is available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
TumbleBookLibrary offers interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades. Mobile app available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store)
Tutor.com offers tutoring assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week so that you can get your questions answered no matter what time you are asking them. This resource is the same as the Homework Louisiana website, except that it is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Please use Homework Louisiana instead during its open hours from 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM 7 days a week, and use Tutor.com during Homework Louisiana's closed hours to keep this available to everyone. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.
- Universal Class
Universal Class contains a variety of online continuing education courses.
Value Line is 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. From the latest data, sophisticated tools, proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.
World Book Online is an online version of the renowned encyclopedia that is available in French and Spanish, it has different search option for different grade / lexile levels, and it has citations and a life skills section; and the student model has additional educator tools that include lessons plans.