Alphabetical Resource List
All resources are available both in the library and at home, unless otherwise noted.
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation provides free, specialized, civil legal services to low-income individuals and families across 42 Louisiana Parishes. We work every-day to assist domestic violence victims, stand for the rights of abused and neglected children, help preserve housing for hard-working families, prevent homelessness for people with disabilities and veterans, help protect elderly consumers, remove barriers to health care and so much more.
Access Video On Demand offers thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.
American Press ePaper is the online version of the Lake Charles American Press newspaper. This service is only available when connected to the internet at the Beauregard Parish Library; please leave the log-in blank when trying to log in.
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 offers free e-books from Baen Publishing.
Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) 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. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Black Life In America explores the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.
Book Index With Reviews (EBSCOhost) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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 Source Complete (EBSCOhost) provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research in the EBSCO databases. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Chilton Library offers vehicle maintenance and specification tables, service and repair guides, vacuum diagrams, wiring diagrams, and Delmar ASE Technician Test Preparation (TTP) quizzes. A tutorial is available here.
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 (EBSCOhost) offers convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Cypress Resume is a service that makes it easy to create professional-looking resumes in minutes. A tutorial is available here.
Driving-Tests 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. A mobile app is available here.
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. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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 offers important financial literacy tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing such as: 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, personal accounts to create a watchlist with notifications, and a Medicare / Medigap supplement insurance planner. When not accessing this service from the library network, put BPL in front of the card number with no space, example: BPLB000000 or BPL29962. A tutorial is available here.
Foundation Center helps you to find grant money for your projects. This online resource is only available inside of the DeRidder branch of The Beauregard Parish Library, ask for directions to The Grants Room, and ask for the Collection Supervisor if you need help.
Freegal Music 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. A tutorial is available here.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) is a database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Gale Business: DemographicsNow offers population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of Gale Business: DemographicsNow will have access to demographic information including: income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.
Gale Business: Plan Builder offers valuable information and advice for entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofit organizations, Gale Small Business Builder is intended to help make business make sense. A mobile app is available here.
Gale Legal Forms offers official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.
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.
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. A tutorial is available here.
HealthELinks offers online health information that you can trust from the LSU Shreveport Health Sciences Library.
HealthELinks For Kids offers online health information that you can trust from the LSU Shreveport Health Sciences Library that is specifically made for children.
HeritageHub lets you explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. A tutorial is available here.
HeritageQuest Online is 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. A tutorial is available here.
History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) offers full text from over 1,620 reference books and encyclopedias and non-fiction books, full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, 57,000 historical documents, over 77,000 biographies of historical figures, over 113,000 historical photos and maps, and over 80 hours of historical video. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers 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; and it is available in a high-quality PDF format. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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. A tutorial is available here.
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. A tutorial 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 (LEAP) is designed to help you find information about your legal issue as well as resources, services, and attorneys in your area. LEAP is a partnership of the LSBA, LSU Law Library, Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana Library Association, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, State Library of Louisiana, and individual public libraries across the state.
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. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost) offers information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
Louisiana State Bar Association offers directory & referrals for lawyers & 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 (LDL) is an online library of more than 400,000 digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories, making unique historical treasures accessible to students, researchers, and the general public in Louisiana and across the globe. The items in the Louisiana Digital Library are as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana, with photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more documenting the state’s history and culture.
Louisiana Law Help is Louisiana's online guide to free legal help.
Louisiana Library Connection Databases was established in 1998, it is a collection of online subscription databases chosen to cover the widest range of informational needs, and is provided to the people of Louisiana by the State Library. It also includes many prestigious academic journals for the research professional, and crucial & strategic information for the small business owner and the consumer. The vast majority of these databases are available for remote use, that is, the user can log-in in from anywhere. This is provided free of charge to all library users in the state of Louisiana, and all that is required for access is a public library card.
Louisiana State Legislature Laws Search offers the ability to search the laws, revised statutes, and codes of The State Of Louisiana.
Louisiana Secretary Of State website offers voting, a registry of lawyers and notary publics, and more.
Louisiana Attorney General official website.
Louisiana Supreme Court official website.
Louisiana Workforce Commission is a powerful online job seeker / workforce services system, accessed as a web site on the Internet or an Intranet at a OneStop Center. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services.
LSU Law Library is the website for The Louisiana State University Law Library.
Mango Languages offers online language learning for over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology, ESL courses, foreign films, and cultural information to help you prepare to use the language for real. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.
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. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.
National Library Of Medicine (NLM) offers 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; and it offers archives for The Beauregard Daily News going back to 1999 as well as numerous other Louisiana newspapers. A tutorial is available here.
NextReads Newsletters, offered by Library Aware, provides a curated 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. A tutorial is available here.
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.
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and his memory continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related content today. The Beauregard Parish Library is now a mirror site for Project Gutenberg, so when you select an eBook, please choose The Beauregard Parish Library as your mirror site so that your use will count.
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more; and it includes a COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. A tutorial is available here.
Public Health Partners is a cross-agency collaboration on Public Health matters.
Salud En Español (EBSCOhost) 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 en Google Play Store y Apple App Store. Un tutorial está disponible aquí.
Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) 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. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.
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. A video tutorial is available here.
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. A tutorial is available here.
Universal Class contains a variety of online continuing education courses. A tutorial is available here.
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. A tutorial is available here.
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. A tutorial is available here.