A to Z Resources

DescriptionCategoryAge
Access Video On DemandAccess Video On Demand
Access Video On Demand by Infobase offers an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement and enhance your library’s content offerings. We bring exceptional content from around the world that you may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more for free.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Foreign Languages, Life Skills & Hobbies, Music & Video, Self-Paced Courses, TravelAll
American Press (NewsBank Edition)American Press (NewsBank Edition)
American Press (NewsBank Edition) by NewsBank offers an online version of some news stories from the Lake Charles, Louisiana American Press newspaper.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & Investing, Magazines & NewspapersAll
AtoZ Food AmericaAtoZ Food America
AtoZ Food America by World Trade Press 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.

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Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll
AtoZ The USAAtoZ The USA
AtoZ The USA by World Trade Press contains more than 115 country-based articles & 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. It offers coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, TravelAll
AtoZ World FoodAtoZ World Food
AtoZ World Food by World Trade Press offers thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture & ingredient articles, essential culinary resources, and 174 country cookbooks in one online resource. Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world.

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Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll, Middle School, High School
Biography Reference CenterBiography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center by EBSCO 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.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School, High School
Black Life In AmericaBlack Life In America
Black Life In America by NewsBank has comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the earliest times to today. It is sourced from nearly 20,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. It provides full-text searching as well as access to content by topic, event, and eras in African American History. Not only that, but it is updated daily.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Magazines & NewspapersAll, Middle School, High School
Britannica E-BooksBritannica E-Books
Britannica E-Books by Britannica offers over a thousand highly-acclaimed, non-fiction e-books, covering a range of popular, specialized, and curriculum topics. Improve reading comprehension and provide additional sources for research with Britannica’s ever-expanding e-book collection. With titles ranging from early childhood through high school, our e-books are Lexile-leveled and cover the entire curriculum, from language arts, math, science, and social studies, to sports, music, art and many other subjects! Spanish and bilingual titles are available.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
Book Index With ReviewsBook Index With Reviews
Book Index With Reviews (BIR) by EBSCO 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.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Reader AdvisoryAll
BookBrowseBookBrowse
BookBrowse provides a curated resource of the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on books that not only engage and entertain, but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We seek out and recommend only the best of the best. Then, we give you all the information you need to decide which books are just right for you. Among much else, BookBrowse provides in-depth reviews and “beyond the book” articles; hand-selected read-alike recommendations for thousands of books and authors; the ability to browse by genre, time period, setting, and a wide range of themes; previews of notable books publishing soon; and extensive resources for book clubs.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Reader AdvisoryAll, Middle School, High School
Book Collection: NonfictionBook Collection: Nonfiction
Book Collection: Nonfiction by EBSCO offers a rich research database for schools that contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full-text entries on core subject areas as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills, and more.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, All
Business Source CompleteBusiness Source Complete
Business Source Complete by EBSCO provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research in the EBSCO databases.

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Business & Resume Help, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
ChiltonLibraryChiltonLibrary
ChiltonLibrary by Gale provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

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Automotive, Encyclopedias & Reference, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll
The Columbia Granger's World Of PoetryColumbia Granger's World Of Poetry
The Columbia Granger’s World Of Poetry contains 300,000 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. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. Scholars in each of these languages have reviewed and guided the selection of poems, so that the poetry on Granger’s is also the poetry encountered in the classroom.

The Columbia Granger’s World Of Poetry offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets. In addition, users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, PoetryAll, Middle School, High School
Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete by EBSCO offers convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Health & WellnessAll, Middle School, High School
Cypress ResumeCypress Resume
Cypress Resume is a service that makes it easy to create professional-looking resumes in minutes.

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Business & Resume Help, Life Skills & HobbiesAll
Driving-TestsDriving-Tests
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.

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Automotive, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced CoursesAll, High School
EBSCOhostEBSCOhost
EBSCOhost by EBSCO 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.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
Educate StationEducate Station
Educate Station is your one-stop destination for PreK-2nd grade supplemental education with learning plans and worksheets designed to engage children in meaningful, hands-on activities.

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Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, Elementary School
ExploraExplora
Explora by EBSCO ensures that students, educators, and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, achieve their professional goals and satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Explora offers the following and more:

Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, e-books, essays and primary source documents. High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment. Carefully curated topic categories that provide users with a visual entry point to browse popular research topics and subject areas. Topic overviews that provide students a starting point for research. Powerful filters for narrowing search results by source type, date range, Lexile range and content provider. A colorful, mobile-friendly design with featured content areas to engage students.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Elementary School,
Freegal MusicFreegal Music
Freegal Music by Library Ideas is a free music service that offers access to over 18 million songs and over 40,000 music videos from over 40,000 labels with music that originates from over 100 countries. Build your own playlists, listen to curated playlists, simply enjoy an album, and AI powered search recommendations provide personalized music selections; and it is ad-free. Freegal Music works with almost all computers, tablets, and smartphones. 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.

To login, you will need your library card number, and PIN (the PIN is the password to your library internet account).

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll
Foundation CenterFoundation Center
Foundation Center by Candid will help you find grant money for your projects. This online resource is only available inside 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.

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Business & Resume Help, GrantsAll
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia by EBSCO is a database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School, High School
Gale Business: DemographicsNowGale Business: DemographicsNow
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. Connect with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers. Easily and rapidly produce a variety of both standard and custom reports to help make informed decisions.

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Business & Resume Help, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
Gale Business: Plan BuilderGale Business: Plan Builder
Gale Business: Plan Builder offers valuable information and advice for entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofit organizations. Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan. Gale Business: Plan Builder is intended to help make business make sense.

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Business & Resume HelpAll
Gale eBooksGale eBooks
Gale eBooks contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics.

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Business & Resume Help, Ebooks & Audiobooks, Encyclopedias & Reference, Health & WellnessAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Gale LegalFormsGale LegalForms
Gale LegalForms offers official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, LegalAll
GCFGlobal.orgGCFGlobal.org
GCFGlobal.org, from Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more —GCFGlobal.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. We all have outside responsibilities, so we make it easy for you to learn at your own pace, on your own time. Join more than 100 million people from all walks of life who have come to us to learn the essential skills they need to succeed.

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Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll
Global Road WarriorGlobal 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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Foreign Languages, TravelAll, Middle School, High School
HeritageHubHeritageHub
HeritageHub by NewsBank 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 1900s, and original obituary images.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, GenealogyAll, Middle School, High School
HeritageQuest OnlineHeritageQuest Online
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.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, GenealogyAll, Middle School, High School
Hispanic Life In AmericaHispanic Life In America
Hispanic Life In America by NewsBank has comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the earliest times to today. It is sourced from nearly 17,500 American and global newspapers, including almost 450 Hispanic American newspapers. It provides full-text searching as well as access to content by topic, event, and eras in Hispanic American History. Not only that, but it is updated daily.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Magazines & NewspapersAll, Middle School, High School
History Reference CenterHistory Reference Center
History Reference Center by EBSCO 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.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, GenealogyAll, Middle School, High School
Hobbies & Crafts Reference CenterHobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center by EBSCO 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. It is available in a high-quality PDF format.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Life Skills & HobbiesAll
HooplaHoopla
Hoopla offers free access to stream or download movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows using your library card without having to wait.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll
Just For Kids Access VideoJust For Kids Access Video
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!

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Foreign Languages, Life Skills & Hobbies, Music & VideoAll, Elementary School, Middle School
LearningExpress LibraryLearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library by EBSCO 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.

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Legal Information Reference CenterLegal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center by EBSCO 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.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, LegalAll, High School
LibbyLibby
Libby, previously known as OverDrive, allows you to use your library card to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Foreign Languages, Music & Video, PoetryAll
Literary Reference Center PlusLiterary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference Center Plus by EBSCO offers information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Reader AdvisoryAll, Middle School, High School
LOTE4KidsLOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is an online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE4Kids has over 2,000+ digital picture books in 50+ languages, with new books and languages released each month.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Foreign LanguagesAll, Elementary School
Louisiana Digital Library (LDL)Louisiana Digital Library (LDL)
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 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.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Encyclopedias & Reference
Louisiana Library Connection DatabasesLouisiana Library Connection Databases
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 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.

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Ebooks & AudiobooksAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Louisiana Workforce CommissionLouisiana Workforce Commission
Louisiana Workforce Commission is a powerful online jobseeker / workforce services system, accessed as a website on the Internet or an Intranet at a OneStop Center. It was specifically designed for jobseekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services.

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Business & Resume HelpAll
Mango LanguagesMango Languages
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.

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Foreign Languages, Music & Video, Self-Paced CoursesAll, Middle School, High School
MASA Ultra - School EditionMASA Ultra - School Edition
MASA Ultra - School Edition by EBSCO is designed specifically for high school libraries. This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full-text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier by EBSCO 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.

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Magazines & NewspapersAll
Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus by EBSCO provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School
NewsBankNewsBank
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources, including newspapers and magazines, covering a wide array of topics and issues. It offers archives for The Beauregard Daily News going back to 1999 as well as numerous other Louisiana newspapers.

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Business & Resume Help, Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & Investing, Genealogy, Health & Wellness, Legal, Life Skills & Hobbies, Magazines & Newspapers, TravelAll, Middle School, High School
NextReads NewslettersNextReads Newsletters
NextReads Newsletters by LibraryAware and EBSCO offers award-winning genre-based newsletters of reading recommendations in various genres, curated by the book experts at NoveList. 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.
Reader AdvisoryAll
Niche AcademyNiche Academy
Niche Academy offers online tutorials that teach people how to use library e-resources like ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, and more.

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Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, High School
Online Book ClubsOnline Book Clubs
Online Book Clubs are a great way to sample new and unfamiliar authors and books. Each weekday, 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.
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Primary SearchPrimary Search
Primary Search by EBSCO provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceElementary School
Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books or eBooks. Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971. 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.

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Ebooks & AudiobooksAll
PronunciatorPronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more. It also includes a COVID-19 language course in 101 languages.

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Foreign Languages, Music & Video, Self-Paced CoursesAll, Middle School, High School
Salud En EspañolSalud En Español
Salud En Español de EBSCO 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.

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Foreign Languages, Health & WellnessAll
Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center
Science Reference Center by EBSCO 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.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
SkillMillSkillMill
SkillMill is the world-leading skilled trades platform with expert courses that teach you job-ready skills at your own pace. SkillMill includes short, expert-led video courses, 3-D simulations, assessments, knowledge checks, and learning paths to help you advance your technical skills.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Business & Resume Help, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, High School,
Small Business Reference CenterSmall Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center by EBSCO 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.

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TeenBookCloudTeenBookCloud
TeenBookCloud is a curated database of e-books and other digital content and educator resources for middle schools and high schools, as well as public libraries. The growing collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, non-fiction videos, and more!

The site supports a wide range of readers’ interests and levels. We’ve partnered with Orca Books and Saddleback books to bring you hundreds of high-interest / low-level content. In addition, our new AP English section makes hundreds of curriculum books available to readers at the click of a button!

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll, Middle School, High School
TumbleBookLibraryTumbleBookLibrary
TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available to elementary schools and public libraries around the world.

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books and videos, curated playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels (a student favorite!), and games & puzzles. With a school license, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials / lesson plans!

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Tutor.comGet help in math, science, social studies, English, and more from a live tutor using the options below:

Homework Louisiana
Homework Louisiana powered by Tutor.com is available from 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM seven days a week. It offers free online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com by The Princeton Review for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners.

Tutor.com
Tutor.com by The Princeton Review is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please use this service during the times that Homework Louisiana is not available.

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Business & Resume Help, Homework Help, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
UdemyUdemy
Udemy (Gale Presents: Udemy) by Gale is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more, including courses taught by native speakers in 12 languages. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

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Business & Resume Help, Self-Paced Courses, Foreign LanguagesAll, High School
UniversalClassUniversalClass
UniversalClass contains a variety of self-paced online continuing education courses. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards, and actual assessments of your progress. You can also earn certificates documenting your CEUs, contact hours, and course completion.

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Business & Resume Help, Finance & Investing, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Travel, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, High School
Value LineValue Line
Value Line is an 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, and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance. Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & Investing, Life Skills & HobbiesAll, High School
Weiss Financial Ratings SeriesWeiss Financial Ratings Series
Weiss Financial Ratings Series by Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing offers important financial literacy tools like:

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.

When not accessing this service from the library network, put BPL in front of the card number with no space, for example: BPLB000000 or BPL29962.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & InvestingAll, High School
World Book OnlineWorld Book Online
World Book Online is an online version of the renowned World Book Encyclopedia that is available in French and Spanish. It has different search options for different grades / Lexile levels. It has citations and a life skills section, and the student model has additional educator tools that include lessons plans.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School