A to Z Resources

 DescriptionCategoryAge
Access Video On DemandAccess Video On Demand
Access Video On Demand offers thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.
Encyclopedias & Reference, Foreign Languages, Life Skills & Hobbies, Music & Video, Self-Paced Courses, TravelAll
American PressAmerican Press ePaper
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.
Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & Investing, Magazines & NewspapersAll
A to Z Food AmericaAtoZ 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.
Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll
Ato Z World FoodAtoZ World Food
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.
Health & Wellness, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll, Middle School, High School
AtoZ The USAAtoZ The USA
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.
Encyclopedias & Reference, TravelAll
Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost)Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School, High School
Black Life In AmericaBlack Life In America
Black Life In America explores the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.
Encyclopedias & Reference, Magazines & NewspapersAll, Middle School, High School
Britannica Ebooks - Digital LearningBritannica E-Books
Britannica E-Books offers hundreds of downloadable full color and black & white non-fiction e-books for preschool through high school.

Download the mobile app at the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
Ebooks & Audiobooks, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
EBSCOhost - Find New BooksBook Index With Reviews (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial
Ebooks & Audiobooks, Reader AdvisoryAll
Your Guide to Exceptional BooksBookBrowse
BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Reader AdvisoryAll, Middle School, High School
Book Collection: NonfictionBook Collection: Nonfiction (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial
Ebooks & Audiobooks, All
Business Source Complete | EBSCOBusiness Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the Tutorial
Business & Resume Help, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
Gale Chilton LibraryChilton Library
Chilton Library offers vehicle maintenance and specification tables, service and repair guides, vacuum diagrams, wiring diagrams, and Delmar ASE Technician Test Preparation (TTP) quizzes.

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Automotive, Encyclopedias & Reference, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll
Columbia Granger's World Of PoetryColumbia 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.
Encyclopedias & Reference, PoetryAll, Middle School, High School
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
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.

Download the mobile app.

Automotive, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced CoursesAll, Middle School, High School
EBSCOEBSCOhost
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
ExploraExplora
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Elementary School,
Financial Ratings SeriesFinancial Ratings Series
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, for example: BPLB000000 or BPL29962.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & InvestingAll, , High School
FreeGirlFreegal Music
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.

To login, the pin number is the password to your Internet Access Username.

Download the mobile app at Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial

Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll
Foundation CenterFoundation Center
Foundation Center will help 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.
Business & Resume Help, GrantsAll
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) is a database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School, High School
Demographic ResearchGale 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.

Download the mobile app
Watch the Tutorial
Business & Resume Help, Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
Gale Business PlanGale Business: Plan Builder
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.
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 Legal FormsGale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms offers official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Download the mobile app
Encyclopedias & Reference, LegalAll
GCFLearnFree.orgGCFLearnFree.org
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.
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.

Watch the tutorial
Foreign Languages, TravelAll, Middle School, High School
Heritage HubHeritageHub
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.

Watch the tutorial.
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. A tutorial is available here.

Watch the tutorial.
Encyclopedias & Reference, GenealogyAll, Middle School, High School
History Reference Center History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & Reference, GenealogyAll, Middle School, High School
Hobbies & Crafts Reference CenterHobbies & Crafts Reference Center
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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

Download the mobile app
Watch the tutorial
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!
Foreign Languages, Life Skills & Hobbies, Music & VideoAll, Elementary School
Learning Express LibraryLearningExpress 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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial
Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll
Legal Information Reference CenterLegal Information Reference Center
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, LegalAll, High School
Libby -ebooks and audiobooksLibby
Libby (previously called) OverDrive allows you to use your library card to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection.

Download the mobile app
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Ebooks & Audiobooks, Foreign Languages, Music & Video, PoetryAll, Middle School, High School
Literary Reference Center PlusLiterary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost)
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost) offers information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Reader AdvisoryAll, Middle School, High School
Louisiana Digital LibraryLouisiana 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 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.
Ebooks & Audiobooks, Encyclopedias & Reference
Variety of Resources Louisiana 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 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.
Ebooks & AudiobooksAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Work Force DevelopmentLouisiana Workforce Commission
Louisiana Workforce Commission is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, accessed as a website 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.
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.

Download the mobile app
Watch the tutorial


Foreign Languages, Music & Video, Self-Paced CoursesAll, Middle School, High School
MASA Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost) MASA Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, High School
MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE 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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial
Magazines & NewspapersAll
Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Watch the tutorial
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll, Middle School
Newspaper ArchivesNewsBank
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.

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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
Next Reads - Find Your Next ReadNextReads Newsletters
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.
Reader AdvisoryAll
Niche Academy TutorialsNiche Academy
Niche Academy offers online tutorials that teach people how to use library e-resources like ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, and more.

Watch the tutorial
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.
Reader AdvisoryAll
Primary SearchPrimary Search (EBSCOhost)
Primary Search (EBSCOhost) 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.

ownload the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceElementary School
PronunciatorPronunciator
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.

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Foreign Languages, Music & Video, Self-Paced CoursesAll, Middle School, High School
Opensource BooksProject 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 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.
Ebooks & AudiobooksAll, Middle School, High School
Salud En Espanol (Health)Salud En Español (EBSCOhost)
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 o the Apple App Store.

Mira el tutorial
Foreign Languages, Health & WellnessAll
Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
Encyclopedias & ReferenceAll
Small Business Resource CenterSmall Business Reference Center
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.

Download the mobile app: Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

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Business & Resume HelpAll
Tumble books LibraryTumblebooks
TumbleBookLibrary offers interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades.

Download the mobile app at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Teen Cloud LibraryTeen Cloud
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.

Download the app at the Apple App Store
Ebooks & Audiobooks, Music & VideoAll, Middle School, High School
Tutor.comGet help in math, science, social studies, or English from a live tutor.

Homework Louisana hours: 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM seven days a week.
Homework Louisiana offers free online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners.

Tutor.com
available 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Download the Mobile App - Google Play Store or the Apple Store.

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Business & Resume Help, Homework Help, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Online Courses - Universal ClassUniversal Class
Universal Class contains a variety of online continuing education courses.

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Business & Resume Help, Finance & Investing, Life Skills & Hobbies, Self-Paced Courses, Travel, Tutoring & Test PrepAll, High School
ValuelineValue Line
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.

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Encyclopedias & Reference, Finance & Investing, Life Skills & HobbiesAll, High School
WorldBook EncyclopediaWorld Book Online
World Book Online is an online version of the renowned encyclopedia that is available in French and Spanish, it has different search options for different grades / Lexile levels, and it has citations and a life skills section, and the student model has additional educator tools that include lessons plans.

WorldBook Tutorial
Encyclopedias & Reference, Life Skills & Hobbies, TravelAll