Social Studies, History, and Biographies
A-to-Z World Travel Databases
Contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders' information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, restaurants, health, security, language, maps, hotels, and lots more.
ABCmouse at Home Access Databases New!
The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art and music—including more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish (for children ages 2-8+).
First-time users will need to make an account. When creating your account, choose Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish Library, enter your library card number, and click submit. You will then create your account using an email address and password. ABCmouse can be shared by up to three children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile and progress-tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path.
BookFlix Databases eBooks and eAudiobooks New!
BookFlix inspires kids to discover the joy of reading while building both real-world knowledge and beginning reading skills. With classic animated stories from Weston Woods, thematically paired with more than 140 authentic nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic, BookFlix strengthens students’ early literacy skills, confidence, and curiosity (for ages 3 to 8).
Britannica eBooks Databases
Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.
Please note: Please choose Guest User option to access the e-books.
Explora Quick Search Databases
Specializing in reliable content for students and teachers, Explora provides information 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.
Gale In Context: Elementary Databases
Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.
Global Road Warrior Databases
In-depth cultural, business, and travel information on 175 countries, including maps, points of interests, security briefings, popular recipes, and language dictionaries and videos.
Just for Kids Access Video On Demand Databases eBooks and eAudiobooks Movies, Music, and TV New!
Just for Kids offers a kid-safe, advertisement-free, media platform where young patrons can learn, explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos that children want to watch—from Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Franklin, Arthur, to The Berenstain Bears, and more! These videos are sure to entertain, educate and inspire young patrons. Games, songs and interactives will keep these early learners interested and engaged as they discover a learning environment that is fun, safe and entertaining. Kids will also have access to audiovisual adaptations of outstanding picture books from Weston Woods®, Rabbit Ears Entertainment, Vooks, Highlights for Children, and more!
National Geographic Kids Databases eBooks and eAudiobooks New!
National Geographic Kids provides immersive, digital content that takes kids ages 7-14 on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. This digital resource provides full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine as well as National Geographic Kids books, videos, and images on a student-friendly platform to make learning more accessible. National Geographic Kids can be used at the library, home, or on-the-go via smart phones, iPads, and tablets.
News-2-You Newspapers and Magazines Website
News-2-You is available on the public computers at the Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville, Slidell, and South Slidell branches. This resource is a weekly interactive online current events newspaper for people with complex learning needs (unique learners, struggling readers, and English Language learners for example) at their individual, age-appropriate levels to allow them to broaden their horizons with high-interest nonfiction. In order to access this resource, you must visit one of the St. Tammany Parish Library branches listed above and speak with a librarian.
Primary Search Databases
Search through over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research with primary search. All full text articles contain lexile levels.
World Book Discover Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
An encyclopedia designed for middle school and jr. high students, World Book Discover features easy to read articles and includes reading comprehension questions to help students focus on key concepts. Please Note: This resource works best with laptop and desktop computers.
World Book eBooks eBooks and eAudiobooks
Browse a selection of World Book's acclaimed series of nonfiction titles in e-book format.
World Book Kids Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more. Includes videos, images, maps, and games.
World Book Student Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
This comprehensive database includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.
World Book Timelines Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Build and share timelines using your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.
World Book Wizard Databases
Offering a comprehensive set of curriculum-based drills, World Book Wizard is a personalized way to help students master skills in Science and Social Studies.