A-Z Databases


A-to-Z Food America Databases Library Card Required.

A-to-Z Food America contains recipes 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. This resource also covers food culture for the above regions, states, and ethnic cuisines with articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia.

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A-to-Z Maps Online Databases Library Card Required.

This online database contains a collection of over 100,000 downloadable maps as well as visual glossaries, video dictionaries, geography learning games, and teacher resources. Maps can be used for student projects, business reports, lesson plans, and other projects.
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Academic One File Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

Academic Search Complete Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information Databases Library Card Required.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.

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American Physical Society Journals Academic Journals Databases

The Physical Review journal collection of 14 leading peer-reviewed research journals includes Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics. They are provided by the American Physical Society (APS) which is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics.

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AmericanAncestors.Org Databases

AmericanAncestors.Org is a product of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. This resource provides access to more than 1.4 billion records that covers over twenty-two countries, including the United States, the British Isles, and continental Europe. This product also includes an extensive online collection of early American genealogical records and published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online. Educational resources are also available to help genealogy hobbyists improve their skills.

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Biography Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

EBSCO's 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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Book Collection: Nonfiction Databases Library Card Required.

Book Collection: Nonfiction™ is a cross-curricular database providing content that represents a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers such as Allosaurus Publishers, Bess Press, Inc., Branden Publishing, Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Fulcrum Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds, Inc., Morning Glory Press, Oliver Press, Rourke Publishing, LLC and Stackpole Books. This database contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,200 popular nonfiction books, and 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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Career One Stop Website

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop provides current information for job seekers looking to try a new career.

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Census.Gov Website

Find national statistics compiled by the Census Bureau. This website includes the latest Census statistics, data tools, and more.

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CINAHL Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2,000,000 records dating back to 1981.

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Classic Databases Library Card Required.

Miss the old Louisiana Library Connection Database page? Then use this link to get back to the classic look! Please note: For the best experience and the most up-to-date resources, please use the Online Library.

College Students Center by EBSCO Learning Express Library Card Required.

Use this resource to prepare for graduate school admissions exams. Materials include practice tests and exercises for the GRE, MCAT, and LSAT and include practice materials to help you brush up on your math, grammar, reading, and writing skills.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions Databases Library Card Required.

Locates information about a business based on the business name, SIC, or category of business. Includes small local businesses as well as national companies. Information provided includes the name of the business, location, number of employees, owner(s), subsidiaries and other data.

Access is for personal, non-commercial use only. This resource was formerly called ReferenceUSA.

Please Note: The best Internet browsers for this database are Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari

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Dictionary.com Website

Dictionary.com provides reliable access to millions of word definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations; as well as offering brain building games, crossword help, and other tools designed to entertain and educate.

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Doing business with St. Tammany Parish Government Website

If you are a consultant, service provider, contractor, vendor, or supplier, the following information is a convenient place for you to find out about current bidding and contract opportunities.  It will provide current listings of Bids, RFPs, RFQs, and Quotes issued by the Procurement Department. Also provides link to register your business with the parish.

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Driving-Tests.Org Website

Driving-Tests.Org offers free access to exam materials and handbooks that will help new drivers study for their Louisiana driver's license exam. Materials include the car, motorcycle, and CDL study guides and practice tests, as well as basic information about the permit and driving test. Practice tests and exams are online only, however, all handbooks are printable.

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EBSCOhost Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers:

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Ecosia Website

Want to search the Internet and save the environment? Then use a search engine that does both. Ecosia is a search engine that uses its ad revenue to fund tree planting projects around the world. This resource is available for free.

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ERIC Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Search an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This resource is provided by EBSCO.

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Explora Quick Search Databases Library Card Required.

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.

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FamilySearch.Org Website

Search the records of one of the largest genealogy organizations in the world. FamilySearch.Org is provided free of charge by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Resources include digitized books and a genealogy database of user submitted family trees.

Don't have your own account? Use ours! Username--Sttamm Password--Genealogy123. Please note: the information in this account is not private and the account is available for in-library use only.

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Federal Business Opportunities Website

The official site (Sam.gov) for registering to do business with the federal government. See this site to register your business as a potential vendor for government agencies, to pursue government contract opportunities, to find government contract data such as information on awarded contracts, and more.

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Fold3 Databases Library Card Required.

Fold3 provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Foreign Trade Statistics Website

FOREIGN TRADE is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States. If you're searching for import or export statistics, information on export regulations, commodity classifications, or a host of other trade related topics, this is the place to get the information you need.

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Gale Courses Databases Website Library Card Required.

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Topics include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business
  • Computer Programs
  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Language and Arts
  • Law and Legal
  • Personal Development
  • Teaching and Education
  • Technology
  • Writing and Publishing

This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card. This resource can be used at school for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gale General OneFile Databases Newspapers and Magazines Library Card Required.

General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gale In Context: Biography Databases Library Card Required.

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. It merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gale In Context: Elementary Databases New! Library Card Required.

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. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Databases Library Card Required.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints covers today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This research database is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. The content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, and political science. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gale Legal Forms Databases Library Card Required.

Find and print legal forms, including contracts, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, divorce, and landlord-tenant. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID.

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Gale Literature Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Whether you're researching authors and their works, literary movements or genres, or trying to find book reviews of bestsellers, you can search across all of your library's Gale literary databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and a rich collection of expertly written work overviews. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

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Gale Literature: Something About the Author Databases Library Card Required.

Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Gale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series Databases Library Card Required.

Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Gale Power Search Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Gale Power Search allows you to search through 1,000 of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other content available through multiple Gale databases. This resource provides a variety of credible, up-to-date information from the following sources:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Gale eBooks
  • Gale In Context: Biography
  • Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
  • General OneFile
  • Scribner Writer Series
  • Twayne's Authors Series

This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID. This resource can be used at school for the 2021-2022 school year.

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geauxBIZ Website

GeauxBiz, a service of the Louisiana Secretary of State, is a "licensing information center" for prospective small business owners; it provides current and potential business owners a single place to go for all the necessary information to operate within the state. Approval for all licenses and permits still comes from the individual agencies, but GeauxBiz is a clearinghouse for regulatory information.

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Grant$elect Databases Library Card Required.

GrantSelect is an extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations.

Using this database from home? Please use the Username: temp70433 and Password: Tamanend.


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Health Source – Consumer Edition Databases Library Card Required.

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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Heritage Quest Online Databases Library Card Required.

With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.

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History Reference Center Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

EBSCO's History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Exclusive articles from the EBSCO databases covering over 140 topics, as well as many other periodicals, books and videos that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts; available in high-quality PDF format.

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Home Improvement Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

EBSCO's Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.

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Homework Louisiana Library Card Required.

  • Live Online Tutor
  • Skills Builder
  • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
  • Writing Center
  • Career Center
  • Adult Education Center
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Law Library of Louisiana: Fast Case Databases New!

The Law Library of Louisiana is providing free online access to Fast Case. Fast Case offers data tools to help you complete your legal research. Please use the information below to login:

Username: lalibrary

Password: fastcase

Need additional assistance? Email library@lasc.org or call (504) 310-2400.

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Le Raconteur Academic Journals Databases Website

A publication of Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, a non-profit genealogical support group for the Louisiana State Archives founded in 1978. Le Raconteur is published in March, June, September, and December. Each issue contains a variety of original genealogical and historical articles dealing with topics from around Louisiana. In order to access this journal online, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.

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Learning Express Library Databases Library Card Required.

Legal Information Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

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. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Databases Library Card Required.

The oldest continuously produced information science database, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA) provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles, books, research reports and conference proceedings. It provides ongoing coverage of the most important periodicals in the field.

Louisiana Checkbook

A searchable website where citizens can see a greater level of detail on how and where taxpayer dollars are being spent—down to the check level. More and more information will become available as all state agencies migrate into a modern financial system, known as LaGov, and that data is tapped. 

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Louisiana Legal Forms Databases Library Card Required.

Find and print Louisiana legal forms, including contracts, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, divorce, and landlord-tenant. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID.

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Louisiana Public Document Depository Program Website

Louisiana law requires that state agencies submit copies of their publications to the Recorder of Documents, located within the State Library, for distribution to depository libraries throughout the state via the Louisiana Public Document Depository Program (PDDP).  Libraries participating in the depository program include Louisiana academic, public, and special libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Louisiana State Documents Digital Archive Databases Website

State agencies are allowed to fulfill their statutory obligation to participate in the Depository Program by providing documents in electronic format. The primary goal of the Digital Archive is to provide the public with permanent access to these digital publications that state agencies submit. Louisiana state documents, print and digital, are cataloged in the online catalog of the State Library and are available for use by all libraries regardless of depository status.

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Maps of the CIA

The Maps of the CIA gives a listing of unclassified maps available to the public.  Visitors can browse through the wide variety of maps offered by clicking on the drop-down menu and selecting a country. These maps are in the public domain and may be copied freely without permission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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MAS Ultra Databases Library Card Required.

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra - School Edition 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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MasterFILE Premier Databases Website Library Card Required.

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Medline Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

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Middle Search Plus Databases Library Card Required.

Middle Search Plus 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. Middle Search Plus 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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Military & Government Collection Databases Library Card Required.

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy Databases New! Library Card Required.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is a fun and interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning tool for children ages 3 to 6. With hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program. Parents can track their child’s learning outcomes through weekly progress reports that are emailed and available online 24/7.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy can be used at the library, home, or on-the-go via smart phones, iPads, and tablets. Approximately twenty percent of the curriculum is available offline in the form of printables and practice worksheets.

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MIT Open Courseware Website

Take a free course with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Courses are available on a variety of topics and include video lecture and class notes and other documents. Course credit is not available for completed courses.

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NAMI St. Tammany Website

A database of local community resources, including  organizations that provide housing, food, educational, and health assistance to St. Tammany Parish citizens.

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National Bureau of Economic Research Website

Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.

NBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics and they employ many different methods in their work. Key focus areas include developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies.

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National Institutes of Health Website

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

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New York Times Online, The Newspapers and Magazines Website

Enjoy digital access to The New York Times through the St. Tammany Parish Library! You can read and share articles with loved ones, subscribe to your favorite newsletters, search the archive, and download popular NYT apps.

To get started, connect to your local library’s wi-fi or log into one of our public computers and register at nytimes.com/register, opens a new window. Want to use it from home? Use this Redeem Link, opens a new window and click 'Redeem' to register for 72 hour access. 

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News-2-You Newspapers and Magazines Website New!

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.

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NewspaperArchive Databases Newspapers and Magazines Library Card Required.

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news, and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history at NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest online newspaper archive. You can also create a free user account to save your searches and organize your research with folders through the library's subscription.

Instructions for getting started and creating your free account with NewspaperARCHIVE, opens a new window

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 560 journals.

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Regional Business News Databases Library Card Required.

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Science Reference Center Academic Journals Databases Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

EBSCO's Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. 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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SocINDEX with Full Text Academic Journals Databases Library Card Required.

SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2,066,400 records with subject headings from a 19,750+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 777 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 820 books and monographs, and full text for 13,947 conference papers.

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St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court – Archives Website

The Clerk of Court’s Archives Department preserves and maintains the rich history and genealogy of St. Tammany Parish. Archival records dating back to 1810 can be searched for names, locations, occupations, marital and family status, citizenship, and property holdings.

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Teen Resource Center Databases Library Card Required.

The Teen Resource Center provides practical information for today's teens. Engaging, easy-to-access topics are grouped into the three broad areas of health, financial literacy, and personal growth. In addition to authoritative coverage of the top issues facing teens today, the Teen Resource Center serves up links to support groups, hotlines, and a searchable database of FAQs complete with helpful, real-world answers.

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Value Line Databases Library Card Required.

Value Line provides reliable, unbiased, and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. It includes financial data for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities, as well as professional commentary and projection tools.

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Weiss Financial Ratings Databases Library Card Required.

The Weiss Financial Ratings Database provides strength ratings of Insurance Companies, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Banks and Credit Unions; conservative Investment Ratings of thousands of Mutual Funds and Stocks, plus helpful worksheets, planners and financial literacy tools.  It also provides easy to understand financial information on topics such as managing debt, buying a car, purchasing homeowners insurance, preparing for retirement, making elder care choices, and more.

To access this resource from home, you must sign in with your library card.

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World Factbook, The Website

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

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World Leaders

The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly in this World Leaders database. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE.  Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country's name. 

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