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.
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Search over 180 international journals and reports about holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
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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An index to Louisiana popular periodicals
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Provides basic information on over 200,000 film titles and 450,000 music titles.
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Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles.
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Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.
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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Over 550 reference e-books covering a wide variety of subjects.
Access historical real estate data for St. Tammany and Orleans Parish online with this resource. To access DeedFax Online, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarianopens a new window.
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.
This resource includes basic computer instructions, as well as email and social media courses.
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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.
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.
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Literary criticism, author biographies and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner.
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This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
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An EBSCOhost database, Humanities International complete includes articles from books, journals, and other published sources.
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 librarianopens a new window.
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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.
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.
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Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online.
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Find and print Louisiana legal forms, including contracts, wills, bankruptcy, power of attorney, divorce and landlord-tenant.
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.
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.
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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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.
NoveList K-8 is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader.
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Search through over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research with primary search. All full text articles contain lexile levels.
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.
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.
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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.
Provides extensive coverage on topics related to world religions, religious history, biblical studies, and the history of philosophy. This collection contains nearly 300 journals, including 250 peer reviewed titles. The Religion and Philosophy Collection is provided by EBSCOhost.
This collection of ebooks offers information on a variety of topics, including health, history, and science.
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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.
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.
Offers comprehensive coverage of sports and fitness related topics.
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This resource allows access to the Times-Picayune online. Researchers can find articles between the years 1985 and 2018.
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.
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.
Provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals.
Weiss Financial Ratings 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. This resource also provides up-to-date articles about financial topics as well as financial planning worksheets.
Library access to this resource is limited to the Financial Literacy Basics Guides and Consumer Basics Guides. To access this resource from home, you must sign in with your library card.
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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.
Improve readers’ fluency and comprehension with dramatic readings in the classroom, library, or after-school program! Dramatic Learning expands proven approaches to enhancing reading skills.
Learn about people, places, animals, sports, and more. Includes videos, images, maps, and games.
Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
Available in French and Spanish.
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Social Studies Power combines richly varied lessons with instructive multimedia, read-aloud text, literacy tools, and geography basics to provide a well-rounded learning experience for students.
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.
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