BBC History Magazine focusing on ancient to modern history.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop provides current information for job seekers looking to try a new career.
Find national statistics compiled by the Census Bureau. This website includes the latest Census statistics, data tools, and more.
Contains information on city licensing requirements.
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.
This resource includes basic computer instructions, as well as email and social media courses.
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.
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.
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.
Resources to help U.S. companies export.
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
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.
Contract opportunities are procurement notices from federal contracting offices. Anyone interested in doing business with the government can use this system to search opportunities. Opportunities include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole source notices. (Formerly Federal Business Opportunities.)
The Daily Journal of the U.S. Government.
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.
This fundraising tool gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, Foundation Directory Online makes fundraising quick and efficient. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Foundation Maps Website New!
Foundation Maps is a data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Portal for free legal research resources maintained by the George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.
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
- Computer Programs
- Healthcare and Medical
- Language and Arts
- Law and Legal
- Personal Development
- Teaching and Education
- Writing and Publishing
This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card.
This resource provides tech tutorials and life skills lessons that are available for free.
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.
Get detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants, fellowships, or scholarships to individuals. In order to access this resource, you must visit the Covington or Slidell branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
iWave is a donor research tool that provides access to a comprehensive suite of reliable wealth, philanthropic, and biographic information on prospective donors. In order to access this resource, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
Provides free learning tools and lessons for kids from grades K-College.
Find business entities, officers and agents on file with the Secretary of State.
In January of 1990, Louisiana adopted the Uniform Commercial Code. This statewide notification system replaced Louisiana's chattel mortgage laws and for the first time provides lenders with statewide information regarding liens on movable, personal property.
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.
The Louisiana Administrative Code is a state-certified publication that provides a set of rules which have been formally adopted or amended by Louisiana state agencies.
Find sample test questions, register for testing, or get up to date information about the Louisiana civil service exams.
Resources and information for those seeking a civil service job with the State of Louisiana.
An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state's business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy.
LAJaCC pulls together resources for those seeking new careers, changing jobs, needing a little extra help preparing for the job market, online one-on-one tutoring and access to free workforce development classes.
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.
This is the official website for the Council that advises the State Librarian and the Recorder of Documents on matters concerning the Louisiana Public Document Depository Program. The Council’s legal authority is stated in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 25:§4107, promulgated in accordance with the Louisiana Revised Statues Title 25:122(B).
Gateway to multiple resources providing eBooks and Audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages.
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.
The official site of the Louisiana Legislature. Contains the laws of the state.
Helping Louisiana citizens find jobs.
A state government portal that is maintained by the State of Louisiana Division of Administration. The DOA redesigned this site to provide quick access and guidance to online services and other resources provided by Louisiana State Government.
Includes information on growing a business, doing business with the state, employment in the state and business licenses.
Louisiana's online guide to free legal help
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.
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, conditions, and more. This information is provided by the Merck Manual, a reference book for physicians and pharmacists. Content is split between the professional version and the consumer version, which is written in everyday language.
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.
Provided by J.D. Power, this resource contains information that may help in the appraisal of a used mobile, modular, or manufactured home. Data is available for mobile homes from 1950 to the present year. To access NADA Guides Connect: Used Mobile Homes, you must visit a St. Tammany Parish Library branch and speak with a reference librarian, opens a new window.
A database of local community resources, including organizations that provide housing, food, educational, and health assistance to St. Tammany Parish citizens.
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.
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.
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.
Links to free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states.
Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this resources provides information on a wide variety of careers.
This website provides recent research and data on current global problems such as poverty, climate change, and war. Our World in Data is a project of the Global Change Data Lab, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides guides and tutorials for learning English grammar, research citation styles, and much more.
Tutorials on numerous topics relating to small businesses.
Science fair project ideas
Free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Allows you to search the state laws online.
The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) leads economic development in St. Tammany, attracting new businesses and employment opportunities to the area.
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.
The Public Health (PH) program works with nonprofit organizations to provide wellness, behavioral health, and suicide prevention services to the residents of St. Tammany Parish.
This page allows the user to search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword, to access descriptive information for a specified 2,3,4-digit SIC, and to examine the manual structure.
The government printing office keeps America informed by distributing the official publications and information products of the federal government in digital and printed formats.
General information about and searching for patents and trademarks.
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
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.