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.
The AtoZ World Food database explores food culture and includes traditional recipes for 174 countries, provides food culture articles, 7,000+ recipes, 500+ ingredient articles, 6 food glossaries and more than 14,000 color photos. Students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about world cuisine without having to purchase individual country cookbooks will value this resource.
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.
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 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).
Educate Station Databases New!
This database is designed to be a one-stop destination for educators and parents of PreK-2nd grade students. It includes both learning plans and worksheets that are designed to engage children in meaningful, hands-on learning at school and at home.
Week-by-Week Learning Plans
Educate Station has both hands-on activities to do in the classroom and supplementary projects to do at home. These weekly plans consist of five days of instruction and activities, along with 5+ worksheets to support learning. Each of the plans are aligned to standards and topics that children need to master. There is a suggested sequence for the learning plans, but you can also mix and match or choose which plans work best for the children you’re supporting.
Educate Station also has supplementary ready-to-print worksheets to help kids practice core concepts. The collection of worksheets is browsable by subject, topic, grade level, or standard.
Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID.
Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. This resource requires a valid St. Tammany Parish Library card as a Login ID.
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.
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.
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 provides tech tutorials and life skills lessons that are available for free.
In-depth cultural, business, and travel information on 175 countries, including maps, points of interests, security briefings, popular recipes, and language dictionaries and videos.
- Live Online Tutor
- Skills Builder
- Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
- Writing Center
- Career Center
- Adult Education Center
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!
Provides free learning tools and lessons for kids from grades K-College.
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.
With comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, the magazine documents life on our planet and beyond. This resource provides students and researchers of all ages a graphical, easy-to-use method of accessing the wealth of material from National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
Science fair project ideas
A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including teen-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!