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.
Information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, covering more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. Previously called Automate.
Provides basic information on over 200,000 film titles and 450,000 music titles.
Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.
Find national statistics compiled by the Census Bureau. This website includes the latest Census statistics, data tools, and more.
Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
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.
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.
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.
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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Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Literary criticism, author biographies and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner.
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.
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.
Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services.
Gateway to multiple resources providing eBooks and Audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
A database of local community resources, including organizations that provide housing, food, educational, and health assistance to St. Tammany Parish citizens.
Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this resources provides information on a wide variety of careers.
PAR’s mission is to be Louisiana’s independent voice offering solutions to crucial issues for the betterment of our state through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides guides and tutorials for learning English grammar, research citation styles, and much more.
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.
Consumer Health Complete - Spanish Edition
Scholastic Go! is the most comprehensive source of nonfiction content targeted for grades 3 and up.
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.
Provides up to date information from EBSCO on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.
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.
The government printing office keeps America informed by distributing the official publications and information products of the federal government in digital and printed formats.
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.
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.
Browse a selection of World Book's acclaimed series of nonfiction titles in e-book format.
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.
Science Power is an engaging and visually rich supplemental science learning resource for upper elementary-age children.
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.
Build and share timelines using your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.
Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources for preschoolers and children in the early primary.
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.
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.