Alphabetical List (Resources)

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The Calcasieu Parish Public library provides online access to databases filled with information. Access articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other reference materials. Find biographies, reports, pamphlets, national and international issues, plus so much more. (A library card is required to access many of these resources outside of the library.)

Ramp up your search experience with Calcasieu 1 Search by simultaneously searching all of the library's popular material, research subscriptions, Associated Press videos along with other free stuff in one place.



Prefer to choose your resource? No problem. Choose from the list below.

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  • African American Heritage inside library or home access
    "African American family history research"

  • American Press ePaper (inside library only)
    read current/weekly issues & archives; no login info required/click Log In

  • America's GenealogyBank
    find your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. 

  • Ancestry Library Edition (inside library only)
    consumer online genealogy resource

  • Gale Literary Sources (formally known as Artemis: Literary Sources)
    a literary cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, MLA International Biography, and a customized eBook subcollection (GALE)





  • EBSCO Discovery Service (aka Calcasieu 1 Search)
    simultaneously search all of the library's e-Resources as well as popular stuff

  • EBSCOhost
    full- text articles, magazines, journals from educational sources, business sources and more. (State Library) 

  • EBSCOhost eAudiobooks
    search/listen to eAudios and download your selection (State Library)

  • EBSCOhost eBooks
    search/view full- text eBooks and download your selection State Library)

  • Explora Quick Search
    a starting point for your research; includes primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. (State Library)


  • Freading
    fiction & nonfiction titles that are always available. (3 checkouts per week) FAQs

  • Freegal Music
    download or stream FREE music and popular music videos. Create your own playlists, or choose from pre-created ones such as one hit wonders, 70's, and rock. (5 checkouts per week and 3 hour streaming daily) FAQs


  • Gale Literary Criticism
    "broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books &periodicals" (password to access app is calcasieu) (GALE)

  • Gale Literary Sources---a literary cross-search resource for searching Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, MLA International Biography, and a customized eBook subcollection (GALE)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (aka eBooks for research)
    includes encyclopedias/specialized sources (password to access app is calcasieu) (GALE)

  • General OneFile
    "one stop source for news and journal articles on tons of topics." (password to access app is calcasieu) (GALE)

  • Global Road Warrior (inside library or home access)

    ultimate guide to the world from history, trade info, recipes and more



  • HeritageQuest (inside library or home access)
    information to expand your family tree search

  • Historic Map Works (inside library or home access)
    "collection of land ownership (cadastral) maps plus more"

  • Historical Newspapers (inside library only)
    "searchable newspapers; dates back to 1700s"

  • History Reference Center
    content from reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, leading history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and hours of historical video. (State Library)

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
    exclusive articles covering over 140 topics, including periodicals, books and videos that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts. View actual instructions, images and more for topics such as home and garden, model building, and scrapbooking. (State Library)

  • Home Improvement Reference Center--full-text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; includes step-by-step instructions for projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating. (State Library) Free access until July 2017
  • Homework Louisiana
    get homework help with the skills center and live tutors; assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 2p-10p (State Library)

  • Hoopla
    borrow movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, and comics via your browser, smartphone, or tablet. 30 checkouts per month 



  • LEAP Practice Test questions---(La. Dept. of Education)

  • Learning Express 3.0
    learn computer skills, GRE prep test, new GED, HISET and TASC tests, and practice occupational exams.

  • Legal Forms Library
    DIY resource for legal assistance. Find Louisiana forms (password to access app is calcasieu) (GALE)

  • Legal Information Reference Center
    online full text from top consumer legal reference books, full-text publications and legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. (State Library)

  • Library Catalog
    search for books, music, movies & more. Place multiple holds, text item info, view account, apply for a library card and/or pay bills online, and LIKE titles.

  • Library Elf
    manage 1+ library accounts; receive notifications via email/text

  • Library Mobile App
    the library is always at your fingertips ios_0

  • Literary Reference Center
    information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals. (State Library)

  • LoanShark
    union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries. (State Library)

  • Louisiana Digital Library
    online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people (State Library)

  • Louisiana Jobs & Career Center
    resources for those seeking new careers, changing jobs, and online one-on-one tutoring. (State Library)

  • LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
    search the catalogs for all Louisiana Universities

  • from LinkedIn (additional help)
    self-directed, self-paced online learning for users of any skill level; access in the library or at home. Topics include, but are not limited to Business, Education, Marketing, Photography, Design, Music, and Video. 


  • Mango Languages
    "language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills" 

  • MorningStar Investment Research Center--(inside library or home access)
    "comprehensive data and independent analysis on investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds." (Limited to 2 simultaneous users.)


  • Newsbank
    view current events and special reports with a BONUS: America's GenealogyBank

  • Novelist Plus---(inside library or home access
    find great titles to read; author read-alikes, and award winners for both fiction and non-fiction titles. Filter by audience level, and find titles that match your mood.

  • Novelist Plus K-8---(inside library or home access)
    find great titles to read; author read-alikes, and award winners for both fiction and non-fiction titles for grades K through 8th grade.



  • Pronunciator
    learn one of 80 languages or practice English as a Second Language. (State Library)
    ProCitizen---online course preparing immigrants for the Naturalization Test; includes 100 interactive videos, drills and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' Naturalization Test.


  • Science Reference Center
    comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content containing full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. (State Library)

  • SelectReads
    find your next favorite read with over 40 online newsletters; includes video trailers, reviews, social media integrations, connect with your favorite authors, and receive new book alerts.

  • Scribners Writers Series
    "essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres" (GALE) (password to access app is calcasieu)

  • Small Business Reference Center
    up to date info on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. (State Library)

  • Something about the Author
    "examining the lives/works of authors & illustrators for children/teens" (GALE) (password to access app is calcasieu)

  • State Library Resources
    view complete list provided free to you.

  • Student Research Center
    search The American Heritage(R) Dictionary, 4th Edition and The Columbia Encyclopedia and other EBSCOhost sources. (State Library)


  • TumbleBookLibrary Premium
    interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, games and lesson plans for K-6 grade. (iPad/iPhone users: if not redirected, choose the iPad & Mobile button.) 

  • TumbleBookCloud
    online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio-books. (State Library)

  • TumbleBookCloud Junior
    special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. (State Library)

  • Twayne's Author Series: Twayne World, English, and US Authors
    "600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors." (GALE) (password to access app is calcasieu)


  • Value Line
    backed by 80 years of power thinking, this resource covers over 3500 stocks across 100 industries, and represents 95% of the daily US trading volume. Make profitable decisions by accessing incomparable data, news, and analysis; create your own investment portfolio, and your own custom reports. (Limited to 8 simultaneous users)



  • NOTE: The app and website will be inaccessible from 7p (June 26th) to 9a (June 27th) for a major service update. 
    Zinio for Libraries
    browse full digital copies of your favorite magazines. Read online or download using a computer or the Zinio for Libraries app (No checkout limits) 


View complete list of State Library Resources (aka Louisiana Library Connection). Additional Free Resources from the State Library of Louisiana are listed below.

NOTE: Library card required for remote access. View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.


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