Alphabetical List (Library Resources)

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What types of resources do we offer?

  • Access articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and other reference materials.
  • Find biographies, reports, pamphlets, national and international issues and so much more.
  • A library card is required to access many of these resources outside of the library. 

What are those resources? 

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  • ABC Mouse (inside library only) 
    a subscription-based digital education program for children ages 2–8 offering over 8,500 interactive learning activities—including books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, music videos, and more.

  • 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 (responsive website)

  • AtoZ The USA (library card required for remote access)
    a database dedicated to anything and everything about the 50 states! Find antique maps, state flags, facts, figures, farmer’s markets, recipes, image collections, information on sports, recreation, and demographics for each state.


  • Bayou State Periodical Index
    an index to popular Louisiana periodicals. (State Library)

  • Biography collection
    collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography. (GALE) Play Store App Store

  • Biography in Context
    current/historic biographies; includes full-text articles (GALE)  (password to access app is calcasieu) Play Store App Store

  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index
    "over 1,000 volumes/editions; current/ retrospective" (password to access app is calcasieu) Play Store App Store

  • Biography Reference Center
    collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies (State Library) mobile version

  • Book Index with Reviews
    full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD titles. (State Library) mobile version

  • Books and Authors
    "explore fiction & non-fiction; read-alikes, and author biographies" (GALE) (password = calcasieu) Play Store App Store

  • BrainHQ
    brain training that fits your schedule. Enjoy a series of powerful, effective brain-training exercises which adapt to your unique brain, so you train at the right level for you.

  • Britannica eBooks
    non-fiction eBooks for ages preschool to 18. (State Library) (responsive website)

  • Britannica ImageQuest inside library or home access
    3+ million rights-cleared images; images may also be searched within Britannica Library (responsive website)

  • Britannica Library inside library or home access
    helping kids, teens, and adults conduct research, complete homework assignments, or work on special projects. Sources include sources include articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. (responsive website)

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center (State Library) access available through June 30, 2018
    access to nearly 250 full-text publications, covering business continuity management, business continuity planning, business impact analysis, contingency auditing, crisis communications, disaster mitigation, emergency preparedness, regulatory issues, risk evaluation, and strategic planning.

  • Business Searching Interface
    browse/search country economic data, company profiles, industry info and market research. (State Library) mobile version






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

  • 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 sub-collection (GALE) Play Store App Store

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

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

  • Global Road Warrior
    ultimate guide to the world from history, trade info, recipes and more (responsive website)



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

  • Historic Map Works (2.8.18---subscription ended)

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

  • (inside library access only)
    browse original landowners of the continental United States according to state and federal records, and antique maps and atlases.

  • 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) mobile version

  • 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) mobile version
  • Homework Louisiana
    get homework help with the skills center and live tutors; assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 2 pm-10 pm (State Library) (responsive website) App Store

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




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

  • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index
    thirteen volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid over a span of more than 50 years. 

  • 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 access to America's GenealogyBank

    browse 200+ million pages of historical newspapers from 1,000+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. 

  • 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, accelerated reader interest level, grade levels, and Lexile range, number of pages, and find titles that match your mood. mobile version

  • 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. Filter by grade levels, Lexile range, and accelerated reader interest level, and number of pages. mobile version



  • 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. (responsive website)



  • 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) mobile version

  • 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. (responsive website)

  • Scribners Writers Series: find under Gale Literary Sources
    "essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres" (GALE) (password to access app is calcasieu) Play Store App Store

  • 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) mobile version

  • Something about the Author: find under Gale Literary Sources
    "examining the lives/works of authors & illustrators for children/teens" (GALE) (password to access app is calcasieu) Play Store App Store

  • State Library Resources
    view complete list provided free to you. (Refer to State Library Use Policy before using these resources.)

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


  • TumbleBookLibrary Premium
    animated, talking picture books which can be read, or have to read to you; 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
    eBooks, read-alongs of Core Curriculum titles, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio-books designed for kids in grades seven to twelve. (State Library) (responsive website)

  • TumbleBookCloud Jr
    eBooks, read-alongs of Core Curriculum titles, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio-books designed specifically for kids in grades two to six. (State Library) (responsive website)

  • Twayne's Author Series: find under Gale Literary Sources
    "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) Play Store App Store

  • 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) mobile version


  • Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing (library card required for remote access)
    powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.


  • Zinio for Libraries (now RB/OneClickdigital Magazines)
    browse full digital copies of your favorite magazines. Read online or download using a computer or the RB/OneClickdigital app. No checkout limits.
    NOTE: The Zinio for Libraries app will be replaced by the RB/OneClickdigital app. Play Store  App Store


 State Library Use Policy

  • View complete list of State Library Resources (aka Louisiana Library Connection). 
  • Additional Free Resources from the State Library of Louisiana are listed below.
  • A library card is required for remote access.
  • View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.
  • School/Educator Notes: by special arrangement with the vendors, students in Louisiana Public Schools are able to use certain databases from school. Here's the list

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