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What types of resources do we offer?

The list below consists of library subscription databases. Content includes, but isn't limited to magazine/journal articles, language learning resources, reader's advisory tools, DIY resources, homework resources (tutors, biographies, etc.), business resources, entertainment resources for music, movies, books, etc. 

  • Choose the appropriate letter below.
  • A library card is required to access many of these resources outside of the library.
  • For a list of resources categorized by subject or third-party websites, visit this page.
A
  • 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.

  • Accelerated Reader/Lexile Room
    provides a link to the Accelerated Reader site, the Lexile Measures site, reading range level searches for both AR and Lexile, and at the bottom of the page, there is a link that will bring you to the Destiny Quest, CPSB's online catalog. 

  • 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. BONUS: Historical Newspapers (Newsbank)

  • 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.

  • Author Check by Dearreader---track your favorite authors

  • AuthorBUZZ by Dearreader---meet 3 to 6 authors a week who have written special notes exclusively for you; get to know them and their books. 

B

  • 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

  • Book Alerts by Dearreader---free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. Select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.

  • Online Book Club
    free book club; receive a 5-minute portion of the book (responsive website)

  • 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 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

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  • e-bookalerts by Dearreader--receive notifications of amazing books that match your interests

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

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

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

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

  • Exceptional Lives
    free, easy-to-use resources for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities. Includes medical care, education, government benefits, and social support.

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

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  • NEW Foundation Directory Online (inside library only)
    Find more grants. Save more time. FDO delivers quality funding prospects and delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.

  • NEW Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (inside library only)
    the premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers.

  • Freading
    fiction & nonfiction titles that are always available. (6 per week) Play Store App Store Amazon for Kindle Fire

  • Freegal Music
    download or stream FREE music and popular music videos. Also includes a small collection of audiobooks. 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 Play Store App Store Amazon for Kindle Fire

    TIP: If app not working, verify that you are using the current version of the app. Once updated, try logging out and back in. If that does not resolve the issue with the app and you are logged out again, please try a force stop on the app and then a fresh login. On an Android, go to settings > apps > find Freegal Music app > Force Stop.

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  • 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
    the ultimate guide to the world from history, trade info, recipes and more (responsive website)
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  • HeritageQuest (inside library or home access)
    information to expand your family tree search (responsive website)

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

  • HistoryGeo.com (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
    Homework help with the skills center and live tutors; academic tutoring assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 2 PM-midnight
    Job search assistance available Sun. - Thurs. 10 AM - Midnight (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

  • hoopla Book Club Hub
    facilitated by hoopla, is a book club offering quarterly reads with instant availability, with no holds, no waiting, and no late fees.

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  • KidsBUZZ by Dearreader---meet 3 to 6 authors a week who each have written special notes exclusively for you; get to know them and their books.
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  • 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
    (limited to a total of 3 simultaneous users; if the limit has been reached either inside or outside of the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message.)
    "comprehensive data and independent analysis of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds."

  • Mossville History Project

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  • Newsbank (Historical Newspapers) via America's GenealogyBank (limited version)
    view current events and special reports with access to America's GenealogyBank

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

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P

  • Pronunciator
    learn one of 80 languages or practice English as a Second Language. (State Library)

    ProCitizen is an 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)

R
  • NOTES: 

    • The Zinio for Libraries app has been replaced by the RB/OneClickdigital app. 
    • Former Zinio for Libraries account users will need to edit their password in the desktop version.
    • RBDigital may require an updated password. Play Store App Store Amazon Kindle Fire
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  • Science Reference Center
    a 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. Get example business plans, legal guides, etc. (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 outside of the library.

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  • Tumble Book Library Premium
    animated, talking picture books which can be read, or have them read to you; chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games and lesson plans for K-6 grade. Play Store App Store 
    New add-on: Tumble Math
    App directions:
    choose library, country, state, library, and enter library card
    Alternative for iPad/iPhone users: if not redirected, choose the iPad & Mobile button.

  • Tumblebook Cloud (includes titles from the Jr. version)
    eBooks, read-alongs of Core Curriculum titles, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio-books designed for kids in grades 6-12. (State Library) (responsive website)

  • NEW Tumble Math
    It's the most comprehensive collection of math picture books available online, combining animation, narration, and sound. Books are accompanied by lesson plans and quizzes. 

  • 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

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  • 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
W

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

  • The Zinio for Libraries app has been replaced by the RB/OneClickdigital app. 
  • Former Zinio for Libraries account users will need to edit their password in the desktop version.
  • RBDigital may require an updated password. Play Store App Store Amazon Kindle Fire


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