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Ancestry Library Edition
Access to thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1-5.
EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.


Biography Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Book Index With Reviews
Perfect for developing book lists and subject guides, Book Index with Reviews is indispensable for addressing daily challenges such as finding replacement copies and full-text reviews. 

Britannica eBooks
Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable eBooks for ages preschool to 18.

Business Searching Interface
Provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research in the EBSCO databases.


Consumer Health Complete
Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.


Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
A great source for biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures. 

Basic instruction in computers, email, social media and more!


EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. 

Explora Quick Search
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. Explora also has specialized research centers for students and teachers including Explora Elementary, Explora High School, Explora Middle School, and Explora Teacher Resources. 


Gale LegalForms: Louisiana
Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Literary criticism, author biographies, and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner. 


History Reference Center
Exclusive articles from the EBSCO databases covering over 140 topics, as well as many other periodicals, books, and videos that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts; available in high-quality PDF format. 

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Exclusive articles from the EBSCO databases covering over 140 topics, as well as many other periodicals, books, and videos that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts; available in high-quality PDF format. 

Home Improvement Reference Center
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EBSCO's Home Improvement Reference Center is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.

HomeworkLouisiana provides access to live online tutors, skill builders, homework help and tutoring for kindergarten through basic college levels, a writing center, a career center, and an adult education center. 


Learning Express 3.0
A comprehensive interactive learning platform for tests, courses, software tutorials, and career preparation for students and adults.

Legal Information Reference Center
Provides online full-text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. 

Literary Reference Center
Information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services. 

Literati by Credo
Over 550 reference e-books covering a wide variety of subjects. 

Lousiana Digital Library
An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people.

Louisiana Jobs & Career Center
LAJaCC pulls together resources for those seeking new careers, changing jobs, needing a little extra help preparing for the job market, online one-on-one tutoring and access to free workforce development classes.

Louisiana Library Connection
A collection of online subscription databases that are provided to the people of Louisiana by the State Library. These library databases are provided free of charge to all library users in the state of Louisiana; all that is required for access is a public library card. 

Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive
Collection of more than 20,000 Louisiana born-digital public documents, most since 2002. Located in the digital resources repository of the State Library of Louisiana

Louisiana Public Library Ebook Collection
Gateway to multiple resources providing eBooks and Audiobooks to Louisiana Public Library users of all ages. 


Links to free newspaper sites in Louisiana and in other states.

Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alike and book discussion guides. 

Polaris Fusion
Photos, newspaper articles and historical documents from the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Special Collections Department. Just search by any method and if you are just interested in digital content, limit by Digital Collection. 

Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. Includes ProCitizen and Pronunciator En Espanol.

Salud En Espanol
Consumer Health Complete - Spanish Edition.

Science Reference Center
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. 

Small Business Reference Center
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. 

Something About The Author Online
Provides access to a complete archive that preserves the full integrity of the print reference series. It provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes. Search for an author's name and the screen will display the writer's biographical profile in a viewer-friendly format. 


An online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks. 

TumbleBookCloud Jr
A special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. 

Interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades. 


World Book Online
World Book Online is a database that offers kids learning center, a student learning center, and advanced learning center, a timeline center, an eBooks center, and activity corner, a discovery center, and the Encyclopedia Estudieantil Hallazgos. 

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