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Research databases, online learning sites, and digital media.

  • A to Z Food America

    With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

  • A to Z USA

    A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

  • A to Z World Culture

    The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

  • Accessible Archives

    Utilizes computer technology and a large team of conversion specialists to provide easy to use access to vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy form or as images. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. These databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current.

  • America's News

    With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

  • Ancestry Library

    Access to thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information. Contains billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

  • Auto Repair Source

    Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

  • Biography Reference Center

    EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

  • Black Life in America

    Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from earliest times to today. Sourced from nearly 19,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. Provides full-text searching as well as access to content by Topic, Event, and Eras in African American History. Updated daily.

  • Book Index with Reviews

    Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles.

  • BookFlix

    Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

  • Books in Print

    Books In Print® is the world's largest bibliographic resource, with a comprehensive database of more than 19 million books, audio books, and video titles.

  • Britannica eBooks

    Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books 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.

  • Career Cruising

    A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

  • Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

    Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

  • cloudLibrary

    Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

  • 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.

  • Creativebug

    Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

  • Data Axle Reference Solutions

    A business research and reference tool that you can use to:

    • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
    • Find business opportunities
    • Locate companies nationwide, including small local businesses
    • Research business executives
    • View historical market trends
    • Track down addresses and phone numbers
    • Discover news articles for research

    Download the mobile app to search for businesses on your iOS or Android device. Find businesses and consumers based on your device's location or by address, city, state, or ZIP code. Android | Apple

  • DigitalLearn.org

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

  • EBSCOhost

    EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

  • Educate Station

    Educate Station provides easy-to-use, comprehensive learning plans with a robust range of extension activities across a wide range of subject areas and grade levels. Currently, there are learning plans for grades K-2.

  • 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: 

    • Explora Elementary
    • Explora High School
    • Explora Middle School
    • Explora Teacher Resources

  • Fold3

    Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.

  • Freading

    eBooks Resource

  • Freegal Music

    Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Free mobile apps are available.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

  • Gale Courses

    Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

  • Gale eBooks

    Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

  • Gale General OneFile

    Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

  • Gale Health & Wellness

    Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

  • Gale In Context: Elementary

    Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

  • Gale In Context: High School

    Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

  • Gale In Context: Middle School

    Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

  • Gale InContext: Biography

    Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

  • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

    Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

  • Gale InContext: Science

    Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

  • Gale InContext: US History

    Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

  • Gale InContext: World History

    Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

  • Gale Literary Index

    Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

  • Gale Literature

    Search all of the Gale literary databases from APL in one place at the same time.

    An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

  • Gale Literature Resource Center

    Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

  • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

    Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

  • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

    Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

  • Heritage Hub

    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.

  • Hispanic Life In America

    The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

  • History Reference Center

    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.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Source

    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 Source

    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.

  • Homework Louisiana
    • Live Online Tutor
    • Skills Builder
    • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
    • Writing Center
    • Career Center
    • Adult Education Center

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy streaming service features documentaries, independent cinema, world cinema, kids' shows, classics, and award-winning films.

  • Learning Express Library

    A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

    • Adult Core Skills
    • Career Preparation
    • College Admissions Test Preparation
    • College Students
    • High School Equivalency Center
    • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
    • School Center

  • Legal Information Source

    Provides online full text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the 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.

  • Libby

    eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com online training library is a massive online training resource where patrons are able to learn — self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

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

  • Louisiana Digital Library

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

  • 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.

  • Mango Languages

    Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

  • Medici.TV

    The world’s premier resource for classical music programming: stunning live events from the world’s most prestigious halls, plus thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, and more in our View-On-Demand catalogue.

  • Morningstar

    Morningstar Investment Research Center can help you reach your financial goals, whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out. Morningstar offers one of the industry’s broadest security databases, along with a portfolio tool and up-to-date financial news and insights. Build your investment knowledge with ratings and analyst reports, online classes, and live webinars, you can explore the right topics, at the right level, in the right format for you.

  • New York Times

    For a 24 hour pass to access The New York Times from outside the library, click the link above. The New York Times will require you to login; you can create a free account or log in to your existing account. 

    Inside the library, unlimited access is available without a code. Simply log in to your New York Times account from a library computer or wifi connected computer.

    How to redeem your 24 hour code:
    Get free access to New York Times News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic—including apps— from anywhere:

    Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited 24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.

    1. Click the Get Access button to redeem a 24-hour access code.

    2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.

    3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.

    4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic. See below for everything your access includes.

    5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.
     

  • Newsbank

    The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers -- all in one easy-to-search database.

    Local newspapers include:

    • Gonzales Weekly Citizen
    • Baton Rouge Advocate
    • Times Picayune

    Additional Content:

  • Newspapers

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

  • NoveList Plus

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

  • NoveList Plus K-8

    Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

  • p4A Antiques Reference

    p4A is a completely independent reference service used by America's leading appraisers, auctioneers, dealers and collectors as well as public libraries and museums throughout the United States.

  • PebbleGo

    PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting.

  • PebbleGo Next

    PebbleGo Next adds curriculum-connected content,
    information-rich articles, and text suitable for grades 3-5.

  • PowerKnowledge Science

    PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

    Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

  • Pronunciator

    Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

    • ProCitizen
    • Pronunciator En Español

  • Salem Press Reference eBooks

    Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

    Literature
    Science
    History
    Health
    Careers & Business

  • Salud En Español

    Consumer Health Complete - En Español

    Acceso conveniente a información médica y de salud fácilmente comprensible de EBSCO. Busque y navegue dentro de enciclopedias médicas, libros de referencia populares y artículos de revistas.

  • Sanborn Maps

    Digitized maps detailing property and land-use for Louisiana cities and towns. Extensive information is given on building construction and use, street names and addresses, and property boundaries. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, and dumps. Map dates range from 1885 to 1951, with most falling in the early part of the 20th century.

  • Scholastic GO!

    Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

  • Scholastic Teachables

    Scholastic Teachables provides support for parents, homeschoolers, educators, and students. Find lesson plans for every subject, as well as assessments, classroom management tools, homeschooling support for families and kindergarten readiness. This resource is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The content is searchable by topic, theme, grade level and project, and includes a variety of worksheets and activities to help users plan their lessons.

  • 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.

  • ScienceFlix

    ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

  • Small Business Source

    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.

  • Teen Book Cloud

    A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more!

  • Teen Health and Wellness

    Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.

  • The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

    Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

  • The Great Courses on Kanopy

    To browse Kanopy's selection of The Great Courses, search for "great courses" or follow this link directly to the collection.

    The Great Courses video streaming service is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection on Kanopy includes courses led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

    • Over 250 unique courses to capture your curiosity or help you to improve in areas you are passionate about
    • 3,000+ hours of carefully curated and commercial-free, entertaining and engaging content
    • Courses taught by brilliant, award-winning, and trusted experts in their fields
    • Guidebooks for each course to supplement course material

  • The Shelf

    The Shelf te trae el mejor contenido de transmisión en español e inglés para disfrutar con tu familia, en tu dispositivo favorito, en tu lugar favorito. Películas, series de televisión y artes escénicas de teatros y óperas de todo el mundo.

    The Shelf brings you the best in Spanish and English streaming content to enjoy with your family, on your favorite device, in your favorite place. Movies, TV series, and performing arts from theaters and operas around the world.

  • TrueFlix

    Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

  • TumbleBook Library

    A collection of children's eBooks with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels - a student favorite!

  • Value Line

    Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver's seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

  • Weiss & TheStreet Financial Ratings

    Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.

  • World Book Online Encyclopedia

    Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
    Available in French and Spanish.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Gale eBooks

      Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

    • Gale Health & Wellness

      Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

    • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

      Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

    • Gale InContext: Science

      Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

    • Gale InContext: US History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale InContext: World History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale Literary Index

      Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

    • Gale Literature

      Search all of the Gale literary databases from APL in one place at the same time.

      An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

    • Gale Literature Resource Center

      Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

      Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

    • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

      Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • Creativebug

      Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

    • Hobbies & Crafts Source

      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.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Book Index with Reviews

      Full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD/video titles.

    • Books in Print

      Books In Print® is the world's largest bibliographic resource, with a comprehensive database of more than 19 million books, audio books, and video titles.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Gale Literary Index

      Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

    • Gale Literature

      Search all of the Gale literary databases from APL in one place at the same time.

      An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

    • Gale Literature Resource Center

      Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

      Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

    • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

      Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

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

    • NoveList Plus

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

    • NoveList Plus K-8

      Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • 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.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

      A business research and reference tool that you can use to:

      • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
      • Find business opportunities
      • Locate companies nationwide, including small local businesses
      • Research business executives
      • View historical market trends
      • Track down addresses and phone numbers
      • Discover news articles for research

      Download the mobile app to search for businesses on your iOS or Android device. Find businesses and consumers based on your device's location or by address, city, state, or ZIP code. Android | Apple

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

      Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • Small Business Source

      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.

    • DigitalLearn.org

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

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com online training library is a massive online training resource where patrons are able to learn — self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.

    • Auto Repair Source

      Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

    • p4A Antiques Reference

      p4A is a completely independent reference service used by America's leading appraisers, auctioneers, dealers and collectors as well as public libraries and museums throughout the United States.

    • Salud En Español

      Consumer Health Complete - En Español

      Acceso conveniente a información médica y de salud fácilmente comprensible de EBSCO. Busque y navegue dentro de enciclopedias médicas, libros de referencia populares y artículos de revistas.

    • A to Z Food America

      With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Louisiana Digital Library

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

    • Creativebug

      Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

    • Hobbies & Crafts Source

      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 Source

      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.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • BookFlix

      Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

    • Britannica eBooks

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

    • cloudLibrary

      Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Freading

      eBooks Resource

    • Gale eBooks

      Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

    • Libby

      eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

    • Teen Book Cloud

      A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more!

    • TumbleBook Library

      A collection of children's eBooks with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels - a student favorite!

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • Biography Reference Center

      EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • BookFlix

      Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

    • Britannica eBooks

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

    • Career Cruising

      A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Educate Station

      Educate Station provides easy-to-use, comprehensive learning plans with a robust range of extension activities across a wide range of subject areas and grade levels. Currently, there are learning plans for grades K-2.

    • 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: 

      • Explora Elementary
      • Explora High School
      • Explora Middle School
      • Explora Teacher Resources

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Gale InContext: Biography

      Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

    • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

      Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

    • Gale InContext: Science

      Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

    • Gale InContext: US History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale InContext: World History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale Literary Index

      Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

    • Gale Literature

      Search all of the Gale literary databases from APL in one place at the same time.

      An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

    • Gale Literature Resource Center

      Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

      Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

    • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

      Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

    • History Reference Center

      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.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com online training library is a massive online training resource where patrons are able to learn — self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

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

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • Newsbank

      The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers -- all in one easy-to-search database.

      Local newspapers include:

      • Gonzales Weekly Citizen
      • Baton Rouge Advocate
      • Times Picayune

      Additional Content:

    • NoveList Plus

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

    • NoveList Plus K-8

      Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting.

    • PebbleGo Next

      PebbleGo Next adds curriculum-connected content,
      information-rich articles, and text suitable for grades 3-5.

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • Scholastic GO!

      Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

    • Scholastic Teachables

      Scholastic Teachables provides support for parents, homeschoolers, educators, and students. Find lesson plans for every subject, as well as assessments, classroom management tools, homeschooling support for families and kindergarten readiness. This resource is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The content is searchable by topic, theme, grade level and project, and includes a variety of worksheets and activities to help users plan their lessons.

    • 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.

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • Teen Book Cloud

      A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more!

    • Teen Health and Wellness

      Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • TumbleBook Library

      A collection of children's eBooks with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels - a student favorite!

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale eBooks

      Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • 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.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale Legal Forms

      Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

    • Legal Information Source

      Provides online full text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the 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.

    • Morningstar

      Morningstar Investment Research Center can help you reach your financial goals, whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out. Morningstar offers one of the industry’s broadest security databases, along with a portfolio tool and up-to-date financial news and insights. Build your investment knowledge with ratings and analyst reports, online classes, and live webinars, you can explore the right topics, at the right level, in the right format for you.

    • Value Line

      Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver's seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

    • Weiss & TheStreet Financial Ratings

      Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.

    • Accessible Archives

      Utilizes computer technology and a large team of conversion specialists to provide easy to use access to vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy form or as images. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. These databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current.

    • Ancestry Library

      Access to thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information. Contains billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

    • Fold3

      Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.

    • Heritage Hub

      The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

    • HeritageQuest Online

      With over 28,000 books currently available, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.

    • 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.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale Health & Wellness

      Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • Salud En Español

      Consumer Health Complete - En Español

      Acceso conveniente a información médica y de salud fácilmente comprensible de EBSCO. Busque y navegue dentro de enciclopedias médicas, libros de referencia populares y artículos de revistas.

    • Teen Health and Wellness

      Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • America's News

      With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

    • Biography Reference Center

      EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • Black Life in America

      Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from earliest times to today. Sourced from nearly 19,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. Provides full-text searching as well as access to content by Topic, Event, and Eras in African American History. Updated daily.

    • Career Cruising

      A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

    • Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • cloudLibrary

      Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

    • 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.

    • Creativebug

      Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Enjoy unlimited access. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

    • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

      Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Gale Health & Wellness

      Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale InContext: Biography

      Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

    • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

      Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

    • Gale InContext: Science

      Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

    • Gale InContext: US History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale InContext: World History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale Literary Index

      Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

    • Gale Literature

      Search all of the Gale literary databases from APL in one place at the same time.

      An integrated research experience, Gale Literature brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. 

    • Gale Literature Resource Center

      Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

      Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

    • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

      Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

    • Hispanic Life In America

      The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • Newsbank

      The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers -- all in one easy-to-search database.

      Local newspapers include:

      • Gonzales Weekly Citizen
      • Baton Rouge Advocate
      • Times Picayune

      Additional Content:

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • Accessible Archives

      Utilizes computer technology and a large team of conversion specialists to provide easy to use access to vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy form or as images. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. These databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current.

    • Ancestry Library

      Access to thousands of databases of genealogical and historical information. Contains billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

    • Biography Reference Center

      EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • Black Life in America

      Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from earliest times to today. Sourced from nearly 19,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. Provides full-text searching as well as access to content by Topic, Event, and Eras in African American History. Updated daily.

    • Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Fold3

      Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Gale InContext: Biography

      Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

    • Gale InContext: US History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale InContext: World History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

    • Hispanic Life In America

      The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

    • History Reference Center

      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.

    • Louisiana Digital Library

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

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Scholastic Teachables

      Scholastic Teachables provides support for parents, homeschoolers, educators, and students. Find lesson plans for every subject, as well as assessments, classroom management tools, homeschooling support for families and kindergarten readiness. This resource is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The content is searchable by topic, theme, grade level and project, and includes a variety of worksheets and activities to help users plan their lessons.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Career Cruising

      A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • BookFlix

      Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

    • Britannica eBooks

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

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • 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: 

      • Explora Elementary
      • Explora High School
      • Explora Middle School
      • Explora Teacher Resources

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • NoveList Plus K-8

      Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting.

    • PebbleGo Next

      PebbleGo Next adds curriculum-connected content,
      information-rich articles, and text suitable for grades 3-5.

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • Scholastic GO!

      Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

    • Scholastic Teachables

      Scholastic Teachables provides support for parents, homeschoolers, educators, and students. Find lesson plans for every subject, as well as assessments, classroom management tools, homeschooling support for families and kindergarten readiness. This resource is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The content is searchable by topic, theme, grade level and project, and includes a variety of worksheets and activities to help users plan their lessons.

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • TumbleBook Library

      A collection of children's eBooks with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels - a student favorite!

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • America's News

      With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

    • Louisiana Digital Library

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

    • 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.

    • Sanborn Maps

      Digitized maps detailing property and land-use for Louisiana cities and towns. Extensive information is given on building construction and use, street names and addresses, and property boundaries. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, and dumps. Map dates range from 1885 to 1951, with most falling in the early part of the 20th century.

    • America's News

      With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

    • Black Life in America

      Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from earliest times to today. Sourced from nearly 19,000 American and global newspapers from 1704 to the present, including over 400 African American newspapers. Provides full-text searching as well as access to content by Topic, Event, and Eras in African American History. Updated daily.

    • Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale General OneFile

      Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

    • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

      Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

    • Heritage Hub

      The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

    • Hispanic Life In America

      The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

    • Libby

      eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

    • New York Times

      For a 24 hour pass to access The New York Times from outside the library, click the link above. The New York Times will require you to login; you can create a free account or log in to your existing account. 

      Inside the library, unlimited access is available without a code. Simply log in to your New York Times account from a library computer or wifi connected computer.

      How to redeem your 24 hour code:
      Get free access to New York Times News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic—including apps— from anywhere:

      Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited 24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.

      1. Click the Get Access button to redeem a 24-hour access code.

      2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.

      3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.

      4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to the full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic. See below for everything your access includes.

      5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.
       

    • Newsbank

      The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers -- all in one easy-to-search database.

      Local newspapers include:

      • Gonzales Weekly Citizen
      • Baton Rouge Advocate
      • Times Picayune

      Additional Content:

    • Newspapers

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

    • The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction

      Featuring newspapers, government documents and rare printed materials, this collection from the Readex Archive of Americana covers politics, society and daily life during the American Civil War period: 1840-1877.

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • America's News

      With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

    • Biography Reference Center

      EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • Career Cruising

      A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

    • cloudLibrary

      Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • NoveList Plus K-8

      Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Scholastic GO!

      Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Kanopy

      Kanopy streaming service features documentaries, independent cinema, world cinema, kids' shows, classics, and award-winning films.

    • Medici.TV

      The world’s premier resource for classical music programming: stunning live events from the world’s most prestigious halls, plus thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, and more in our View-On-Demand catalogue.

    • The Great Courses on Kanopy

      To browse Kanopy's selection of The Great Courses, search for "great courses" or follow this link directly to the collection.

      The Great Courses video streaming service is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection on Kanopy includes courses led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

      • Over 250 unique courses to capture your curiosity or help you to improve in areas you are passionate about
      • 3,000+ hours of carefully curated and commercial-free, entertaining and engaging content
      • Courses taught by brilliant, award-winning, and trusted experts in their fields
      • Guidebooks for each course to supplement course material

    • The Shelf

      The Shelf te trae el mejor contenido de transmisión en español e inglés para disfrutar con tu familia, en tu dispositivo favorito, en tu lugar favorito. Películas, series de televisión y artes escénicas de teatros y óperas de todo el mundo.

      The Shelf brings you the best in Spanish and English streaming content to enjoy with your family, on your favorite device, in your favorite place. Movies, TV series, and performing arts from theaters and operas around the world.

    • Freegal Music

      Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Free mobile apps are available.

    • Medici.TV

      The world’s premier resource for classical music programming: stunning live events from the world’s most prestigious halls, plus thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, and more in our View-On-Demand catalogue.

    • DigitalLearn.org

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

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • LinkedIn Learning

      LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com online training library is a massive online training resource where patrons are able to learn — self-paced and on-demand content. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills with online video tutorials taught by recognized industry professionals. Finish a course and receive a certificate of completion that you can download or email to anyone.

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • The Great Courses on Kanopy

      To browse Kanopy's selection of The Great Courses, search for "great courses" or follow this link directly to the collection.

      The Great Courses video streaming service is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection on Kanopy includes courses led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.

      • Over 250 unique courses to capture your curiosity or help you to improve in areas you are passionate about
      • 3,000+ hours of carefully curated and commercial-free, entertaining and engaging content
      • Courses taught by brilliant, award-winning, and trusted experts in their fields
      • Guidebooks for each course to supplement course material

    • BookFlix

      Scholastic BookFlix delivers high-interest, interactive content to engage early readers.

    • cloudLibrary

      Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • NoveList Plus K-8

      Geared toward students in grades K-8. Discover new books and authors based on what you like to read. Includes summaries and series order for titles. Special features include author read-alikes and book discussion guides.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting.

    • PebbleGo Next

      PebbleGo Next adds curriculum-connected content,
      information-rich articles, and text suitable for grades 3-5.

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Scholastic GO!

      Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • TumbleBook Library

      A collection of children's eBooks with more than 1100 titles for grades K-6, including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features graphic novels - a student favorite!

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • PebbleGo

      PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting.

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • Salud En Español

      Consumer Health Complete - En Español

      Acceso conveniente a información médica y de salud fácilmente comprensible de EBSCO. Busque y navegue dentro de enciclopedias médicas, libros de referencia populares y artículos de revistas.

    • The Shelf

      The Shelf te trae el mejor contenido de transmisión en español e inglés para disfrutar con tu familia, en tu dispositivo favorito, en tu lugar favorito. Películas, series de televisión y artes escénicas de teatros y óperas de todo el mundo.

      The Shelf brings you the best in Spanish and English streaming content to enjoy with your family, on your favorite device, in your favorite place. Movies, TV series, and performing arts from theaters and operas around the world.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • Gale In Context: Elementary

      Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Gale InContext: Science

      Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Salem Press Reference eBooks

      Reference eBooks from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing.

      Literature
      Science
      History
      Health
      Careers & Business

    • 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.

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • cloudLibrary

      Large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Many without a waitlist. Make requests (up to two per month) for titles we don't own.

    • Educate Station

      Educate Station provides easy-to-use, comprehensive learning plans with a robust range of extension activities across a wide range of subject areas and grade levels. Currently, there are learning plans for grades K-2.

    • Kanopy

      Kanopy streaming service features documentaries, independent cinema, world cinema, kids' shows, classics, and award-winning films.

    • Libby

      eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

    • NoveList Plus

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

    • PowerKnowledge Science

      PowerKnowledge Science is a content-driven, visually stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.

      Life Science | Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

    • Scholastic Teachables

      Scholastic Teachables provides support for parents, homeschoolers, educators, and students. Find lesson plans for every subject, as well as assessments, classroom management tools, homeschooling support for families and kindergarten readiness. This resource is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The content is searchable by topic, theme, grade level and project, and includes a variety of worksheets and activities to help users plan their lessons.

    • The Shelf

      The Shelf te trae el mejor contenido de transmisión en español e inglés para disfrutar con tu familia, en tu dispositivo favorito, en tu lugar favorito. Películas, series de televisión y artes escénicas de teatros y óperas de todo el mundo.

      The Shelf brings you the best in Spanish and English streaming content to enjoy with your family, on your favorite device, in your favorite place. Movies, TV series, and performing arts from theaters and operas around the world.

    • A to Z USA

      A comprehensive resource for information on US states and territories. Each has information divided into 146 topics, including culture, history, economy, government, statistics, and travel.

    • A to Z World Culture

      The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Topics include greetings and courtesies, gift giving, holidays, superstitions and folklore, history, media, women in culture and business, national cuisine, recipes, sports, stereotypes, maps, flags, religion, and more.

    • Biography Reference Center

      EBSCO's comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    • Britannica eBooks

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

    • Career Cruising

      A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

    • EBSCOhost

      EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Available for desktop and mobile devices. Gives access to databases in the following categories: business, finance & law, education, books & literature, jobs & careers, health & wellness, history, science, magazines & newspapers, and ebooks & audiobooks.

    • 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: 

      • Explora Elementary
      • Explora High School
      • Explora Middle School
      • Explora Teacher Resources

    • Gale eBooks

      Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

    • Gale Health & Wellness

      Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

    • Gale In Context: High School

      Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

    • Gale In Context: Middle School

      Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

    • Gale InContext: Biography

      Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

    • Gale InContext: Opposing Viewpoints

      Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

    • Gale InContext: Science

      Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

    • Gale InContext: US History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale InContext: World History

      Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

    • Gale Literary Index

      Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.

    • Gale Literature Resource Center

      Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

    • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series

      Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

    • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

      Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

    • History Reference Center

      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.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

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

    • Mango Languages

      Language learning for everyone. Includes ESL courses.

    • Newsbank

      The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers -- all in one easy-to-search database.

      Local newspapers include:

      • Gonzales Weekly Citizen
      • Baton Rouge Advocate
      • Times Picayune

      Additional Content:

    • NoveList Plus

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

    • Pronunciator

      Learn one of 80 languages, practice English as a Second Language or study for the citizenship test. 

      • ProCitizen
      • Pronunciator En Español

    • 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.

    • ScienceFlix

      ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old.

    • Teen Book Cloud

      A database of e-books and other digital content for grades 6 – 12, featuring more than 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more!

    • Teen Health and Wellness

      Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.

    • TrueFlix

      Videos and interactive books, games, and activities about science and social studies.

    • World Book Online Encyclopedia

      Online version of the renowned encyclopedia.
      Available in French and Spanish.

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Homework Louisiana
      • Live Online Tutor
      • Skills Builder
      • Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level
      • Writing Center
      • Career Center
      • Adult Education Center

    • Learning Express Library

      A comprehensive interactive learning platform of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults. 

      • Adult Core Skills
      • Career Preparation
      • College Admissions Test Preparation
      • College Students
      • High School Equivalency Center
      • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
      • School Center