Resources

St. John the Baptist Parish Library has the tools you need for any research or informational need. The Library provides free access to newspaper and magazine articles, homework help, genealogy, job and career help, financial resources, and more. These resources help you find quality materials that you can trust. Please note, some resources require your library card to access.

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St. John the Baptist Parish Library has the tools you need for any research or informational need. The Library provides free access to newspaper and magazine articles, homework help, genealogy, job and career help, financial resources, and more. These resources help you find quality materials that you can trust. Please note, some resources require your library card to access.




Auto Repair


Chilton Auto Repair Library

Chilton Library supplies repair, maintenance, recalls, specification tables on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs from 1940 onward.

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Digital Resources


DigitalLearn.org

Includes basic instruction in computers, email, social media and more.

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Hoopla

Hoopla allows customers to instantly borrow e-books, comics, audiobooks, music, movies and television with no holds, and no waiting. And there's no need to worry about late fees; hoopla features an automated service that returns your item once your time is up. Content can be streamed to computers, tablets or smartphones, and can be downloaded to mobile devices to allow for offline viewing any time. You can check out up to 6 items from hoopla each month.

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Louisiana Digital Library

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

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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.

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Odilo

Odilo offers an extensive catalog of over 800,000 e-books and 73,000 audiobooks in Spanish. Perfect for our patrons who speaks this language.

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OverDrive

OverDrive is a collection of e-books and digital audiobooks offered by the library. E-books and audiobooks can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, (including Kindle), or mobile device. OverDrive e-book titles can be read online using OverDrive and audiobooks can be listened to online using OverDrive Listen. Streaming video is also available! Mobile and tablet customers, download the OverDrive app for iOS and Android.

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Select Reads

Select Reads is the only book list service that gives you the ease of automation with the flexibility of customization. The only thing you need to have is the ISBN number. Track Authors, Build Newsletters, Create Booklists, Send Events, Send e-book Newsletters, New Title Alerts, Author Spotlight, and so much more!

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Educational Resources


AtoZ the USA

Knowledge of who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we live are fundamental qualities of being informed American citizens. AtoZ the USA provides students, teachers, and library patrons with an unmatched resource for understanding the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society. From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment.

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AtoZ World Culture

AtoZ World Culture is an online database of information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries. It builds understanding about national, ethnic, and cultural diversity, preparing students to live in the global village of the 21st century. Enjoy a breadth and depth of content unmatched by any other resource.

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Atomic Training

 video-based how-to training resource, atomic training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home
  • ADA Accessibility — All videos are closed captioned Accessibility Statement

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Britannica e-Books

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

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Career Cruising

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

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EBSCOhost

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

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Gale Biography in Context

Gale offers a variety of resources for education, lifelong learning, and academic research. Whether you are looking for peer-reviewed articles, full-text magazines, newspapers, e-books, primary source documents, videos or podcasts; Gale puts the right vetted content and tools at your fingertips!

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Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. It includes centuries of analysis; the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. It’s an easy to use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

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Homework Louisiana

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


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            Learning Express 3.0

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

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            Louisiana Public Library E-book Collection

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

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            Pronunciator

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

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            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!

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            TumbleBook Library

            A collection of children's e-books 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!

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            ScienceFlix

            ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

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            Universal Class

            Universal Class is an online education experience offering over 540 courses in subjects like Entrepreneurship, Home and Garden Care, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and many more.

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            World Book Online

            World Book Online is a dynamic and interactive online encyclopedia for young students to adults. Includes Spanish version, as well as access to e-books for homework help and research projects, grades K-12. It includes, World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book e-books, and World Book Timelines.

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            Genealogy


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            Ancestry

            Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

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            HeritageQuest

            HeritageQuest Online is a library resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

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            ProQuest African American Heritage

            ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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            Health Resources


            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.

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            Salud En Espanol (Consumer Health Complete - Spanish Edition)

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

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            Periodicals


            America's News News Bank, New Orleans Advocate Collection News Bank, Times Picayune Collection News Bank

            News Bank provides access to information on people, issues and events in local areas and all around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. It includes the electronic editions of more than 3,000 U.S. news sources with more than 79% of these sources not available in any other library database.

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            Zinio

            Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from our library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

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            Newspapers

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

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            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:


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            Reference Center


            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.

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            Gale Virtual Reference Library

            Literary criticism, author biographies and business resources. Includes Twayne's and Scribner.

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            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.

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            Hobbies & Crafts Resource Center

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

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            Home Improvement Reference Center

            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.

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            Literary Reference Center Plus

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

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            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.

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            Small Business Reference Center

            Provides up to date information from EBSCO on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.

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            Other Resources


            Book Index with Reviews

            Includes full-text searchable reviews of books, music, and DVD/video titles.

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            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.

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