Business, Finance & Law

Gale Business: Demographics Now

A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow can help you choose a business location, research competitors, analyze market size, build direct marketing lists, profile current and potential customers, forecast trends, uncover consumer buying patterns, and more.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business’s development.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Gale Legal Forms: Louisiana

Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant and many others. 

Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Legal Information Reference Center

Provides online full text 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.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Louisiana Law Help

Louisiana Law Help provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corporation administers Louisiana's LawHelp Project, which is made possible by funding from Legal Services Corporation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Small Business Reference Center

Provides up to date information 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.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Consumer & Auto

AutoMate

This database provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Driving Tests

Free DMV Permit Practice tests for Cars, Motorcycles, and CDLs.

Available in-library and from home.

Do It Yourself

Creativebug

Creativebug.com offers more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Available in-library and from home.

Hobby & Craft Reference Center

A searchable database with a wide range of projects, crafts and games.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

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. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step instructions.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Universal Class

Over 540 continuing education courses for adults in such topics as exercise and fitness, entrepreneurship, arts and music, home and garden care, cooking, computers and technology, health and medicine, homeschooling, job assistance, law and legal, parenting and family, and pet and animal care.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Cloud Library

Cloud Library's simple interface, user-friendly design and vast collection makes checking out eBooks easier than ever before. Check out up to 5 eBooks at a time for up to 21 days each from any internet connected smart device, tablet or personal computer.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number and an internet connection.

Comics Plus

Access hundreds of graphic novels on-the-go. Simply log in with your library card number and browse the selection of eComics or use the search function to find something specific. Once you've selected a title you can view a preview of the comic or use the check out option to view the entire comic. Check out an unlimited number of titles at a time for up to seven days each!

Available in-library and from home with a library card number and an internet connection.

Hoopla

Hoopla digital is a digital media service providing nearly half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, Audiobooks , eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone!

Available in-library and from home with a library card number and internet connection.

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Novelist Plus

A comprehensive readers' advisory resource that provides a database of fiction and nonfiction for library patrons. Users can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

RBdigital

RBdigital is a service that allows you to download your favorite magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. Supported by Recorded Books, the world's largest independent publisher and distributor audiobooks, books on CD and eBooks, RBdigital has plenty to offer.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Educational

ABCmouse.com For Libraries

ABCmouse.com for Libraries presents more than 5,000 individual learning activities, 650 lessons, and more than 300 online books to help children build a strong foundation in academics while also offering entertainment.

Available in-library only.

BookFlix

Pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning in all children. Recommended for PreK – grade 3.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

FreedomFlix

Captures defining moments in American history and ancient civilizations as well as historic current day events. Recommended for grades 4-9.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Homework Louisiana

Provides live online tutoring help for students as well as skills builder tests and exercises.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Khan Academy

Provides access to a video library containing over 3,200 videos covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Also includes interactive challenges, assessments, and teacher resources.

Available in-library and from home.

ScienceFlix

Presents science for the next generation! This is the perfect STEM and NGSS resource with leveled scientific content, interactive features and intuitive navigation. Recommended for grades 4-9.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Sesame Street E-Books

Sesame Street eBooks presents a free library of more than 150 eBooks based on the popular television show Sesame Street. These eBooks include read alongs, animation, and interactive elements with a special emphasis on skills that help preschoolers get ready for school.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.  For directions on signing up for the Signing Savvy database, please read these directions.

TrueFlix

Brings award-winning True Books to life, helping students master Social Studies and Science content knowledge through literacy. Recommended for grades 3-6.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

TumbleBook

Online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number and an internet connection.

TumbleBook Biblioteca

TumbleBook's online collection of animated, talking picture books in Spanish.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

TumbleBook Cloud

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

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

TumbleBook Cloud Jr

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

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Genealogy & Biography

Ancestry Library Edition

This popular consumer online genealogy resource is now available to library patrons for free. It features an online collection of over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australia, and more. Explore genealogy sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Available in-library only.

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.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Health & Wellness

Exceptional Lives

A nonprofit service that provides free, trustworthy, easy-to-follow information for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities. This information includes interactive how-to guides, a searchable resource directory, and a personal support helpline.

Available in-library and from home.

Medline

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Merck Manuals

First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists,  the Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers.

Merck Veterinary Manuals

For more than 60 years, the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has provided veterinarians and other animal health professionals with concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals. The contents of the MVM are also available as an app for handheld devices, providing enhanced capability to quickly access needed information.

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Jobs & Careers

Career Cruising

This Internet-based career exploration and planning tool can help you explore career and college options and develop a career plan.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Cypress Resumé

Cypress Resumé makes creating a professional resume easy! The service features a user-friendly format that provides access to a large library of professional statements and cover letters for virtually any profession.
Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Glassdoor

A job and career resource with information on over 300,000 companies, including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees themselves. Glassdoor also has a job search feature with listings and applications to over 15 million jobs.

Available in-library and from home through the Livingston Parish Library website.

Learning Express

Comprehensive interactive learning site of tests, courses, and career preparation for students and adults.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Louisiana Jobs and Career Center

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

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

State Civil Service Exams and Test Preparation

Here you will find a number of electronic resources and test preparation books that will help you prepare for a variety of civil service exams. All books are available from the State Library of Louisiana through interlibrary loan.

Available in-library and from home.

Newspapers and Magazines

Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project (DLNP)

LSU Libraries is proud to present the Digitizing Louisiana Newspaper Project (DLNP), which offers 78 titles from the state of Louisiana published between 1836 through 1922 — a total of 211,500 pages.

Flipster

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows users to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines. Access magazines from a variety of publishers anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Louisiana Digital Library

An online library of over 144,000 digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people. It also includes digitized, searchable newspaper resources featuring a collection of papers from the Antebellum Period and selected Louisiana newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

The Advocate

Online access to The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana's premier newspaper, is now available through NewsBank.  Editions available include the publications from 1986 through the current day's newspaper.

For access when visiting one of our branches, click here.

For access from home, click here and choose "Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA)."

Reference & Research

EBSCOHost

Offers a wide variety of databases on nearly every research topics for middle, high, and college students. Contains information from reference books, scholarly journals, and popular magazines.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Louisiana Library Connection Databases

All Louisiana residents have access to a wide variety of online research resources with their library card as part of the State Library's Louisiana Library Connection Databases. To connect to these resources from home, be sure to have your library card number handy and choose "Livingston Parish Library."

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that can help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills in order to achieve personal or professional goals. Access Lynda.com’s video tutorial library, containing courses taught by real industry professionals. Improve your skills and learn at your own pace.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Opposing Viewpoints: Gale in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

When prompted for a password, please enter your library card number.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

World Book Web

The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Travel & Geography

A to Z World Food

Travel the culinary world with AtoZ World Food. The database contains 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages, including learning English as a Second Language.

This resource is offered to Louisiana residents through the State Library of Louisiana. You will be redirected to the State Library Connection webpage to access this resource. Be sure to have your Livingston Parish Library card handy.

Available in-library and from home with a library card number.