Antiquing

Prices 4 Antiques

Find prices for antique & collectible furniture, pottery, silver, glass, clocks, lighting, paintings & prints, plus much more. Prices 4 Antiques is your best source for pricing and learning about antiques, fine and decorative arts.

Available in-library and from home with your library card.

Business, Finance & Law

Business Searching Interface

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.

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 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.   

Grant Station

Grant Station offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grant-seeking process.

Grant Station gives grant seekers the ability to find new grant opportunities, build a strong grants strategy, and write powerful proposals using step-by-step tutorials.

Available in-library; only at the Main Branch in Livingston and Denham Springs-Walker Branch.

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.   

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy-to-navigate database that was designed especially for libraries to help patrons reach their investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed-end funds. We also provide analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments.

Click here for in-branch access.

Click here for at-home access.

SimplyAnalytics

SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports using 100,000+ data variables. Answering questions using premium demographic, business, health, and marketing data has never been easier. Explore SimplyAnalytics today!

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.    

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

Available in the library and from home with a library card.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. In addition to our rigorous research, investigative journalism, and consumer advocacy, Consumer Reports works with other organizations, including media, consumer groups, research and testing consortiums, and philanthropic partners to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.

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.  

    Crafts & DIY

    Creativebug

    Creativebug.com offers more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video courses 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, courses, 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.     

    eBooks & eAudiobooks

    Britannica eBooks

    Britannica Digital Learning offers access to hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.

    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.

    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.

    Hoopla

    Hoopla digital is a digital media service providing over 500,000 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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on the go.

    Louisiana Public Library eBook Collection

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

    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.

    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.   

    Teen Book Cloud

    Teen Book Cloud is 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!

    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

    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 (For School Use Only)

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

    Available for school use only.

    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.

    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.    

    Educational

    ABCmouse for Home

    The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish. Best of all, kids just love it!

    This version is available for use at home.

    ABCmouse for Libraries

    The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 1,200 of those learning activities in Spanish. Best of all, kids just love it!

    This version is 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.  

    Explora Quick Search

    Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. 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.

    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.

    FreedomFlix

    Capture defining moments in American history and ancient civilizations as well as historic current day events, provided by Scholastic. 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 with your library card.  

    Miss Humblebee's Academy

    Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children ages 2-6. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science, and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.

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

      Scholastic Teachables

      Scholastic Teachables offers unlimited access to 25,000-plus searchable and printable education materials, including lesson plans, mini-books, and activity sheets for a variety of grade levels and subjects. This new service is perfect for teachers, busy parents looking to support their child's learning, and homeschooling families.

      Access Scholastic Teachables in-library and from home with your library card.

      ScienceFlix

      Scholastic presents science for the next generation! This is the perfect STEM and next generation science standards (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.

      TrueFlix

      Scholastic 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.  

      Food & Recipes

      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.   

      Genealogy & Biography

      African American Heritage by 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.

      As a consequence of slavery and the changing legal status of African Americans, research in this area can be more challenging than other genealogical inquiries.

      African American Heritage helps individuals address these unique issues by not only bringing together records critical to African American family research, but also by connecting them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

      Highlights of African American Heritage include:

      • A user-friendly interface that combines the best elements of our award-winning HeritageQuest® Online database with new, enhanced navigation and tools.
      • Primary sources devoted specifically to African American family history, including census records, vital records, freedman and slave records, church records, legal records, and more.
      • The newest primary source collections include North Carolina cohabitation records, North Carolina and West Virginia marriage records, U.S. Colored Troops Records (1861-1865), and registers of slaves and free persons of color from select states and counties.
      • Unique access to family history books related to African Americans, including titles from Genealogical Publishing Company made available in digital format for the first time ever.
      • Exclusive access to an updated, online edition of Black Genesis—an exhaustive guide that makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free blacks easier.
      • Exclusive partnership with AfriGeneas—recognized as a leading social networking site devoted to African American genealogy—that provides direct access to expert advice, moderated forums, chats, mailing lists, surname registry, and more.
      • Unlimited site and remote access to extend availability 24/7.

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

        Ancestry (Library Edition)

        Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

        Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. 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.

        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.

        Fold 3

        Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

        With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors.

        The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

        Heritage Quest

        HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources - rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

        Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s - that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

        HeritageQuest is available in-library and from your home with your Livingston Parish Library card.

        Health & Wellness

        Consumer Health Complete

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

        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.

        Consumer Health Complete - Spanish Version (Salud En Espanol)

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

        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.

        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.

        MedlinePlus

        MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

        Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

        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.

        Available in-library only.

        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.  

        Available in-library only.

        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

        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. 

        Job & Career Accelerator

        EBSCO’s Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools anywhere — all in one place and always available online. It includes resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track users’ work.

        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.  

          Language Learning

          Pronunciator

          Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn new languages (over 80), including courses for 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.

          Rosetta Stone

          Rosetta Stone Library Solution is dedicated to changing people's lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company's innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.

          Rosetta Stone's language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. This is an effective, easy-to-use course that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.

          Available in-library and from home with a library card number. Accessible on your computer or mobile device via the Rosetta Stone app. 

          Learn how to download the Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device.

            Movies & Television

            Hoopla

            Hoopla digital is a digital media service providing over 500,000 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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on the go.

            Kanopy & Kanopy Kids

            Kanopy is a video streaming platform dedicated to providing thoughtful and thought-provoking films to all ages. The popular on-demand streaming service gives patrons access to over 30,000 classic and modern movies and documentaries, as well as other digital offerings.

            Kanopy also offers content for children via Kanopy Kids. Kanopy Kids includes movies and TV series featuring beloved and well-known characters. Kanopy Kids also offers fun and educational content on subjects such as history, math, science, and language. 

            Stream up to 10 movies per month with Kanopy and enjoy unlimited plays through Kanopy Kids.

            Available in-library and from home with a library card number. You can also download the Kanopy app on your mobile device to enjoy streaming content on the go.

            Music

            Hoopla

            Hoopla digital is a digital media service providing over 500,000 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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on the go.

            Medici.TV

            The world's leading classical music channel, medici.tv has offered access to the best of classical music to viewers worldwide since 2008. medici.tv’s library features over 1,800 programs (3,000 original works), including:

            • concerts and archived historical concerts;
            • operas;
            • ballets;
            • documentaries, artist portraits and educational programs;
            • master classes.

            Click on the "Log In" button at the top right-hand corner of the page. Then, in the first block called "Which institution are you from?", search for your library (Livingston Parish Library) and you will be offered a box to login with your library card.

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

            Newspapers, Magazines & Comics

            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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on-the-go.

            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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on-the-go.

            Hoopla

            Hoopla digital is a digital media service providing over 500,000 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. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on the go.

            Livingston Parish Library Digital Archive

            The Livingston Parish Library Digital Archives houses complete, text-searchable issues of the Livingston Parish News dating back to January 1925. Search and browse by keyword, first and last name, year, and more! Newspaper images can also be cropped and printed, or saved as PDF files.

            Available in-library and from your home.

            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.   

            NewsBank

            Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more with Access World News through NewsBank. Access World News features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including The Advocate. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

            Newspapers

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

            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.

            OverDrive Magazines

            OverDrive is a service that allows you to download your favorite magazines for free. Users can read eMagazines in two ways - directly from a desktop or mobile browser, and by downloading the OverDrive app to their mobile device. OverDrive users receive an unlimited number of eMagazine checkouts and can keep issues as long as they wish.

            OverDrive's selection includes over 150 magazines in many genres, such as news, technology, business, entertainment, home and garden, and many more.

            Available in-library and from home with a library card number. Download the app on your mobile device to enjoy content on-the-go.

            Press Reader

            PressReader delivers over 7,000 titles from the world's leading newspapers and magazines in an accessible. easy-to-read format, allowing you to view content from 120 different countries in more than 60 languages. Explore titles such as the Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Newsweek, Variety, US Weekly, Rolling Stone, and more.

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

            Download the PressReader app on your mobile device or tablet to enjoy content on the go. 

              The Advocate

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

              Wall Street Journal

              Get direct access to The Wall Street Journal online with your library card. Access WSJ content from anywhere with an internet connection. Search defaults to searching the last 90 days' worth of WSJ articles but the advanced search lets you search the last four years.

              Here's how to get started:

              Users will need to create a free account, after which you can start using WSJ.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply return to this page, click the above link again, and log in as an existing user with the same username and password you used when you created your account.

              Access includes:

              • digital versions of the print editions
              • the WSJ Magazine
              • profiles, financials, and research & ratings of thousands of companies
              • and more!

              Online Learning

              DigitalLearn.org

              If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn.org has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

              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 Presents: Udemy

              Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

              Gale Presents: Udemy includes:

              • A wide selection of course topics with high-quality, in-demand content
              • Courses that are added and removed weekly, as new skills and demands emerge in each field
              • An opportunity to learn from world-class instructors working and making advancements in their fields
              • Anytime, anywhere access, allowing users to download classes off-line and listen via podcast-style audio or on Chromecast or Apple TV
              • A tailor-made learning experience based on skill needs and learning preferences
              • Video lectures, most of which offer subtitles and/or transcripts to support a variety of learning styles
              • Supplemental course content, such as assignments, quizzes, practice tests, and more
              • A certificate of completion, available for download when a course is finished

              Udemy is available in-library and from your home with your library card.

              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.

              O'Reilly

              For over 40 years, O’Reilly has educated generations of technologists and entrepreneurs who have shaped the future of the industry. O’Reilly experts filter through the noise to help people focus on what’s most important in today’s rapidly changing landscape.

              O’Reilly for Public Libraries is a resource designed to support library patrons with the most trusted online learning content and tools available. So it’s easier to understand the latest technologies and prepare for what’s next. 

              With O’Reilly for Public Libraries, patrons get unlimited access to 50K+ titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), 30K+ hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business. And with a range of content formats tailored to all levels, library patrons can learn in the way that works best for them.

              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.  

              Reference & Research

              Book Index with Reviews

              Get access to full-text searchable reviews of books, music, and DVD/video titles.

              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.

              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.    

              Literary Reference Center

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

              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 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.   

              Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive

              The Louisiana Public Documents Digital Archive is a 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.

              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.

              Niche Academy

              Niche Academy provides easy-to-learn tutorials that teach people how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools. 

              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.    

              Science Reference Center

              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.

              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.

              SimplyAnalytics

              SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping, analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports using 100,000+ data variables. Answering questions using premium demographic, business, health, and marketing data has never been easier. Explore SimplyAnalytics today!

              Travel & Geography

              Global Road Warrior

              Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. GRW consists of 174 country guides of 119 topics each.

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