Archive for the ‘EBRPL Search Hint’ Category


Library Apps for Your Smartphone/Tablet

September 11, 2013

On our Mobile Apps InfoGuide you can see the wide range of free apps you can access with your library card, including language learning and music downloads.

There are apps for Android, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, BlackBerry and Windows devices that you can download. As the number of apps increases we’ll be updating the guide with the latest arrivals. Head over to our Mobile Apps InfoGuide.

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September 3, 2013 offers free and quick computer lessons on the basics. The classes offer step by step instructions and run from 5-15 minutes. Each class is broken down into smaller segments, so if you’re looking to see how to do a specific step you can skip right to it.

Classes currently include Introduction to Email, Using a PC, Using a Mac and Navigating a Website. New tutorials will be added soon! As well as being quick and free, there is no sign up or library card required; just jump right in! When you’ve finished the class you even get a certificate.


Homework Help

August 28, 2013

School is back is session, which means catching up with friends and…homework. Don’t panic! We have the information and tools you need to conquer your homework.

Visit The Digital Library and look under the subject list for Homework Help. Our Kids page also has its own Homework Help section. Never get stuck again!

A really good resource that doesn’t even require a library card is HomeworkLouisiana provided by the State Library.  This site, powered by, offers live online help with homework from qualified tutors, Sunday through Thursday 2pm to 10pm. Tutors can help a range of students, from elementary school, high school, GED, college, and everyone in between. On the site you’ll also find thousands of tutorials and study guides which are available anytime.

There is also an Adult Education and Career Center that has live help available, Sunday through Thursday 10am to 10pm.



ReferenceUSA iPad App

November 5, 2012

Our go-to resource for finding business and residential phone numbers nationwide is our ReferenceUSA database, but it offers so much more than just that.

It provides powerful research tools and in-depth information on businesses. These include sales figures, number of employees and management directories. With ReferenceUSA you can tailor very specific searches on businesses and consumers. You can access the database here: ReferenceUSA

Now with the ReferenceUSA app for iPad, you can also access these resources on the go. All you need is your library card.


EBSCOhost eBooks and Audiobooks

May 11, 2012

Did you know that our database EBSCOhost now has eBooks and audiobooks? They have two collections of quality downloadable resources for you.

The EBSCOhost eBook Collection offers a wide selection of mostly non-fiction titles, for both teens and adult age groups. These books are great for homework and research, and you can access them from the comfort of home. You can read them online or check them out and download them for offline use. The EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection is a compact selection of non-fiction audiobooks covering a variety of subjects.

After downloading titles you can transfer them to a portable reader or MP3 player to take them with you. To do this, you will be prompted to create a free MyEBSCO account and it takes just a minute to set up then and you’re ready to go!

Tutorial on using EBSCOhost Ebooks

Tutorial on using EBSCOhost Audiobooks


Literati by Credo Reference

May 3, 2012

One of our favorite databases has changed! Credo Reference is now called Literati and offers a brand new interface into their wonderful collection of resources.  Literati contains the full text of over 850 reference books and includes images, audio and video.

For many subjects you will also find a ‘Topic Page’ which brings together not only entries from Literati, but also results from our other databases and our library catalog. Literati covers a broad range of subjects, which makes it a great place to start your research. Literati will even create your citations for you! Take a look at the mind map method of searching for a more visual approach.

One of the coolest features of Literati is the ‘Tools’ section which includes specially tailored search boxes for definitions, pronunciations, crossword puzzle/word game solving (we won’t tell), and quotations. Visit the new look Literati and start exploring!


Unleash the Power of Library Databases

April 7, 2012

We have a fantastic selection of databases available at the library covering a wide variety of subject areas. To find out how to get the best results from your searches visit our Database Tutorial Guide, which shows you how to use them quickly and effectively.

Whether searching Credo Reference, or EBSCO for articles, or using and Mango Languages, these instructions and lively video walk-throughs will point you in the right direction. Before you start researching that homework paper find out which tool is best suited for the job, and how to use it!

If you need help you can always call the friendly staff at the Reference desk at 231-3750 and we can answer any other questions you have.


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