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!
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 Ancestry.com 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.
Looking for homework help? Try checking out the resources on the Kids @ EBRPL page. You’ll find great, librarian vetted sites on these homework topics and more: Biography, English, Geography, Government, Math, Reading, Science and lots of Louisiana specific goodies.
There is so much more to see on the Kids @ EBRPL page away from the world of homework, including fun stuff like coloring sheets, games, puzzles, places to go and things to do.
When it comes to making a purchase, you need to know the facts before you buy. Having reliable and non-biased reviews can help make sure you make the right buying decision.
One of the best and most trusted consumer resources is Consumer Reports magazine. We get copies every month including special issues such as the Annual Buying Guide. We also have back issues available for check out.
As well as the magazines, you can access Consumer Reports online through our EBSCOhost online database. Enter your library card number, choose advanced search and in the publication box enter Consumer Reports, then search away!
To find more consumer resources including books and quality websites full of product reviews, head over to our Consumer InfoGuide.
You’ve searched for a book in our library catalog only to find that we don’t have it. You really want to read it; does this mean buying it yourself is the only option?
No! Our Interlibrary Loan staff can try and borrow it for you from another library in the state or elsewhere in the country. There are some books w are unable to request, for example textbooks and new releases. For complete details and to request a title head over to the Interlibrary Loan page on our website. You can also call Library Information at 231-3750!
If you think there is a title that we should have in our collection permanently you can also Request a Purchase