Databases (Free Stuff For Our Patrons!)
This page provides access to sites where you can find homework help, magazine articles, newspaper articles (including The Daily Advertiser), test-taking practice and tips, career and job seeking resources, health information, business information, a language-learning tool, automotive repair help, genealogy resources and more.
Magazines, Newspapers, and Databases
As a service to you, the Lafayette Public Library subscribes to a wide variety of on-line databases that contain information on a variety of subjects.
Alphabetic Listing of Databases
Access Science - McGraw Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science & Technology online.
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Auto Repair Reference Center: Contains complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton automotive repair manuals. The step-by-step procedures are written for the Do-It-Yourselfer but are comprehensive enough for professional technicians. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. New repair procedures and updates are added continuously. (EBSCO database) - Helpsheet (pdf) - User guide (pdf)
Book Index With Reviews: Search for various books using a variety of criteria such as grade level, publication date, and number of pages. (EBSCO database)
Britannica eBooks - Hundreds of full color and black and white non-fiction e-books for ages preschool to 18.
Business Searching Center: A scholarly business database, providing both bibliographic and full text content about various businesses and business topics. (EBSCO database) - Basic Search Guide (pdf) - Advanced Search Guide (pdf)
CINAHL – The authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.3 million records dating back to 1981. - Pocketguide (pdf) - Help Sheet (pdf)
Credo Literati (was Credo Reference) – Over 550 reference e-books covering a wide variety of subjects.
EBSCOhost: Featuring Academic Search Complete and MasterFile Premiere, provides full text and citations of journal articles and periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, science, business, law, education and health.
Accessing Consumer Reports (and other various EBSCOhost magazines) From Home
EBSCOhost Español : Provides full text and citations of journal articles and periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, science, business, law, education and health.(Spanish)
EBSCOhost Français : Provides full text and citations of journal articles and periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, science, business, law, education and health.(French)
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Literary criticism for students and small business resources.
Global Road Warrior : In-depth cultural, business, and travel information on 175 countries.
Heritage Quest- Online genealogical database pulling information from a variety of genealogical sources.
Homework Louisiana – HomeworkLouisiana offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents.
LEAP and GEE Practice Questions – Provided by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Learning Express Library – A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials designed to help patrons.
Legal Forms (Gale) – Gale LegalForms delivers everything your users need to take charge of their legal affairs with confidence. No special skills or extensive knowledge of the law is required because Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to addressing complex legal matters.
Literary Reference Center: Literary reference that contains time line, dictionary, encyclopedia and database access to criticisms. (EBSCO database) - Basic Search Guide (pdf) - Advanced Search Guide (pdf)
Louisiana Jobs and Careers Center: a State Library website to bring together resources for job seekers and those interested in new careers.
Mango Languages: an online language-learning system that can help one learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Instructions – English (pdf) Instrucciones – Español (pdf)
Newsbank – Database of Louisiana and National newspapers with full text of The Advocate (Baton Rouge) and The Times-Picayune (New Orleans).
Digital Sanborn Maps: The Sanborn Map Company played a vital role in the development of fire insurance map making in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Founded by D.A. Sanborn in 1867, the company created hand-made and colored lithograph maps of over 12,000 cities and towns across the United States and set the standard for fire insurance maps of the era. Today, Sanborn Maps provide us with a detailed understanding of the physical make up of these cities and towns, and give us insight into the existing social, political, and economic conditions in specific places and times.
Scribner Writers Series- Essays about authors and literary genres from the Scribner print series
Student Research Center: Information about various school subjects as well as articles, photographs, reports and biographies for researchers between the grades of 6 through 12. (EBSCO database)
Student Research Center: China Edition (EBSCO database)
Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers is a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being.
TumbleBooks: (available in English, Français and Español)
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-6, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audio books and new National Geographic videos – many of which are paired with our e-books – a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!
TumbleBookCloud is our middle school AND high school collection which contains over 600 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audio books, our very popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
Twayne Author Series: Full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, Twayne World, US, and English Authors
Value Line – Financial online database. (in-library use only)
World Book Encyclopedia - On-line version of this standard reference work. Available in French and in Spanish.
Online Magazines from Zinio- View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline.