Hurricane Hotline

What is it?

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Hurricane Hotline is a one-stop resource for your information needs during hurricane season.

What’s in it?

  • Hurricane Hotline has the latest topical weather advisories for the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico regions
  • Information on hurricane preparedness such as securing your home, creating an emergency supply kit, and taking care of pets.
  • Should a hurricane or tropical storm impact the Baton Rouge area, information on evacuation, shelters, closures, and re-openings will be available.
  • Hurricane Hotline has a history and science section with information for teachers and students.

Novelist

May is “Get Caught Reading Month;” and here at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library we are ready to help you find that next great book. Try using our online database Novelist. Novelist is a database of fiction with access to subjects, reviews, and annotations for over 135,000 titles. In addition Novelist provides reading group guides, read- a- like recommendations, author biographies and book talks.

Novelist is updated monthly from sources such as Booklist, Kirks, School Library Journal, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Over 9,000 titles are added to Novelist annually, including descriptions when available.

You can browse through your favorite genres, or search for a specific title or author. If you enjoyed a particular book, look up other similar books. Novelist offers titles for adults, young adults, and children.

Find that next great read with Novelist (accessible through our Online Databases).

Baton Rouge All That’s Jazz

Baton Rouge:  All That’s Jazz

Baton Rouge: All That’s Jazz  is our new 6 month series on the history of jazz and jazz in Baton Rouge.  This exciting series will provide monthly jazz documentary films and discussions, live jazz performances and DJ’d listening sessions. We will have two scholars well versed in jazz history to lead the film viewing and discussions. Our live performances will feature traditional jazz, big band, bebop and latin jazz forms. Local musicians, music writers and jazz radio personalities will share the jazz recordings that most influenced them in our listening sessions, “My Favorite” Things.”

Join us for all these great programs and support America’s music — Jazz!

Box.net – Free Online Storage

Box.net—Free Online File Storage!

Ever visit your library to type a resume or complete an online job application, only to realize that you forgot your jump drive (or floppy)? When you are in a pinch, and need a quick, secure way to save your work, consider trying Box.net.

Box.net offers 1GB1 Free Online File Storage. Just put all of your files and folders in and you’ll have access to them wherever you go! Whether you want to move files among multiple computers or share documents and photos with friends and colleagues, Box.net is for you.  Do you blog or use MySpace? Box.net allows you to create a widget2 that you can post directly onto your blog or MySpace account.

Free account set up takes less than a minute. For complete functionality, Box.net recommends using the latest version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari. By registering for a Box.net account, you must agree to their terms of service.

1A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes, or 1,073,741,824 characters and is roughly equivalent to a thousand novels.

2A widget is short for window gadget, or the display ‘box’ that displays your selected audio, photo, or document files.

Facts.com World News Digest

Facts.com is a combination news digest, almanac and encyclopedia that is very useful for finding information about significant world and national news events. Not only is it easily searchable and full text – it regularly provides special coverage of key or controversial issues. Maps and images are included as are news editorials and primary source documents.

Use this database for newspaper and news magazine stories (national and international), geographical information, and for current or historical overviews of major world events.


The Big Read: One Book/One Community

Everyone knows that the perfect holiday gift is a book, but finding the right book for your friend or loved one can be difficult.  Let the Library take some of the burden from your shopping bag-weary shoulders — choose our Big Read: One Book/One Community title, To Kill a Mockingbird, or use our online database, Novelist, to help you choose books based on the likes of your recipients.

For instructions on how to use Novelist, click here.

The Big Read: One Book/One Community

Everyone knows that the perfect holiday gift is a book, but finding the right book for your friend or loved one can be difficult.  Let the Library take some of the burden from your shopping bag-weary shoulders — choose our Big Read: One Book/One Community title, To Kill a Mockingbird, or use our online database, Novelist, to help you choose books based on the likes of your recipients.

For instructions on how to use Novelist, click here

Recipes from EBSCO

November is National Pomegranate Month

Winter fruits can heighten the health benefits of any meal.  And pomegranates will certainly add a festive, salubrious twist to your upcoming holiday brunch.  Only available from October through January, pomegranates remain one of the few fruits that are seasonal.  While they’re around, celebrate these edible jewels in eating, snacking and decorating.  Wondering what to do with a pomegranate?  Use the search phrase [pomegranate and DE “RECIPES (Cookery)”] in your next EBSCO search.  Replace the word pomegranate with another ingredient and you’ll uncover nearly 3,000 recipes from your favorite magazines and journals!

Fresh Spinach Cleared for Consumption Again

    Medline Health News

Fresh Spinach Cleared for Consumption Again

Need timely, accurate, and concise health news?  Your finger is on the pulse with Medline Health News.  Here you’ll find the latest public health alerts and updates such as the recent E. coli outbreak and its long-awaited conclusion.   Sorted by date and topic, it also highlights the latest trends and wellness research findings, even curiosities like “Taller Women More Likely to Have Twins”, as well as tips on what to do if you find mold in your house.  Practical and handy!

Student Research Center

http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/onlinedatabases.htm

Was you school life last year some thing like this?

Got homework due tomorrow! Need to finish that paper YESTERDAY!  I have one week for that social studies project?!?!?

This school year doesn’t have to be like that.  There’s a new one-stop-shop for information at the Library and it’s Student Research Center – one of the awesome databases provided by the Library and Ebsco Publishing!

This site has it all — film & video, biographies, newspapers & magazines, reference sources, and primary source documents.  It even has TV news transcripts!  I bet you’ve never been able to quote Anderson Cooper before!

So don’t freak out this year – be prepared for any schoolwork emergency.  Use Student Research Center for all your homework and project needs.