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.
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
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!
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.
Do you or your children have to take tests for school or employment? Is test anxiety a problem? LearningExpress Library provides practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help you succeed on any academic or employment tests you may have to take. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
So don’t worry! Be active! Take a practice test and improve your score!
It’s hurricane season again!! Don’t get caught unprepared this year — bookmark this pathfinder in your browser, or print it out, and have the best local hurricane information pathfinder at your fingertips.
This pathfinder lists a number of books available at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library that define the nature and danger of hurricanes and tropical storms. It also identifies web sites containing current advisories, forecasts, storm tracks, checklists of storm preparedness procedures, and places to contact in the event a hurricane or severe weather affects this area.
The Hurricane & Tropical Storm Information Pathfinder is a must-have resource for hurricane season, so make sure you have it on hand!!
April is Financial Literacy Month! To celebrate this important concept, let’s look at the Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database.
NetAdvantage offers easy access to Standard & Poor’s outstanding content. In it you’ll find Industry Surveys, Stock Reports and Fund Reports as well as issues of The Outlook going back to 1996! Timely features and commentary on the economy, daily stock market activity, industry sectors, stocks, bonds, funds, and investment strategies are also available.
If you’re new to investing, or just want to learn more, visit the Learning Center to find information on basic investing, wealth for women, tax issues and a whole lot more.
All in all, NetAdvantage is a great tool to increase your financial literacy and it’s available from your home computer if you have an East Baton Rouge Parish Library card!.
The World & I is the online version of the monthly publication, World & I Journal. It presents a broad range of articles about politics, science, culture, and humanity in seven sections – Current Issues, The Arts, Life, Natural Science, Culture, Book World, and Modern Thought. Special features include over 1,000 Teacher’s Guide activities that meet the National Standards, a Book Review Archive with a search capability of its own, and a series of Special Collections featuring topics such as Worldwide Folktales, Peoples of the World, Profiles in Character, Millenial Moments, In the Footsteps of Lincoln, The Constitution and the Making of America.
Use the World & I for homework, to enhance your classroom experience or to develop lesson plans. It’s a great resource!
LitFinder contains the complete text of 125,000 poems, 5,000 short stories, thousands of essays, and hundreds of plays and speeches. It also provides citations and excerpts for 850,000 poems.
LitFinder can be especially useful during Black History Month — use it to find poetry written about slavery, or by slaves. Find abolistionist essays and speeches. There are also plays about American slavery. And of course, you can find thousands of poems, stories, and essays by contemporary African American writers.
Litfinder has a wealth of full text material suitable for researching your paper or just reading for enjoyment and education — and it’s available from home or in the Library.
Explore Black History Month through literature with LitFinder!
Do you like antiques? Are you a collector? Or do you just like to look at the things on the Antiques Roadshow? Well, if you answered YES to any of these questions, you’ll really enjoy using the p4A Antiques Reference database!
The information in this interesting database is drawn from the fifty leading regional auction houses located throughout the United States, plus other selected specialist auctions. In it, you’ll find pictures of hundreds of antiques and collectibles offered at auction. The sale prices are included and often there are auction notes about the item.
A wonderful resource for the serious collector and just plain fun for the rest of us!