Discover Federated Searching

Search All Statewide Databases — Simultaneously!

Federated searching enables you to search any or all of the library’s databases simultaneously through one simple interface and with only one search query. What’s the advantage? This process removes some of the complexities you might have encountered with searching a variety of databases, i.e., being bombarded with altogether different interfaces and search commands.

So the next time you need results and don’t know which database to select, just do a federated search! In return, you’ll be presented with integrated results from a range of collected sources.

  • From the EBRP Library home page (URL:, click Online Databases on the left navigation menu.
  • Click Enter on the next screen (remote user authentication is required).
  • Under the Statewide Databases heading, click Search All Statewide Databases.
  • From the main search page, enter or select the following search criteria:
    • [keyword] type “festival
    • [select the Boolean] “AND
    • [keyword] type “B&W photo
    • [publication date] click “all dates
    • [search by category] check “Louisiana
  • Click Search.
  • We get 65 hits from the LOUISiana Digital Library Collections Online.
  • To view the first set of results, scroll down.
  • Click the View button beneath result #1: “Acadian buggy parade at the International Rice Festival in Crowley Louisiana in 1950”

Note: Federated searching also provides room for serendipitous discovery of the cornucopia of online databases available to you. In case you didn’t know about the digital library collection and do want to know more about what it has to offer…

  • Click browse on the top menu bar above the Rice Festival photo.
  • This will enable you to browse the LOUIS digital collection of collections.

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