Gale Courses

Lynda isn’t the only way to learn online with the library – if you want a more directed class with an experienced virtual instructor, check out Gale Courses! Each course lasts six weeks. Two lessons are released per week, and you have two weeks to finish the coursework in each lesson. Here are the ten most popular courses:

  1. Speed Spanish
  2. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
  3. Accounting Fundamentals
  4. Project Management Fundamentals
  5. Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
  6. Explore a Career in Medical Coding
  7. Discover Sign Language
  8. Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2017
  9. A to Z Grant Writing
  10. Introduction to SQL

Lynda: Popular Courses for August

Send the kids back to school, and learn a little something for yourself! Online classes with Lynda are self-directed – so you can learn at your own pace. They come with lessons and practice work you can complete to make sure you understand the concepts you’re learning. And, of course, it’s completely free with your East Baton Rouge Parish Library card! Check out the top ten courses:

  1. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  2. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  3. JavaScript Essential Training
  4. Project Management Foundations
  5. HTML Essential Training
  6. Time Management Fundamentals
  7. Python Essential Training
  8. Excel 2013 Essential Training
  9. Online Marketing Foundations (2014)
  10. Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals

NoveList Plus

End your book slump with NoveList Plus! If you’re not sure what to read next, you can browse by genre (broken down by age group), appeal, or just check out a recommended reads list. Looking for something new to recommend to your child, or your classroom full of them? They’ve got lots of resources for teens, tweens, and tinies (young children), and they include benchmarks like the Lexile score and Accelerated Reader points!

Have you ever read a book so good that it ruined you, at least for a couple of days, for all other books? All you have to do is search for the book and check out the read-alikes on the right-hand side of the screen, and you’ll find something that will get you excited again!

With NoveList Plus, you’ll never have a reading slump again. It’s free with your library card!

Lynda: Popular Courses for June

There’s always time to learn something new! Check out the ten most popular classes available now on Lynda, a free resource you can access from home with your library card. You can find it in the Digital Library.

  1. Excel 2016 Essential Training
  2. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  3. JavaScript Essential Training
  4. Project Management Foundations
  5. Online Marketing Foundations (2014)
  6. Having Difficult Conversations
  7. HTML Essential Training
  8. Excel 2013 Essential Training
  9. Time Management Fundamentals
  10. Python Essential Training

Lunch and Learn: Reference USA

Do you want to grow your small business? Join us Monday, June 18th, at 11:30 AM for a lunch and learn session with ReferenceUSA. With ReferenceUSA, you can do all kinds of sales and marketing research, learn about other businesses in your area, and more! A light lunch will be served. For more information, email us at smallbusiness@ebrpl.com.

Market Research Resources

Take your business to the next level can be intimidating. What do your customers want, and where do they want to go to get it? Where’s your competition, and what are they doing differently? If you’re asking yourself these questions, it’s time to do some market research!

ReferenceUSA‘s advanced search features can show you density maps of the locations, sales volume or employee size of businesses in a given area. This is a great way to choose a location for your new business.

Mergent Intellect offers a variety of Nielsen demographic reports on a geographic region of your choice. Reports include historical and projected population and number of households, plus data on race, ethnicity, household size, household income and more.

Not sure where to start? Gale’s Small Business Builder has the Small Business Resource Center built right in – they’ve got great tutorials and instructions on how, when, where, and why to start your market research. All of these resources are free with your library card!

PressReader

All the news that’s fit to digitally publish can be freely access right here in your browser – if, that is, you log in to PressReader with your library card number.

PressReader is a one-stop shop for over 7,000 publications in more than 60 languages, including more than 500 United States-based newspapers and magazines.

Are you a news addict? A car buff? Interested in business, fashion, parenting, or the great outdoors? There’s something for everyone, and everyone can create a free account to keep tabs on the most recent issues of their favorite periodicals and magazines.

Go to PressReader today, and catch up on the latest in that thing you like! It’s another great service that’s free with your library card.

Mango Languages

Have you ever wanted to learn a language, but been frustrated by the lack of classes in your area (or your own lack of funds)? Learn for free anywhere the internet is with Mango Languages and your public library!

All you have to do is set up a free account with your library card and email address. The account lets you track your progress and move forward with lessons in your chosen language – or try several! With 72 language options (only a few of which are silly – see “Pirate,” above), there will soon be no one with whom you can’t hold a polite conversation about the location of the bathrooms.

Is there an app? Of course there is! You can find the Mango Languages app on both the Apple and Google Play Stores for free learning on the go. Try it today!

AutoMate

Introducing AutoMate, an additional auto repair resource now available FREE in the Digital Library. This new resource can be used both in and outside the Library, and comes to supplement AllData, Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, which all are still available for patron use.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Just enter the year, make, model, and engine type of your vehicle, and select or search for the information you need on the left side of the screen.

All you need is your Library card!

AtoZ World Food

Who’s hungry? If you’re a live human, you’re going to need to eat at some point. But how can you choose? Find new recipes from all over the planet with AtoZ World Food!

There’s so much to learn! Every day, a new country is featured at the top of the page, and you can click there to learn about food culture, recipes, and ingredients common to that part of the world. If you’re looking for something specific, the lower part of the page has links to recipes and food culture for all countries, all kinds of ingredients, and reference materials if you want to learn more about something specific. (There’s a full glossary of words that have to do with coffee. What a gift on a pre-caffeinated morning!)

When you create a free account with your library card, you can save all kinds of recipes and later sort them by country, title, or category (the site breaks recipes down into appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and snacks).

Learn more about the world we live on in the most delicious way possible with AtoZ World Foods.