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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Honestly, isn’t every month financial planning month? Now that you’re wrapping up your taxes (casual reminder that you better be wrapping up your taxes, Baton Rouge), stay in finance mode with Financial Ratings Series Online!
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.
We’ve added loads of new titles to the Gale Virtual Reference Library – investigate it today!
With Gale Virtual Reference Library, there’s no checking out and no waiting – every title can be fully accessed at any time, from any device that lets you access the internet. If you want to come back to something later, you can easily email a citation to yourself, or even save it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or OneDrive.
The full text of every book and article is completely available, so start your research today on Gale Virtual Reference library – another resource that comes free with your library card.
Did you know you can catch up on some of your favorite comics titles for free, without leaving your house? Comics Plus Library Edition brings you single issues from publishers like Archie, Peanuts, Dark Horse, IDW, and more!
That means awesome titles like Hellboy, Sarah’s Scribbles, Star Trek, and Adventure Time can be yours for only the click of a button and the presence of a library card number. Comics Plus Library Edition works with your RBDigital account, so if you’ve ever trained with Hoonuit, flipped through RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio), played video games with OnePlay, jammed on Qello Concerts, screened a film with IndieFlix, or read or listened to anything on One Click Digital, you’re all ready to go – all of RBdigital’s services can be accessed with the same account.
If you don’t have an RBdigital account, getting set up is quick and easy – check out this illustrated guide!
If Black Panther has got you itching to dive in to the wide and wonderful world of graphic storytelling, Comics Plus Library Edition is a great place to start!
You’ve settled your kids, relatives, friends, and significant others into the semester – now it’s time to learn something for yourself. Lynda’s self-paced, online courses can help you learn a fun new creative skill or make you more competitive on the job market. Take a look at the top ten courses here in Baton Rouge, and see what you could learn!
- Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
- Time Management Tips Weekly
- Angular 2 Essential Training
- Tableau 10 Essential Training
- Time Management Fundamentals
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Essential Training
- Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training
- Python 3 Essential Training
- CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 5 Networking
- Teacher Tech Tips Weekly
These and many, many more are free with your library card! You can access Lynda wherever you use the internet.