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.
It’s still really, really cold out there, so why leave your house when you can bring concerts to you? With Qello Concerts, you can stream hundreds of recorded concerts and music documentaries to any digital device by setting up an account with your library card. Rock out in your jim-jams with your favorite metalheads, or keep your mind off the state of your pipes with some nice relaxing Mozart; they’ve got dozens of genres, or you can search by time period or artist’s name:
There’s no better time to let music soothe the savage breast – or you can use it to celebrate tomorrow, when it’s supposed to get up out of the forties! Finally! FINALLY.
The semester’s over, but whether you’ve finished school for now or are long done with your degree, that’s no excuse to stop learning! 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.
PLA is doing its part by highlighting cyber security material on DigitalLearn.org, a collection of self-directed, interactive online tutorials developed by the association to help users increase their digital literacy. At DigitalLearn.org, learners can take short, self-directed courses that help them recognize danger and stay safe online. These include:
Accounts and Passwords. This course teaches the basics of creating online accounts, including creating secure passwords and keeping accounts secure.
Online Scams. This course helps new computer users identify and recognize types of scams, how to avoid getting hurt, and how to report them.
Internet Privacy. This course helps learners understand the level of personal, confidential information we can share on websites and via email, and take control of the information we are constantly sending and receiving.
If you want a little help with one of these classes, or any of the others on Digital Learn, come to the Main Library on Goodwood every other Saturday at 2:00 for Open Lab in the Tech Lab – the next session is next Saturday, October 14th.
EBRPL is one of the pilot libraries for a partnership with Cox Communications to develop enhanced digital literacy training and resources, including Home Broadband, for library patrons and families. In all Cox markets across the company’s 18-state footprint, Cox and the local libraries will collaborate on digital literacy and internet adoption initiatives. Click here to learn more about the PLA/Cox project.
CQ Researcher is an exciting new digital resource, available for free with your library card. CQ Researcher has been publishing well-researched summary reports on important issues affecting the United States and the rest of the world since 1923.
A new report is published weekly on a “hot topic,” and covers current and historical perspectives on the issue, as well as pro/con statements on potential resolutions.
The following video details exactly how to use the CQ Researcher web resource, including search tips:
It’s too hot to be running around outside getting an education when you don’t have to, so sign on to Lynda and teach yourself a hobby you can do in the air conditioning. Here’s a list of the most popular options for this month!
With OnePlay, all you have to do to access hundreds of PC and Android games is download a single app. Download any available game – there are no holds or checkouts – and play offline on your desktop or Android phone. It’s free with your library card!
June is Pride Month! Why not celebrate with a brief sideways glance at the past?
The Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History Since 1940 draws from collections of primary source material from over 35 countries, including detailed coverage of the AIDS crisis, the rise and progress of LGBTQ rights movements in the US and the UK, and internal records and publications of some of the first gay and lesbian groups. The Archives features interview transcripts, publications by, for, and about the LGBTQ community, personal correspondence between LGBTQ individuals, and photographs of LGBTQ life and events.
It has all the usual search features – perhaps the most interesting for Pride-related reasons is the “Photograph” limiting option in the Advanced Search – but you can also easily search by term frequency. We looked up “Pride” to see how it’s developed over time from a historical standpoint:
Celebrate the future and remember the past this Pride with the Archives of Sexuality & Gender, available for free with your library card.