Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

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!.

World & I

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 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

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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!

p4A Antiques Reference Database

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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!