The State Library of Louisiana, in partnership with Louisiana public libraries, provides electronic resources to anyone with a Louisiana public library card that will:

HomeworkLouisiana

www.homeworkla.org

HomeworkLouisiana connects Louisiana K-12 students, adults preparing for the GED and college students to a live tutor online for one on one help with homework. It also offers studying and test preparation in all core academic subjects including math, science, social studies and English. HomeworkLouisiana offers both tutorials and skills development.

Students who have trouble with a homework problem or concept can call on the professional tutors from HomeworkLouisiana for help. Every tutor is a highly qualified expert who has successfully gone through a thorough background check.

The service also includes a SkillsCenter, where students may access online tutorials to build skills in math, science, English and social studies.

These resources are available 24/7 from a student's home computer by accessing www.homeworkla.org.

The professional tutoring portion of HomeworkLouisiana is available Sunday-Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tutoring in Spanish is also available.

 

LoanSHARK

[Interlibrary Borrowing]

Interlibrary loan is the sharing of books, articles, CDs, DVDs and other materials among libraries. If your library does not own materials you wish to check out, your local public library will be happy to borrow them for you through LoanSHARK, Louisiana's own statewide interlibrary loan system. Public libraries do not charge a fee for the loan of materials, other than to recover photocopying charges.

Internet

Louisiana is unique in that it has offered dedicated (non-dial-up) Internet access at every public library facility since 1998.

All public libraries offer computers with free Internet access, although during peak hours user time at the computer may be limited. Staff will be happy to assist you.

 

Louisiana Library Connection

http://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us/

Louisiana Library Connection is a collection of online subscription databases provided to the people of Louisiana by the State Library.

The databases are organized into categories:

• Arts & Humanities

• Biography & Genealogy

• Books & Book Reviews

• Business & Financial

• Careers & Jobs

• General Interest
This category includes information from general interest magazines, automobile repair database, military information, newspaper indexes, sports information and learning a foreign language.

• Health & Medicine
This category includes consumer health information as well as indexes to articles for health professionals (doctors and nurses).

• History

• Homework Help

• Information Sciences

• Kids Reference

• Literature

• Magazines & Newspapers

• Reference

• Religion & Philosophy

• Science

• Social Sciences

• Test Preparation
There are practice tests here including practice tests for fourth through tenth grade students, GED students, college students, and many more.

 

 

Internet

http://www.state.lib.la.us/statewide-services/internet

Louisiana is unique in that it has offered dedicated (non-dial-up) Internet access at every public library facility since 1998.

All public libraries offer computers with free Internet access, although during peak hours user time at the computer may be limited. Staff will be happy to assist you. Find your public library.

E-Books

E-Books

Your local public library card gives you access to hundreds of downloadable and web-browsable e-books as close as your mobile device. The public library e-book collection has non-fiction and educational books and audio books for all ages including read-along picture books for kids and graphic novels for teens. Log in to the Louisiana Library Connection and select the "E-books" tab to get started.

 

LibGuides

slol.libguides.com

Librarians have chosen quality websites on a variety of topics organized by subject to help you jump right in to find current information on your topic.

 

Ask-A-Librarian

www.state.lib.la.us/ask-a-librarian

State Library reference staff receive e-mail questions via a form on the State Library web page. You are asked to provide what you already know about the subject. Please be specific about what information you are looking for.

You will generally receive a reply, by email, on the next business day.

In addition, many public libraries offer a similar service from their web sites.

 

 

Available from your home or office

You need Internet access and a library card from your local public library
or the State Library of Louisiana (state employees).

If you have questions about the databases, call (225) 342-4913 (M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).