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Beauregard Parish Library Student Resources

This page is dedicated to the digital resources available to Beauregard Parish Public School students with Digital Access Cards. Some are great for school success and others are just for fun. The video below explains the Digital Access Card and how to use it to access the resources from home.


Elementary School Resources

High School & Middle School Resources

For All Ages

Test Prep & Tutorials


Elementary School Resources

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Just For Kids Access Video

Just For Kids Access Video offers over 9,000 titles of high-interest, engaging content from top producers, including videos, song and audio titles, interactive activities, and games all in a kid-safe environment. All content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free. It provides entertaining, educational, and easily accessible content. Subjects include: ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Health / Physical Education (PE), History, Math, People & Places, Reading & Writing, Sciences, World Languages, and it features known shows like Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, Franklin, SuperWhy, and more!


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Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

Primary Search (EBSCOhost) provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary offers interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades. A mobile app available is available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. A tutorial is available here.


High School & Middle School Resources

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Middle School & High School


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AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food offers thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, essential culinary resources, and 174 country cookbooks in one online resource; explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world.


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Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost) offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Black Life In America

Black Life In America explores the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.


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BookBrowse

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "behind the book" backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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Columbia Granger's World Of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World Of Poetry contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.


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Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) offers convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information from EBSCO. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) is a database that provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks contains a large collection of e-books on a number of non-fiction topics. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior has extensive profiles for over 170 countries. The information is perfect for countries of the world reports, but it includes details that are not often found in other places. For example, with Global Road Warrior, a user can find a basic introduction to a country's language, profiles of typical food with recipes, business and social culture pieces, and more. A tutorial is available here.


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HeritageHub

HeritageHub lets you explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. A tutorial is available here.


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HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is digitized from the popular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection on microfiche, this online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals. A tutorial is available here.


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History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) offers full text from over 1,620 reference books and encyclopedias and non-fiction books, full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, 57,000 historical documents, over 77,000 biographies of historical figures, over 113,000 historical photos and maps, and over 80 hours of historical video. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost)

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost) offers information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Information Services. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers online language learning for over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology, ESL courses, foreign films, and cultural information to help you prepare to use the language for real. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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NewsBank

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources, including newspapers and magazines, covering a wide array of topics and issues; and it offers archives for The Beauregard Daily News going back to 1999 as well as numerous other Louisiana newspapers. A tutorial is available here.


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Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more; and it includes a COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. A tutorial is available here.


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TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, audio books, and educator resources for middle school and high school. A mobile app is available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.


High School


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Driving-Tests

Driving-Tests is a website for driver safety that offers free OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses along with online copies of official state or province study guides and more. A mobile app is available here.


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Financial Ratings Series

Financial Ratings Series offers important financial literacy tools from Weiss Ratings & Grey House Publishing such as: independent unbiased financial strength ratings of banks / credit unions / insurance companies, conservative buy-hold-sell ratings of thousands of stocks / mutual funds / exchange traded funds, personal accounts to create a watchlist with notifications, and a Medicare / Medigap supplement insurance planner. When not accessing this service from the library network, put BPL in front of the card number with no space, example: BPLB000000 or BPL29962. A tutorial is available here.


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Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow offers population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of Gale Business: DemographicsNow will have access to demographic information including: income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center provides online full text from EBSCO for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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MASA Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)

MASA Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost) is designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Niche Academy

Niche Academy offers online tutorials that teach people how to use library e-resources like ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, and more. A tutorial is available here.


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Universal Class

Universal Class contains a variety of online continuing education courses. A tutorial is available here.


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Value Line

Value Line is the uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools, proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. A tutorial is available here.


Middle School


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Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost)

Middle Search Plus (EBSCOhost) provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


For All Ages

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Access Video On Demand

Access Video On Demand offers thousands of educational and interesting videos provided free of charge by Films On Demand.


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AtoZ The USA

AtoZ The USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia; and it offers coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.


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Book Collection: Nonfiction (EBSCOhost)

Book Collection: NonFiction (EBSCOhost) offers a rich research database for schools that contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills, and more. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Britannica E-Books

Britannica E-Books offers hundreds of downloadable full color and black & white non-fiction e-books for preschool through high school. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store.


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EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Explora

Explora offers reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books in the EBSCO databases. Browse categories organized by popular topic, with overviews that provide a starting point for your research; or use the simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


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Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a free music service that offers access to about 15 million songs and 40,000 music videos from over 40,000 labels with music that originates from over 100 countries. There is no software required to download and there is no digital rights management (DRM) to worry about. You get 5 weekly downloads (videos count for two) and 3 hours daily of streaming, and downloads are yours to keep. A mobile app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Hoopla

Hoopla offers free access to stream or download movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows using your library card without having to wait. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers online language learning for over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology, ESL courses, foreign films, and cultural information to help you prepare to use the language for real. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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OverDrive

OverDrive allows you to use your library card to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. A mobile app is available here. A tutorial is available here.


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Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more; and it includes a COVID-19 language course in 101 languages. A tutorial is available here.


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Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost)

Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Databases contained within EBSCOhost are accessible online or through the EBSCO mobile app that is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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World Book Online

World Book Online is an online version of the renowned encyclopedia that is available in French and Spanish, it has different search option for different grade / lexile levels, and it has citations and a life skills section; and the student model has additional educator tools that include lessons plans. A tutorial is available here.


Test Prep & Tutorials

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Driving-Tests

Driving-Tests is a website for driver safety that offers free OMV practice tests for motorcycle, car, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses along with online copies of official state or province study guides and more. A mobile app is available here.


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GCFLearnFree.org

GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.


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Homework Louisiana & Tutor.com

Homework Louisiana offers free online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Louisiana residents from kindergarten students through adult learners. Get help in math, science, social studies or English from a live tutor. This resource is available from 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM seven days a week. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store. A tutorial is available here.

Tutor.com offers tutoring assistance 24 hours a day 7 days a week so that you can get your questions answered no matter what time you are asking them. This resource is the same as the Homework Louisiana website, except that it is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Please use Homework Louisiana instead during its open hours from 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM 7 days a week, and use Tutor.com during Homework Louisiana's closed hours to keep this available to everyone. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple Store. A tutorial is available here.


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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is a web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. A mobile app is available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. A tutorial is available here.


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Niche Academy

Niche Academy offers online tutorials that teach people how to use library e-resources like ebooks, research databases, language learning tools, and more. A tutorial is available here.


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Universal Class

Universal Class contains a variety of online continuing education courses. A tutorial is available here.


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