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Welcome to KanopyStream up to five films per month. Mobile apps available for iOS, Android and Roku or via Chromecast,  Apple TV and other TV apps. Watch a checked out item as many times as you like without using additional checkouts. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. No checkout limits for the Great Courses and Kids’ Corner. Here's an online tutorial to learn more. 
Start streaming today!


The list below consists of library subscription databases.

  • Includes, but not limited to language learning tools, reader's advisory, help with homework (tutors, biographies, etc.), business, genealogy, health, homework, and entertainment resources.  
  • Choose the appropriate letter below.
  • A library card and/or PIN may be required if accessing these resources remotely (aka outside the library).
  • For a list of additional third-party websites, visit this page.
      • ABC Mouse - (ages 2–8) interactive learning activities 
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY


      • African American Heritage
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS or REMOTE ACCESS
        (Responsive site - no app download required.)


      • America's GenBank - historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, and government reports; obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc.
        ACCESS


      • American Press ePaper - current/weekly issues & archives; choose daily/archive then click Log In
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY


      • Ancestry Library - consumer online genealogy resource 
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS or REMOTE ACCESS
        (Responsive site - no app download required.)

         - How to use


      • AtoZ The USA - all about the 50 states
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • Author Buzz - meet 3 to 6 authors a week; get to know them and their books
        ACCESS


      • Author Check - track your favorite authors
        ACCESS
      • Bayou Book Bytes Blog - Need something to read, but want to know more about the book before you begin? Read our staff reviews.
        VIEW


      • Bayou State Periodical Index - an index to popular Louisiana periodicals (State Library)
        ACCESS


      • Big Library Read - OverDrive - OverDrive's global book club; connecting readers around the world - no wait lists or holds
        READ/LISTEN


      • Biography & Genealogy Master Index - a tool to determine where to find biographical material on people from all time periods, geographic locations, and fields of endeavor.
        ACCESS


      • Biography eBook Collection - collection of biographical titles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale)
        ACCESS


      • Biography Reference Center - collection of full-text and narrative biographies (State Library)
        ACCESS


      • Book Alerts - find the newest titles purchased by the library; receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. Click "check catalog" to place a hold.
        ACCESS


      • Book Index with Reviews - full-text searchable reviews of book, music, and DVD titles (State Library) 
        ACCESS


      • Britannica Digital Library - non-fiction eBooks for ages preschool to 18 (State Library)
        ACCESS


      • Britannica Library - magazines, images, videos, audio clips, maps, research tools, etc.
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS or REMOTE ACCESS 
        (Responsive site - no app download required.)

         - How to use

         
      • Business Searching Interface - browse/search country economic data, company profiles, industry info, and market research (State Library)
        ACCESS
      • Calcasieu 1 Search - simultaneously search the library's popular material, research subscriptions, AP videos
        ACCESS


      • Certified Nursing Assistant Practice Tests - prep for the CNA test 
        ACCESS


      • Consumer Health Complete - medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles (State Library) 
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • Cypress Resume - create professional-quality resumes in 3 quick and easy steps
        ACCESS
      • Dictionary of Literary Biography - biographical & critical essays (Gale)
        ACCESS


      • DigitalLearn.org - online computer classes for beginners; basic instructions on computers, email, social media, etc. (State Library) 
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • Driver's Permit Practice Tests - Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) practice tests -motorcycle, car, and commercial vehicle permits and licenses, etc.
        ACCESS
      • NOTE: Subscription is ending on Mar. 14th. 
        eBook Alerts
        - receive notifications of amazing books that match your interests
        ACCESS


      • EBSCO Audiobooks - non-fiction and fiction collection (State Library)
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app



      • EBSCO eBooks - non-fiction and fiction collection (State Library) 
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app



      • EBSCO Discovery Service - simultaneously search all the library's popular material, research subscriptions, AP videos
        ACCESS



      • eBSCOHost - full- text articles, magazines, and journals (State Library)
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        How touse

       

      • Explora Quick Search - browse categories as a starting point for your research; includes primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. Explora also has specialized research centers for students and teachers. (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How to use

      • Gale Legal Forms - legal assistance and legal forms; includes personal, employment, and small business forms (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How-to use

      • Gale Literary Criticisms - broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books & periodicals
        ACCESS


      • Gale Literary Sources - a cross-search resource for your literature needs; Literature Criticism Online, Something About the Author Online, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, Scribners Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors Online
        ACCESS


      • Gale Virtual Reference Library - (aka eBooks for research); includes encyclopedias/specialized sources
        ACCESS
      • Health eBook Collection - includes medicine and disorders (Gale)
        ACCESS


      • HeritageQuest - information to expand your family tree search
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS or REMOTE ACCESS
        (Responsive site - no app download required.)

         - How to use


      • Historical Newspapers - searchable newspapers; dates back to 1700s
        IN LIBRARY ONLY ACCESS


      • History Reference Center - reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, periodicals, historical documents, photos, maps, etc. (State Library)
        ACCESS


      • History Geo.com - browse original landowners of the continental U.S. according to state and federal records, and antique maps and atlases.
        IN LIBRARY ONLY ACCESS


      • History Month Resources - library resources and third party websites regarding general, American, Black History, Hispanic, Native American, and Women's history. (Page created by CPPL staff.)
        ACCESS


      • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - exclusive articles, periodicals, books, and videos; home and garden, model building, and scrapbooking (State Library) 
        ACCESS


      • Home Improvement Reference Center - assisting homeowners in DIY home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects; plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating (State Library) 
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • Homework Louisiana - Tutor.com - skills center and live tutors (Sun.-Thurs. 2p -12p), job search assistance available Sun.-Thurs. 10a-12p, and practice tests/study resources (State Library) 
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • hoopla - movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, and comics - 30 checkouts per month. BONUS: kids mode, apps for Amazon, Chromecast, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV, and Roku.
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        Kindle
        app

        How to
        use


      • Hurricane Resources - local and state information, pet friendly hotels, cleanup guides, etc. (Page created by CPPL staff.)
        ACCESS
      • KidsBUZZ - meet 3 to 6 authors per week and get to know them and their books. Receive invites to join contests, get free books or bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.
        ACCESS


      • Kanopy - stream up to 5 titles per month - independent and Indie films, documentaries, and more. Each checkout for a movie lasts 72 hours. No checkout limits for the Great Courses and Kids’ Corner. Apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire tablet, Fire TV, and Samsung.
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        Kindle
        app

        How to
        use


      • Kanopy Kids
        Browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages. Access unlimited plays of any video on Kanopy Kids. Parental Controls are available.
        ACCESS
      • Lake Charles City Directory - a missing piece of Lake Charles history has come home
        ACCESS


      • Learning Express 3.0 - career preparation, high school equivalency, college admissions, school center, adult core skills, etc. 
        ACCESS


      • Legal eBook Collection - learn about the law and the American judicial system
        ACCESS


      • Legal Forms - legal assistance and legal forms; includes personal, employment, and small business forms (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • Legal Information Reference Center - online full text - legal reference books, publications and legal forms; some full-text legal reference books provided through Nolo (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How to use

      • Libby - audiobooks, eBooks and streaming videos. (10 checkouts per card); track reading history and positions/bookmarks/notes sync across devices
        BONUS - Borrow and read magazines; subjects include business, hobbies, and more.
        Libby app vs. Overdrive Media Console app 
        DETAILS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        How to
        use


      • Library Catalog - search for books, music, movies & more. Place holds, view account, and apply for a library card. Find AR titles, new releases, etc.
        ACCESS


      • Library Elf - manage your account; receive notifications via email or text messaging; track multiple accounts.
        ACCESS


      • Library Mobile App - search for books, music, etc. Use the built-in virtual card, link accounts without logging in/out, and so much more
        DETAILS


      • Library News - Get the scoop, and sign-up for the Library Newsletter
        VIEW/SIGNUP



      • Literary Reference Center Plus - view reference works, books, literary journals (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How to use



      • Loanshark - union catalog for all Louisiana public libraries; manage your Interlibrary Loans, or request that the library purchase an item to its collection. (State Library)
        ACCESS

         - How to use


      • LOUIS: Louisiana Library Network - search the catalogs for all Louisiana Universities
        ACCESS


      • Louisiana Digital Library - online library of digital materials about Louisiana's history, culture, places, and people; includes local High School yearbook collection (State Library)
        ACCESS


      • LA Public Documents Digital Archive - view digital public documents (State Library)
        ACCESS

      • lynda.com from LinkedIn - online learning for any skill level; topics include Business, Education, Marketing, Photography, Design, Music, and Video
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        How to
        use
      • Mango Languages - a language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills.
        BONUS: Mango Premiere teaches you a new language by watching foreign films. This feature is currently only available on the desktop version. Mango Movies can be found under the 'explore' tab once you have chosen a language. 
        ACCESS


        iOS
        app

        Android
        app

        Kindle
        app

        How to
        use

       

      • Maude Reid Scrapbook Index - 13 volumes of scrapbooks compiled by Maude Reid over a span of 50+ years
        ACCESS


      • MorningStar Investment Research Center - investments, mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds - (limited to 3 simultaneous users; if the limit has been reached either inside or outside the library, you'll receive an "access denied" message)
        IN LIBRARY ACCESS or REMOTE ACCESS


      • Mossville Project - Harry Williams Center for Oral History
        ACCESS
      • Newsbank (limited version) - access historical newspapers; view current events and special reports w/ Americas's GenealogyBank
        ACCESS


      • Newspaper Archive - find historical and genealogical information; this archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. 
        ACCESS

      • Newspapers.com - browse historical newspapers from around the U.S. and beyond.
        ACCESS


      • Niche Academy - Online tutorials covering library resources and services, research databases, language learning tools, as well as different software and technology tools.
        ACCESS

         - How to use
      • Obituary Index - search by the deceased's surname, first name, middle name, and date of death, etc.
        ACCESS


      • Online Book Club - free book club; receive a 5-minute portion of the book
        JOIN


      • OverDrive - audiobooks, eBooks and streaming videos. (10 checkouts per card)
        BONUS: Instant Digital Card uses mobile phone number - valid for 1 yr; mobile #'s can't be renewed; visit your library or use different phone number
        OverDrive Media Console app vs. Libby app
        ACCESS

        OverDrive Media Console app

        iOS

        Android

        Kindle
        app

        How to
        use

        Libby app

        iOS 

        Android

        How to use

        BONUS: access magazines within the Libby app

        • ProCitizen - includes 100 interactive videos, drills and quizzes for practice, with a focus on the 100 questions that actually appear on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Naturalization Test. (State Library)
          ACCESS


        • Pronunciator - learn one of 80 languages or practice ESL (State Library)
          ACCESS

           - How to use

        • ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database - search scholarly journals, magazines, trade journals, reports, conference papers & proceedings, and other sources
          ACCESS
        • Science Reference Center - access science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. (State Library)
          ACCESS


        • Scribners Writers Series - essays of 2,000+ authors and literary genres from Gale
          ACCESS


        • NOTE: Subscription is ending on Mar. 14th - moving to a new newsletter resource.

          Select Reads
          - find your next favorite read with over 40 online newsletters; includes video trailers, reviews, social media integrations, connect with your favorite authors, and receive new book alerts.
          ACCESS


        • Small Business Reference Center - info on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Get example business plans, legal guides, etc. (State Library)
          ACCESS

           - How to use


        • Something about the Author - examining the lives/works of authors & illustrators for children/teens from Gale
          ACCESS


        • State Library Database Connection - a variety of subscription databases for research, homework, business, hobbies, digital literacy, etc. provided by the State Library of Louisiana
          ACCESS
        • Tumble Book Library Premium - animated, talking picture books - chapter books, nonfiction, math stories, language learning, puzzles, games and lesson plans for K-6 grade. (Responsive site - no app download required.)
          ACCESS

           - How to use



        • TumbleMath - math picture books combining animation, narration, and sound. Books are accompanied by lesson plans and quizzes. (Responsive site - no app download required.)
          ACCESS

           - How to use



        • Twayne's Author Series - full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors (Gale)
          ACCESS
        • Value Line - stocks across 100 industries and represents 95% of the daily US trading volume. (Limited to 8 simultaneous users)
          ACCESS

           - How to use
        • Yearbook Collection - a collection of various Calcasieu Parish high school yearbooks that were loaned to us for this digitization project.
          ACCESS

    State Library Database Use Policy

    • A library card is required for remote access. View the database vendor policies page for the use disclaimer.
    • Attention Schools and Educators - By special arrangement with the vendors, students in Louisiana Public Schools are able to use certain databases from school.

    I've replaced my library card or changed my email address. Which resources may be affected by this change?