eBranch

Rapides Parish Library's eBranch is designed to give you quick access to a variety of library resources that can be accessed from your browser.

eBooks

Our catalog of downloadable books, audiobooks, music and video available through OverDrive. Click Here

Our catalog of downloadble audiobooks and ebooks through 3M Cloud Library. Click Here

 

Popular and educational ebooks provided by WorldBook Online. Click here

eSebco offers access to non-fiction and educational content aligned with Common Core State Standards. Click Here

A special edition of TumbleBookCloud designed specifically for elementary and middle school students. Click Here

Tumble Book Library provides many ebooks and activities for children. Click Here

 

TumbleBook Cloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. Click Here

 

Magazines

Premier cover-to-cover digital editions of your favorite magazines. Click Here

Flipster

Flipster A new way to access digital magazines. Click Here

 

 

Music

Freegal offers free downloadable music that you can keep, as well as streaming music. Click Here

 

Newspapers

RPL offers archives of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk through Advantage Preservation

Find information on topics related to current issues and events from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, and web-only content. Click Here

NYTimes.com

Rapides Parish Library customers now enjoy free access to NYTimes.com from both inside and outside the library.

Videos

ScienceFlix

RPL Offers ScienceFlix. ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for children that are 10 to 16 years old. Click here

Databases

Click a category in the left side to view databases that may help you find the information you need.

Databases

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

BIR Entertainment

BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. With BIR, your patrons can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

Computer Source

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Hospitality & Tourism Index

Hospitality & Tourism Index is a bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains more than 749,000 records from nearly 650 titles, with coverage dating as far back as 1965.

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts (formerly Microcomputer Abstracts) provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 45 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

SportDiscus

Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. This database contains well over 1,557,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.

TumbleBook Library

Interactive storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, language learning, puzzles, and games for kindergarten through sixth grades.

World Book Encyclopedia

Online version of the renowned encyclopedia. Available in French and Spanish.