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

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.

Biography Collection Complete

Biography Collection Complete offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies supporting history, science, the arts, music, literature, multicultural studies, gender studies, business, government & politics, sports, entertainment and many other areas. This database features more than 177,000 full-text biographies from many different sources.

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.

Book Collection: Nonfiction

Book Collection: Nonfiction is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It 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.

Book Index with Reviews

Book Index with Reviews™ (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com provides reliable access to millions of word definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations; as well as offering brain building games, crossword help, and other tools designed to entertain and educate.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Literary criticism for students and small business resources.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

HomeworkLouisiana

Live Online Tutor, Skills Builder, Homework help and tutoring for K through basic college level, Writing Center, Career Center, Adult Education Center

Legal Collection

This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Literary Reference Center (Advanced)

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra - School Edition 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.

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.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus 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. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search

Primary Search 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.

Quick Reference Links

Provides links to reliable and useful sites recommended by librarians.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center 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, etc. 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.

Searchasaurus

Content for young children with lexile ranking and teacher resources.

Student Research Center

Search EBSCOhost's top 10 student resources at once, plus The American Heritage(R) Dictionary, 4th Edition and The Columbia Encyclopedia.

The Serials Directory

The Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This invaluable resource is made available via EBSCOhost®. It contains nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

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.