BOOK GROUP RESOURCES
- NoveList is a reader's advisory database that helps answer the question: "What should we read next?" Please note that NoveList is a subscription database paid for by the St Charles Parish Library and you will need your library card number to access it.
- Reading Group Guides is an online community for book groups.
- Lit Lovers is another online community for book groups offering many valuable resources.
- Many publisher's web sites will have a section for discussion guides:
Simon & Schuster
- Many Authors now include discussion questions and other useful information on the web sites. Simply perform an internet search for "________ author web site." A good example os Lisa See's web site which contains additional information for her historical novel China Dolls.
- What to do when there is no discussion guide: The website Reading Group Guides offers a variety of helpful guides to use when there is no specific discussion guide available.
- If you would like to receive the Library's Book Group Newsletter please use the following link to send your name and email address to Vicki Nesting
Career Cruising offers assessments to help identify career interests, skills, and learning preferences, detailed career profiles, and comprehensive college/vocational school information.
Homework LA contains (1) an extensive adult education center, (2) a career center containing job lists, resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines, and (3) a writing center offering personalized essay and resume feedback.
- LearningExpress Library offers entrance and occupational exams preparation help including the GED, ACT, SAT, CDL, ASVAB, GRE, NCLEX, GRE, LSAT, and more. Also offers tutorials to help build or review skills in computer software, math, reading, writing, and more.
- Louisiana Jobs and Career Center offers both job search resources and between-job resources including filing for unemployment and opportunities for temporary work.
- Small Business Reference Center offers resources for starting your own small business.
Overdrive offers popular fiction and non-fiction titles for all age ranges.
Hoopla offers comics and graphic novels in addition to a collection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
- Britannica eBooks is a free online database allowing access to thousands of Britannica's non-fiction eBooks on topics including geography, history, literature, arts, math, and much more.
- Overdrive offers popular fiction and non-fiction titles for all age ranges.
- Hoopla offers popular fiction and non-fiction titles for all age ranges.
MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, & NEWSPAPERS
- Flipster allows St Charles Parish Library patrons to browse through 71 of the most popular magazine titles covering topics such as cooking, crafts, lifestyle, fashion, and much more.
- Patrons can access an entire issue or perform a general search within Consumer Reports or the Consumer Reports Buying Guide.
- Newsbank allows St Charles Parish Library patrons to browse through local and national newspapers..
MOVIES, TV SHOWS, DOCUMENTARIES, & VIDEOS
- Overdrive offers a limited selection of children's animated favorites.
- Hoopla offers a large assortment of current and classic feature films, TV Shows, Documentaries, and Workout Videos.
- Tumble Book Library offers a collection of animated books, puzzles, and games for kids.
- Hoopla offers a large assortment of current full length albums covering pop, rock, country, soundtracks, kids collections, and much more.
- Universal Class is an online continuing education database that is free for St. Charles Parish Library patrons. Classes cover skills such as Microsoft Office software, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Computers & Technology, Real Estate, Health & Medicine, and much more. NOTE: If you are logging in from outside the library you will need to supply a library card number to log into this database.
- Learning Express is a free online database offering self-paced tutorials on Popular Software (including Microsoft Office Programs), Computer and Internet Basics, College Preparation, and Career Management. Tutorials are also available in Spanish.
- Microsoft's Online Training and Tutorials site offers videos to help users learn Microsoft products on their PCs, Mac computers, and mobile devices.
RESEARCH FOR STUDENTS
- Student Research Center is a free online database that allows SCPL patrons to search EBSCOhost's top student resources, including the American Heritage Dictionary, the Columbia Encyclopedia, Biographies, Newspapers, Photos, Maps, and much more. NOTE: If you are logging in from outside the library you will need to supply a library card number to log into this database
- Britannica eBooks is a free online database allowing access to thousands of Britannica's non-fiction eBooks on topics including geography, history, literature, arts, math, and much more. Suitable for middle school through college. NOTE: If you are logging in from outside the library you will need to supply a library card number to log into this database.
- TrueFlix is a fun online resource that focuses on eBooks and videos covering subjects in science and social studies. Best for students in grades 3-6.
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