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Research. Discover. Learn.

You have access to wide variety of educational databases through your local library. Some of these databases are provided by the State Library of Louisiana while others are provided directly by your Webster Parish Libraries. You need a library card to access these sites. If you don't have a card and you are a Webster Parish resident, you can get an e-card here.

Education Center

A collection of resources for students, educators, job seekers, or anyone wishing to further their career or education.

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Full text biographies & narrative biographies.

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Consumer Health Complete

Medical & health encyclopedias, books, & magazines.

Cypress Resume

Create a resume to help find employment.

How-to help with computers, email, social media, etc.


Full text database of peer reviewed academic journals.

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Education Station

Free homeschooling

curriculum with educational activities.

History Reference Center

Reference books, encyclopedias, biographies, photos, maps, & more.

Homework Louisiana

Homework help, career center, continuing education and more.

LA Driving Practice Tests

Louisiana driving test preparation for all ages and classifications.

Learning Express Library

Career prep., college prep., & High School Equivalency Center

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.


Gale Presents: Udemy

On-demand video courses.

Literacy Center

A collection of literary materials for all ages.

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Book Index Reviews

Reviews of books, music, & DVD/video titles.

Britannica eBooks

Non-fiction downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.

Explora Quick Search

Magazines, reference books, documents, news articles, & videos.

Gale Virtual Reference

Literary criticism, author biographies & business resources.

Literary Reference Center

Information from reference works, books, & journals.

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LA Public Library Audiobooks

Audiobooks for all ages.

LA Public Library eBooks

Downloadable e-books for ages preschool to 18.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language.


E-books & other digital content for grades 6–12.

TumbleBook Library

Collection of children's e-books for grades K-6.

Business & Legal Center

A collection of resources for businesses and those in need of legal assistance and documents.

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Legal Info Reference Center

Consumer legal reference books & legal forms.

Business Search Interface

Market & economic

data; company & industry info

Gale Legal Forms

A variety of forms and legal contracts covering subjects.

LA Public Document Archive

Louisiana public documents, most since 2002.

Small Business Reference Center

Business information from start to finish.

Life Skills Center

A collection of resources to help develop the life skills you need.

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Home Improvement Center

Instruction on home repair, maintenance, and remodeling.

Hobbies & Crafts Center

Articles, periodicals, books, and videos on hobbies & crafts.

If you have difficulty accessing any of the above databases while outside of a WPL branch, visit for direct access to the database of interest. 

Your Webster Parish Libraries has a wide collection of genealogy resources and newspapers available in-house and online. View genealogy and newspaper information here.

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