Saturday, February 28, 2009

Nursing and Allied Health Databases

If you are someone you know is a nurse or nursing student or other allied health worker or student, you may want to let them know that they can obtain access--FOR FREE--to some pretty powerful nursing and allied health databases through the Terrebonne Parish Library.


The Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection (click above), will provide you with an intuitive and easy-to-use search interface that will allow you to find full-text and PDF articles pertinet to the nursing and allied health fields.

Through the Louisiana Library Consortium, the Terrebonne Parish Library also gets EBSCO's nursing and allied health offerings. The EBSCO interface isn't quite as easy to use when it comes to nursing sources (but still powerful), so a video is provided here to make it a little easier:

Spread the word to any nursing or allied health students you might know. We try to make their lives a little easier!

For more information, contact Darryl Eschete at 985-876-1733 ext. 242 or email him at

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friends' Book Sale--Next Week!

The Friends of the Terrebonne Parish Library ANNUAL BOOK SALE will be held at the Main Library on Thursday, March 5th and will continue through Sunday, March 8th.

Books are 75 cents per inch Thursday through Saturday and 3 dollars per bag on Sunday.

The sale is limited to members of the Friends on Thursday from NOON until 7pm. Memberships may be purchased at the door, however.

From 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, the sale is open to the general public. Many of the books are in like-new sure to come check out what's being offered.

Call Amy Whipple at 985-876-5861 or e-mail her at for more information.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Test Preparation...Online!

As the Terrebonne Parish Library is a member of the Louisiana Library Consortium, our patrons have access to "Learning Express Library," a database which allows you to take real-time practice tests as well as to download great test preparation no cost to you.

To use the Learning Express Library:

1. Go to

2. Pull down "Terrebonne Parish Library" on the pull down menu.

3. Enter your library card number where you are prompted. You can find this number on the back of your library card--we call it "The Knowledge Card"--beneath the bar code. It begins with "20268..."


Scroll down until you find the "Learning Express Library" link (as shown above) and click on it.

5. You'll be taken to the page of Learning Express Library. You'll have to make a username and password, but remember, it's free. You register at the screen that looks like this:

6. Then, choose your subject area (like college prep)...

7. Then choose the test you desire:

And that should get you started. Remember, you can call the Reference Desk at 985-876-1733 if you need some help.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mango Languages Again

Mango Languages is up and running on the Terrebonne Parish Library System's homepage.

To log in, simply follow the link above, enter your library card number and click the language you want to improve your skills in.

Featured languages include Portugese, Chinese, French and Spanish. A great study aid for students or travellers! Also, if you have a friend new to America trying to improve his or her English skills, check the ESL options on the right-hand side.

If you need help or want more information, call 985-876-1733 and speak with a reference librarian.