Established in 1998, the Louisiana Library Connection databases are a collection of online subscription databases that are provided to the people of Louisiana by the State Library. The databases are chosen to cover the widest range of informational needs, providing educational and research materials for the elementary, high school and college student well into the undergraduate and graduate levels. The databases also include many prestigious academic journals for the research professional. Crucial and strategic information is likewise included for the small business owner and the consumer. The vast majority of these databases are available for remote use; that is, the user can login in from anywhere. These databases are provided free of charge to all library users in the state of Louisiana; all that is required for access is a public library card.
These databases allow you to work from home, work, or in the library. While these databases are mounted on the Internet, the information contained within is collected and maintained by respected companies; therefore the quality and accuracy of the information is very high. You should always use these databases as the first step while doing any research before attempting a search on the Internet. The Louisiana Library Connection databases are the first stop for the discriminating information consumer.
This service is a cooperative effort funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Service, and state and local funding.