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Out of State Newspapers

(Some of these newspapers may require that you pay a fee, or register, or both to gain access to their content.)

Genealogy Resource Guide

Introduction to Reference Resources

Homework Help & Literacy Skills Databases

Louisiana Library Connection: Free Resources

HiSET (replaced GED in 2014)
Louisiana HiSET requirements can be found here
Program providers include SLCC & VITA .
General Resources for the Public

Finding Study Guides for Civil Service Exams: A Manual for Public and Institutional Libraries

Note: The above link connects to a 2004 publication of the State Library of Louisiana. Some of the information  may no longer be accurate. For example, the publication references a Series 7000/7001 test for Clerical/Office/Administrative Support Test (COAST); that test has been replaced with the Series 8500 Office Support Exam (OSE). Sample questions for some tests are offered on the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service.

State Library of Louisiana: Civil Service Exam and Test Prep

Louisiana Workforce Commission

   Need help filing unemployment claims?

   Contact St. Martin Parish Business & Career Solutions Center   

St. Martin
215 Evangeline Boulevard, St. Martinville,
8:00 am – 4:30 pm M,Tu,W   8:00am – 2:30 pm Th, F

 State of Louisiana Dept. of Children & Family Services

(Apply for SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), or Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP), or Child Support Enforcement Services)  

Tax Filing Information
Local Public Education

St. Martin Parish School Board


Local News

The Teche News

The Baton Rouge Advocate

The Daily Advertiser

The Daily Iberian

KATC ABC Channel 3

KLFY CBS Channel 10


Local Government

City of Breaux Bridge


Online Safety and Internet Topics

San Jose Public Library's Virtual Privacy Lab

(Interactive site that teaches about online privacy.)

Common Sense Media Family Toolbox

(Designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives.)


Health Topics

Medline Plus

Health information from the National Library of Medicine. 

Health Topics A to Z 

Federal Government website managed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health


Research & Citation Resources

The Owl at Purdue: Research and Citation Resources

The University of Chicago: Turabian Quick Guide 

World Book, Inc. MLA Citations Poster



Brightly (Online resource devoted to helping parents to raise lifelong readers.)

LibraryReads (Monthly list of librarian nominated top ten newly published books.)

Teen Ink (A teen Literary magazine and website.)


Disaster Recovery


State Library of Louisiana's Emergency Assistance links


NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center


After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures


Drying Our Your Precious Momentos 

Photos damages from the flood? Here is a video of Diocesan Archivists salvaging flood damaged photos. Very useful tips!

Dr. Ed Benoit, III, Assistant Professor in the School of Library & Information Science, and coordinator of the Archival Studies and Cultural Heritage Resource Management graduate programs, offers the following advice for salvaging family treasures - See more at:
 Tips for Flood Recovery from Dr. Benoit, III, Assistant Professor in LSU's School of Library and Information Science, and coordinator of the Archival Studies and Cultural Heritage Resource Management graduate programs.  Includes videos and guides for a variety of materials.



 Legal Information Resources for the Public

Louisiana State Legislature

2013 Louisiana Legal Services and Pro Bono Desk Manual

State Bar Association's Legal Education & Assistance Program

Legal Resource Guide

Louisiana Free Legal Answers  (Louisiana's online guide to free legal help.)

Louisiana Civil Justice Center