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Free APL Databases

Keep up with Business News & Trends from your home or office – Free!


Ascension Parish Library subscribes to a variety of databases to help small business owners stay current with business news and assist with in-depth research.  The databases can be used in the library or accessed from your home or office with a current library card.  

Business Source Complete

This database is the world's largest resource of full text business publications. It contains far more full text business periodicals than any other database currently available. Business Source® Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886 or the first issue published. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
Regional Business News™ is a supplemental database for customers of Business Source Complete. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 50 sources.

To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select EBSCO and then select Business Source Complete.


Newsbank

America’s Newspapers
The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers – all in one easy to search database.  Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.  Paid ads are excluded.  Includes:  The Advocate, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, CityBusiness North Shore Report, The Daily Advertiser, Daily World, New Orleans CityBusiness, News-Star, The Times, The Times-Picayune, and North America.


America’s News Magazines
Coverage of U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from familiar magazines.  Includes five business titles:  Business 2.0, Fortune, Fortune International, FSB: Fortune Small Business, and Money.


To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select EBSCO and then select NewsBank.


Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source™ provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Times (London), The Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.

To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select EBSCO and then select Newspaper Source.


French Business Source
French Business Source® provides full text coverage for French language business journals serving both the academic and the professional researcher. This collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, technology and others.
To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select EBSCO and then select French Business Source.


General Reference Gold Center

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select Gale Group Databases and then select General Reference Gold Center.


Louisiana Legal Forms – Thompson Gale LegalForms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

To access this database from home or work click Research Databases on the library’s home page, then enter your Ascension Parish Library card number.  Select Gale Group Databases and then select Thompson Gale LegalForms.

Business and Financial Databases