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Up your Research Game with Explora

School’s in session, and that means all sorts of research assignments. Projects and papers abound, and with it comes a need for reliable information sources. What’s fact – what’s fiction? It’s hard to tell these days where to find acceptable online sources for those research projects.

Google just isn’t effective in delivering solid research sources, so those in the know turn to databases. The Explora Secondary Database is designed explicitly for use by middle school and high school students. Your Library card number gets you free access from anywhere. Students can easily look up articles and facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Continue reading Up your Research Game with Explora

Be Anything! Learn with Lynda .com

Learn with Lynda .com and the LibraryLearn a new skill online, on your time. Use your library card to access 6,213 courses in business, technology and creative skills, taught by industry experts! Lynda.com is a premium online learning site. Users can even earn certificates that can be uploaded to LinkedIn.

Best news – the site is free to Lafayette Public Library users, and course offerings can also be found in the Library’s catalog.

Here’s how to learn with Lynda:
1. Log in using the Lafayette Library link*Please note: you cannot access premium content from the main Lynda.com homepage.
2. Create an Account or Log In: use your Library card number.

Need more details? Print or download our Quick Reference Guide.

Let’s get started! Let 2018 be the year you learn that skill!