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Do research from home

The Gale Publishing Company, part of Cengage Learning, has been printing educational materials for quite awhile. The company’s focus is on “research and educational publishing for public and academic libraries, schools and businesses” (Wikipedia.com). You may recognize them if you have ever used InfoTrac.

The library is adding two new direct links to the website. The first, is to the Gale Virtual Reference Library at http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/lln_pboss?db=LITRG where you will find Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Scribners Writers, and Twayne’s Authors. The second, is for Literature Criticism Online. Go to http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/lln_pboss?db=LCO and just click on the tabs for Basic Search, Advanced Search, Browse Authors, Works, or Topics.

Technical Services manager Teresa Rice said, “The links are available to patrons in the library or outside the library from their home computers. These literary criticism articles are full text. Also there are tons of biographical articles and not just on authors. Try a sample search on practically any famous name you can think of and you will likely find quite a few articles.”

VickieHardinThis service is very convenient. Students no longer have to travel to the Bossier Central branch to research the volumes of criticisms located there. Now they can work from home, get the same results, and save time.

All of this is free, and more, with your library card. If you would like to have a library card they are free to those who live, work, attend school, or own property in Bossier Parish.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries or go to our website at www.bossierlibrary.org to see what else we have to offer.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Make a note:

  • All Bossier Parish Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29.
  • Bossier Central Library and the History Center will be closing at 7 p.m. the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-27.
  • There will be no reading programs at the Bossier Central, East-80, and Koran branches on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

New Books


“Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz

“King’s Mountain” by Sharyn McCrumb

“Behind the Shattered Glass” by Tasha Alexander

“The Wednesday Daughters” by Meg Waite Clayton

“Fallen Land” by Patrick Flannery

“The Last Dark” by Stephen R. Donaldson

“The Last Alibi” by David Ellis

“Dark Lycan: A Carpathian Novel” by Christine Feehan

“Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George

“Bay of Fires” by Poppy Gee


“Shirley Jones: A Memoir” by Shirley Jones

“The Boys on the Boat” by Daniel James Brown

“Lost Girls” by Robert Kolker

“The Woman before Wallis: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder” by Andrew Rose

“Lawrence of Arabia” by Scott Anderson

“Exposed: The Secret Life of Jodi Arias” by Jane Valez-Mitchell

“Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, and Tragedy inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty” by Jerry Oppenheimer

“The Butler: A Witness to History” by Wil Haygood

“Help Your Kids with Language Arts: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Writing” editor, Victoria Pyke

“Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment” by Katrina Kenison


Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us

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