Online Access for Special Borrowers 

While the LeDoux Library has acess to many types of resources, the primary method of connecting to them from off-campus requires a myLSUE account or LSU Eunice email account. After submitting an application, Community Patrons (or "Special Borrowers") may access some of our online resources.

How Do I Use From Home?

The resources on this page come from the state group LOUIS. To use them from home, your user name is on your Special Borrower Card and your library PIN is changeme (all lower-case). For the third box, "School", choose "LSUE". There should be 3 boxes (ID, PIN, and School). This PIN will be changing SOON.

Note: Students, faculty, and staff do NOT use this page to access online material. Use this link.


Indexes and Databases

Indexes and databases can help you find specific articles in magazines and journals.

By Company

  • EBSCO • Wide range of topics from history, literature, and education to nursing, biology, and computers. Use descriptions to choose where to search.
    • A few of the EBSCO databases have unique features that can only be used by searching them directly.
    • Business Source Complete - used for company & industry profiles, market research reports, and business news. See also "LexisNexis" below for business research.
    • History Reference Center - reference books, books, articles as well as primary sources such as maps, photos, and videos covering American and world history.
    • Literary Reference Center - contains reference books, book chapters, and articles about literature. Note that not everything is scholarly and this is NO substitute for "MLA International Bibliography".
    • Nursing Reference Center - quick lessons, pamphlets, book sections, evidence-based care sheets, and other resources for nurses or nursing students. Can be combined with "CINAHL Plus" and/or "MEDLINE" under "Advanced Search", but those are best searched separately.
  • Gale • Two main subjects - biography and literature. Biography Best Choice: "Biography in Context". Literature Best Choice: "Literature Resource Center".
    • SPECIAL - Gale Virtual Reference Library - this is a collection of full-text reference books on a wide variety of subjects. It is on this page because it is from LOUIS.
  • ProQuest • Used for dissertations and nursing. If you want only one or the other, click on "Databases Selected" to search only the ones you check off.
  • Readex • Two collections of historical newspapers. Use this link to search them both, or choose the collection you would like to search:
  • HW Wilson - NOTE: all 4 databases - Art Index Retrospective, Art Full Text, Avery Index to Architectual Periodicals, and Cinema Image Gallery - are now part of EBSCO.


  • Credo Literati • Collection of about 572 reference books and growing, on about any topic imaginable. Great place to start if you don't know much about your subject. Formerly Credo Reference.
  • CQ Researcher • Overview articles on topics taken from current events, with one new article each week.
  • JSTOR • Articles from the arts and sciences. Recent years are not included. NEW Interface!
    NOTE: Does NOT link out for additional full-text. Use GREEN Checked Articles ONLY.
  • LearningExpress • Collection of education, career related material, practice tests, and many guidebooks (in their "e-books" section). You MUST create a separate username and password to use all features off-campus OR to take and score practice tests on-campus. Create your own username and password ON-CAMPUS. If you are NOT able to visit campus, we can help you create an account by email.
  • LexisNexis Academic • Sections include news (state and world newspapers), business (company profiles and SEC filings), and legal (federal & state cases, federal & state codes, and legal journals). NEW Interface!
  • MathSciNet • An index of math articles. Many articles have abstracts and/or reviews, but there is no full-text. The "article" links mostly lead to fee databases, so you will need to search the LeDoux Library catalog to see if the library has access to any specific article or journal.
  • Oxford English Dictionary • "The definitive record of the English language". Contains definitions and word history. NEWLY RETURNED IN AUGUST 2011.

Other Materials

  • Sanborn Maps of Louisiana • City and town maps from 1867-1970.
  • Worldcat (via FirstSearch) Searches other libraries at once, mostly academic libraries. Does NOT show what LSU Eunice owns.

LAST UPDATED - June 14, 2012