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A variety of databases are offering free access through the Jefferson Parish Library during the pandemic.

KANOPY: A database of movies, documentaries and other video content, is offering an array of titles free to libraries until May 31. Library patrons may enjoy a special collection of titles, as well as all of Kanopy Kids, with no play credits deducted. Kanopy can be accessed under the digital content tab on the JPL website.

Kanopy also is offering free and unlimited access to the Infectious Diseases collection from The Great Courses. Throughout these 24 free video lectures, Dr. Barry Fox delivers clear and up-to-date information on dozens of infectious diseases from where they originate, to how they spread, to how we can overcome their devastating effects.

Patrons can arm themselves with scientific facts about bacterial infections, viruses, vaccines and more in this engaging course by an award-winning professor and physician. This offering is available now through May 31.

MORNINGSTAR: Many investors are turning to Morningstar Investment Research Center to stay updated about what is going on with the stock market. Patrons can access Morningstars daily coverage under the Articles & Video tab on the database.

Morningstar also offers a free financial education webinar: Navigating Investing During Novel Coronavirus: Investor Education & Guidance with Karen Wallace, director of investor education at Morningstar, and Joe Saari, head of product at Financial Fitness Group, in a webinar on financial education.

They say, When the markets are diving, and our health is at risk, fear can take over. To stay calm and focused on the long-term, were going back to basics and stressing strong financial education and fitness.

Other suggestions (patrons need to be logged into the database to access):

FOR THE KIDS: TumbleBooks, a provider of online childrens book databases, announced that it is making its family of online libraries available for free to the Jefferson Parish Library until at least Aug. 31.

Its flagship product, TumbleBook Library, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, e-books, quizzes, lesson plans and educational games used by thousands of schools and public libraries in more than 100 countries.

The collection includes TumbleBookLibrary K-5; TumbleMath K-5; TeenBookCloud 5-12; AudioBookCloud teen/adult and RomanceBookCloud adult.

TumbleBooks can be accessed by patrons from their homes. The sites are easy to use, and access is unlimited. They can all be accessed on the Databases tab of the JPL website.

TUTORING: has expanded its live tutoring hours to provide additional support for students in communities impacted by COVID-19.

The new one-to-one live tutoring hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday live tutoring hours will continue at 2 p.m. to midnight as usual. These expanded hours will continue until May 31.

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