Research & Community Resources


geauxBIZ, the one-stop site for launching a new business in the state of Louisiana from the Office of the Lousiana Secretary of State.


Conduct a free multi-state search of unclaimed property from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.


American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder comes from several censuses and surveys.

CenStats provides census maps, building permit statistics, county business patterns, and other databases from the Census Bureau.

The Data Center provides high demand briefs covering demographic shifts across the New Orleans metro, poverty in Southeast Louisiana, our growing Latino population, and the rise of single-person households.


Agenda for Children provides parents and caretakers with a free searchable database of childcare options determined by zip code. For information about childcare, pre-k, or other early childhood development resources, call Agenda for Children at 1-800-486-1712.

Connect to Educate: A Guide to Community Resources for Families and Schools (C2E), published by New Orleans Kids Partnership (NOKP), is a directory that contains profiles for education-related and community-based organizations within the Greater New Orleans area. C2E highlights the services and programs each organization provides - such as: mentoring & tutoring, healthy habits, student academic support, arts, youth development, family activities, and volunteer opportunities.

The New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public Schools is published annually and is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese. This directory profiles every public school in the Greater New Orleans area. It includes grades served, additional services provided, LEAP statistics, school performance scores, class size to teacher ratios, and more. This guide enables parents to compare schools side-by-side to determine the best one for their children.

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The Foundation Center provides the Foundation Directory Online which is a thorough database, comprising more than 140,000 grantmakers, that is updated weekly as well as the Foundation Grants to Individuals database, a research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. These resources can only be accessed from within the Main Library. provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments. provides information for finding and applying for US federal grants.

GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.


Via Link 211: Community Resource Directory is published annually by VIA LINK (United Way). It is a comprehensive listing of health and social services for Greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana serving Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes. This information is also available by calling 211.

The New Orleans Community Resource Guide is published by the Common Ground Health Clinic. This directory provides public access to community services that are free or low-cost. Most listings are for locations in Orleans or Jefferson parishes.

Unity New Orleans has compiled a Directory of Resources for People Who Are Homeless or at Risk in the Greater New Orleans Area.

MedlinePlus is is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy to understand language. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.


The Occupation Outlook Handbook provides career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

LEGAL RESOURCES is a directory of free legal aid programs, information, and forms.

The mission of the Law Library of Louisiana is to meet the legal information needs of Louisiana’s judiciary, state government agencies, the Bar, and the general public by providing access to legal and related materials, research assistance, and instruction in the use of legal information.


Louisiana Driver’s Guides


IRS Forms

Louisiana Department of Revenue