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Forest Technology

Issues related to Forestry Safety

Welcome, Forest Technology Students!

Welcome, HVAC Students! This LibGuide was prepared especially for your program. This LibGuide will show you how to access and use the library's electronic resources as well as how to get help when you need it. Use the tabs on the left hand side to navigate this guide. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a librarian at or 318.487.5443 x1137.

General information

This LibGuide will provide you with basic research information for our Forest Technology program at the Huey P. Long Campus in Winnfield.

Use the tabs to the left to show you how to:

  • find electronic books
  • find articles from electronic magazines and electronic journals
  • locate recommended websites with useful information.

About the Library

Central Louisiana Technical Community College Library is an electronic library and relies on electronic resources to support the academic and technical mission of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Electronic resources are accessed through the library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Students, faculty, and staff have access to all electronic resources via Computer Labs located at each campus. Electronic resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from any internet connected device. For off-campus access, patrons will need their LoLA username and password.

We have open access computers, printers, and copiers available for student use. Bibliographic instruction sessions may be scheduled and are tailored to meet the needs of classes and individuals. Media equipment is available for faculty checkout. Contact the Librarians at 318.487.5443 ext. 1137 or ext. 1931 or for specific borrowing policies, availability, and equipment offered.

For Library hours:

Electronic Resources

24-hour online access to:

  • Over 98 databases
  • Over 71,000 full-text electronic journals
  • Over 32,700 e-books
  • Collection of digital images and maps

Librarians are happy to assist with any questions you may have. If you need help, contact a librarian at 318.487.5443 ext. 1137/1931 or

Instructors: If you don't see what you're looking for in the Library's OPAC, you may request materials to be added to our collection by using the Library Request Form:

What are electronic resources?

Electronic resources are some of the most valuable and convenient library resources that faculty and students can use to enhance research and learning, and these resources can be accessed from anywhere at any time. These resources include formats such as eBooks and eJournals, full-text, indexing and abstracting, and reference databases, statistical databases, and multi-media collections.

Electronic resources can also be some of the most costly to acquire. However, LOUIS works on the behalf of its members to leverage state-wide purchases in order to minimize costs and maximize access. The electronic databases provided by LOUIS support the core curricula in all two- and four-year colleges and universities.

To access the Library's electronic books (eBooks), click here:

To access the Library's electronic journals, click here:

Types of materials

There are several major types of information sources available in electronic form through the CLTCC Library

Our electronic book collection contains books that support our programs.  Additionally you will find full text e-books within our LOUIS electronic media online.  To view these books you must enter your LOLA ID and birthdate in the format MMDDYYYY.   A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.


This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches, background or overviews, and statistical data.


Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers (periodicals) are integral sources for current reviews, research, and criticism on recently published works. Scholarly journals differ from magazines:  Articles in scholarly journals are peer reviewed and must be approved by a committee of professional peers. CLTCC electronic resources can help connect you to these articles.

Web sites

The internet provides a vast array of good information from reputable organizations, professional associations, government entities, and scholars. However, there is a lot of unreliable information on the Web, so access sources and content critically.