MAGNOLIA

MAGNOLIA

Miss Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities Through Library Information Access

Magnolia

The most extensive online research tool we have is MAGNOLIA, which is provided courtesy of the Mississippi State Legislature. Close to a hundred different databases can be searched for reliable information. Includes searches in magazines, newspapers, journals, business information, biographies, literary criticism, and much more. Think of MAGNOLIA as Google on steroids. It takes a little getting used to, but it can provide invaluable information on practically anything. If you need help using it, contact the Circulation Manager. To access it away from the Library, click on Access resources from your home computer to the right and then enter our username, which you can obtain by contacting the Library.

MAGNOLIA is a statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature which provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.

MAGNOLIA began in 1997 when Mississippi legislators appropriated $568,000 to purchase online databases for publicly funded libraries in Mississippi. Senator Grey Ferris of Vicksburg was instrumental in bringing this project to the legislature. The legislature continues to fund MAGNOLIA even after 10 years. With funding now exceeding $1.2 million, MAGNOLIA databases are being used by libraries and the citizens of Mississippi.

The MAGNOLIA databases have been of great benefit to Mississippi residents since August 1997. In addition to searching the databases in libraries across the state, individuals can also access the electronic resources available through MAGNOLIA from their home or office computers. Interested individuals should contact their local library for the necessary location ID and/or password.


Other Useful Links

World Book Online

This reference source and other online resources are available to you through your Library. World Book Online has developed a collection of Scavenger Hunts to help children and teens learn how to use it - and they learn information while they're at it. Cool - give them a look.

Office of Student Assessment

Go here for information about the Mississippi Curriculum and Subject Area Tests - includes practice tests. These practice tests are also available in the Library.

Child Safety on the Information Highway

Published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services Association, This site provides information for both parents and children and suggests guidelines for Online Safety. Parents are encouraged to review this page with their children.

Colleges, Universities and Scholarships Easy access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, including an online directory of college and university admissions offices.

Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids

Published by the American Library Association, this page introduces parents and children to the internet. General information is given, as well as safety tips. Parents with questions about the internet can seek answers at this site. It includes links to 50 great sites for both kids and parents.

Care.com

A website for finding babysitters, nannies, tutors, senor care providers, pet sitters, and more.

For greater knowledge visit your library often!

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Free Internet Access

Look for "JGAPL - Public WiFi" while at the library.

We offer Public Wireless Internet Access here at the library. We offer no technical support to assist you on this service.

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