Research Tools

Research Tools

Research Tools made available for you!


Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities through Library Information Access (MAGNOLIA) is a stateside consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature that provides online databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries and university libraries in the state of Mississippi.
The databases listed below are available on the MAGNOLIA web page that has been created for the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library.
Click here to access the Magnolia Web page.

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Learning Express Library is a large collection of testing materials available for library patrons to use. You must create your own user I.D. specific to the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Please see the reference desk for help.
Click here to access the Learning Express Library Web page.

  1. EBSCOhost
    EBSCOhost, provides comprehensive databases and thousands of abstracts and full text magazine articles, pamphlets and newspapers. EBSCOhost includes many specialized subject databases, such as ERIC (education journals) and Health Source Plus (health periodicals, pamphlets and reference books). Most users choose the MasterFILE Premier which provides text for 310 general interest and current events magazines, including Magill Book Reviews. To access these databases, enter magn1263 as the ID requested.
  2. NoveList
    Search for fiction authors and titles of interest by entering a favorite author, title or a subject. Includes more than 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 150 award lists and 1,000 fiction related websites.
  3. Gale Products
    • Business and Company Resource Center- Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
    • Contemporary Authors-Provides current biographical and bibliographical information on modern authors.
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select- Provides a collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. The username and password are magn1263.
    • Discovering Collection- A comprehensive database that includes literature, history, biographies, science studies and several dictionaries.
    • General Business File ASAP- Find articles on finance, acquisitions and mergers and much more. The authorization code is magn1263.
    • Predicasts PROMPT- Contains information for researching companies, the products and technology they produce and the markets in which they compete. The authorization code is magn1263.
  4. Full-Text Poetry Resources
    Selected full-text poetry resources online.
  5. SIRS Discoverer and Researcher
    Discoverer includes information on current issues for middle and elementary school students. Researcher contains thousands of articles on current issues for high school students and adults, as well as charts, maps, diagrams and illustrations.
  6. Wilson Biographies
    Contains the full text of 39,000 profiles of notable individuals taken from biographical reference works.