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Resources & Websites
The MAGNOLIA resource includes many databases and is an excellent site to begin research on a myriad of topics. Bookmark this site on your computer at home! A password is needed to access this site. The statewide password is magn0897. The Mississippi Department of Education paid the entire cost to make this great resource available to you.
Once you click on one of the links to get to MAGNOLIA, click Sign-In, put in the password magn0897, then click on Middle School Grades 6-8 Explore Databases.
If your teacher says you need primary sources, informational text, or full-text journals, then MAGNOLIA is a great resource to use. Click on the MAGNOLIA ICON ABOVE or this link: http://library.msstate.edu/magnolia/. Remember the password is magn0897
MAGNOLIA was established during the May 1997 Mississippi legislative session, under the auspices of the Council on Educational Technology, when the MS Legislature appropriated funds for the purchase of databases for all MS public funded libraries. Without this statewide project, our libraries would not have the access to such a vast number of full text journal articles. Please take advantage of these databases so that our legislators will continue funding this project.
Other Helpful Websites
Hippocampus (Offers help on 10 subjects. Excellent written, audio and video tutorials.)
Cliffs Notes (200 free literature guides, plus more overviews on sciences)
INT Math (A great resource for high school math: Concepts of algebra, probability, calculus, and other subjects are explained clearly.)
SOS Math (Teaches by examples...tons of step-by-step problems and solutions)
The Purdue Owl (200 free lessons and guides for grades seven and up. Advice on research, essays, and structuring a thesis.)
Grammar Help (Concentrates mainly on the mechanics of writing and less on the creative process of composing a paper.)
Biography.com – search 25,000+ biographies by name, keyword or profession
EasyBib – easy to use wizard to help with MLA citation format
Pics 4 Learning – http://pics.tech4learning.com/ copyright friendly photographs. How cool is that!??