Below are educational resources provided by Jackson Hinds Library System which are found outside of our library network that we partner with and promote in the Greater Jackson, Mississippi area.
Cypress Resume

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Cypress Resume lets you create a quality resume with minimal writing required! Follow the easy 3-step process to enter your information, target your desired job, and highlight your talents and skills. You choose the statements that you want to include, tailor them to showcase your strengths, and Cypress Resume puts it all together for you. You will have a complete resume in minutes. You can also create cover letters and reference pages. Simply click below to begin.

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Free Tutorials from LearningExpress

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The LearningExpress suite of eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. Register for a free account to begin.

Want to get a higher score on the ACT or SAT? Use this site and Get2College sponsored by ESF to take sample tests and improve your score.

The LearningExpress service is free thanks to support from the Mississippi Library Commission.

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MAGNOLIA Research Databases

Need access to research databases to use in college, high school or elementary school research?

The MAGNOLIA Project gives you access to thousands of scholarly journal articles, databases, encyclopedias, and research aids.

MAGNOLIA is funded by the Mississippi Legislature and partially funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Please use magn1115 as the access code to this resource.

Start Your Research 

Westlaw Patron Access

Westlaw Patron Access is an online legal research service designed especially for patron use in public libraries. The service is not available outside our library branches. This service is available at all 14 branches.

For help with searching Westlaw, please contact the reference staff at Welty Library at reference@jhlibrary.org, or come by the Welty Computer Commons. Trained staff can assist you with your Westlaw searching.

If you need training or assistance on the Westlaw database, please contact the reference staff at Welty Library through the online chat box or by online contact form.

Start Your Research Legal Research Brochure

Universal Class for Libraries

Access over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. Sign up today.

You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses. You have up to 6 months to finish each course. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.

Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

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Ancestry.com Library Edition

Search more than 11 million genealogical records and 30,000 family records to find your family history.

Stop in at the Eudora Welty Library or the Quisenberry Library and use the largest online family history resource in the world at no cost if you have a library card. Ancestry.com can give searchers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Free Driver Education

Driver Education program for Mississippi:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 8 motorcycle practice tests
  • 3 Commercial Driver’s License practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals – car, motorcycle, CDL
  • A FAQ section with detailed answers to more than 100 DMV related questions

Test Your Knowledge

The Clarion-Ledger Indexes

The Clarion Ledger is available from 1955 to date on microfilm at the Eudora Welty Library, 300 N. State St, Jackson, Mississippi.

You may come in and make copies from microfilm at a cost of $.20 per page.

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Get2College sponsored by ESF

Geared to students who may be preparing to go to college, the site sponsored by ESF has information about free ACT and SAT classes, financial aid, FAFSA preparation and a wealth of other topics.

Want to get a higher score on the ACT or SAT? Use this site and the Learning Express database to take sample tests and improve your score.

Get Started

Accelerated Reader (AR) Books

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From understood.org: “Accelerated Reader is a computer-based program that schools may use to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide kids to books that are on kids’ individual reading levels that are expressed in levels such as grade 1.3, 2.4, 6.1, etc. Kids take short quizzes after reading a book to check if they’ve understood it.”

You can use the free AR Bookfinder by Renaissance to search for AR books by title, author, ISBN, etc.

AR Bookfinder

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Latest News

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • Lights Out: After School Movie at Medgar Evers Library on Wednesday
  • Christmas Story Time and Craft at Willie Morris Library on Wednesday, 12/07/2022
  • Read Out Loud Story Time at Evelynn Taylor Majure (Utica) Library on Wednesday, 12/07/2022
  • Accordion Christmas Trees at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Thursday, 12/08/2022
  • Holiday Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Medgar Evers Library on Friday, 12/09/2022
  • Christmas Ornament Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022
  • Movie Showtime: The Grinch at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022
  • Make It, Take It Christmas Craft at Evelynn Taylor Majure (Utica) Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022 and 12/17/2022
  • How to make your own Spread at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Monday, 12/12/2022
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Tuesday, 12/13/2022
  • Movie Showtime: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Tuesday, 12/13/2022
  • Cookies with Santa at Raymond Public Library on Thursday, 12/15/2022
  • Annual Cookies With Santa at Medgar Evers Library on Friday, 12/16/2022
  • Miniature Christmas Tree Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Friday, 12/16/2022
  • Jingle and Mingle Celebration at Ella Bess Austin (Terry) Library on Saturday, 12/17/2022
  • 4 Days of Christmas Movies at Willie Morris Library on Monday, 12/19/2022 until Friday, 12/23/2022
  • Christmas Paint & Punch Party at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Tuesday, 12/20/2022

UPCOMING CLOSURES

All libraries will be closed for Christmas Holiday on December 24th - 26th.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 52 Weeks of Black History Program TBA
  • Lights Out: After School Movie at Medgar Evers Library showtimes are going to be held every Wednesday starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Device Drop In at Medgar Evers Library patrons may bring their devices for tech help starting at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Event lasts until 12/30/2022.
  • Christmas Open House check your local branch for specific dates.
  • Eudora Welty Library Gingerbread House Challenge all houses are due on 12/22/2022

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