Research Databases

Our free databases will help you to find the information you need.

Click below for an explanation of each service.
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.

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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 Ancestry.com can give searchers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

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.

For additional free legal resource options, view the brochure below.

 Legal Research Brochure

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.

The 1995 index to the Clarion Ledger is available on our website This is only an index and as such does not contain any full-text articles of the Clarion Ledger. 

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