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.

Start Your Research Library Edition

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

Stop by the Willie Morris and Quisenberry Library to use the largest online family history resource in the world at no cost if you have a library card. can give searchers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.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 12 branches.

For help with searching Westlaw, please ask circulation staff. If you need training or assistance on the Westlaw database, please fill out the online contact form.

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

 Legal Research Brochure

Pro Quest U.S. Newstream
The U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content, regional newspapers as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It delivers full-text news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites. Includes preferred access to content from The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN Newswires, the Huffington Post, and the Clarion Ledger.

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