Public Library Databases

Full-text access to thousands of magazine and journal titles

Where to start?

Explora - Secondary Schools OR Academic Search Premier  are good places to start when you are not sure what database to use!

These two databases are general in nature and cover most topics of interest.  The content supports both student research and classroom instruction with features including a simple search, easily browsed categories, and topic overviews.

If you need help ask the CA librarian or a teacher.

How do I find them?

These valuable databases are made available from our local public library, Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library.  To search these resources follow these steps:

  • Visit MAGNOLIA Databases (
  • Click "Sign In"
  • Key in Username (get password from the librarian or teacher)
  • Scroll down and choose a database.  Remember Explora - Secondary Schools OR Academic Search Premier are both good choices and are the most popular for high school students. 

If you need help ask the CA librarian or a teacher.

Subject databases of interest

The following databases may also be of help for High School student research:

  • Business Source Complete 
    Full text journals, books, reference works, conference proceedings, company profiles, and more
  • History Reference Center
    Reference books, encyclopedias, history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photographs, maps, and videos
  • Literary Reference Center 
    Help for high school and undergraduate English and Humanities students in a highly graphical interface
  • NoveList 
    Readers' advisory source