Virtual Reference Collection

The Central Mississippi Regional Library System has an extensive digital library for your use. Explore the services below, and click on any of them to be taken to that particular service, or you can click on the name of the services in the column on the right.

Gale Virtual Reference Collection

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These are full text electronic books with book covers, tables, pictures, graphics, table of contents, indexes, and citations. Subjects include: Science, History, Animals, Food, Countries, Leaders, World Literature, Addiction, Holidays, Biography. 

Please ask a library staff member for the access code.

Initiated October 2005 with funds donated by The Rotary Club of Flowood, MS and Wal-Mart of Forest, MS.


Heritage Quest

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Genealogy databases; includes census, books, Revolutionary War and Freedman’s Bank records, U. S. Serial Set, and PERSI.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number.

Ancestry.com Library Edition is available in all CMRLS Libraries.
There is no remote access.


Mississippi Digital Library

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Mississippi’s rich abundance of cultural and historical resources is held by institutions and repositories all across the state. The MDL provides a unified portal to search and explore the wealth of materials available in Mississippi.

You can access the Mississippi Digital Library anywhere for free.


Freegal

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Freegal provides library patrons with 5 free LEGAL downloads per week. Also create and stream playlists for 3 hours every day.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number and pin.


Cypress Resume Builder

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Easily build an impressive, professional resume in three easy steps! Choose from 20,000 statements and job descriptions.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number and pin.


These Mississippi DMV practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of the tests at all Mississippi DMV locations is the same. There are practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL. You may view handbooks for all 3 tests. Practice tests are also en Español.

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MAGNOLIA

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Click for basic search.

A large collection of journals, periodicals, newspapers, reference books, etc. May choose to search by subject, database, or by using these age appropriate portals (with dictionaries, encyclopedias, reference books, & journals). Includes citation builder.

Log on to these databases with your CMRLS library card number.


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Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. A simple search and category browse quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos. Topic overviews provide users with a starting point for research. Password-protected personal folders and citation help are available. 

For research databases separated by grade levels:

  • Primary School – Grades K-5th
  • Secondary School – 6th-12th & beyond
  • Educators

    Translation is available in EBSCO products,
    several languages possible.
    Audio is also available, listen on computer or download as an MP3 file.

Learning Express Library 3.0

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Practice for the ACT, SAT, GED, computer skills, and so much more.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number and create an account with your email address.


Auto Repair Reference Center

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26,000 Domestic and Imported vehicles from 1945 to present, 70,000 technical service bulletins & recalls, wiring diagrams, factory drawings, step-by-step photos, specifications & maintenance schedules, and MORE!

Log on with Library Card Barcode number.


Local/State/National News & Weather, Job Resources

CMRLS Calendar of Events

NoveList Plus

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A comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers, linked to the CMRLS catalog.


World Book Online

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Dictionary, encyclopedia, biography; maps, timelines, eBooks. Computer & web tutorials; current events, pathfinders, science projects; research tools, & citation builder.

Entries may be translated or listened to as text is read aloud.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number.


Flipster Digital Magazines

Flipster®, the next-gen digital newsstand now offers content across all of your favorite devices. Click here for help getting started with Flipster.

Log in with your CMRLS barcode number.

 


Rocket Languages

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Learn 15 languages, including American Sign Language and ESL. 60 conversational lessons per language.

Log on with your CMRLS library card number.


Website Links by Dewey Decimal Classification

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MAGNOLIA and Learning Express Library are partially funded by the Mississippi Legislature, University & Public Libraries; and by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Please report broken links to custsvc@cmrls.lib.ms.us or use the Customer Service Email Form.

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