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    Resources & Websites

     

    Below is a list of links, resources, websites, etc. that can help you elevate your game!
     

    magnolia

    The MAGNOLIA resource includes many databases and is an excellent site to begin research on a myriad of topics.   Bookmark this site on your computer at home! A password is needed to access this site.  The statewide password is magn0897.  The Mississippi Department of Education paid the entire cost to make this great resource available to you.

    Once you click on one of the links to get to MAGNOLIA, click Sign-In, put in the password magn0897, then click on Middle School Grades 6-8 Explore Databases.

    If your teacher says you need primary sources, informational text, or full-text journals, then MAGNOLIA is a great resource to use.  Click on the MAGNOLIA ICON ABOVE or this link:  http://library.msstate.edu/magnolia/Remember the password is magn0897

    MAGNOLIA was established during the May 1997 Mississippi legislative session, under the auspices of the Council on Educational Technology, when the MS Legislature appropriated funds for the purchase of databases for all MS public funded libraries.  Without this statewide project, our libraries would not have the access to such a vast number of full text journal articles. Please take advantage of these databases so that our legislators will continue funding this project.

    WorldBook Online

    World Book Web

     Worldbook Online  is an online encyclopedia and so much more!  Please check it out.  The MCSD has purchased this great resource for our use!  If you use it from your home, you do need a password.  The username is otmlibrary.  The password is very common and you can contact me or come in the library to get the password. 
     
     
    Follett Destiny Library Card Catalog
     
     
    Use Destiny Discover to see what books we have in the library
     
    Follett Destiny is the circulation or catalog software we use  in our OTM Library. You can click on the Follett Destiny Discover icon above or you can click this link which will allow you to search our catalog.  https://madisonschools.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home.  You do not have to log in or be at school for this to work.  You can see all the books in our library and tell if they are available or checked out by going to Follett Destiny.
     

    Other Helpful Websites

     

     

    • Madison County Library System (We encourage you to love and use the Public Library as you become a reader for life.  Tell Ms. Murchison, the Ridgeland Childrens/Teens librarian that we sent you! )  
    • Hippocampus (Offers help on 10 subjects.  Excellent written, audio and video tutorials.)

    • Cliffs Notes (200 free literature guides, plus more overviews on sciences)

    • INT Math (A great resource for high school math:  Concepts of algebra, probability, calculus, and other subjects are explained clearly.)

    • SOS Math (Teaches by examples...tons of step-by-step problems and solutions)

    • The Purdue Owl (200 free lessons and guides for grades seven and up.  Advice on research, essays, and structuring a thesis.)

    • Grammar Help (Concentrates mainly on the mechanics of writing and less on the creative process of composing a paper.)

    • Biography.com – search 25,000+ biographies by name, keyword or profession

    • EasyBib –  easy to use wizard to help with MLA citation format

    • Pics 4 Learning – http://pics.tech4learning.com/ copyright friendly photographs.  How cool is that!??

    • Lexile Reading Levels - Find a Book on your Lexile Level at https://fab.lexile.com

    • Google - Can't forget ol' Google!

    • Teens Read - A great place online for you to find info about your favorite authors, books, series, etc.