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Databases Accessible to Patrons

No password is needed to search these databases while in the building:

Databases with an asterisk (*) indicate that you can also search at home if you have a library card with us.

A to Z Database

Marketing database similar to ReferenceUSA–business addresses, personal addresses, etc

Ancestry Library Edition
A genealogical tool that contains 1.5 billion names in over 4000 databases, including the United States Census and the Social Security Death Index

Clarion-Ledger Online

Online access to the Clarion-Ledger from 2002-present

Demographics Now *

Business database that contains detailed demographic estimates, consumer expenditure, and retail sales information customizable by state, county, city, and zip.

Heritage Quest *
Genealogical database that contains not only the U.S. Census information, but also articles from historical journals and information from the Freedman’s Bank

Newsbank *
Full-text newspaper database covering 34 local and national newspapers

Sanborn Maps *
Digital versions of Mississippi fire insurance maps


Password is required to search these databases–ask staff for assistance

Fulltext Sources Online
An index that provides information on which databases contain certain periodicals.

Legal Forms
Downloadable Mississippi-specific legal forms, such as divorce, name changes, lease agreements, power of attorney, wills, and more.

Library Literature Retrospective

An index of journal articles and book chapters in the field of library and information science from 1905-1983.

Oxford English Dictionary

Online version of the most authoritative English dictionary in the world; contains etymological and first usage information as well


Foreign TV programming from around the world; provides other foreign language resources, lessons, and learning materials.


Information desk staff on second floor must search the following for you:

Lexis Advance
Cases, rulings, and law review articles for Federal and state cases.
An exhaustive file of North American trademark information, consisting of U.S. federal and state trademarks, extensive common law files, and Canadian records.

Public Library (Wilson) Core Collection-Nonfiction

Provides titles—at 3 recommendation levels—of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults.(Click “EBSCOhost web” and scroll to the bottom of the list)


Phone: 601-432-4492

Text-only: 601-208-0868
Fax: 601-432-4478
Toll Free: 1-877-KWIK-REF (1-877-594-5733)


Updated 07/22/2015