Websites for Parents
This is a wonderful online tool available to Library cardholders. Helps kids do their best in school by providing practice, lessons, and study help for various subjects. For elementary school students, there are currently modules for Math and Reading Skills Improvement.
The most extensive online research tool we have is MAGNOLIA, which is provided courtesy of the Mississippi State Legislature. Close to a hundred different databases can be searched for reliable information. Includes searches in magazines, newspapers, journals, business information, biographies, literary criticism, and much more. Think of MAGNOLIA as Google on steroids. It takes a little getting used to, but it can provide invaluable information on practically anything. If you need help using it, contact the Reference Librarian. To access it away from the Library, click on Access resources from your home computer to the right and then enter our username, which you can obtain by contacting the Library.
This reference source and other online resources are available to you through your Library. World Book Online has developed a collection of Scavenger Hunts to help children and teens learn how to use it - and they learn information while they're at it. Cool - give them a look.
Practice tests are available free at the Library to help students prepare for state tests in grades 2-8 and in high school Algebra I, Biology I, English II, and US History from 1877. Online practice tests and more information are available through State Office of Student Assessment.
Other Useful LinksOffice of Student AssessmentGo here for information about the Mississippi Curriculum and Subject Area Tests - includes practice tests. These practice tests are also available in the Library. Child Safety on the Information HighwayPublished by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Interactive Services Association, This site provides information for both parents and children and suggests guidelines for Online Safety. Parents are encouraged to review this page with their children.
Colleges, Universities and Scholarships Easy access to information on colleges and universities throughout the United States, including an online directory of college and university admissions offices.Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and KidsPublished by the American Library Association, this page introduces parents and children to the internet. General information is given, as well as safety tips. Parents with questions about the internet can seek answers at this site. It includes links to 50 great sites for both kids and parents. Care.comA website for finding babysitters, nannies, tutors, senor care providers, pet sitters, and more.