Library

Written by Forest Hill Web Manager on 14 September 2010.

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he Forest Hill Library has 15,493 books and subscriptions to 38 periodicals. There are 23 computers available for student use, which use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Alexandria Card Catalog, and access to the Internet.

Hours: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Students may check out up to three books at a time. Reference books may be checked out overnight.

From the JPS Homepage, students may access Magnolia, which provides the following online resources:

  • EBSCOhost - a powerful, online reference system offering a variety of full text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from leading information providers
  • Grolier Products - includes several online encyclopedias
  • SIRS Discoverer - an interactive reference tool for elementary and middle school students.
  • SIRS Researcher - contains articles from 1,500 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals, and US government publications
  • Gale Products - includes literary resources such as Contemporary Authors and EXPLORING Poetry, as well as business reference materials.
  • Wilson Biographies - contains the full text of the biographies from more than 100 print volumes of biographical reference books
  • FirstSearch - provides instant access to full text from over 7,500 journals and over 3,100 full-image online journals.

Students must get the password from the school librarian to access Magnolia from home.

Links to Internet search engines:
Google: www.google.com
Ask Jeeves: www.ask.com
Yahoo: www.yahoo.com
Bing: www.bing.com

Links to Online News Services:
CNN: www.cnn.com
USA Today: www.usatoday.com
Clarion-Ledger: www.clarionledger.com
Time Magazine Online: www.time.com/time
Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com
New York Times: www.nytimes.com
Newspapers Online: www.onlinenewspapers.com
WLBT (Channel 3): www.wlbt.com
WAPT (Channel 16): www.thejacksonchannel.com
WJTV (Channel 12): www.wjtv.com
WDBD (Channel 40): www.fox40now.com

Other useful sites:
Library of Congress: http://lcweb.loc.gov/
CIA World Factbook: www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online: www.m-w.com/netdict.htm
Great libraries of the Web: www.ipl.org/
A & E Biography: www.biography.com/
Mississippi State Government: www.mississippi.gov/
United States Government: www.firstgov.gov/
Universities in Mississippi: www.ihl.state.ms.us
50 States.com: www.50states.com