Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ask for help using MAGNOLIA?

To report any problems or to request help using MAGNOLIA please send us a message with as much detail as possible about the issue and we will get back to you with a solution.

How do I get an access code to use MAGNOLIA?

If you are a student at a publicly funded K-12 school or community college, ask your school librarian for the access code for the institution where you are enrolled.

Anyone in the state of Mississippi can request an access code from their local public library or access the databases on-site at the public library.

University students in Mississippi can access the databases by logging into their university library website.

If you are a librarian or educator in Mississippi and need help or have a question about accessing MAGNOLIA please use the "Contact Us" link above.

Why are our links to MAGNOLIA broken?

We have made some changes. In our effort to make MAGNOLIA more efficient and easier to use we have simplified how you sign in.

Clicking on an old link may result in a "404: page not found" message. Please ask your website administrator to update any old MAGNOLIA links on your website to: https://magnolia.msstate.edu

If you need help or have questions please use the "Contact Us" link above.

The computers at my school or library used to sign in to MAGNOLIA automatically, now they don't. What happened?

We use the IP address for the network at your school or library to access to computers on that network. If the number has changed or been entered incorrectly this will not work as expected.

You can help us fix the issue by looking at the very bottom of this page where it says "Your public IP address:" followed by a number. Please copy and paste this number along with the name of your school or library in a message to us using the "Contact Us" link.

In the meantime, if you know your access code ("magn" followed by four numbers) you can always use that to access MAGNOLIA from any computer.

Where can teachers learn about incorporating MAGNOLIA into their lesson plans?

You can find links to workshops, training materials, and lesson plans on the Resources page for Librarians & Educators.

What databases are available?