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  • Academic OneFile (TEL) 1980 to present.
    Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers in all major disciplines. Includes thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
  • Agriculture Collection (TEL)
    A collection of scholarly journal and magazine articles, and reports, including practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCOhost)
    AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written for consumers and is available in both English and Spanish. This content is updated monthly.
  • American History in Video (Alexander Street)
    Streaming videos with responsive transcripts. The collection also contains documentaries, featuring dramatic reenactments and analysis from prominent scholars and experts.
  • Ancestry.Com (Tennessee State Library & Archives)
    access to several important collections of Tennessee records including birth and death records, wills and probate records, early land registers and records, early tax list records, and Revolutionary War land warrants.
  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content, including peer-reviewed journals and trade publications, covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines.
  • Art Full Text (EBSCOhost) 1984-Present
    Access to fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. Offers full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.
  • Art Index Retrospective (EBSCOhost) 1929-1984
    An archival database featuring articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials chronicling over half a century of art literature.


  • Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (EBSCOhost) 1983 to present
    Access to full text of articles from over 100 journals as well as indexing and abstracts covering biological and agricultural studies.
  • Books & Authors (TEL)
    Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? Books & Authors explores today’s popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday. Includes author biographies; book reviews for print, audio book, e-book, and Braille-format, and recommended reading lists. 
  • Britannica Academic
    Access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools to assist students conducting collegiate research.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost) – 1995- present
    Offers full text business related journals, newspaper, and magazine articles, including product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews, and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.
  • Business Collection (TEL)
    Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Reports on the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
  • Business Economics and Theory Collection (TEL)
    Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields with an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.
  • Business Insights: Essentials (TEL)
    Coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories, and full-text periodical articles.  


  • Career Transitions (TEL)
    Provides tools to help you find a job or discover a new career, including resume and cover letter builder.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education (sign up with your campus email for off-campus access)
    Online resource for articles on colleges and universities. The Chronicle includes professional advice, special reports on hot topics, and a job search tool.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (TEL)
    Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present including 125 newspapers from Tennessee.
  • CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost) 1981-present
    A research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature, this file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index.
  • Communications & Mass Media Collection (TEL)
    Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and more.
  • CQ Researcher
    Provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
  • Criminal Justice Collection (TEL)
    Access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields, including law, law enforcement, security, forensic science, and homeland security.
  • Culinary Arts Collection (TEL)
    Focuses on all aspects of cooking and nutrition with thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) (TEL)
    Access to millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
  • Diversity Studies Collection (TEL)
    Provides scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.




  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (TEL) - Features medical related articles including in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection (TEL) - Contains journals focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture studies giving biotechnologists, farmers, landscape architects, and hobbyists access to important content relevant to their pursuits.
  • Gender Studies Collection (TEL) - Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society with scholarly journals and magazines focusing on topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
  • General OneFile (TEL) - One-stop source for magazine and journal articles covering general interest topics along with reference, newspaper, and audio content.
  • General Science Collection (TEL) - Connects researchers with scientific developments in wide variety of fields, including biological sciences, computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology.
  • General Science Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Full text from more than 100 periodicals. Coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.


  • Health Reference Center Academic (TEL)
    Includes full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries to ensure that researchers get current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health-related questions.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)
    Access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines covering topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)
    provides scholarly full text journals, magazines focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the 
    AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center (TEL)
    Provides authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.
  • HeritageQuest Online (TEL)
    Collection of genealogical and historical sources, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Searches U.S. census records, full-text family and local history books, Freedman's Bank records and more.
  • Home Improvement Collection (TEL)
    Access to home improvement-focused titles with topics like architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more to meet the research needs of hobbyists and industry professionals.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection (TEL)
    Offers scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications covering the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism, including content on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.
  • Humanities Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Includes academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995. Feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.


  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (EBSCOhost) 1994- present
    A complete of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more. Full text is available for over 400 periodicals, many of them peer-reviewed.
  • Information Science and Library Issues Collection (TEL)
    Access to content essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers with topics covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, metadata architecture, publishing, business information, and more.
  • Informe Académico (TEL) 
    Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines offering a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. Provides not simply translations of English-language materials —on an interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.
  • Infotrac Newsstand (TEL)
    Access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • Insurance and Liability Collection (TEL)
    Focuses on the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, and legal issues that are of interest for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations.



    Provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.



  • Kids InfoBits  (TEL)
    Covers a broad range of elementary school topics in one accessible resource. It features a modern, graphical interface that improves navigation understanding to offer students an introduction to database searching that is in step with their skill level.



  • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (EBSCOhost) 1980-present
    Provides indexing and abstracting of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 170 journals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more
  • Literary Sources (TEL)
    Get biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 
    Gale Literary Sources provides combined access to the Literature Resource CenterLitFinder DatabaseScribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Authors Series.
  • Literature Resource Center (TEL)
    Features author biographies, bibliographies, and
    critical analysis of authors and their works from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 124,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors to provide insights into the historical context and social implications of literature.  
  • LitFinderAccess to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and play. Also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.


  • MedlinePlus
    Provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, or view medical videos.
  • Military and Intelligence Database Collection (TEL)
    Provides access to military and political science journal, magazine articles with content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.
  • Music Online: Classical Music Library (Alexander Street)
    Users can stream over 1.2 million classical titles. 


  • New York Times  1981 to present
    To search the contents of the NYT, you will need to create an account. Go to and click on LOG IN in the upper right-hand corner. From the log in page, click the link to create an account.
  • Nexus Uno (formerly Lexis Nexis)
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection (TEL)
    Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive (EBSCOhost)
    provides full text for nearly 400 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health, and allied health disciplines.


  • OmniFile Full Text Mega (EBSCOhost)
    With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (TEL)
    Covers current and multiple view points and today's controversial social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. . Includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, and infographics that help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    The OED provides the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
  • Oxford Reference
    Spans 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s DictionariesCompanions and Encyclopedias. Results range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. 


  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (TEL)
    Covers the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine with a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
  • Popular Culture Collection (TEL)
    Access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.
  • Popular Magazines (TEL)
    Provides access to more than 1,000 full-text magazines covering subjects such as current events, sports, science, health, and more.
  • Professional Collection (TEL)
    A collection of educational journals covering topics as diverse as 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, home schooling and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional educator interested in professional development.
  • Project GutenbergA collection of  eBooks
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
    Provides full text access to American newspapers published during the Civil War.
  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost)
    A source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage 1894 to present.
  • Psychology Collection (TEL)
    Access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.
  • PubMedA free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S.


  • Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (EBSCOhost)
    Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection (TEL)
    Covers religion and the related areas of philosophy and anthropology. Researchers can use this database not only to study theological approaches to social issues, but also to learn about the impact that religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. 
  • Research in Context
    Research designed for Junior High and middle school students in grades 6-8, includes biographies, magazine, and journal articles.


  • Salem Press: The Reference ShelfContains critical guides to prominent authors, works, and themes in American literature; significant documents from American and World history with special collections on the history of the civil rights movement and current race relations in the United States; and career guides for those interested in the sciences, healthcare, communications/media, or law/criminal justice/emergency services.
  • Scribner Writer Series (TEL)
    Provides biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
  • Small Business Collection (TEL)
    Get insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from academic journals and magazines, including: 
    Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, and more.
  • Small Business Portal at USA.govU.S. government portal for American businesses, exporters, and entrepreneurs. Tools from starting up to going global.
  • Small Business Resource Center (TEL)
    Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes and more. 
  • Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.
  • Student Resources in Context (TEL)
    Covers a  broad range of topics, people, places, and events in an engaging online experience to help students with papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic and 21st-century learning skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation.


  • Tennessean (TEL) 1812-2002
    nique historical insight into the regional issues and concerns, such as local government, industrialization, prohibition, and racial struggles.
  • Tennessean (2002-present)
     Provides Nashville and Middle Tennessee regional coverage. Dates of coverage: Nov. 7, 2002 to present, with incomplete coverage back to Jan. 1, 1999. more 
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (TEL)
    TERC contains descriptions of 30,000 graduate and professional education programs in more than 300 academic disciplines offered by more than 1500 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Use this database to identify scholarships that meet financial needs, take online practice tests, and use test prep eBooks to obtain education goals. 
  • Theatre in Video: Volume 1 (Alexander Street)
    Contains hundreds of videos, including documentaries and definitive performances of the world’s most important plays. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions.
  • Transparent Language (TEL)
    Helps users build all four core skills of a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There are over 100 languages to choose from including English lessons for speakers of over 25 different languages.
    KidSpeak has kid-friendly lessons and interface in 6 languages.
  • Twayne’s Author Series (TEL)
    Provides in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.


  • U.S. History Collection (TEL)
    Collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field.


  • Vocations & Careers Collection (TEL)
    Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
  • Volunteer Voices (TEL)
    Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture. Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts to Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.


  • War and Terrorism Collection (TEL)
    Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.
  • World Book (TEL)
    Online encyclopedia that features thousands of reference articles, primary sources, and online books. It also includes up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia materials.
  • World History CollectionScholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers offering balanced coverage of events in world history
  • World History in Video (Alexander Street)
    A wide-ranging collection of documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.
  • World Religions (INFOBASE)
    Explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today. The database’s Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, including information on spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals.

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