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Use these subject matter database links to help you find magazine, journal and newspaper articles as well as other information from reliable sources. (If you are using these links from off campus you will be prompted to log in. Enter your Motlow network (email) username and password. If that does not work or you are prompted for another password contact the library at or call 931-393-1670.)

Note: If you are not able to access one of the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) databases below, click on the (TEL) portion of the link. That will take you to the TEL website where you can access the database.

Academic OneFile | (TEL)
Full-text journals, magazines, ebooks and reference articles including images, videos and podcasts.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
3000 ebooks which can also be searched in the online catalog.

American History in Video
5,000 streaming videos.

American Revolution Backfile
450 titles totaling 94,000 pages of text.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (1983 to present)
Part of the EBSCOHost set focusing on science and technology.

Art Full Text (1984 to present)
Part of the EBSCOHost set focusing on art works and criticism.

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Part of the EBSCOHost set focusing on art history.

Art images (enable pop ups before accessing). For instructor privileges, instructors may send an email to for the authorization code.

Biography in Context
Gale Group biographies plus full-text biographical articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (1983 to present)
Part of the EBSCOHost set focusing on biology.

Business Collection | (TEL)
Gale Group articles on business.

Chronicle of Higher Education
National newspaper for higher education.

CINAHL Complete
Index of nursing and allied health literature with some full-text.

Civil War Backfile
Nearly 500 titles totaling about 90,000 pages of text.

Classical Music Library
Streaming classical music recordings.

Computer Database | (TEL)
Gale Group articles about computer issues.

eBook Collection and Academic eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
166,000 eBooks on all subjects.

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
70,000 eBooks with unlimited simultaneous users.

eBook BusinessCore (EBSCOhost)
8,400 business eBooks. This collection needs to be searched separately.

eBook Education Collection (EBSCOhost)
Full-text eBooks.

Films on Demand
Over 14,000 streaming videos with over 100,000 clips covering academic, vocational, and life-skills topics.

Index only (no full-text) for a wide variety of information.

General OneFile | (TEL)
Almost all Gale Group resources in one place. Lots of full-text.

Health and Wellness Resource Center | (TEL)
Articles and links on health issues.

Health Reference Center Academic | (TEL)
Gale Group articles on health (some full-text).

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
EBSCO articles on nursing (some full-text).

Heritage Quest Online
Resource for genealogy and family history.

Some full-text journals, ebooks, historical documents, letters and interviews.

Junior Edition | (TEL)
Gale Group resources for students in junior high and middle school.

Kids InfoBits | (TEL)
Gale group resources for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Learning Express Library
Practice tests for college preparation and career competence.

Some full-text of news, magazines, news transcripts, company profiles, country information, biographies and legal cases.

Literature Resource Center
Gale Group literary biographies and criticism.

Military & Intelligence Collection
Gale Group articles on military issues (some full-text).

News Sites
Links to local, state, national and international media sites.

Nursing & Allied Health Comprehensive
Large database of nursing articles, many full-text.

Nursing Reference Center
Guidelines, help sheets, articles, and news. Nursing research starts here.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
Some full-text of journals, magazines and ebooks 1909 to present.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Full-text journals, magazines, biographies, interviews and reference articles to support argumentative topics.

Ovid Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection
86 full-text nursing journals from LWW.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Full-text access to Oxford University Press reference works about African Americans and African history and culture.

Oxford English Dictionary
Comprehensive English language dictionary with citations to early usage.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Full-text access to over 300 Oxford University Press reference books.

Points of View Reference Center by EBSCOhost
Full-text journals, magazines, biographies, inteviews and reference articles to support both sides of social issues.

PowerSpeak Languages
Instruction in learning eight foreign languages plus ESL (for Spanish and Japanese speakers).

Full-text articles from the American Psychological Association and related organizations' journals.

Salem History
Salem's History resource.

Salem Literature
Literary criticism including full text of Critical Insights books at Motlow.

Find articles in a particular magazine or journal.

Shakespeare Plays (streaming)
Full length BBC productions of all Shakespeare plays.

Slavery in America Backfile
Digital collection of over 600 documents in 75,000 pages.

Full-text access to nursing reference books.

Student Edition | (TEL)
Gale Group resources for high school students.

Full-text from November 2002 - present.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
Free databases provided by the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

Theatre in Video
Streaming plays and theater related videos.

Unite for Literacy children’s ebooks
106 children’s ebooks in English with narration in any of 12 languages.

Volunteer Voices
Tennessee history in documents and images.

Motlow library resources and resources available from other libraries.