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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)
7000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals, on all subjects including full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995

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 Wilson OmniFile set focusing on science and technology

Art Full Text (1984 to present)
part of the Wilson OmniFile set focusing on art works and criticism

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
part of the Wilson OmniFile 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 Wilson OmniFile set focusing on biology

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 and all are also searchable in the online catalog

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

eBook BusinessCore (EBSCOhost)
8400 business ebooks. This collection needs to be searched separately since it is not in the online catalog at this time. Search the online catalog too

eBook Education Collection (EBSCOhost)
this collection needs to be searched separately since it is not in the online catalog at this time. Search the online catalog too

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 Business File ASAP | (TEL)
Gale Group articles on business

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

full-text articles on many subjects including 19th and early 20th centuries

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

9000 full-text journals (including the New York Times) on all subjects

Literary Index
index to the Gale Group literary criticisms in the Clayton-Glass Library

Literature Resource Center
Gale Group literary biographies and criticism (all full-text)

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

National Newspaper Index | (TEL)
major newspaper index (no 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)
3000 full-text journals on all subjects

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
full-text articles on both sides of social issues

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 articles on 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