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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.

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Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

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. There are multiple other databases there that may be of use for research.


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 [email protected] 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.

Broadway HD
To promote and preserve live theatre, extending the reach of Broadway and Broadway-caliber shows to anyone, anywhere.

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.

Clinical Simulation in Nursing (full text journal)
Follow link, then enter your search terms in the Search all fields box.

eBook Collection and Academic eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
230,000+ eBooks on all subjects.

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
165,000+ eBooks with unlimited simultaneous users.

Films on Demand
Over 22,000 streaming videos with over 230,000 indexed segments 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 and Medicine (Gale) | (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.

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

Literature Resource Center
Gale Group literary biographies and criticism.

Literary Sources (TEL)
This is the biggest/best literary database. It has all of Gale Literature Resource Center, plus Scribner, & Twayne literary sources.

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

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

Nexis Uni
Formerly Lexis-Nexis. Some full-text of newspapers, like the New York Times and Washington Post, magazines, news transcripts, company profiles, country information, biographies and legal cases.

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

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, interviews and reference articles to support both sides of social issues.

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.

Science Collection (TEL)
A comprehensive periodical collection supporting the latest scientific developments.

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

Full-text access to nursing reference books.

Student Resources in Context | (TEL)
Gale Group resources for high school students.

Tennessean | (TEL)
Full-text from November 2002 - present.

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

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)
A new standardized test prep and career advancement resource that will be available for free to all Tennessee residents for AP, ACT, and SAT test practice.

Theatre in Video
Streaming plays and theater related videos.

Unite for Literacy children’s ebooks
106+ children’s ebooks in English with narration in multiple languages.

Volunteer Voices
Tennessee history in documents and images.

Motlow library resources and resources available from other libraries.