Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers
Includes several databases. ArticleFirst is an index of items listed on the table of contents pages of over 16,000 journals. Other databases index conference papers and proceedings, dissertations, Latin American journals, and open archives.
The catalog of thousands of libraries around the world, including us. You can register for your own account and use it to create lists to share with your friends, or contribute to the description of an item by posting ratings and reviews, factual notes or a table of contents.
Full page images of the historical archives (covering 1922–1990) are searchable along with—or separate from—the database of full-text articles in the current collection (1990 to the present). The historical archives are funded through the generous donations to the Library Foundation's From Papers to Pixels campaign.
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more: millions of obituaries, staff-written articles, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. Tennessee newspapers include papers for Knoxville, Maryville, Tazewell, Greeneville, LaFollette, Wartburg, Sevierville, Newport, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, Kingston, and many others. Educators can use "Hot Topics" and "Special Reports" sections in curricula.
Includes The Atlanta Constitution (1868–1984 with page images), Chicago Defender (1909–1975), The New York Times (1851–2013 with page images), The Wall Street Journal (1889–1999 with page images), The Washington Post (1877–1999 with page images), and The Tennessean (2002–present, provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library).
Search historic newspaper pages from 1836–1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690–present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. More about the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project
A collection of full color magazines with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. After setting up your account on the RBdigital website, you can view magazines in your browser or download to an RBdigital app for your mobile device (Android, iOS, Kindle).
Hundreds of volumes of encyclopedias and other ebooks covering all subject areas. Gale Virtual Reference Library is included in Gale PowerSearch which searches the content of the books along with magazines and other resources. If you want to browse the books as books, the Gale Virtual Reference Library is the better choice.
Authoritative reference books covering the full subject spectrum, plus English and bilingual dictionaries, timelines, quotations, maps and illustrations.
A collection of reference books covering health, history, literature, science, and social issues.