Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers

Broad resources for wide ranging research on any topic

Optimize your time by using the Reference and Periodicals services, especially for information that is not online. These departments are staffed whenever Lawson McGhee Library is open.

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.

Search an enormous collection of newspapers, magazines/journal articles, and books simultaneously. (For better results on a specific topic, use the subject guides.)

For students in middle school; find videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more to help you complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

For middle school and high school students; covers a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

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.

Selected content from many newspapers. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

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.

Unlimited in-library access to the NYTimes.com website, including articles published between 1851–1922 and 1981–current. Users must sign in to a free account using a valid email address to avoid the paywall while at the library. For off-site use or to use the mobile app, you can view 5 articles each month and then you'll be prompted to subscribe. Just come back here (bookmark this) and get a gift subscription good for 72 hours when you validate with this access code.

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 (1869–1984), Chicago Defender‎ (1909–1975), The New York Times (1840–2014), The Wall Street Journal‎ (1889–2000), The Washington Post‎ (1877–2001), and The Tennessean (1999–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 source for peer-reviewed articles from research journals across every field. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

A one-stop source for news, periodical articles and transcripts on a wide range of topics with coverage back to 1980 and millions of full-text articles. Updated daily. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

The full text of a few hundred of the most popular magazine titles. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

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 (use the link above and go to Register), 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.