Specializing in New England genealogy records.
Highly technical research in physics, available in-library only.
An enhanced library version of the online family history research site.
Citations to published information about a person; index only, does not include full text.
An online archive of images and artifacts from our rich East Tennessee history.
More than 6,000 digitized pages covering the years 1869–1910. Includes The Chattanooga News (1891–1910), The Chattanooga Press (1893–1905), The Chattanooga Commercial (1885–1887), The Daily Times (1869–1895), The Daily Commercial (1887–1887), and The Chattanooga Daily Commercial (1876–1885).
Presents even-handed analysis of current controversies, essential to policy debates. (Note that we do not subscribe to Supreme Court Debates or International Debates, although you will see links to them within this site.)
Digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, oral histories, artifacts, etc.) documenting the history and culture of Tennessee. Part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more.
Family history records covering the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and others.
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 foundations for your nonprofit corporation's fundraising project. Call 865-215-8700 for an appointment if you would like help using the database. You may also call to reserve a computer at Lawson McGhee Library to use the database, but a reservation is not required.
Records of foundation giving to individuals for education, research, program development, internships, arts and cultural projects, and more.
Research sources covering a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Stream and download thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, and graphic novels with Hoopla. Hoopla works with most smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. The library pays per use so patrons are limited to 5 checkouts each month. At the beginning of each month your limit will reset.
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.
Watch over 16,000 films on Kanopy (apps available) including selections from Kino-Lorber, The Great Courses, PBS, and independent and world cinema. The library pays per checkout, so patrons are limited to 5 per month. This limit resets at the start of each month.
Contact experts on any sort of art, antique, or collectible item for athentication, pricing, repairing, selling, etc.
Corporate and industry history, formerly known as Moody's manuals.
Company directory information such as corporate tree, key personnel, competitors, sales, and employment trends. Also a directory of individuals, and Nielsen Demographic Reports.
Music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds for streaming; jazz, classical, American song, world music, sound effects can be sent to your mobile device for 48 hours.
Every weekday, you'll get an email featuring a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start a new book.
Authoritative reference books covering the full subject spectrum, plus English and bilingual dictionaries, timelines, quotations, maps and illustrations.
Search an enormous collection of newspapers, magazine/journal articles, and books simultaneously.
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 (in two separate databases, 1812–2002 and 1999–present). The Tennessean is provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Provides a collection of full-color magazines on a variety of subjects; read online or download to the RBdigital app for your mobile device (Android, iOS, Kindle). (When a publisher stops licensing to RBdigital, we move the inactive magazine to the end of the list, but you can still find the back issues by searching or by scrolling past all of the current titles. Inactive magazine titles will also show up when you use the Genre filter.)
A collection of reference books covering business, careers, health, history, literature, science, and social issues.
Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Maps the history, growth, and development of Tennessee cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
Provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, includes historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other primary sources.
Animation, sound, music and narration are added to picture books (apps available). Read along or just let it read aloud to you. Watch National Geographic videos, also. (For mobile users or any device that does not support Flash, the site automatically redirects to the mobile site. If you are not automatically redirected, find "English non-Flash" in the menu in the top right corner. You can also download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.)
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