Databases A-Z

An alphabetical list of important online resources

These resources are also organized by subject, including general resources for all subjects. Longer descriptions of these products may appear in the linked subject guides.


American Ancestors

This resource is not available at your location. You must be at the East Tennessee History Center to use the American Ancestors database.

Specializing in New England genealogy records.

American Physical Society journals

Full text access to the journal articles is available to a computer user at any Knox County Public Library location.

Highly technical research in physics, available in-library only. Library Edition

This resource is not available at your location. You must be at the East Tennessee History Center to use the library edition of

An enhanced library version of the online family history research site.


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.)

F Library Edition

This resource is only available in the library.

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.

Format: Index

Foundation Directory Online Professional

This resource is available only at Lawson McGhee Library. An appointment with our Foundation Center librarian is recommended; call 865-215-8700 for more information.

Search foundations for your nonprofit corporation's fundraising project. Call 865-215-8700 to set up an appointment for learning and using the database.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

This resource is available only at Lawson McGhee Library.

Records of foundation giving to individuals for education, research, program development, internships, arts and cultural projects, and more.


Search an enormous collection of newspapers, magazine/journal articles, and books simultaneously.

News, periodical articles and other resources updated daily on a wide range of topics with coverage back to 1980.
Family and local history books and U.S. Federal Census records.

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.

Selected content from many newspapers.
Format: Database of newspapers

Watch over over 16,000 films on Kanopy (apps available) including selections from Kino-Lorber, The Great Courses, PBS, and independent and world cinema.

For students in kindergarten through grade 5, with pictures, maps, flags, stories, articles, and news about any subject.
Format: Database
Literary works throughout history, including full-text poems, short stories, speeches, novels, plays, essays, and classic nonfiction.

Mitchell 1 ProDemand is available for customers at Lawson McGhee Library only. Information from the database may be sent to you; some restrictions apply. Call 215-8700.

The online version of the Mitchell's manuals for car repair, offering repair instructions and diagrams, Technical Service Bulletins, recalls, repair cost estimator, maintenance information. Please note: This product will be available through October but will not be renewed.

Rates stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds plus provides portfolio education, news, worksheets, and financial tips.

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.

Historical and genealogical ​records from all over the world, plus family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni, tombstone photos, biographies and yearbooks.
Newspaper articles and broadcast transcripts. Coverage for Tennessee includes Knoxville, Maryville, Tazewell, Greeneville, LaFollette, Wartburg, Sevierville, Newport, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge, Kingston, and many others.

Authoritative reference books covering the full subject spectrum, plus English and bilingual dictionaries, timelines, quotations, maps and illustrations.

The full text of a few hundred of the most popular magazine titles.
Format: Database of magazines

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.


A collection of reference books covering health, history, literature, science, and social issues.

Format: Database of books

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.

Projections of price performance, key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects for hundreds of publicly traded stocks.
A suite of multimedia databases built around the famous encyclopedia.
Format: Database

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.

Format: Database