Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers

Broad resources for wide ranging research on any topic

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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.

Research sources covering a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

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.

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

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.

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 (in two separate databases, 1812–2002 and 1999–present). The Tennessean is 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.

Search the full text of a small collection of magazines covering health, technology, science, culture, family, and politics. Create email alerts for your favorite publications.

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.

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.)

Hundreds of volumes of encyclopedias and other ebooks covering all subject areas. Gale eBooks is included in Gale Power Search which searches the content of the ebooks along with magazines and other resources. If you want to browse the ebooks as books, this Gale eBooks interface 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 business, careers, health, history, literature, science, and social issues.