Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers

Broad resources for wide ranging research on any topic

Dive into deeper resources with the subject guides. Optimize your research with the Ask a Librarian service, staffed whenever Lawson McGhee Library is open.

Temporarily added to our ProQuest newspapers for keeping up with the latest in COVID-19 research.

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.

See also another view of WorldCat that focuses on this library.

Full page images of the historical archives (1922–1990) are searchable along with—or separate from—the full-text articles in the current collection (1990–present) and full-page images for 2018–present. The historical archives are funded through the generous donations to the Library Foundation's "From Papers to Pixels" campaign.

Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world, with thousands of images and broadcast transcripts. Search articles by publication title, headline, date, author, or other fields.

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.

Personal Accounts allow repeat users to customize their experience by saving data such as search terms and articles.

Includes The Tennessean (in two separate databases, 1812–2002 and 1999–current), The Atlanta Constitution‎ (1869–1984), Chicago Defender‎ (1909–1975), The New York Times (1851–2017), The Wall Street Journal‎ (in two separate databases, 1889–2003 and 2008–current), and The Washington Post‎ (1877–2004). The Tennessean is provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

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.

Current magazines and their back issues can be browsed and read online or downloaded for offline reading in apps for Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets. Titles include Consumer Reports, Newsweek, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and many others.

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.

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.

A collection of tens of thousands of ebooks and videos on essential and high-demand topics for business, coders, educators, makers, gamers, and those simply looking to grow personally and professionally. Books are fully searchable and always available, no "on hold" waiting.

The ebooks and videos are not downloadable.

O'Reilly for Public Libraries was purchased for the Library through the Shelton Bequest and Friends of the Library. 

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

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