Subject guides

Databases and a selection of library materials and Web resources for research by topic.

For help, call the Reference department at 865-215-8700 at Lawson McGhee Library during regular business hours.

How subject guides are arranged

Navigate by the list of topics to the left or below. In subjects with subtopics, the top level subject displays only a few selected resources; use the subtopic links to find more for deeper research.

The format tabs arrange resources into shorter lists; some may be in a "featured" list and the rest are organized more or less by the kind of resource. There might be another format indication in the description of a resource. For example, under the Magazines tab, links may take you to the catalog record for a magazine we have in print in the library, a magazine within a database, a magazine's website, or a downloadable magazine.

Highlights

Searching on subject headings in the library catalog can be tricky. "African American history" as a search is too broad. Try these searches to get you started:

Rapid Reads are short books for adult readers; they are well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting and are intended for a diverse audience, including students of English as a second language, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read. The plots are contemporary and entertaining, with adult language and themes.

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Did you know that we have digital books you can use with no expiration? They don't have a due date because they don't get checked out—they are reference books.

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