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  • AARP's AgeLine Database –abstracts and some full-text articles on social gerontology and aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences. Primarily for professionals but also includes selected consumer content.
  • Access Science- Collection of fully searchable science reference materials
  • ACLS History E-Book Project - Collection of electronic books dealing with history
  • ACS Journals (American Chemical Society) - Journal collection from the American Chemical Society
  • ACS Journals Archives- Older journals in the collection from the American Chemical Society
  • AGRICOLA (AGRICultural On Line Access) - National Agricultural Library's database of materials on agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
  • Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) - subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. The Index contains citations since 1990 and is updated quarterly.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries - Collection of letters and diaries along with biographies and an extensive bibliography pertaining to the War Between the States.
  • Annual Reviews - This is the online version of the Annual Reviews for many subjects including philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, nutrition, medicine, and sciences.
  • Aria Database - diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias including translations and aria texts of most arias as well as a collection of MIDI files of operatic arias and ensembles.
  • ARTstor - a large collection of digital images and related data
  • ATLAS (American Theological Library Association Religion Database) - Online equivalent of Religion Index One: Periodicals, Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works, Index to Book Reviews in Religion, and Methodist Review Index, compiled by American Theological Library Association.
  • Big Bands Database - Free database dealing with big bands, jazz, and swing.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index - An index to biographical and genealogical information available in various print resources including many Who's Who products as well as other standard biographical and genealogical resources.
  • Biography Resource Center - This database contains full-text biographical information from reference works and periodical articles.
  • BioOne - A collection of bioscience research journals.
  • Blue Book of Building and Construction - Web-based edition of The Blue Book of Building and Construction, a regional directory for building & construction since 1913. Covers many states and metropolitan areas.
  • CHID Online: Combined Health Information Database - Bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government providing titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.
  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) - working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs for theory and research in international affairs.
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Full-text - indexing for 2,737 journals with many records dating back to 1982; includes searchable cited references for over 1,150 journals; full text coverage for 329 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.
  • Clinical Pharmacology - Up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs.
  • CompuScience - Bibliographic database covering journals, books, conference proceedings and non-conventional literature in all areas of computer science and technology
  • Computer Database - Indexes and abstracts, with some full text, of leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications and electronic industries.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select - Critical reviews of works of literature by leading authors.
  • Country Watch - a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.
  • CQ Electronic Library - Congressional Quarterly's coverage of public affairs.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - Access to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • DISCovering Most-Studied Authors - Biographical information, bibliographies, adaptations, and other information on leading authors.
  • Early Encounters in North America - Letters, diaries, and memoirs dealing with the peoples, culture, and environment in Canada and the United States in the colonial period. There is limited coverage of Mexico.
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering) - Abstracts of journal literature pertaining to earthquakes.
  • EBSCO Online Small collection of e-journals on various subjects.
  • EDGAR - Find the latest reports on companies and mutual funds filed with the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • EDSITEment Collection of web-based resources on the web, compiled by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Subjects covered are Arts & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, Foreign Language, and History & Social Studies. Includes lesson plans for public school teachers.
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - Comprehensive reference source on life sciences.
  • ERIC 1966 - - Important database covering all aspects of education. Materials indexed include journals and documents. The library has a large collection of the documents on microfiche and has a current subscription for electronic access to recent and older documents.
  • Evans Early American Imprints - Collection of works published between 1639 and 1800 in the United States.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP - Indexing and abstracts for journals of interest to most academic libraries. Some full-text is provided. A wide range of subjects is covered. Expanded Academic ASAP is also included in General OneFile.
  • Facts.com (Facts on File) - Includes World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, Today's Science, World Almanac, and the last two weeks of Reuters News coverage.
  • Family Index - A cross-disciplinary database that covers aspects of the family in sociology, health care, education, history, business, religion, and many other areas.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of subject-specific encyclopedias.
  • General Business File ASAP - Indexing, abstracts, and full text to business and trade publications.
  • General Business File International - Indexing, abstracts, and full text to business publications and access to full text investment reports and company directory listings,
  • General Reference Center Gold - General interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles. This database is included in General OneFile.
  • Greenwood Collection - Collection of over 3000 ebooks.
  • Grove Art - The Grove Dictionary of Art Online.
  • Grove Music - Online equivalent of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and New Grove Dictionary of Opera .
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center - Magazines, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reference resources related to health and wellness. Some are full-text; some are indexing or abstracting only.
  • Health Reference Center-Academic - Integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition - Collection of full-text health-related journal articles designed for the general public.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Collection of full-text journal articles for nursing and other health and medical fields.
  • Healthfinder - A consumer's guide for reliable health information put out by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Highwire Press Journals - Articles primarily from science and health publications, generally available after a 12 month or slightly longer waiting period.
  • Humanities International Complete — full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources; produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,000 titles and 2 million records) plus unique full text content
  • Informe! (Revistas en Español) - Magazine articles in Spanish.
  • InformeDesign - a free research and communication tool for designers produced by the University of Minnesota. Research Summaries are added weekly.
  • General OneFile - News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
  • InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy Custom Database - more than 250 magazines and academic journals covering religion, philosophy, and the related areas of archaeology and anthropology.
  • Institute of Physics Journals - Searchable database with table of contents and abstracts to leading physics journals.
  • ISI Highly Cited - Free database that helps one identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
  • In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and other Personal Narratives - Searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies (in English) within scholarly materials freely available on the Web and Alexander Street databases. Searches return citation information and links to full text, audio, and video when available.
  • JSTOR - Full image articles from scholarly journals on a wide range of subjects.
  • Junior Edition - Infotrac for Middle School and Junior High.
  • Junior Edition - K12 - Infotrac for Middle School and Junior High.
  • Kids InfoBits - Infotrac for students in grades 1-5.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - index of over 600 periodicals; also covers books, research reports and proceedings. Topics include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Some coverage dates back to the mid-1960s.
  • Literature Online - More than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources.
  • Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes Scribner's Writers series and many of the Twayne reference works.
  • LitFinder - Find poems, stories, essays, speeches, and plays.
  • McGraw-Hill Construction SWEETS – - wide variety of information on resources, products, and continuing education.
  • MEDLINEplus - Collection of health information compiled by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
  • Military & Intelligence Database - Includes more than 500 titles on the subject and annually updated reference works such as The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.
  • MLA (Modern Language Association bibliography) - Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association.
  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Databases - Includes a database of documents on child abuse, neglect, and child welfare and a database of organizations. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • National Newspaper Index - Indexing and abstracts of New York Times, New York Times Book Review, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post.
  • NetLibrary - Large collection of e-books on a wide range of subjects.
  • NewsBank - Full text newspapers including several Tennessee papers.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries - Collection of women's letters and diaries for North America dating from colonial times to 1950.
  • Oxford Reference Online - Language and subject dictionaries and reference works published by Oxford University Press.
  • Photo Study Collection Database (at Getty Institute) - The Research Library's Photo Study Collection contains approximately two million photographs, primarily black and white, that document works of art and architecture. Approximately half of the photographic holdings are represented in The Photo Study Collection Database.
  • Polling the Nations - Database of surveys done on a wide range of topics.
  • Professional Collection - Full-text periodicals for teachers and school administrators.
  • Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 750 full text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Provenance Index Databases (at Getty Institute) - The Provenance Index Databases contain information related to the history of collecting and the provenance of individual works of art, primarily Western European paintings. Indexed transcriptions of sales catalogs, archival documents, and museum files are contained within, and serve as primary source material for establishing history of ownership.
  • PsycARTICLES - Full text journal articles on current issues in psychology.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection - Full text of articles relating to topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods from more than 500 journals, most of which are refereed.
  • PsycINFO - Citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology.
  • PubMed - MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals; produced by National Library of Medicine.
  • PubMed Central - digital archive of life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Religion Index (ATLAS - American Theological Library Association Religion Database) - Online equivalent of Religion Index One: Periodicals, Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works, Index to Book Reviews in Religion, and Methodist Review Index, compiled by American Theological Library Association.
  • RIBA Library(Royal Institute of British Architects) – vast array of resources including image collections, as well as reference materials, career information and access to the online catalogue searcing
  • Science.gov - Each U. S. government agency selects its best science information for science.gov. Two major types of information are included — selected authoritative science Web sites and often hard-to-access scientific databases (specific content varies by database). This gateway to government science information allows searches across 30 databases and more than 1,700 science Web sites
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations.
  • Statesman's Yearbook World (SYBWorld) - Political, economic, and social information on the countries of the World.
  • Student Edition - Infotrac for High School.
  • Student Edition - K12 - Infotrac for High School.
  • Tennessee Electronic Library Databases (complete listing) - Listing and descriptions of the Gale Databases available through the Tennessee Electronic Library.
  • Thomas Register - The online equivalent of the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers; comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.
  • Union List of Artist Names Online (at Getty Institute) - Contains more than 220,000 names and biographical and bibliographic information about artists and architects, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.
  • United States Government Documents Finding Aids - Links to publications and databases offered by the United States Government on a wide range of topics.
  • UT Song Index (University of Tennessee) - This database provides access to about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville. Use this citation index to determine which anthologies contain the song(s) you need. You will not find the music or the words here, just the call number and book title.
  • Vick Library Index (Baptist Publications) - Index to many Independent and other Baptist publications. This is not a replacement for Southern Baptist Periodical Index, but it is a good supplement to it for Baptist Studies.
  • What Do I Read Next? - Reader's advisory based upon books one has recently read and liked.
  • Wiley Interscience Ebooks - A selection of scientific ebooks from Wiley Publishing.