Reference Databases

Primary Databases

Brill's New Pauly Encyclopedia
Covers Greco-Roman antiquity, from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe, as well as its continuous influence on culture and religion

Directory of Open Access Journals
A database of thousands of scholarly online journals

Discovery Education
Downloadable educational videos from sources like PBS & Clearvue. See our tutorial | See login information

Ebrary eBook Collection
Our largest collection of eBooks! Get the Ebrary mobile app!

Ebsco eBook Collection
Over 100,000 fulltext ebooks covering all areas. See how to download Ebsco eBooks

Encyclopedia Britannica
Information on every topic imaginable

Films on Demand
Our premium academic video database! see our How-To Guide for this database

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
FullText Reference eBooks

Issues and Controversies
FullText articles on controversial topics

Excellent source for scholarly fulltext articles. See our JSTOR tutorial

LexisNexis Academic
FullText journal articles, plus news, legal content, and business data. See our Lexis tutorial

National Newspaper Index
Index of newspapers from major newspapers 1977 - Present

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.

Oxford Reference Online Collection
240 fulltext reference books online

Points of View
Fulltext database presents arguments from all sides of controversial issues

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World Book Encyclopedia
Fulltext reference database on every topic imaginable

Additional Databases

ABI/Inform Global
Our Premier Business & Finance database - includes Wall Street Journal

Descriptions of items in archival collections around the world

Cambria Press eBooks
A small collection of downloadable eBooks. See how to use these on a mobile device

Government Publications
Fulltext U.S. government publications

HeritageQuest Online
Find genealogical information on people and places from various sources

Humanities Ebook Collection
Over 2000 FullText Ebooks in history and the humanities

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory
Critical survey of figures, schools and movements in literary theory

LearningExpress Library
Set up a free account to take practice tests for Praxis, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Civil Service exams, and more! See our tutorial

Literature Resource Center
Fulltext access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses

World Almanac
Articles from Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs


Chronicle of Higher Education
News, info, and jobs for university faculty and administrators. See login information

Web Resources and Professional Organizations

American Columnists
Links to newspaper cartoonists, columnists, editorials

American FactFinder
Population, economic, housing, and geographic data

Black America Web
News and information featuring a wide array of viewpoints and perspectives

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Official Web site for the U.S. Department of Labor America's Children
Useful statistics and data about the life and health of America's children

Copyright Slider
Interactive copyright assistance
Dictionary and Thesaurus

Family Search
Genealogy resource

Fed Stats
Statistics from U.S. Federal agencies

The most comprehensive search engine on the web

Grad Schools
Comprehensive information on graduate schools
Large database of free online journal articles in many subjects

Legal Information for Tennesseans
See where to find legal help in your local Tennessee public libraries

Merriam-Webster Online Language Center
Dictionary and Thesaurus

Phrase Finder
Find sources of common phrases

Quotations Page
Find information on common quotes

Find information on common quotes

Roots Web
Genealogy resource

United States Census
Data about the people and economy of the United States

U.S. Newspaper Links
Links to newspapers across the nation

Weather information and news

Glossaries, Dictionaries, Translators