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These databases are accessible within the library or from your home. To access databases from home, you will need a library card. Some of databases are provided as part of the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). For assistance accessing TEL databases remotely, please call (901) 757-7323.

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Federated Search | Academic and Career Resources | Biography | Business | Education | En Espanol | Genealogy | General Reference | Health and Wellness | History | LanguageLifestyle | Literature | Military | Newspapers & Magazines | Regional History | Science | Social Studies | Students

Federated Search

  • Tennessee Electronic Library - Follow this link to simultaneously search multiple online databases through the Tennessee Electronic Library Federated Search.

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Academic and Career Resources

  • Career Transitions - An online career guidance center that walks users through the complete job-search process, from exploring careers to creating a resume and applying for jobs. This is a TEL database.
  • Driving-Tests.org - Free study materials and practice tests for Tennessee car, motorcycle and CDL licenses.
  • Gale OneFile Vocations and Careers - Provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. This is a TEL database.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center - Offers preparatory materials for specialized tests for college, graduate school, the military and trade school, information about colleges and universities, help writing admissions essays, and more. This is a TEL database.

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Biography

  • Gale in Context Biograply - Authoritative reference content, primary sources, and more on historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers. Use your library card number to log in when connecting remotely.

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Business

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En Espanol

  • Informe Académico - Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completes. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. This is a TEL database.

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Genealogy

  • American Ancestors - Resources for New England genealogy research. In-library use only at Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.
  • Ancestry Library Edition - Includes U.S. Census data, birth, marriage and death records and the United Kingdom Census Collection. In-library use only at Germantown Community Library and Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.
  • Fold3 - Features documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, U.S. Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization records. In-library use only at Germantown Community Library and Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.
  • HeritageQuest Online - Research U.S. Census records (1790-1930), books and history articles, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records (1865-1874) and more.
  • HistoryGeo.com -A family history service that links old maps and land records to geneaology research. In-library use only at Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.
  • Newspapers.com -Over 4,000 newspapers from the 1700s to 2000s to support geneaology research. In-library use only at Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center.

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General Reference

  • Gale Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. This is a TEL database.
  • Gale eBooks - Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This is a TEL database.
  • Gale General Onefile - News, magazines and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. This is a TEL database.
  • JSTOR - Inside Library only, remote access not allowed - A digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books and primary sources.
  • World Book Online - Access World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online for Kids and more. This is a TEL database.

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Health and Wellness

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History

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Language

  • Transparent Language Online - Learn 100+ languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, plus ESL for speakers of 25+ languages. This is a TEL database.

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Lifestyle

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Literature

  • Bloom's Literary Criticism - Direct access to more than 500 full-text eBooks from the Bloom's Literary Criticism series. Use your library card number to log in.
  • Gale Books & Authors - Looking for a good book? Start here! This is a TEL database.
  • Gale Literature - Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis and biographies. Searches Literature Resource Center, Twayne's and Scribner's content simultaneously. This is a TEL database.
  • Gale Literature: Litfinder - Literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches and plays.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of authors. This is a TEL database.
  • Gale Scribner Writers Series - Essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres. This is a TEL database.
  • Gale Twayne's Authors Online - Author biographies plus information on literary movements and genres. This is a TEL database.
  • Project Gutenberg - A large collection of public domain eBooks.

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Military

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Newspapers & Magazines

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Regional History

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Science and Technology

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Social Studies

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Students

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