All Ages Summer Reading: “A Universe of Stories”
06/01/2019 - 07/31/2019
Open Craft Table: Local Hero Letters
06/17/2019 - 06/20/2019
Terrific 2's & 3's
06/18/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fantastic 4's & 5's
06/18/2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Apollo Memories: A Flight Controller’s Story
06/18/2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
Table of Contents
Federated Search | Academic and Career Resources | Biography | Business | Education | En Espanol | Genealogy | General Reference | Health and Wellness | History | Language | Law | Lifestyle | Literature | Military | Newspapers & Magazines | Regional History | Science | Social Studies | Students
- Tennessee Electronic Library - Follow this link to simultaneously search multiple online databases through the Tennessee Electronic Library Federated Search.
- 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.
- 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.
- Vocations and Careers Collection - Provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. This is a TEL database.
- Biography in Context - Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, podcasts, and images. Covers historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Use your library card number to log in when connecting remotely.
- Business Collection - Provides coverage of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.This is a TEL database.
- Business, Economics, and Theory Collection - Provides periodicals focusing on topics in economics. This is a TEL database.
- Business Insights: Essentials - Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data and in-depth reports. This is a TEL database.
- Communications and Mass Media Collection - Advertising, public relations, linguistics, literature and more. This is a TEL database.
- General Business File ASAP - Full text and indexing of articles from business and management journals, trade publications and national business magazines. Also includes Company Profiles. This is a TEL database.
- Insurance and Liability Collection - Asset protection information for everyone, from individual property owners to multinational corporations. This is a TEL database.
- Small Business Collection - Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories for business schools and entreprenuers. This is a TEL database.
- Small Business Resource Center - Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. This is a TEL database.
- Educator's Reference Complete - Access articles on educational principles, child development and psychology. This is a TEL database.
- Information Science and Library Issues Collection - Provides current and accurate information on data processing techniques, metadata, cataloging and more. This is a TEL database.
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - A free bibliographic database providing coverage of subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
- Professional Collection - Full text articles for school faculty and administrators. This is a TEL database.
- Teacher Reference Center (TRC) - A free database providing coverage on key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science, mathematics and more for K-12 instructors.
- 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.
- 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.
- Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. This is a TEL database.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This is a TEL database.
- General Onefile - A one-stop source for 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.
- Health Reference Center Academic - Provides consumer health information from medical journals, consumer health magazines, health pamphlets and medical reference books. This is a TEL database.
- Health and Wellness Resource Center - Full text articles on health issues from reference books and periodicals. A good resource of consumer information on alternative medicine and nutrition. This is a TEL database.
- MedLine Plus - Provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, or view medical videos in this free site produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.
- Nursing and Allied Health - Access this database for articles focusing on nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. This is a TEL database.
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection - Access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. This is a TEL database.
- U.S. History Collection - Balanced coverage of current thought and events in U.S. history. This is a TEL database.
- World History Collection - This database offers periodicals covering current thought and events in world history. This is a TEL database.
- Transparent Language Online - Learn 100+ languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, plus ESL for speakers of 25+ languages. This is a TEL database.
- Gale Legal Forms - Find the legal form you need with the Tennessee Legal Forms Library. Use your library card number to log in.
- Gardening, Landscaping, and Horticulture Collection - Information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike. This is a TEL database.
- Home Improvement Collection - Covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and more. This is a TEL database.
- Hopitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection - Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications covering the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's. This is a TEL database.
- Books & Authors - Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? Browse by character, subject, location and time period for your next great read. This is a TEL database.
- 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 Literary Sources - 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.
- Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. This is a TEL database.
- Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free eBooks. Includes a large selection of public domain works, or books which have fallen out of copyright in the U.S.
- Litfinder - Access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
- Scribner Writers Series - Includes essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres. This is a TEL database.
- Twayne's Authors Online - Comprises full-text titles from Twayne World, U.S. and English Authors. This is a TEL database.
- Military & Intelligence Database - A selection of titles specific to military and intelligence themes. This is a TEL database.
- War & Terrorism Collection - Covers conflicts and their causes, impact and perception on a global scale. This is a TEL database.
- Nashville Tennesseean (1812-2002) - Access full text articles and obituaries from 1812 to 2002. This is a TEL database.
- Nashville Tennesseean (2002-Present) - Access full text articles and obituaries from November 7, 2002 to the present. This is a TEL database.
- NewsStand - Full-text newspaper database. Search articles from national, international, state and local newspapers instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section and more. Includes selected Commercial Appeal back issues. This is a TEL database.
- Popular Magazines - Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. This is a TEL database.
- Southern Life - A special collection of regional magazines and newspapers. This is a TEL database.
- Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture - Free, comprehensive reference work featuring over 1,500 entries on the Volunteer State. Cosponsored by the University of Tennessee Press and the Tennessee Historical Society.
- Tennessee State Library and Archives - Contains a variety of information on exhibits on Tennessee history. Links are available to other services provided by TSLA including state and county record retrieval.
- Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) - A program of the Tennessee State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture, featuring a searchable array of historical records, photographs, founding and landmark documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.
- Volunteer Voices - A grassroots effort to build a digital collection of history and primary source material from each and every Tennessee county.
- Agriculture Collection - Focused on agriculture and its related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. This is a TEL database.
- Computer Database - Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. This is a TEL database.
- Environmental Studies and Policy Collection - Presents diverse perspectives on environmental issues and policies. This is a TEL database.
- General Science Collection - Contains articles from over 1,600 magazines, journals and reference materials on all aspects of the sciences. This is a TEL database.
- GreenFILE - A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
- Criminal Justice Collection - Offers periodicals on law, law enforcement, forensic science and other related topics. This is a TEL database.
- Culinary Arts Collection - Includes articles from cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content, with thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information. This is a TEL database.
- Diversity Studies Collection - Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global society. This is a TEL database.
- Fine Arts & Music Collection - Access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history and filmmaking. This is a TEL database.
- Gender Studies Collection - Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This is a TEL database.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Access more than 14,000 viewpoint essays, plus primary sources, biographies, statistics and more. This is a TEL database.
- Pop Culture Collection - Full text articles covering pop culture in social science, history, art and liberal arts. This is a TEL database.
- Psychology Collection - Access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality and the human mind. This is a TEL database.
- Religion & Philosophy Collection - A selection of titles specific to religious and philosophic themes. This is a TEL database.
- Kid's InfoBits - Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 6 with access to newspaper and magazine articles. This is a TEL database.
- Research in Context - Created specifically for middle school researchers, bringing together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly and mobile-responsive interface. This is a TEL database.
- Student Resources in Context - Contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places and events. Merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. This is a TEL database.