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A - Z Resource Locator is an alphabetic listing tool for locating the library's electronic resources. It is easy to navigate and provides access to the library's online titles including e-journals and individual articles in full-text databases.     
ABI Inform is a unique resource focusing on hard-to-find local, regional, and international business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Also includes in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more.    
Academic OneFile 
Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.
1980-present Title List
America: History and Life with Full Text
America: History and Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.  
ArticleFirst is an OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals. (Top)  1990-present  
Britannica Online Academic Edition
Britannica Online is an award-winning online reference service which includes Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and much more. (Top) 

CINAHL Plus with Full Text  The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. This database contains more than 2.7 million records dating back to 1981 and provides full text for more than 770 journals.

ClasePeriodica is an index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.  Clase: 1975-present

Periodica: 1978-present
Computer Database  Provides computer-related product introductions, news and reviews.   1980 - Current Title List
Provides data and international wire service information for 192 countries. 

CQ Researcher provides in-depth reports and analysis of current and controversial issues. Each CQ Researcher report presents a balanced account of an issue on the current agenda. 


Criminal Justice Periodicals is a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

Custom Newspapers is a full-text database (customizable) that searches hundreds of English-language national and international newspaper articles by title, headline, date, newspaper section and more. (Top)      

 Directory of Open Access Journals provides categorized, searchable links to free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals. (Top)

Ebooks is an OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. To limit search results to titles available in Vise Library, choose the advanced search menu, then check the box in the "limit availability to" section.  All cataloged ebooks to the present  
eBooks (Formerly NetLibrary) Scholarly, reference, and professional eBooks from leading university, academic, and professional publishers    
ebrary  ProQuest's Ebrary Academic Complete collection. A growing eBook collection spanning all academic subject areas.     
ECO is an OCLC collection of scholarly journals. 


The Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers, many with full text and images. Includes a variety of subject disciplines. (Top) 
1980-present Title List
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers electronic reference sources for multi-disciplinary research.     
General Business File ASAP includes a variety of multi-sourced business research information.     
General OneFile is a comprehensive periodicals database offering more than 6,300 full-text titles.    
General Reference Center Gold  A general interest database containing articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images.  1980 - Current Title List
Glassdoor A free career resource to help job seekers and students get an inside look at over 26,000 companies -- including company salaries, reviews and interview questions posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.    
U.S. Government publications.  1976-present  
GreenFILE is a bibliographic database that contains information about environmental concerns with information on topics such as global warming, energy conservation, natural resources and pollution. GreenFILE contains nearly 300,000 records, including both full text and cited references. No password is needed to access this database.     
Grzimeks Animals Online Information about the evolution, habitat, behavior, and range of more than 4,000 species of animals. Categorized by amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, and mammals. (Top)    
Health and Wellness Resource Center Contains magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on a variety of health-related issues.  1980 - Current Title List
Health Reference Center Academic Contains articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.  1980 - Current Title List
HeritageQuest  contains digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.      
Historical Abstracts with Full Text covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.    
Hoover’s Company Records up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more. (Top)    
Informe  Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. (Top)  Current  
JSTOR  A collection of full-text, scholarly journals dating back to the late 17th century covering a diverse range of subject areas.  1600's - present  
Junior Edition  A database designed for students in junior high and middle school featuring articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on a variety of topics.   2000 - Current  
Junior Edition - K12  A database is designed for students in junior high and middle school featuring articles from magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on a variety of topics. (Top)  2000 - Current  
Kid's Infobits Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. (Top)  Current  

 Learning Express Library A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons -- students and adult learners -- succeed on academic or licensing tests. Students and patrons get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of test results.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
 Access over 6,000 legal, business, medical and news sources. Includes the renowned Shepard's Citations service for all federal and state court cases back to 1789; national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news and non-English language sources. Also includes the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures. 
Lexis-Nexis Congressional
Congressional publications and legislative research. Access to the Lexis-Nexis legal research databases is made possible by the Humphreys Law Collection, given in memory of Alison B. Humphreys.

Literature Resource Center The LRC provides access to literary criticism and author biographies from over 250 journals. (Top)     
MEDLINE covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.  

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print MMY is a guide to contemporary testing instruments with authoritative reviews and descriptive information for each test. The Tests in Print part of this resources serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. 

Military & Intelligence Database is a mostly full text military and intelligence-related topics database that searches over 600 magazines, journals and news sources.   
MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, and more. (Top)
1963 - Current Title List
National Newspaper Index National Newspaper Index provides access (no full-text) to America's top newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.  1977 - Current Title List
Naxos Music Library Near CD quality streaming music from hundreds of CDs, including classical, jazz, world, folk, new age, and Chinese music.  Varies

Naxos Sheet Music Library | Click Here if you are off-campus

Offers over 45,000 sheet music titles. Download the Solero Music Viewer Software to view sheet music. 

Newsbank Includes access to the full-text of over 1,000 newspapers from around the world. Updated daily.  Varies by newspaper

Nursing ebooks from STAT!Ref
14 nursing titles in electronic format. 


Oxford Art Online features signed articles, images, image links, timelines of world art, and MoMA lesson plans.  Also includes access to the full text of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.


Oxford Encyclopedia of Popular Music This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music.  


Oxford English Dictionary  


Oxford Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Also includes access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. (Top)

PapersFirst is an OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. (Back to Top)
Points of View Reference Center is a full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays presenting multiple sides of current issues.   
Proceedings is an OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. 
Professional Collection Full-text periodicals for teachers and school administrators. Current  
PsycARTICLES  Provides full text articles on current issues in psychology from respected sources.  1988 - Current Title List
PsycINFO  This database contains more than 2 million citations and summaries from scholarly journals, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines, dating back as far as the 1800s.  1800s - Current Title List
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes citations, abstracts and some full-text articles from life science and biomedical journals.     

PubMed Central  is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. (Top)

RefWorks a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.     
Religion & Philosophy Database includes full text journal articles covering world religions, major denominations, Biblical studies, religious history and all aspects of philosophy.  (Top)    
Salem Health   Online Health reference materials from Salem press including Magill’s Medical Guide.     
Salem History   Online History reference materials from Salem press including primary resources, biographical information, and more.     

Salem Literature Online reference materials covering various aspects of Literature including the Critical Insights series, the recently revised Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Magill's Literary Annual and Masterplots, Fourth Edition.

Salem Science  Online Science reference materials from Salem Press.     
Science Database provides articles from over 1,600 magazines, journals and reference materials on science-related topics.     
Scribner Writers Online contains more than 2,400 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,750 important authors from around the world.     

Sociological Abstracts
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. 

Southern Life contains nearly 5 million full-text articles gathered from actual searches through Thomson Gale material on topics that directly relate to Southern living, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more.    

STAT!Ref  A collection of electronic resources for healthcare professionals. This resource enables users to search a wealth of core medical information. 

Student Edition  A database designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.  2000 - Current  
Student Edition - K12  A database designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books. (Top) 2000 - Current  
Tell Me More (Language Learning Database) Focuses on all major areas of language learning (speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing). Available languages: English (ESL/ESOL), Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.      
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) Provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!    
Tennessee Newspaper Collection (NewsBank) offers the ability to search The Commercial Appeal and Knoxville News Sentinel.      
Twayne's Authors Online is an acclaimed series of literary criticism that offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and the development of literary genres. (Top)    
VAST Video Collection is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search. Will include access to 20,000 titles by 2013. (Top)    
What Do I Read Next?  Includes over 100,000 recommended titles, more than 58,000 plot summaries, and awards information from 562 awards.   1980 - Current More Information.
Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia and four almanacs. 1998-present  
WorldCat is an OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Before 1000 BC-present  
WorldCat Dissertations is a database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat. (Top) All cataloged dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations to the present.