Research Databases

Click on the name to search the database of your choice.  To find out information about the database, click on "What is it?".  

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Consult  Research Databases by Subject for links to databases by subject area. 

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Alexander Street Press
 History Databases
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 Annual Review of Psychology
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Go Mobile!
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CQ Researcher
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 CREDO Reference
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  Early American Imprints
Series I. Evans 1639-1800
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 Ebscohost Web
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Ebscohost Ebooks
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Ebrary E-books
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Encyclopedia BRITANNICA
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ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center 
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Gale Virtual Reference
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 Heritage Quest
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Language Databases
Power Speak
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 Learning Express Test Prep
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Lexis Nexis Academic Universe
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Nashville Tennessean Newspaper
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The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Oxford Art Online
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Oxford Music Online
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 Polling the Nation
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Project Muse
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ProQuest Central
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PLoS:  Public Library of Science
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PubMed Central

  Research Channel
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Sage Open Access Journals

 Standard and Poor's
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Statesman's Yearbook
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Tennessee Death Records
Tennessee Virtual Archive
Tennessee Volunteer Voices
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Value Line Investment Survey
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Wiley InterScience E-Books
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World Book Encyclopedia Online

To locate a particular magazine or journal in the library collection use the Periodical Search.  For assistance in using this resource click here for instructions

For online assistance in learning how to search these databases and also in searching the world wide web, click consult the online TUTORIALS.

For links to thousands of additional full text e-books, e-journals, e-zines and reports consult the  Electronic Journals and Texts webpage found in the Library Links. 

Alexander Street Press and ARTstor

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Alexander Street Press History Databases  Access to primary source documents in American History including American Civil War: Letters & Diaries, Early Encounters in North America and North American Women's Letters & Diaries.  For more information on each of these databases click on the above link.   

ARTstor  Access to approximately 300,000 visual images in digital format and the corresponding data.  ARTstor documents artistic and historical traditions across many time periods and cultures and is focused primarily on the arts.  ARTstor is also a great resource for students, faculty and researchers in other fields.  Most of the collection has been derived through collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries and individual scholars.  Sources include:  The Image Gallery, The Carnegie Arts of the United States, The Huntington Archive of Asian Art, The Illustrated Bartsch, The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and The Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design Collection. Proprietary software tools are available on ARTstor to enable users to view and analyze images through features such as panning and zooming and to save images for use in lectures and presentations.   A Quick Search Guide is available for students and faculty via the Instructional Handouts.


"Founded in 1932, Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 32 scientific disciplines. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field. Editorial committees comprised of the most distinguished scholars in the discipline select all topics for review, and the articles are written by authors who are recognized experts in the field. Annual Reviews publications are among the highest cited publications by impact factor according to the Institute for Scientific Information® (ISI)."  The Library at Tusculum College subscribes to the following annual reviews available in paper in the library circulating collection as well as online through the Research Databases.

Annual Review of Psychology  Full-text scholarly articles from the field of psychology from 1996-2007.  Indexed and abstracted 1960-1995.



    CQ Researcher  This award-winning database explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Numerous charts and graphs are included in each objective and balanced report written by  an experienced journalist and includes all sides of an issue.

CREDO Reference  What used to be only available in the Reference Section of the library is now available online through this database.   Over 350 Reference titles from the most reliable reference information publishers are available at your fingertips.   Need to know how to pronounce a word or phrase?  Check out the dictionaries with  audio pronunciation.  Need a visual aid of the Human  Digestive system?  Check out the anatomical maps available from the Illustrated Dictionary of Science.    Need an historical map of the Nile River valley in Egypt.  Check out the Concise Atlas of World History.   This is just a sample of the wealth of credible, accurate, reliable, information you can find quicker than scanning through millions of  questionable hits via a search engine like Google or on Wikipedia.

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Series I. Evans

 Early American Imprints "Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Upon completion, Evans Digital will consist of more than 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images. "  A wealth of primary source material.


EBSCO provides several databases through EBSCOhost, via the ACA. 

Business Source Elite provides full-text for nearly 1,125 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, accounting, and more.

PsycARTICLES contains more than 39,000 full-text articles from 44 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.   Coverage 1985-present.

PsycINFO , from the American Psychological Association (APA), "contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages."

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection "is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals."

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Regional Business News This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text  "is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 490 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature."


Ebscohost Ebooks ( formerly  NetLibrary) Once you access the page, you may search for and preview over 100,000 titles employing the provided search tool.   For assistance e-mail Anne Reever Osborne

Ebrary  an online library of over 30,000 full text full image books from all academic disciplines.   In order to access ebrary from off campus,  please use the off campus link to the research databases. Please contact Anne Reever Osborne or Mary Halliburton for assistance in using the ebrary reader which requires installation of a free Java 6 application. 

Springer Behavioral Sciences Ebooks  Approximately 70 book titles related to Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences.  Available through the Online Catalog

ABC CLIO e-Books  Over 3,000 full text, full image book titles from an outstanding academic book publisher available for searching and downloading.    Access available from off campus through the off campus research databases link.  Titles include all areas of the liberal arts. 



Encyclopedia Britannica. The world's first commercial on-line encyclopedia is available to members of the Tusculum College Community.

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 ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center,  is accessible via the World Wide Web.  Beginning October 2004, ERIC will include FREE full text documents previously available on the subscription service EDRS.

ERIC MICROFORMS: For those seeking documents prior to 1996, microfiche collections of the actual ERIC documents are available, in Tennessee,  at Tusculum College(use the online request form to request a specific ERIC document), as well as Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Carson Newman College, ETSU, Freed-Hardeman University, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, MTSU, Milligan College, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State, Trevecca Nazarene University, Union University, University of Memphis, and the UT campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin.


Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own e-Book collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).    

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Oxford Art Online formerly Grove Art Online provides online access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art with constant additions of new material and updates, plus extensive image links and search capabilities.

Oxford Music Online  formerly known as Grove Music Online, is an integrated online music resource that includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,  New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz,  Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. This newly revamped database also includes links to other Oxford reference resources,  links to the RILM database of Music Bibliography and external audio links and other learning resources.


ProQuest's  HeritageQuest Online contains over 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history resources, federal census records, Revolutionary War pension application files, and more.


Infotrac I is our gateway to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), a collection of full-text databases from the GaleGroup. Here you will find not only the Academic Onefile and  Expanded Academic Index ASAP  ,  but several other useful collections as well. These include Infotrac Onefile, Business and Company ASAP, the National Newspaper Index, Health Reference Center-Academic,  General Reference Center Gold,  Informe (Revistas en Espanol), and the Kid's, Junior, and Student versions of Infotrac. Also, several subject collections are listed including:  Professional Collection, Computer Resources, General Business File ASAP and International, and Health and Wellness Resource Center, Literature Resource Center and Custom Newspapers.

 Please be advised that Infotrac I is also available at Tennessee Public Libraries, where it may also be employed for free. You may quickly determine the hours of operation and address of your public library through the Directory of Tennessee Public Libraries.

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Infotrac II continues our subscription to the Business and Company Resource Center,  A nice introduction to that business resource can be found here. Also located here is the LegalTrac database.  Also included  are Gale databases  that are designed to supplement the TEL and  include  ; Health and Wellness Resource Center;   and  What Do I Read Next, a one-stop source of expert recommendations concerning mainstream or genre fiction and nonfiction book titles in all disciplines.



JSTOR, "Journal Storage," comes to TC  as the result of a grant from the Appalachian College Association. This database allows users to examine full-text scholarly journal titles in the areas of Economics, Mathematics, Demography, Philosophy, Finance, Political Science, History, Sociology, Ecology, Higher Education, and Asian Studies. Please note that; each journal has a "rolling-wall" of currency, so be sure to check the journals list to see dates covered.  JSTOR is currently available on the TC Network at Tate Library in Greeneville and at the Knoxville Center.
Searching JSTOR tutorial can answer all your questions on this tool.


Learning Express Library offers practice tests and tutorial courses series including  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) practice tests,  math tutorials,  GMAT practice tests and PRAXIS tests in all education subjects. 



Lexis Nexis Academic Universe is well known for its emphasis on business, law, and medicine and provides all manner of information from full-text periodical articles to text of cases involving local and regional courts.  Also contains full text of newspaper and newswire articles. 


Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.


Newsbank's Tennessee Newspaper Collection includes access to full text Tennessee newspapers including the Chattanooga Times and Knoxville News Sentinel and articles from national and world  newswire services.
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Polling the Nation  self described as the "Ultimate Survey Database", provides a compilation of data of "more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time." Sample polling organizations include Harris International and The Pew Center.  Also included is the companion database  Student Views which provides students the opportunity to participate in the polling process with faculty direction and  supervision in conjunction with courses.  For more information click on the link provided in the Student Views homepage.

Project Muse"100% full-text, user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. MUSE's online journal collections support a diverse array of research needs at academic, public, special and school libraries worldwide. Our journals are heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers...The complete content of each and every journal issue is online—including all charts, graphics and images—with most articles available in both HTML and PDF."


Proquest/Hoover's provides full-text databases for those engaged in the study of Business, Education, Management, Economics, Banking, Accounting, Finance, and related topics. Like Infotrac and EBSCO, these are all found on a single clickable list.

First among those included is ABI/Inform Global, which has been a premier source of business information for over 30 years and which provides full-text & full image information from thousands of periodicals and other sources. The noted Hoover's Company Records are accessed via this database through a system known as "IntelliDocs." What that simply means is that once you have retrieved a full-text article, it will identify and hyperlink all mentioned company names; then, when you click on a company link, the Hoover's entry for that company is opened in a new window.  You also may search Hoover's independently.

Proquest Education Journals offers complete information on hundreds of educational topics, drawing full-text articles from over700 leading journals for the period since 1988.

 Access from any off campus site requires a username and password.

Self-help training for the Proquest and Hoover's databases

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CREDO Reference  What used to be only available in the Reference Section of the library is now available online through this database.   Over 350 Reference titles from the most reliable reference information publishers are available at your fingertips.   Need to know how to pronounce a word or phrase?  Check out the dictionaries with  audio pronunciation.  Need a visual aid of the Human  Digestive system?  Check out the anatomical maps available from the Illustrated Dictionary of Science.    Need an historical map of the Nile River valley in Egypt.  Check out the Concise Atlas of World History.   This is just a sample of the wealth of credible, accurate, reliable, information you can find quicker than scanning through millions of  questionable hits via a search engine like Google or on Wikipedia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library are collections of online reference works  both general and specialized  multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own e-Book collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries.


Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage provides access to a broad range of business information including up to date financial information, credit ratings, analytical services, and industry surveys on financial markets from around the world.   It is an independent analyst of forecasts and trends in the business world.  A ready source for statistical economic information,  it provides guidance in analyzing the environment of industries worldwide. It provides analysis and statistical information on 60,000 companies trading in the US markets. Provides contact information for over 100,000 public and private US and multinational companies and much more.


The Statesman's Yearbook  is an excellent and current resource for country information from around the world.   It is a current and reliable source of political, economic and social information.

Value Line Investment Survey

Value Line Investment Survey is described on the website as "a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy."  It provides weekly updated reports including financial and stock price forecasts, market forecasts, and current statistics to assist the investor.  It is also available in paper format  in the Tate Library Reference Section. 


Wiley Interscience E-books(On campus access only)  current electronic books of interest to students and faculty in psychology, biological, environmental, and physical sciences and mathematics.

World Book Online  A collection of the well know encyclopedia's resources in various age appropriate databases brought to you by the Tennessee Electronic Library. 

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Another valuable source is IngentaSelect, a bibliographic and database service (formerly known as Carl Uncover) which allows users to review its database of 5 million plus periodical articles. Users may purchase articles from Ingenta or obtain them via traditional on site or interlibrary loan requests. To employ, once you have your choice of connection, click on down through the various ordering, etc. questions until you come to a list which offers you access by word, title, etc. Employ word as a subject index. This is really a very good source to learn about the existence of articles, ala a "Reader's Guide," which can then be obtained from Tate Library or via ILL.


Tusculum GPS Master's Papers a list of recent Tusculum College GPS Master's Research papers available for browsing at the TC Greeneville or off campus sites.

 PQDT Open "provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access and make their research available for free on the open Web. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing, and we expect to have many more open access dissertations and theses over time.  You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format."

The dissertation source UMI/Proquest Digital Dissertations, contains UMI dissertations published after 1996.    You have the option of purchasing the entire dissertation in paper or digital form. 

Also, the University of Virginia has a directory  and short abstracts of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) in the Humanities that are currently in progress or have been recently completed.  

RECOMMENDED The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations  is another source that has digital theses and dissertations available for free or for  purchase.  All are excellent substitutes for Dissertation Abstracts which is available at larger universities such as ETSU or UT.

Other sites for dissertations/masters papers include
 OhioLINK,  and the most extensive of these retail outlets, , Dissertations.Com, which sells downloadable electronic copies.
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FindArticles at BNET This  free index to full-text magazines which appear on the web (including a few not covered by the subscription databases noted above), is, surprisingly, overlooked on the recommended websites of most libraries . Not to be taken lightly, it is recommended.

Google Scholar  The popular search engine's new progeny provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.   Take heed that much may not be available for free in full text.

PLoS:  Public Library of Science  Open access resource to journals in biology and medicine.


Open Vault  This database provides "access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The ever-expanding site contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.  Subjects include Science & Technology, the Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Political Science, Women’s Studies, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, among others)."

 Research Channel  Gateway to programs of a television channel distributed to satellite and cable television by a consortium of higher education institutions.  Contains a video library of programs under a variety of disciplines that can be downloaded and viewed free at any time.   A wonderful class preparation and teaching resources that can be used in the classroom with appropriate technology and linked within Course Management Systems as online learning resources.

GOVERNMENT DATABASES  (formerly known as FirstGov) is described on its website as: "... the official U.S. gateway to all government information, ... the catalyst for a growing electronicgovernment."  All government departments, branches and agencies that have a web presence are accessible through this website. 

NLM Gateway provided by the National Library of Medicine allows searching of  MEDLINE, PubMed and other health databases seamlessly.  Catalog information for books, serial titles, and audiovisuals, consumer health information, directory of health organizations, and various meeting abstracts are examples of what is available through this point of access.

AGRICOLA AGRICultural OnLine Access) created by the National Agriculture Library and its cooperators maintains a database of citations in agricultural literature from 1970 to the present.  Topics covered in its indexes include "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."

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