Research Tools

Tennessee Electronic Library offers access to the World Book Encyclopedia, magazines, databases, test prep, career exploration, foreign language tutoring, homework help and more.


World and I School is a cross-curricular database that provides up-to-date information for social studies, science, art, English, ESL and Spanish. Click on the link below to explore.

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Britannica School offers the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as a variety of primary source documents, video clips, and research materials for all subjects. Also available is ImageQuest, royalty free clip art for all subjects.

Britannica School 

World Book Advanced, available through TEL and the link below, provides the full text of the World Book Encyclopedia, as well as a dictionary, atlas, world newspapers, citation builders, thousands of eBooks and much more.


Gale Student Resources in Context - Find what you need for papers, projects and presentations with a simple search! Includes articles, images, primary sources and trusted sources.

Student Resources 

Maps101 - The purpose of Maps101 is to supplement and compliment traditional history, social studies and geographycurriculum materials. is a web-based interactive database of geography tools, online learning games, dynamicinteractive map modules and over 4,000 viewable and printable history,thematic, reference, outline, current eventsand animated maps.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online library of reference materials for multi-disciplinary research. It includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.


Purdue OWL - The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writingresources and instructional material provided as a freeservice of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of thecommunity, and users worldwide will find information to assist with manywriting projects. This site includes a complete guide to MLA and APA format citations.

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