Databases A to Z

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Scroll through our research databases below. You search by category and age group. Visit our Learn page for more resources on various topics.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.



Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.

Ancestry Library

Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

Books and Authors


Answer the age-old question, “What do I read next?” Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.



Understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications. Updated daily.

Business Insights: Essentials

Find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Commercial Appeal (1847-Present)


This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Communications and Mass Media


Search millions of articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, and more.

Criminal Justice


Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

Culinary Arts


Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

daily memphian

Access the daily, online city newspaper free inside any library location.

data axle

Formerly ReferenceUSA

A comprehensive collection of databases and tools to help you start and run a business, connect to consumers, find a job and more. Databases include: 1) Businesses; 2) New Businesses; 3) Healthcare; 4) Historical Businesses; 5) Jobs and Internships; 6) Standard White Pages; 7) Consumer/Lifestyles; 8) New Movers and Homeowners [LEARN MORE]

Dig Memphis Digital Archives logo

dig memphis

Dig Memphis is the digital archive of the Memphis Public Library showcasing many of the treasures found in the Memphis and Shelby County Room.

directory library


Search, sort, and export a variety of information from multiple premier directories. Best for researchers and marketers. Includes:

  • Brands and Their Companies
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Diversity Studies


Access a range of periodical content to explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Driving Tests

Study for driving tests, motorcycle tests, and CDL tests. Take practice tests, obtain official manuals, and more.

Economics and Theory


Discover content useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, and more.

Educator’s Reference Complete


Gain insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy. Best for educators, administrators, and education students.



Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.



Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.



Analyze business insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Updated daily. Best for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Environmental Studies and Policy


Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests.

Fine Arts


Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale eBooks

Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Gardening and Horticulture


Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Gender Studies


Discover balanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

General OneFile


Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Health and Medicine


Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

Health and Wellness


Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents.  Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.

High School


Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.

High School Edition


Search magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference on a range of topics. Best for middle- and high-school students.

Home Improvement


Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Hospitality and Tourism


Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Information Science


Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

Informe Académico


Search across full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines from and about Latin America.

Insurance and Liability


Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.

Knoxville News Sentinel (1887 – Present)


There is a 7-day embargo on current newspapers. To see the most recent copy of a newspaper, access one of the links below then select “Publications”. Then select the most recent title.

Leadership and Management


Search authoritative periodical content covering topics like organizational dynamics, adult learning, and more. Updated daily.

Legal Forms


Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas. [Learn More]

linkedin learning

A premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.



Access literary works and authors throughout history, including full-text poems, plays, short stories, speeches, and more.

Middle School


Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.

Military and Intelligence


Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily.

new york times digital edition

Access the digital edition of The New York Times here. Available in Spanish and Chinese, too.



Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes access to regional newspapers such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution or St. Louis Post-Dispatch as well as The Times (London) and much more.

Nursing and Allied Health


Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Opposing Viewpoints


Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today’s important social issues.

Peterson’s test and Career Prep


Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine


Access academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

Pop Culture Studies


Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Popular Magazines


Access the most searched magazines across Gale OneFile focusing on current events, sports, science, and health issues.



Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Religion and Philosophy


Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.



Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Southeastern U.S. Historic Newspapers


This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.



Access the current and historical Tennesseean newspaper.

Transparent Languages

Provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. [Learn More]

U.S. History


Search balanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Best for novice historians and academic researchers. Updated daily.

Vocations and Careers


Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

War and Terrorism


Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

World Book Advanced

A powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, back in time articles, special reports and more.

World Book Early Learning

An interactive online learning environment where the youngest explorers have fun while immersed in content and tools that will prepare them for a successful educational journey!

World Book eBooks

Provides a robust library of titles to suit every need. From basic board books to the most famous classic novels, the easy-to-navigate shelves of eBooks hold exactly what every student needs to round out their learning. These eBooks do not require checking out and they are always available.

World Book Kids

Aimed at the lower elementary level. It provides thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia for increased comprehension. Includes age-appropriate resources, such as Important People, Science Projects, Webquests, and games.

World Book Student

Aimed at the upper elementary and middle school level. It includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World History


Access balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.