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MAGAZINES  |  NEWSPAPERS  | MULTICULTURAL RESOURCES  | SCIENCE  | SOCIAL SCIENCE
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Arts


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 2005, Newsmakers 2004-2011, VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2004 - 2010
  • Oxford Reference Online Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture, Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, Grove Encyclopedia of Materials & Techniques in Art, International Encyclopedia of Dance, Oxford Companion to Architecture, Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance.
  • Salem Press Database Literature: Critical insights and surveys of authors, works and themes.

Awards



Biography


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library American Men & Women of Science, 22nd ed., 8 v, 2005; Newsmakers 2004-2011, Pirates through the Ages Reference Library 2011
  • Salem Press Database History: Great Lives From History: Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, 3v, 2013; Great Lives From History: Great Athletes, 13 v, 2010; Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, 2010; The Ancient World through the 20th Century

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  • Business Insights Essentials Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Includes industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more
  • Business Resources: GVRL Branding Your Business 2008, Business Plans Handbook 17th-20th eds. 2010-2011; Encyclopedia of Small Business 2nd ed., 2002; Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, 146th ed; Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History 2v,  1999, Start Up & Run Your Own Business 2009
  • Gale Directory Library Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, 164th ed; Encyclopedia of Associations International Organizations
  • ReferenceUSA, 14 million U.S. Businesses and 100 million Residential Households. Enable override automatic cookie handling. If prompted to login for access clear browser cookies and close browser.
  • Salem Press Database History: Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
  • Small Business Resource Center source for business topics, business types, simple business plans and how to . . .
  • Value Line Investment Survey Subscription includes: The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey Small and Mid-Cap Edition, The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Options Survey, The Value Line Special Situations Service and The Value Line Convertibles Survey.

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  • A to Z the USA the 50 States and 5 Territories
  • A to Z the World Culture 175 countries
  • Kids Homework middle and high school titles: Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States, 2003; Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World, 2002; Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays; Pirates through the Ages 2011
  • Kids InfoBits Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
  • OneClick Digital children's downloadable audio books from Recorded Books.
  • Research In Context Designed specifically for middle school researchers, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Research In Context will simplify searching and bring together content from five separate resources serving the middle school user group— Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition.
  • Salem Press Database History:, The 50 States, 1960s-1990s Decades in America, Great Athletes, Great Events: Ancient World - 20th Century, Great Lives: Ancient World - 20th Century, Inventors and Inventions
  • TEL4U galaxy of eBooks, homework helpers, games and activities brought to you by the Tennessee Electronic Library
  • TEL en español Hay varios recursos para hispanohablantes en la Biblioteca Electrónica de Tennessee (TEL). Cualquier residente de Tennessee puede usar TEL sin costo.
  • Tumblebook Library an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Call for user name and password, 615-595-1244 or 615-595-1243.
  • World Book's Early World of Learning encompasses playful interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades including Trek's Travels, Welcome to Reading, and Know It. Each environment is designed for easy integration into classroom and library programming.


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  • Driving-Tests.org In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, WCPLtn is proud to offer FREE Tennessee Driver Permit practice tests. These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each are available.
  • Gale Directory Library latest verson of The College Blue Book and Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library 
  • Professional Collection
  • Learning Express Library Centers include Adult Learning, Careers, High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College Center, School Center, Computer Skills and more. Create account while visiting the libraryNote: the Computer Skills Center is not available until the user is logged in to their account. Need help? Review the FAQ and System Requirements page. Email tech support at Libraries@learningexpressllc.com.
  • Student Resources in Context Topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, interactives and more
  • Testing and Education Reference Center Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
  • World Book online encyclopedia

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  • Ancestry Library census, birth, marriage, death records, newspaper, historical stories photos, historical maps, and other media in-library access only in-library use only Access Ancestry Library while visiting the library.
  • Ancestry.com: Tennessee State Library and Archives Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909; Death Records, 1908-1958; City Birth Records, 1881-1915; North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931; Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895; Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891; North Carolina and Tennessee, Revolutionary War Land Warrants, 1783-1843; City Death Records, 1872-1923. Remote access is available.
  • Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives: [formerly footnote.com] Civil War, newspapers, milestone documents, census, Vietnam, photos, naturalization papers, city directories, UFO investigations, WW1. Also African American Archives, Native American Archives, Revolutionary War Archives, US Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives, and WW2 Archives. Fold3 FAQ or something not working?
  • HeritageQuest Online  a resource for genealogy and family history research. Includes digitized copies of federal census records, full-text family and local history books, Freedman's Bank records and more.
  • Special Collections Genealogy and Local History Database
  • The Tennessean Historical Tennessee papers 1812 to 1922 and Nov. 7, 2002 to present. Current content published third day after publication date. Includes Nashville newspaper articles and obituaries
  • Visions of the Past Index Thelma Battle's African American Exhibit Catalogs
  • Williamson County Obituaries a collection of obituaries from the early 1900s to date.

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  • American Slavery to access click the "Product" box down arrow then select the title (top of list). Call 595-1243 for user name and password.
  • History Resources: GVRL American Civil War, 2010; American Decades, 2001-2009; Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History, 1999; The People's Chronology, 3rd ed., 2005; St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2000; Pirates through the Ages Reference Library>
  • Oxford Reference Online dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Salem Press Database History: Encyclopedia of American Business; Fifty States; Great Athletes; Twenties - Nineties in America; Great Events Series; Great Lives Series; Milestone Documents Series; Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century; Weapons and Warfare

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  • Books & Authors
  • eSequels a Reader's Guide to Novels in Series
  • Gale Literary Sources Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. We have integrated Literature Resources from Gale and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment to help you take your research to new levels. login = library account number
  • Oxford Reference Online dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Shakespeare for Students Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry, 2nd ed.,  3v,  2007
  • Salem Press Database Literature: Critical Insights series; Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes and Superheroes, 2v, 2012; Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 4th ed., 10v, 2010; Critical Survey of Short Fiction, 4th. ed., 10v., 2012
  • SELF-e Author Publishing Platform: Connecting Indie Authors, Libraries and Readers. By submitting your indie-published book to SELF-e, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your local library and libraries throughout your state. You may also choose to submit your ebook for possible inclusion in the Library Journal SELF-e public library ebook discovery service. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use. All that is required is an engaging story and your ebook file.
  • SELF-e Select eBook Collection. SELF-e Is a collaboration between Library Journal and Biblioboard Mobile LIbrary to host Indie (self) published ebooks by authors from Tennessee and the around the country. Apps are available for the iPad®, Nexus and Galaxy Tab® and Kindle Fire HD®. Create a user account while visiting the library or from home with your library barcode and PIN.
  • Tumblebook Library an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Call for user name and password, 615-595-1244 or 615-595-1243.

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Search full text content through June 2009. Index coverage Feb. 1, 1976 - current month. Full text coverage Jan 1, 1999 - Jun. 1, 2009. Current issues are available at the Main Library Reference Desk located on the 2nd floor.


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  • A to Z the World Culture 175 countries
  • Informe! Revistas en Espanol
  • Multicultural Resources: GVRL Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America 2000; Holidays of the World Cookbook, 2011; Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, 2012; Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 9v, 1999; Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, 4v, 2000; Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, 2nd ed., 5v, 2009
  • Powerspeak Lanugages Spanish, ESL Inglés, ESL Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.
  • TEL en español Hay varios recursos para hispanohablantes en la Biblioteca Electrónica de Tennessee (TEL). Cualquier residente de Tennessee puede usar TEL sin costo.

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  • in-library access only American Physical Society journals and papers. A list of journal titles and links is available here. In-library use only.
  • Science Resources: GVRL Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America 2001; Biology 2002; Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 2nd ed., 17v, 2003; Marine Science Experiments, 2010; Real-Life Math 2v, 2006; Space and Astronomy Experiments, 2010; Space Exploration Reference Library, 2005; World of Earth Science, 2003
  • General Science Collection A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
  • Oxford Reference Online art & architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classics, computing, earth & environmental sciences, economics & business, English dictionaries & thesauruses, food & drink, history, law, literature, maps, medicine, music, mythology & folklore, names & places, natural history, performing arts, physical sciences & mathematics, politics & social Sciences, pre-history, quotations, religion & philosophy, and science reference titles login = library card numberClick to open FAQ.
  • Salem Press Database Science: Applied Science, 5v, 2012, Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 2v, 2012; Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 2v 2010; Encyclopedia of Global Science, 3v, 2009, Inventors & Inventions, 2010.

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  • Books & Authors
  • Career Transitions write an resume, cover letter, tips and advice, interview simulations.
  • Driving-Tests.org In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, WCPLtn is proud to offer FREE Tennessee Driver Permit practice tests. These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each are available.
  • Gale Literary Sources Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. We have integrated Literature Resources from Gale and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment to help you take your research to new levels. login = library account number
  • Learning Express Achieve your educational and career goals. Choose a center below and get started!Create account while visiting the library. Note: the Computer Skills Center is not available until the user is logged in to their account. Need help? Review the FAQ and System Requirements page. Email tech support at Libraries@learningexpressllc.com
  • One Click Digital teen downloadable audiobook titles from Recorded Books.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context covering today's hot topics. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
  • Research In Context Designed specifically for middle school researchers, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Research In Context will simplify searching and bring together content from five separate resources serving the middle school user group— Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition.
  • Student Edition
  • Testing and Education Reference Center Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
  • World Book online encyclopedia
  • Zinio Online Magazines unlimited remote access to magazines purchased for WCPLtn patrons. Available on your computer, tablet or mobile device.See the Zinio Information / FAQ page for assistance with:
    • Setting up your Library Zinio account.
    • Setting up your Zinio Website account.
    • Finding content within a magazine.
    • List of magazines by title.

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    Test Preparation


    • Driving-Tests.org In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, WCPLtn is proud to offer FREE Tennessee Driver Permit practice tests. These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each are available.
    • Learning Express Library Centers include High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College Center, School Center, Computer Skills and more. Create account while visiting the library. Note: the Computer Skills Center is not available until the user is logged in to their account. Need help? Review the FAQ and System Requirements page. Email tech support at Libraries@learningexpressllc.com.
    • Testing and Education Reference Center Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
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