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Academic Resources   InternZoo.com   SIRS Discoverer
American Library Association   Language Learning Library   SIRS Researcher
Ancestry©|library edition   Latin American Newspapers   SIRS Decades
Anglo-American Folk Tradition: 111 Greatest Acts   LearningExpressLibrary   Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest
Appalachian History   Learn English   Smoky Mtn. Historical Society
Book Club Networking   Local Government   Social Services
Booklist Online   Local Libraries   Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
Center for Appalachian Studies & Services   Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project   Tennessee.gov
Colleges and Careers   MedlinePlus   Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture
College Fund Resources   Mortgage Loan Finance Glossary   Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
Community Resource Guide   National Sex Offender Website   Tennessee Health Information
CoverKids   NY Times Best Sellers List   Tennessee Legal Services
Credo Reference (Xreferplus)   Online College Degree Help   Tennessee Property Data Outline
Education   Online News - Local   Tennessee Library for the Blind
Family & Consumer Sciences   Pet Care, child care, tutoring, etc   United States Map
Free legal services   Picturing America   US Colleges and Universities
GotFreeFax.com (free fax service)   ProQuest Obituaries   USALearns.org
Global Change Master Directory   R.E.A.D.S   Vote 411
Government   ReferenceUSA   Web Mail
GSM Regional Project   Resume Builder   Womenfolk: Creativity Through Quilting Past & Present
HeritageQuest online   Science.gov   World Cat
History Center/Genealogy   SCPLS Business Directory   World Maps
Imagination Library   Sevier County Schools   Youth Resource Guide
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
 
Reference Databases
 
Electronic information resources
The Sevier County Public Library System subscribes to online databases as a free service to our patrons. Find
pertinent information on specialized topics, census records, articles and more. Call 865•453•3532 or visit the
main library or any of the branches for help with these resources.
 
The 111 Greatest Acts of the Anglo-American Folk Tradition
A science librarian by day and an expert on Alfred Russell Wallace, Charles H. Smith is the developer of a
number of award-winning sites in folk and classical music. His newest ranks 111 folk legends, complete with
annotations, and then adds links to video recordings on You Tube. A very popular site.
 
Academic Resources

Academic Info is an independent online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students as well as a directory of online degree programs and admissions test preparation resources (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE, TOEFL).

 
American Library Association
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. ALA offers professional
services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and
analysis of crucial issues from the Washington Office.
 
Ancestry© | library edition
Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records online. Ancestry | library edition can only be accessed by
visiting the Sevier County Public Library System main library, the Kodak Branch, Seymour Branch or the
History Center.
 
Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau - "Serving Greater East Tennessee". This web site is for reports, alerts/news, or to file a complaint about a business.
 
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: Book reviews from the American Library Association. Users can access features like My Lists, Saved Searches, and the recently added Baker & Taylor TitleSource3 link by establishing a My Booklist login. To do so, they can click on the link just under the login area that reads "Create a profile." These My Booklist profiles can be created by any authenticated user--that is, users within your IP range--then can be used from any PC, whether within the IP range or not.

 
CoverKids
Tendercare is comprehensive health insurance available to uninsured children age 18 and under with household income below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. For more information.. or visit: http://www.covertn.gov/cover_kids.html
 
Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus)
Provides access to a digital library of 200+ reference books across subject disciplines (dictionaries, thesauri, image collections and encyclopedias).
 
GotFreeFax.com
GotFreeFax.com allows users to send free fax online to the US and Canada. Users can either upload a PDF/Word document or simply enter text to fax. It does NOT insert Ads into users' fax and is suitable for faxing formal documents and resumes.
 
Global Change Master Directory
Use this site to locate global change research data from 1200 government agencies, universities, and other
institutions worldwide. Included are descriptions of more than 16,000 data sets in a variety of topics from
agriculture to human dimensions to sun-earth interactions.
 
HeritageQuest online
Find information about people and places by using Census Records, Books, PERSI, The Revolutionary War
Records and Freedman's Bank. Requires a library card for access.
 
InternZoo.com
Sign up for free internship from high profile companies around the county. Get advice on making a resume,
the cover letter and interview tips.
 
Language Learning Library
Your informational source for learning a language.
 
LearningExpressLibrary
LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial
course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing
tests they must pass. Sign in as a "new user" and set up an account. The user name will be your library card.
 
MARS
Best free Reference Web Sites. This is composed of an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2006 annual
lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference
Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of (ALA) to recognize outstanding
reference sites on the World Wide Web.
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. papers Project
In 1985 Coretta Scott King asked Stanford historian Clayborne Carson to edit and publish the papers of Martin
Luther King Jr. Since then, numerous resources illustrating his life have been published online. Here you can
read his biography, view a chronology of his life, and listen to some of his most famous sermons like
©The American Dream.
 
MedlinePlus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institures of Health
 
MortgageLoan Personal Finance Glossary
Rates Quotes, News & Advice. Over 700 financial terms & definitions to help you save money.
 
National Sex Offender Public Website
This Web site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Justice ("the Department"). Using this Web
site, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating state Web site public information
regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses
against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can
use this Web site to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities. You
must agree to the "Conditions of Use" before you you will be able to get into the offenders information.
 
Care.com
Pet care, child care, tutoring, special needs, senor care, housekeeping & care gigs
 
Presidential Timeline of the Twentieth Century
A portal to the presidential libraries and their digitized collections covers everyone from Herbert Hoover to Bill
Clinton. Educational units on such topics as the stock market crash of 1929, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and
the 1979 Iran hostage crisis provide teachers with resources for students.
 
ProQuest Obituaries
Newspapers currently indexed are: The Chicago Tribune, Los Angelos Times, and The New York and the
Washington Post. Requires a library card for access.
 
R.E.A.D.S.
Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System Catalog
  R.E.A.D.S. Law-related ebooks PDF
 
ReferenceUSA
The number 1 source of information on businesses and people for researchers, students job seekers and
government agencies. This database includes:
 
InfoUSA RESIDENTIALl - A database of over 210 Million Residents
 
InfoUSA BUSINESS - Access to 14 Million Businesses
Library card required.
 
Science.gov
A place to go for science information and results of scientific research. A collaborative effort of 12 federal science
agencies, this search engine goes into the deep web of databases and more than 50 million pages of scientific
information. It serves as a gateway to more than 1800 scientific web sites.
 
SCPLS Business Directory
A data base for Sevier County Business Directory. To submit a business, please email:
kwilliams@sevierlibrary.org.
 
SIRS PUBLISHING - Some of the featured databases are:
 
SIRS Discoverer - An award-winning, general reference resource for young researchers (grades 1-9).
This site helps students develop research, writing, language and computer skills. Ask a librarian for the code
& password.
 
SIRS Researcher - A highly-acclaimed general reference database containing thousands of full text
articles and analysis on today's hottest and most controversial social, scientific, health, historic,
economic, political, and global issues. Ask a librarian for the code & password.
 
SIRS Decades - Delivers thousands of relevant primary and secondary sources documenting life and events in 20th-century America. Ask a librarian for the code & password.
 
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
Obtain free legal forms for divorce, powers of Attorney and other self help forms.
 
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
This resource is brought to you by the Tennessee Department of State, State Library and Archives. Funds for
TEL are provided in part by the institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal grant-making agency
dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities.
Additional funds are provided by Tenn-Share member libraries throughout the State. Call 865.453.3532 or your local library for the password
 
 
Some of the featured databases are as follows:
 
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY - Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of
encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
 
INfo-TRAC ONEFILE (1980-Mar 2007) - A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a
wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues,
health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports,
technology, and many general interest topics.
 
GENERAL REFERENCE CENTER GOLD (1980-Mar 2007) - A general interest database that
integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
 
EXPANDED ACADEMIC ASAP (1980-Mar 2007) - From arts and the humanities to social sciences,
science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access
scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!
 
INFORME (1994-Mar 2007) - Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca
negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
 
GENERAL BUSINESS FILE (1980-Mar 2007) - Analyze company performance and activity, industry
events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination
of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings
with full text and images available.
 
JUNIOR EDITION (2004-Mar 2007) - This periodical database is designed for students in junior high
and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and
reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people,
government, history, sports and more.
 
STUDENT EDITION - A periodical database designed for high-school students with access to a
variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on
current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
 
HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER ACADEMIC (1980-Mar 2007) - A Multi-source database that
provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal
health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-
to-use database, The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
 
COMPUTER DATABASE (1980-Mar 2007) - Use this database to find computer-related product
introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering,
communications and the application of technology.
 
MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE DATABASE - Over 10 million articles (80% full-text) from more
than 500 titles and basic reference materials. The content in this database is also part of InfoTrac
One File.
 
RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY DATABASE - Articles from more than 250 magazines and journals on
religion, philosophy, archaeology, and anthropology, and covers the impact of religion on culture. Many
articles are full-text. The content in this database is also part of InfoTrac Onefile.
 
PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION - Articles from more than 300 full-text periodicals covering a
variety of topics for teachers/educators, including: health and fitness, school law, drug and alcohol abuse,
learning disabilities, sports, arts and humanities, social sciences, and psychology.
 
ACADEMIC ONEFILE (1980-Mar, 2007) - Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-
reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive
coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature
and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles
available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate
information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
 
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER (1980-Mar 2007) - Provides instant access to
carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical
journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc.,
hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition
to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles.
 
KIDS INFOBITS(Mar 2007) - This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science,
health, people, government, history, sports and more.
 
WHAT DO I READ NEXT? - What Do I Read Next? includes over 125,100 recommended titles,
more than 67,900 plot summaries, and awards information from 568 awards, all to help users uncover
new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles.
Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more.
 
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER INDEX 1977 - Mar 2007 - National Newspaper Index provides quick
access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times,
The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
 
JUNIOR EDITION - K12 - This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle
school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books
for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history,
sports and more.
 
STUDENT EDITION - K12 - This periodical database is designed for high-school students with
access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for
information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history,
sports and more.
 
General Business File International (1980-Mar 2007) - Analyze company performance and activity,
industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a
combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and directory listings
with full text and images available.
 
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER - LRC (Mar 2007) - Find up-to-date biographical information,
overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all
time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds
citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present,
linked to full text where available.
     
The on-line edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture is a joint project of the Tennessee
Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. This fully searchable version of the print edition,
originally published in 1998, contains over 1,500 entries. The online version has updates to existing entries, new
entries, more than five hundred additional images, plus audio and video files.
 
Tennessee Health Information
Health Information Tennessee...advancing access to Better Health Information
 
Tennessee Legal Resource Links
Suggested State Information for Tennessee. The PDF file has link information for Constitution and State codes,
State form books and addresses for State Libraries.
 
Tennessee Property Data Online
The information presented on this site is used by county Assessors of Property to assess the value of real estate
for property tax purposes. Data on this site exists for 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Links are provided for
Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Rutherford and Shelby.
 
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
An online edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, a definitive and comprehensive
reference work on the Volunteer State cosponsored by the University of Tennessee Press and the Tennessee
Historical Society.
 
TLBPH (Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
A free library program of braille, recorded and large print materials available to residents of Tennessee who
are not able to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. This is a free library service.
 
USALearns.org is a FREE web site for immigrants and other adults wanting to improve their english skills. It is an easily accessible internet learining tool that contains instructional materials, developed primarily with public funds, to teach basic English skills and help adults improve their English proficiency.
 
Vote 411
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in October 2006, this site is a one-stop source for
election-related questions. Here you can find information about voting options, election dates, candidates,
polling places, registration deadlines, and even voting machines.
 
Womenfolk: Creativity Through Quilting Past & Present
This expansive quilt history site allows you to view quilt patterns and read their stories while traveling through
history. Online articles and exhibits include America’s Quilting History: African American Presence, Children’s
Quilt History; Early Quilting and Textiles; and Quilts from Around the World.
 
 

 

 
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Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 8654533532
Fax: 8657746024