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Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) Databases: TEL Databases
TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Tennessee Secretary of State's office. Funds for TEL are provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Other funds are provided by Tenn-Share libraries
The items in the list below require authentication as an APSU student, staff or faculty member. TEL resources are also available free of charge to any Tennessee resident when accessed directly form the TEL website.
*Book suggestions for more than 146,000 titles in a continually growing list
*54,000 authors are represented via biographies and other resources
*Locate and read book reviews or see lists of Award Winners in various categories for each year
Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, business theory and practice
Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Gale will merge PROMT, European Business ASAP, Business Index ASAP, Business & Company ASAP, General Business File, Business International & Company Profiles into a single database called InfoTrac Business Collection.
This new consolidated database will comprise nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources.
*Business Insights: Essentials features a completely updated, intuitive user interface that makes it easy for users to access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Users will be able to:
*Easily research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports (See Company Finder)
*Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools (See Comparison Charts)
*Utilize data from Gale staple publications, including International Directory of Company Histories, Market Share Reporter, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of American Industries and many others
*Access company profiles and industry rankings, as well as brand and product information (See Industries)
*Access SWOT reports, fi nancial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports
Subsumes content from General Business File ASAP and Business Index ASAP
Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.
Choosing a career path doesn't come easy. Whether you're heading straight into the workforce or you're entering college first, our career tools help you get a handle on what you're interested in, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations you're interested in.
High School and college level research on all topics with multimedia
Gale In Context: College is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
The Digital Library of Tennessee provides access to rare and unique primary sources housed in libraries, archives, and museums in the state of Tennessee. Explore photographs, letters, diaries, oral histories, maps, original art, music, material culture, and archival material that documents the cultural heritage of the state of Tennessee from the Pre-Columbian era to the present.
Covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college
*Educator's Reference Complete provides access to more than 1,100 periodicals as well as 200 reports from the United States Department of Education.
*In addition, Educator’s Reference Complete provides full-text results for nearly half of the titles cited in ERIC.
*This comprehensive resource covers multiple levels of education
from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty, such
as bilingual studies, health, technology and testing.
*The resource also includes information on issues related to administration, funding and policy in education.
*Gale in Context: Elementary targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content. The previous name for this resource was Kids InfoBits.
*Gale Elementary features:
-A drilldown subject topic tree for users who need helping identifying a particular topic
-A simple and visually appealing graphic interface on the GaleNet platform
-Full-text proprietary reference content from Blackbirch Press that supports the K-5 curriculum
-Approximately 75 full-text, age appropriate magazines
-Over 3,000 searchable, indexed images
-A 5-year backfile that offers relevant and manageable results lists
Resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students can find answers in an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit the research needs at any point in a business's development.
*Small Business Resource Center provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop source for all the key information needs, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.
*You'll find current topics, overviews, and tips and strategies from a combination of content, including full text periodicals and news sources, reference books, and links to websites that focus exclusively on small business topics.
Get insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from academic journals and magazines, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, and more.
*Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
*The Small Business Collection is just a subset of magazines and journals available through Academic OneFile, but for those just seeking sources related to small business, this smaller collection may be easier to search because it will provide more focused results.
*Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of electronic reference content in a database format.
*The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources.
*A list of titles accessible to APSU is available within the resource
One-stop source for magazine and journal articles covering general interest topics along with reference, newspaper, and audio content. With millions of articles available, Gale General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
*General OneFile lists citations and summaries of most articles and entire text of many articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers. All subjects are covered.
*Periodicals included are:
social science journals
science and technology journals
national news periodicals
general interest magazines
The New York Times
Provides up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics for students, consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. Includes full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries to ensure that researchers get current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health-related questions.
*Integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books
*provides access to personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center plus 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals
*The Information Science and Library Issues Collection, comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field.
*Includes such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more
*The Information Science and Library Issues Collection is just a subset of magazines and journals available through Academic OneFile, but for those just seeking sources related to information science, this smaller collection may be easier to search because it will provide more focused results.
Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines offering a wide range of content both from and about Latin America. Provides quality reference material — not simply translations of English-language materials —on an interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.
*Lists citations and summaries of articles, and entire text of some articles in the 60 most popular Spanish-language magazines and pamphlets
A collection of educational journals covering topics as diverse as 21st century skills, learning disorders, standardized testing, home schooling and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional educator interested in professional development.
*Custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily
*Offers balanced coverage for any professional educator
*Covers health and fitness, school law, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, sports, arts and humanities, social sciences, and psychology
Research designed for Junior High and middle school students in grades 6-8
Gale’s Research In Context is a cross-disciplinary resource targeted to Middle Schoolers and supportive to the other ends of the K-12 spectrum spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.
Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
*Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.
*Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
Covers religion and the related areas of philosophy and anthropology. Researchers can use this database not only to study theological approaches to social issues, but also to learn about the impact that religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.
*Lists citations and summaries of most articles and entire text of some articles in journals and magazines
*With the General Science Collection, researchers can stay current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology and hundreds of other areas.
*More than 200 journals are covered.
*Updated daily, the General Science Collection includes more than 1.6 million articles
Electronic full-text articles from 1812 to present
This online version of The Tennessean offers full-text coverage from 1812 to present. It includes the following options:
*The Tennessean is available online from Nov. 7, 2002 to present through ProQuest. HTML full-text is available, but these recent issues do not include full scans of the physical newspaper in PDF format.
*The Nashville Tennessean is available online from 1812 to 2002 through ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF format. The Tennessean began in publication 1907 but this service includes earlier titles such as the Nashville Whig and the Daily American. These papers reported not only Nashville-area news, but carried stories from around the state and the nation.
The default setting searches both of these platforms together. To search only one option, click on the "Databases" link in the gray menu-bar within the database interface.
Examination preparation and study materials for a variety of standardized tests. Also contains college planning, financial aid, international citizenship tests, and career development tools.
Formerly known as Testing & Education Reference Center, this online tool offers users standardized test preparation, including practice tests, eBooks, and online courses. Ideal for researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, exploring and preparing for careers. Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep features:
Test prep—Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need before taking an exam.
College planning—Intuitive searches and quick results deliver information on more than 4,000 accredited schools, including school location, tuition, academics, admission requirements, campus life, and much more.
Financial aid tools—Benefit from an undergraduate scholarship search, financial aid award analyzer, college savings calculator, tuition cost finder, and more.
Career development—The Resume Builder and Virtual Careers Library tools assist students in building essential career skills—like how to build a resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips for users at all career stages. Using the Career Module, tests help users map interests and aptitudes to the most suitable job categories, industries, and occupations.
International tools—Help individuals prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC, and U.S. Citizenship tests with online practice tests and eBooks.
APSU members will be able to use Transparent Language Online anywhere to learn over 100 different languages through the APSU Library website and the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) website will provide access to anyone in Tennessee..
Transparent Language Online :
• Builds all four core skills of a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
• Offers 100+ languages to choose from
• Contains English lessons for speakers of over 25 different languages
• KidSpeak has kid-friendly lessons and interface in 6 languages
• Mobile apps are available
• You may save progress on lessons completed
Transparent Language requires all users to sign up for an account with a user name and password. Email is optional but recommended to access account and reset passwords.
*Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones.
*Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
The Vocations, Careers, and Technical Education Collection is just a subset of magazines and journals available through Academic OneFile, but for those just seeking sources related to careers and vocations, this smaller collection may be easier to search because it will provide more focused results.