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Journal Title Search

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Search TWC and libraries worldwide for books, articles, DVDs & more.



Discovery search

Search for books, e-books, journal articles, films, music files and pictures in one box: 

Discovery search

OR search the databases individually:

  • America: History and Life
    Indexes and abstracts over 1,700 history journals published from 1954 to the present. Articles cover all aspects of United States and Canadian history. Date range: 1954-
    Full text to hundreds of scholarly journals in most academic subjects including literature, history, sciences, art, music, education, business, political science, sociology, area studies, mathematics.
  • Biography in Context
    Information about people worldwide and throughout history drawn from reference books and articles. Includes Marquis Who's Who.
  • Humanities E-Book Collection
    Full text of over 3,300 scholarly books on all aspects of the humanities.
  • Films on Demand
    Streaming video for films, including archival films and newsreels.
  • ARTstor
    The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than 1.4 million images of paintings, architecture, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more. The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history.
    ARTstor Mobile app available
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
    Authoritative entries on every topic plus links to articles, websites, video clips, atlas, photographs, and classic books.
    Mobile site:
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides business, tax, law, news and general interest articles and reports from over 7,000 full text journals, magazines, newspapers, company reports, legal and case publications, country reports. Includes the New York Times. NOT INCLUDED IN DISCOVERY, so search it separately.

Primary Source Documents

You can search our online catalog for books containing primary source material.

Try a keyword search, for example:  "Personal narratives" and Vietnam; or "Personal narratives" and "World War II"- be sure to use these quotation marks so the terms are searched as phrases. Also try subject searches, for example: World War, 1939-1945 - Personal Narratives;  United States History Civil War 1861 1865 Personal Narratives. 

  • American Civil War Letters and Diaries
    Primary source materials: letters and diaries written during the American Civil War. Date Range: 1855-1875
  • Chronicling America
    A long-term effort by the Library of Congress to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers.
  • Digital Library of Appalachia
    Digitized collections from Appalachian College Association libraries, including Tennessee Wesleyan College
  • Early Encounters in North America
    Primary source materials: letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts written in the early days of the settlement of North America. Date Range: 1534-1860
  • Evans Early American Imprints
    More than 36,000 primary source documents published in the U.S. from 1639 - 1800, including books, advertisements, diaries, songs, plays, newspapers, bibliographies, dissertations, and much more.
  • History and Politics Out Loud
    A collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House.
  • Internet Archive
    TWC's yearbooks, college catalogs and some Methodist historical materials from the 1860's to the present are online in the Internet Archive. Search by keyword, subject, title or author.
  • Internet History Sourcebooks
    Collection of historical texts for educational use
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
    Primary source materials: letters and diaries written by women from colonial times to 1950
  • Southeast Tennessee Digital Archive
    Collection of digitized photographs from Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties.
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives
    Includes links to online exhibits, Tennessee Landmark Documents, and 19th Century Newspapers.
  • Tennessee Virtual Archive
    A digital repository of Tennessee culture and history; includes photograph, postcard, document, map, film, and historical record collections.
  • Volunteer Voices
    Digital collections in Tennessee museums, libraries, and historical societies
  • WallBuilders
    Historical Documents and Historical Writings sections have primary source documents related to the Founding Fathers and religion.
  • 19th Century Newspapers
    Valuable database provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives to Tennessee residents.

Newspaper Collections

  • New York Times
    Periodicals Room- We have the newspaper on microfilm for the years 1939 through 2009. Full text available from June 1980 to present via Lexis Nexis Academic.
    Indexing for the NYT:
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of the New York Times from 1980 to the present.
  • Newspaper Archive
    Digitized newspapers from 1753 to the present.
  • 19th Century Newspapers
    Gale's full text of 200 19th century US newspapers provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  • Infotrac Newstand
    Newspaper articles 1980 - present.
  • National Newspaper Index
    Indexing (not full text) of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post 1977 to present.
  • Google News Archive
    Google newspaper archive dating back 200 years.
  • Custom Newspapers
    1200 newspapers from around the world.

Ye Olde Print Indexes

Computer databases, with the exception of JSTOR, often don't go back in time far enough for History students.  To find articles from the olden days, especially from popular periodicals, try these old print indexes in the Book Loft, up the spiral stairs to the left of the circulation desk:

19th C. Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature- 1890 - 1899

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature – 1900 - 2000

International Index to Periodicals 1907 - 1965

Social Sciences and Humanities Index- 1965 - 1974

Humanities Index  – 1907 - 2000

Social Sciences Index - 1974 - 2000



Online reference books

  • Credo Reference
    Full text of over 600 reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, quotations, crossword solvers, measurement converters.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library via Appalachian College Association
    Full text of hundreds of multi-volume ACADEMIC reference sets and encyclopedias notably the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Encyclopedia of Religion, New Catholic Encyclopedia, West's Encyclopedia of American Law. The TEL and ACA GVRL sets contain different titles.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library via Tennessee Electronic Library
    Full text of many POPULAR reference sets and encyclopedias notably the Encyclopedia of Small Business, Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; The TEL and ACA GVRL sets contain different titles.


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