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The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is an online library that gives everyone in Tennessee access to magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, practice tests, e-books, primary source materials, and more! TEL is available free of charge, 24/7 from any computer with access to the internet.  The link below will take you straight to the homepage.

 Click on the icons below to go directly to these specific TEL databases. To access all the TEL resources, click above.

Cross-curricular content aligned 
to Common Core
State Standards, 
presented in the way most useful
for students.  Excellent starting point for most topics.

Reference tool designed for 
high school students.

 Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and other specialized reference books for multidisciplinary research.

  Use Power Search for specialized topics to find articles and other resources across several databases.  It can serve as a one-stop-shopping search.

 Cross-curricular and supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes.

Periodical database designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.

Ancestry classroom is provided by a grant from Tennessee.  It can be accessed ONLY ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS, and is intended for use with class projects.  It is not for personal use.