Reference Section

General Reference

World Book
Opposing Viewpoints
Student Resources
Library of Congress Digital Collections - Primary Source documents and images from the Library of Congress

Finding Dulcinea - web guides make finding good info on the web easier!

IPL Ready Reference

IPL TeenSpace

LOC WebGuides

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Compare statistics from one country to another on agriculture, crime, economy, education, health, religion, and more.  Also includes quick links displaying the top countries with the most murders, dept, oil  use, population, divorces, and other popular statistics.  Handy blue citation box to the right of information allows you to quickly cite in MLA or APA formats.



Bullying Resources

Find My TN Legislator

Browse TN Bills by Subject

How to cite it right

Bib Me - cite websites by URL lookup, cite books by ISBN lookup, no ads!

Citation Machine - cite books with ISBN lookup, fill in the blanks for other sources

OWL MLA Formatting and Style Guide - help with in-line citation and basic layout of an MLA research paper and Works Cited page

OWL APA Formatting and Style Guide

Search Engines

Music & Images for Presentations

Microsoft Office Online Image Search - free clipart and photos

Free Digital Photos

iStockPhoto - some images you must pay for, few featured free items each week

incompetech - royalty-free music


Timeline tools

News & Current Events

Custom Newspapers from TEL - search full text of 650 national and international newspapers

RefDesk News - Links to local newspapers across the U.S., listed by state

ABYZ International News Links


Citizen Tribune


Controversial Issues - Multnomah County Library

Debatepedia - from International Debate Education Association

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (replaces Points of View database)

Popular Magazines Collection from TEL - includes full text of 1000 of the most frequently searched titles including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, U.S. News & World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR, and more!

Teen Tribune - Informational Text & Images from current media