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Browse our databases alphabetically by hovering over the letters below, or explore them by topic.

If you are unable to access our databases, please contact the reference desk at (615) 371-0090 ext. 8200.

 

A-Z Databases

  • Novelist
  • Find author read-alikes, plot summaries, series information, reading suggestions, and more.


  • Novelist K-8
  • For younger audiences, reading suggestions, read-alikes, award winners and more.


  • Gale Literary Sources
  • Journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical info, and overviews.


  • Books & Authors
  • Find your next great read. Browse by title, author or genre, or view seasonal selections & expert picks.


  • Something about the Author
  • Literary resource that covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators.


  • TeachingBooks
  • A wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.
    Access Info:
    Username: brentwoodlib
    Password: library


  • BookFlix
  • Online resource that pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.

    Click here to access BookFlix from home.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • All About Romance News and reviews on the latest romance novels
  • Bartleby.com Literature, reference, thesaurus, quotations, elements of style
  • Fantastic Fiction Series info, books and authors
  • The New York Times Sunday Book Review Books reviews and best sellers
  • The OWL Online writing lab, research and citation styles
  • Poets.org Poems, poet biographies, essays and interviews, poem-a-day
  • Project Gutenberg Free eBooks, mostly classic authors and titles
  • Stop, You're Killing Me! News and reviews of mystery, crime, and suspense novels

 

 

 

 

  • America’s Obituaries
  • The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices.


  • Ancestry.com
  • Billions of genealogy records, including Census data, voter lists, & Military records. Available only at the Library.


  • Family Search
  • As a FamilySearch affiliate library, all you have to do is use one of our public access computers and you will have access to Family History Center's online historical records.


  • Genealogy Bank
  • Rare documents and records, historical newspapers, pamphlets, the complete American State Papers.


  • Brentwood History
  • Census records, tax records, families, and more.


  • HeritageQuest
  • Search family histories, the PERSI Archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and the U.S. Serial Set.


  • ReferenceUSA
  • Search for relatives or people around the country with the residential or business executive listings.


  • The Tennessean
  • Newspaper obituaries and death notices.


  • Universal Class
  • Offers Genealogy 101, an introduction to understanding basic genealogy terms, tools and tips for research.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • Ellis Island Foundation Passenger record search, ship search, immigration timeline, and genealogy tips
  • National Archives and Records Administration U.S. records for genealogists and family historians
  • RootsWeb Guide to tracing family trees
  • Tennessee Archives Directory One-stop resource for genealogists and researchers to find out about local archives in TN
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives Includes links to military records, Native American records and naturalization indexes
  • USGen Web Project Links to genealogical research from every county and state
  • Vital Records Where to write for vital records information organized by state

 

 

    Library resources are for informational purposes only and cannot substitute medical expertise and advice from a healthcare provider.

  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, including full text from many health reference books and encyclopedias and thousands of health reports.


  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Up-to-date reference material and full-text articles from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.


  • Healthier Tennessee
  • Created by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, this online wellness tool was designed to create a healthier future for families.


  • Medline Plus
  • MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site providing you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.


  • Psychology Collection
  • Hundreds of full-text periodicals concerning Psychology and the study of the human mind.


  • Reference USA
  • New!! Find a doctor or dentist using the U.S. Healthcare database in ReferenceUSA. Search by name, location, specialty, and more!


  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • Information for parents, individuals and health care professionals.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • Heathcare.gov Links to the Health Insurance Marketplace, see plans and prices.
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health National Institutes of Health site containing general information on complementary and alternative medicine, research and clinical trials.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements NLM’s Dietary Supplement information including information about ingredients in thousands of dietary supplements.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements – NIH Includes information on dietary supplement use and safety, nutrient recommendation reports and tables and vitamin supplements.

 

 

 

  • Mango Languages
  • Choose from over 60 languages and start learning a new language with this great resource. Download the app if you're learning on the go.


  • Transparent Languages
  • Choose from over 110 languages, including ESL courses. Great lessons and learning activities. Create an account to get started.


  • Universal Class
  • Take a class to learn more about a country's culture. Courses include French Culture 101, Chinese Culture Studies 101, Russian Culture, and more.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • Google Translate Type text or a website address or translate a document
  • Virtual Keyboard Online On-screen keyboard emulator that lets the user type in 65 different languages
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World Contains information on over 7,000 known living languages
  • Omniglot Encyclopedia of alphabets, writing systems, and languages
  • Internet TESL Journal Links of interest to students and teachers of English as a second language

 

 

  • Academic OneFile
  • Full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources, including the New York Times back to 1995.


  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Find reliable information on authors and their works in an easy to understand.


  • Gale Legal Forms
  • Whether you’re developing a lease, creating a bill of sale, changing your name, or estate planning, chances are that you need a legal form. This database provides access to thousands of downloadable forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues ranging from personal or business purposes.


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Search the text of over 3,500 authoritative, reference books.


  • World Book Reference Center
  • Online interactive reference guide, primary sources, and encylopedic entries.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • Area Code Map Search for area codes within a specific state
  • FEMA Flood Map Service Center Official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary, thesaurus, quizzes and more
  • Time Zone Map See a map of the time zones and find out the time in various cities
  • USPS Zip Code Dictionary, thesaurus, quizzes and more
  • White Pages Find people, business, and more
  • Yellow Pages Find company info or browse businesses by genre

 

  • Universal Class
  • Over 500 continuing education online courses to choose from, all at your own pace.


  • Chilton Automotive Library
  • Detailed information on vehicle maintenance and repairs.


  • Culinary Arts Collection
  • Searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information from culinary journals and reference titles.


  • Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
  • Articles that focus on the practical aspects and scientific theory of horticulture studies.


  • Great Courses
  • Streaming video of over 150 courses in hundreds of subjects taught by top professors.


  • Home Improvement Collection
  • Home improvement articles includes such topics such architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, etc.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • Khan Academy Learning through online videos and tutorials that covers K-12 subjects and test prep
  • GCF LearnFree Goodwill Community Foundation's online classes in technology, career skills, and more

 


  • General Science Collection
  • Journals and articles providing information on the latest scientific developments.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • eSkeletons Interactive site to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy.
  • Fun Science Science experiments and projects for students and the general public.
  • NASA Official site for news, missions, and multimedia content for the public and students.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Maps, imagery, and information on the health of the U.S. ecosystems.
  • Web Elements The periodic table of elements with corresponding information
  • Windows to the Universe Information on Earth and Space sciences for use by students and teachers.

 

 

  • Testing & Education Reference Center
  • Practice tests and courses for AP, ACT, SAT, and college, graduate, and career entrance exams.


  • Tutor.com
  • Get live tutoring help with the PSAT, SAT, ACT, high school equivalency and citizenship tests.


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Find eBooks to prep you on entrance exams or a specific school subject.


  • Driving-Tests.org
  • TN DMV permit practice tests for cars and motorcycles. Also provides access to the TN driver's handbooks.


  • Universal Class
  • Test review and study guides classes include Legal Terminology, Writing Basics, US Citizenship Test Prep, and more.


    Helpful Outside Resources

  • ACT Information and test preparation resources for students taking the ACT
  • GRE Information and test prep tools for people taking the GRE
  • GMAT The official website for the GMAT with information for test takers
  • Law School Admission Council Resources and services for prospective students and LSAT test takers
  • MCAT Registration, resources and exam information for the Medical College Admission Test
  • College Board Test prep, college planning, and news for students
  • Peterson's Information for prospective college and graduate school students
  • The Princeton Review Find a prep course, tutor, admissions expert or explore schools by type/ranking

 




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