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

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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.




  • 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 eBooks
  • Search the text of over 3,500 authoritative, reference books.

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

    Helpful Outside Resources

  • 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.

  • Creativebug
  • More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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


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

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