Back-to-School Databases

Can you believe that the new school year is already here? As you get back into the rhythm of the academic year, keep in mind that your library provides access to free online resources to assist in your learning, research, testing, and more. Below you’ll find descriptions of a few databases; access these and others under the E-Resources tab on our website.

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) offers resources that address a variety of academic needs. JCPL Teen Services Manager Katelyn Wolfe says, “I most often recommend TERC to high school students preparing for the ACT or SAT. TERC has a personalized web portal that includes practice tests for each subject and alerts students to which topics they need to review more thoroughly.” TERC also offers school and scholarship searches for universities and trade schools to help students succeed in their desired career path. There are also portals for reviewing various school subjects, preparing for high school equivalency exams, writing resumés, and taking practice test for career exams such as the NCLEX, ASVAB, cosmetology, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints connects users to information on highly-debated topics, including articles from academic journals, statistics, videos, and the opinions of various political figures. This database is extremely helpful for students working on debates, persuasive essays, and research papers. Opposing Viewpoints offers several personalized tools to assist with the research process such as citation assistance, translation, and options for highlighting and notation.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) provides access to an abundance of databases for all Tennessee residents. Whether you wish to practice a foreign language, investigate your family history, view images from The Tennessean dating back to 1812, or access ebooks and academic files, TEL can assist you.

These databases and more are available for free through our website. Explore them today to see how they can help you achieve success this school year! And follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates on our databases and other resources.

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