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1 Tennessee Electronic Library Sue Maszaros, TEL Coordinator TEL

2 Questions How do I find…? Where is it? What is it?

3 Questions Where is it? What is TEL? How do I find..?

4 A Virtual Library for Tennesseans. Your 24/7 Library that you can take anywhere ! Contains over 400,000…. Popular magazines Time, Newsweek, Popular Science, Money, Fitness, Teen People Scholarly journals American Journal of Archaeology, Civil War History, American Journalism Review, American Poetry Newspapers Tennessean, Commercial Appeal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune Videos, Images, Podcasts, Current Event Topics, Federal Census Records, E-books, and more! Tennessee Electronic Library

5 Resource for Patrons Homework Help Test Preparation Job Skills Building Consumer Health Information Librarians Reader’s Advisory Reference Tool Extension of your collection Photo retrieved from Flickr Nov 2008

6 TEL Databases Academic OneFile (Gale) America’s News Magazines (NewsBank) Business Information Custom Newspapers (Gale) Encyclopedia of Small Busniess Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-books) (Gale) General Business File ASAP (Gale) General Business File International (Gale) General OneFile (Gale) General Reference Center Gold (Gale) Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest) Informe! (Gale) Kids InfoBits (Gale) Junior Edition (Gale) LearningExpress Library (LearningExpress) Literature Resources from Gale Literature Resource Center (Gale) Military & Intelligence Database (Gale) National Newspaper Index (Gale) Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO) Professional Collection (Gale) Religion & Philosophy Database (Gale) Science Database Scribner Writers Series (Gale) Southern Life (Gale) Student Edition (Gale) Tennessee Newspaper Collection (NewsBank) Twayne Authors Series (Gale) Volunteer Voices What Do I Read Next? (Gale) What is it?

7 TEL History Concept envisioned by TENN-SHARE In 1999, the Tennessee Electronic Library was created by TN legislature TEL began as a collection of 18 databases with only one vendor and solely supported by federal funds Literature Resource Center was added to TEL in 2006, made possible by pledges from Tennessee Libraries. In , TEL added 4 new products to its collections, which was made possible additional funding provided by the Tennessee General Assembly.

8 How is TEL Funded? Photo by Homer Township Public Library. Retrieved from Flickr Aug Funding for TEL is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)*, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, and pledges from Tennessee Libraries. TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library & Archives, a division of the TN Department of State, Tre Hargett, Secretary of State. * IMLS is a federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities

9 TRUE TEL Cost? *Just for Gale databases, LearningExpress, HeritageQuest, and EBSCO How much would TEL cost YOUR Library? School Libraries: $20,000 to $40,000 per year* Total Cost for all School Libraries in TN: $34,365,430 per year* Total Cost for all Libraries in TN: $73,207,980 per year*

10 What is it? Questions How do I find…? Where do you find TEL? LibraryWeb

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12 Questions How do I find…? What is it? Where is it?

13 TEL Databases How do I find…? TEL SHORTCUTS ISSUES EBSCO Points of View Reference Center RESEARCH GALE Databases TN NEWSPAPERS NewsBank’s Tennessee Newspaper Collection TEST PREPARATION LearningExpress Library GENEALOGY ProQuest’s HeritageQuest Online BY GRADE LEVEL or SUBJECT BY SCHOOL GRADE: Elementary, Middle, High School Includes TEL DATABASES & WEBSITES BY SUBJECT Extensive subject listings Science, Language Arts, Health & Nutrition, Social Studies, Tennessee History Includes Resource Types Magazines & Newspapers, Podcasts, Videos, etc.

14 SCHOOL GRADE LEVEL

15 TEL Help? How do I find…? TEL Tutorials  Fact Sheets  Navigation & Search Guides  Webcasts

16 How do I find…?

17 TEL Help? How do I find…? Trouble with a Database?  Contact the Database Vendor Technical Support OR  Contact TEL Coordinator – Sue Maszaros Trouble with Logging In?  Contact TEL Coordinator – Sue Maszaros

18 How do I find…?

19 What is it? Where is it? How Do I Find…? Questions? Sue Maszaros


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