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Young Adult Services

All of these resources are available through the Tennessee Electronic Library.


Learning Express Library – School Center
Take full length practice tests for the ACT and SAT. There are also study aids for middle and high school students in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English. You will need to create an account to access these resources.

Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center provides overviews, critical essays and biographies on authors.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find balance and perspective on hundreds of topics with articles from multiple viewpoints, biographies, news, and interactive maps. Contextual information helps students research, analyze and organize information for assignments, debates, presentations and more. Students have access to magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files and links to vetted websites.

PowerSpeak Languages
Languages courses in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Research in Context
Designed for middle school students, provides access to reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia content. Content aligns with national and state standards.

Student Resources in Context
Find what you need for papers, projects, and presentations with a simple search! Includes articles, images, primary sources and trusted sources. Contains a wide variety of subjects, is easy to navigate, and aligns with national and state middle school and high school standards.

World Book Online
A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, video, and related Web sites.