Databases

To access our databases from home, you need to use the barcode number from the back of your Kingsport Public Library borrower’s card.

ancestry Ancestry Library
The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Please note: This resource is available only on the computers from inside the Kingsport Public Library – it is NOT available to you at home or work through our Web site.
AtoZ_USA_165 AtoZ the USA
Information about U.S. states, counties and cities including facts, maps, flags and photos.
BiographyReferenceBank_Masthed_Web Biography Reference Bank
More than 460,000 full-text biographies.
BIE_lg Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
career_transitions_lg Career Transitions
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.
Book-Club-Tablet-167px Chapter a day: online book club
Join one or more of eleven online books clubs and receive an email five days a week of a “chapter a day” from a popular book in your selected book club. Each week you’ll receive a different book. Choose from nonfiction, audio, business, fiction, good news, horror, mystery, pre-publications, romance, science fiction and teen.
header_top Greyhouse GOLD resources: Click here to access these from home with your library card.
Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments
Nations of the World
Pediatric Disorders Online Database
Directory of Business Information Resources
hq3 Heritage Quest:
Collection of over 25,000 family history books and the U.S. Census from 1790 through 1930. Also includes the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman’s Bank Records.
logolel LearningExpressTest preparation materials and interactive practice exams, including GED, GRE, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, Praxis, TOEFL, and skills improvement courses (with Spanish instructions.)
MIRC_Headerlogo_2011 Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds
Build and analyze an investment portfolio
Learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.

Newspapers:

gI_0_NAlogo3DStack Newspaper Archive
Includes the Kingsport newspapers from 1916-1977. Contains other searchable newspapers dating as far back as the 1700s – the world’s largest archive of online newspapers. Please note: This resource is available only on the computers from inside the Kingsport Public Library – it is NOT available to you at home or work through our Web site.
The Tennessean – from Nov. 2002 to present
The Chattanooga Times-Free Press- from April 200 to May 2012
Knoxville News Sentinel – from August 2000 to present
Memphis Commercial Appeal- from April 200 to present
opposingViewpoints_in_context Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find balance and perspective on hundreds of topics with overviews, biographies and news sources.
OR_Logo Oxford Reference Online
Fast access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject – from Art to Zoology!
powerspeak Powerspeak
Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods. Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn a new language.
Salem-S The Salem Press eBook collection provides access to multiple eBook titles covering Health, History, and Literature. The full text of all titles can be searched, browsed, printed, and downloaded.
To access these titles from home using your library card, use the following links:
Health
History
Literature
sbrc_lg Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
student_resources_in_context Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as “Search Assist” and quick fact boxes.
logo new colors The Tennessee Electronic Library
TEL databases include full-text magazine articles from general interest, health, business, Spanish, children’s and literary criticism publications. It also includes reference books.
tel4u-button The Tennessee Electronic Library for Kids:
Connect kids grades K-5 to safe, educational and entertaining resources.

TUMBLEBOOKS:

TumbleBooks_000 TumbleBookLibrary – animated, talking picture books
TumbleBookCloud-logo TumbleBookCloud – middle school and high school collection. Includes graphic novels & videos from Nat Geo
tbcj-2 TumbleBookCloud Junior – for grades 3-8
wspar_039213 TumbleTalking Books – audio library
worldbook_web World Book Encyclopedia
“Since 1917, World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. Based in Chicago, Illinois, World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. The World Book Web provides effective educational tools that are engaging, fun and rewarding.”