All 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.


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.
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.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. 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.


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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:  To access from outside the library, you must open the website from this webpage to access this database. Unfortunately accounts need to be made for remote access. You do not need to create an account inside the library. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Tennessee Electronic Library

The Tennessee Electronic Library has provided access to certain newspapers below. Southeast Edition – Southeast Edition provides access to newspapers from the southeast United States including 2000+ historical and recent newspapers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Knoxville News Sentinel – The Knoxville News Sentinel is a daily newspaper founded in Knoxville, Tennessee. It covers the news in Knoxville and the surrounding area from the 1880s to today.

The Tennessean (2010 – present) – Full color issues of The Tennessean newspaper with a seven day delay from publication.  Provides Nashville and Middle Tennessee regional coverage. (2010 – present)
The Tennessean (1812-2002) – Digitized pages of The Tennessean (1812-2002). Provides Nashville and Middle Tennessee regional coverage.

Memphis Commercial Appeal – The Memphis Commercial Appeal is a daily newspaper founded in Memphis,Tennessee. It covers the news in Memphis and the surrounding area from the 1840s to today.


Peterson’s Test Prep

Full-length timed practice for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much preparation they need. Additional tools include college planning, financial aid research, career development, and international tools.

Peterson’s Career Prep
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep helps users learn about job paths using career exploration tools and receive personalized career and college recommendations. By creating a free account, users can create resumes and cover letters and search for positions. Students looking for a career or people looking to switch to another industry can explore schools and training programs and obtain advice on both finding a job or advancing an existing career.


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.
Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.
Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.
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.”
Link to Morningstar database 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.
Only 1 library card holder can access this database at a time.
Please “End Session” when you are finished using Morningstar.
FRS sig Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy-to-use tools to help patrons navigate through nine important areas. Each easy-to-read, step-by-step guide is packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations you’ve come to expect from Weiss Ratings. Each 50-70 page guide offers a narrative about the subject, what you should look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with and so much more. Plus, each guide includes several helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid your decision-making process. Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy explanations to hard-to-navigate financial decisions, removing the guesswork and confusion with straight talk and sound guidance.
opposingViewpoints_in_context Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find balance and perspective on hundreds of topics with overviews, biographies and news sources.


Salem-S The Salem Press eBook collection provides access to multiple eBook titles covering Finance, Health, History, and Literature. The full text of all titles can be searched, browsed, printed, and downloaded.