Faculty and Staff Resource Guide

librarysignPage Contents: 
Library Catalog 
Course Resources Pages 
Databases and Journals  
Government Sites and Resources  
Online Resources Page (More, general links)
TEL Tutor
   (Training on the Tennessee Electronic Library)
Web Resources
Other Libraries 
Topics: College and Career Success
Ethics and Plagiarism  
Management, Leadership, and Personnel 
Personal Psychology - Self Help    

Recruitment, Counseling, and Alumni

Fountainhead Library Catalog of Print and Media Resources

Databases and Journals
  • ARXIV  (ar-kive) Open access to more than 700,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)   Education Journals (over 560)

  • ERIC Federal, free database with vast collections re education.

  • Google Scholar    Simple Search          Precision Search
    Caveat: Not all scholarly articles indexed in Google Scholar are free, but some are.

  • JSTOR (jay-store) has made available, free of charge, all materials published before 1923. Please see a few important  JSTOR search tips.
  • Mitre.org Technical Papers Archives (1997-2011; numerous articles, diverse topics; no search software)

  • Online Education Database. OEDB.org 

  • Tennessee Electronic Library via GALE (TEL). Preferred access. A PASSWORD IS REQUIRED: Ask your instructor or the librarian. TEL Tutor (Help).  Provides more than 60 databases. Each database contains materials from hundreds or thousands of publications. For guidance on which databases will be of the most use to you, please see the Course Resources Page for your program or course. USAGE HINT. On the first page, toggle off the pre-selected databases and choose the one(s) that interest you.

  • TEL Alternative Access. THIS PATH VALIDATES YOUR LOCATION. Adds the following resources: WorldBook Encyclopedia; from ProQuest, HeritageQuest andThe Tennesseean; and several databases containing Tennessee primary sources, archives, and ancestry. It also provides a direct link intoThe Knoxville News Sentinel. USAGE HINT. Skip the search box on the first page. Instead, choose one of the links: Subject, All TEL Databases, or Advanced Search.

Multi-Subject Databases

Academic OneFile
Expanded Academic ASAP
General OneFile
Professional Collection

Subject-Dedicated Databases Recommended

If writing or speaking on another topic, for example: math or English, be sure to look at the Course Resource (guide for that topic) and/or for databases in TEL dedicated to it.

Communications & Mass Media Collection (See note below.) **
Diversity Studies Collection
Educator's 200
Pop Culture Collection
Psychology Collection
Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection

Reference Databases Recommended

Most multi-subject databases also include reference materials.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold
Educator's Reference Complete
Health Reference Center

News Databases Recommended
(For a fuller discussion of how to find newspapers etc.,
 see News Access.)

InfoTrac Newsstand
National Newspaper Index

**NOTE: Communications and Mass Media (CMMC) must be accessed via the public TEL; it is not in Fountainhead Library's Gale-provided set. URL: www.tntel.tnsos.org. Via Fountainhead, use the Fountainhead password. Inside, click: "All TEL Databases"; select CMMC. Otherwise, you must have a card from a public or other college library and use their password/PIN.

Government Sites and Resources

Education, U.S. Department of
Student Aid—Federal Information Center  

Web Resources

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/  Has links to research articles, reference works, newsletters, and journals in Chemistry, Computers, Education, History, Librarianship, Mathematics, Medical, Technology, and more. Many of these publications make the full text of articles freely available.

Movies.  Internet Movie Database IMDb.

Management, Leadership, Personnel

Higher Education Program Integrity Policy FAQs, U.S. Department of Education

Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management  Click on "Table of Contents" link in right column to select issues.

Speakers on Video / Ted Talks on Leadership, Success, Work, Etc.

Curiosity  5 talks
Leadership  17 talks
Personal Growth  12 talks
Social Change  56 talks
Success  6 talks
Work  17 talks

Other Leadership and Stress Management Videos

Managing Workplace Stress, Part 1 of 2  Produced in the UK, but applies to the US also.
Creating Resilient Leaders, Part 1 
Creating Resilient Leaders, Part 2 
How People Embrace Change, Dealing with Difficult People.


DOAJ Education Journals (over 560 on education; see Databases section above)

ERIC database. See above database section.

Neuroscience Basics for Teachers Learning.com

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Plagiarism Resources

Speakers on Video / TED Talks on Learning, Education, the Brain, Etc.

Cognitive Science  13 talks 
Education  110 talks 
How We Learn   80 talks
Illusion  14 talks
Mind  15 talks
Neurology  10 talks
Neuroscience  8 talks
Psychology  64 talks

Recruitment, Counseling, and Alumni


Journal of Interactive Advertising            

Recruitment/Counseling Videos   

How to Become a Medical Transcriptionist. 
Learn about Medical Coding.
Medical Coding News. 2008.

Career and Job Counseling

O*Net. Career data. Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Six Steps to Job Search Success Book by Seniza-Levine and Thanasoulis-Ceracchio. Short, free, online.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development  

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook  

College and Life Counseling

College Success Book by Beiderwell, Tse, Lochhaas, and deKante. Short, free, online.

 Personal Psychology - Self Help    This links to the Industrial Psychology page. Reclick on this title in that table of contents.


How to Find People Online  Tools, sites listed on About.com

Ethics and Plagiarism

Numerous plagiarism checkers are offered on the Web as free.

Perdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) has plagiarism resources.

Plagiarism Articles:

Dames, K. Matthew. "Understanding plagiarism and how it differs from copyright infringement." Computers in Libraries June 2007: 24+. Educators 200. Web. 24 Aug. 2011. Author holds M.S.L.I.S and J.D. degrees. Article discusses a variety of ethical and legal considerations from a viewpoint not usually addressed. Document URL: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA166201223&v=2.1&u=tel_a_fountainhe&it=r&p=SPJ.SP13&sw=w  TEL password (see above) is required.

Gabriel, Trip. "'Generation plagiarism'? Copying and pasting from the Web is just like copying from a book. But too many students either don't know that it's cheating--or don't care." New York Times Upfront 25 Oct. 2010: 6+. Educators 200. Web. 24 Aug. 2011. Document UR: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA241412535&v=2.1&u=tel_a_fountainhe&it=r&p=SPJ.SP13&sw=w  TEL password (see above) is required.

Silvester, Niko. "Before you turn it in: how to avoid plagiarism." Writing! Nov.-Dec. 2004: 22+. Educators Reference Complete. Web. 24 Aug. 2011. Document URL: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA127713583&v=2.1&u=tel_a_fountainhe&it=r&p=PROF&sw=w  TEL password (see above) is required.


JSTOR Search Tips

To prevent frustration and wasted time, always check the box labeled: "Include only content I can access."

JSTOR does not have a true keyword search. The default is "Full-text," meaning it searches the entire document. If the number of results from a full-text search is too large (more than 35-50), it will also be unfocused. Consider searching the Abstract (summary) field to obtain greater focus on relevancy.

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Updated: 01/20/2015



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