First-Year Composition

This guide will help students find primary and secondary sources for English 101, 102, 118, 198, 298 assignments.

Finding Books, Articles, and More!

There are many databases available to UTK students through the library. Listed here are some of our librarians' recommended databases for finding sources.

Click here to check out the complete inventory of databases available to you.


Finding Books and More  

This interactive guide will walk you through using the University Libraries' OneSearch to look for books and other materials.

Finding Articles  

This interactive guide will walk you through finding and accessing articles using the University Libraries' OneSearch and the database Academic Search Complete.

eJournals Search

BrowZine is a research tool that allows easy browsing through academic journals. It is a great resource if you're unsure which journal or database you should use for a research project.



Finding Statistics

You may find statistics from governmental agencies by adding to the end of a Google search. For example, a Google search for high school graduation rates would bring back information and statistics from the U.S. Department of Education ( and other government agencies.

CQ Researcher is another good place to find statistics.  Search by topic, then look under the "Maps/Graphs" heading on the left of each topical report.

Index to statistical data of all kinds from federal, state, private, and international sources. Links to full-text when available. Previously known as LexisNexis Statistical.

Statista is a statistics portal integrating data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. This also includes data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Contains World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and additional statistical data files from the World Bank.